Professor Yvonne Tew writes and teaches constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, and global law and religion. She is the author of Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts (Oxford University Press, 2020). Her scholarship has been published and is forthcoming in many law journals including the American Journal of Comparative Law, Virginia Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Cambridge Law Journal, and Washington International Law Journal as well as in book collections from Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Edward Elgar Publishing. She was a guest columnist for 2020 at the I-CONnect Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law.
Professor Tew holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Distinction in Research Prize in the Arts and Humanities in 2012 by St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. While at the University of Cambridge, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Student Law Review. She received her first law degree from the University of Cambridge graduating with Double First Class Honors. She graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School after winning the Cambridge-Harvard Law Link scholarship awarded to the top two final-year law graduates from the University of Cambridge admitted to Harvard Law School. She is a member of the New York state bar. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown Law, she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia Law School and was a Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law.
"Building a More Perfect Democracy in Asia: A Realistic Theory of Courts as Democracy Protectors and Promoters?" coverage in Jotwell, December 17, 2020, featuring Professor Yvonne Tew.
"Dicey After Brexit: Mini-Maximalism at the United Kingdom Supreme Court," a piece by Professor Yvonne Tew, appearing in I-CONnect: The Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, December 9, 2020.
"Losing the Battle to Win the War: Judicial Self-Empowerment Through Maxi-Minimalism," a piece by Professor Yvonne Tew, appearing in I-CONnect: The Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, October 7, 2020.
"Beyond Sisyphus and Hercules: Crafting Constitutionalism in Fragile Democracies in Asia," a piece by Professor Yvonne Tew, appearing in I-CONnect: The Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, August 26, 2020.