Please Note: Professor Yvonne Tew will be teaching at CTLS for the Fall 2021 Semester

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.


Featured Scholarship

Yvonne Tew, Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts (New York: Oxford University Press 2020).
Yvonne Tew, Strategic Judicial Empowerment, Am. J. Comp. L. (forthcoming).
Yvonne Tew, Stealth Theocracy, 58 Va. J. Int’l L. 31-96 (2018).
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Jamal Greene & Yvonne Tew, Comparative Approaches to Constitutional History, in Comparative Judicial Review 379-402 (Erin Delaney & Rosalind Dixon eds., Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar 2018).
Yvonne Tew & Jamal Greene, Text, History, and Precedent, in Research Handbook on Constitutional Interpretation (Carlos Bernal, Sujit Choudhry & Kate O’Regan eds., Edward Elgar forthcoming).
Yvonne Tew, Malaysia's Invisible Constitution, in The Invisible Constitution in Comparative Perspective 376-400 (Rosalind Dixon & Adrienne Stone eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2018).
Yvonne Tew, On the Uneven Road to Constitutional Redemption: The Malaysian Judiciary and Constitutional Politics, 25 Wash. Int'l L.J. 673-696 (2016).