Professor Yvonne Tew writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, and religion and law. Prior to joining the Georgetown Law faculty, she taught at Columbia Law School as an Associate-in-Law and was a Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law. She completed her Ph.D. in comparative constitutional law at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Her 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 (the flagship student-run law review). Her scholarship has been published in the Virginia Journal of International Law, American Journal of Comparative Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Washington International Law Journal, Cambridge Law Journal, and in several book collections published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Edward Elgar Publishing. She is a guest columnist for 2020 the Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law. Her book, Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
Professor Tew received her first law degree from the University of Cambridge graduating with Double First Class Honors in 2007. She then completed her 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. Professor Tew previously worked at the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York and is a member of the New York state bar. She has taught at Columbia Law School and the University of Cambridge.
"Symposium: Indira Gandhi v Pengarah Jabatan Agama Islam Perak (2018): Landmark Case in Malaysia," an opinion piece by Professor Yvonne Tew, appearing in IACL-AIDC Blog, December 12, 2019.
"Book Review: Yvonne Tew on Stefanus Hendrianto’s “Law and Politics of Constitutional Courts: Indonesia and the Search for Judicial Heroes”," a book review by Professor Yvonne Tew, appearing in I-CONnect Law Blog, January 17, 2019.
"After Vote, Malaysia's Real Test Approaches", coverage in US News, May 22, 2018, quoting Professor Yvonne Tew.
"'Disturbing rhetoric': Trump's press threats may violate 1st Amendment, oath of office," coverage in CBC News, October 13, 2017, featuring Associate Professor Yvonne Tew.