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 in several law journals including the Virginia Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, American Journal of Comparative 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 is currently a guest columnist for 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 (the flagship student-run law review). She received her first law degree from the University of Cambridge graduating with Double First Class Honors. She then 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 taught at Columbia Law School as an Associate-in-Law postdoctoral research fellow and was a Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law.
"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.
"Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia," an interview with Professor Yvonne Tew, coverage by The Diplomat, August 11, 2020.
"Najib Razak vows to fight guilty verdict on corruption," coverage by The Australian, July 29, 2020, featuring Associate Professor Yvonne Tew.