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.


Featured Scholarship

Yvonne Tew, Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts (New York: Oxford University Press 2020).
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, 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, Comparative Originalism in Constitutional Interpretation in Asia, 29 Sing. Acad. L.J. (Special Issue) 719-742 (2017).
Yvonne Tew, Malaysia, in The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Asia (David Law, Holning Lau & Alex Schwartz eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).
Yvonne Tew, Constitutionalizing and Politicizing Religion in Contemporary Malaysia, Kyoto Rev. Se. Asia, no. 23, 2018.