Assistant Professor

B.A., BCL (Oxon), DPhil Candidate in Law (Oxon), Solicitor of Hong Kong SAR and England & Wales

Executive Committee Member, Centre for Legal Theory
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Office Tel: (65) 6516-5417 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Administrative Law
Constitutional Law

Subjects Taught

Public Law

Brief Biodata

Assistant Professor Swati Jhaveri joined NUS Law in August 2012. She teaches the Law of Torts and Constitutional & Administrative Law. She previously taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Faculty of Law. Her areas of research are comparative constitutional and administrative law, with a focus on the latter. She has published in these areas in Public Law, the Tort Law Review, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Federal Law Review and the International Journal of Constitutional Law. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford. She previously practiced law at Allen & Overy, specialising in international commercial arbitration. She is a Solicitor of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR and England & Wales and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She was awarded the Faculty and University's Annual Teaching Excellence Awards for three consecutive years and has been placed on the University Honour Roll for Teaching Excellence.

Representative Publications

1. "Advancing Constitutional Justice in Singapore: Enhancing Access and Standing in Judicial Review Cases" (2017) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 1-24

2. "The doctrine of substantive legitimate expectations: the significance of Chiu Teng@Kallang Pte Ltd v Singapore Land Authority ". (2016) 1 Public Law 1-9.

3. "Executive and legislative reactions to judicial declarations of constitutional invalidity in Hong Kong: Engagement, acceptance or avoidance?" (2015) Vol 13 No. 2 International Journal of Constitutional Law 507-529. (with Anne Scully-Hill)

4. "Judicial strategies in recognising new areas for recovery in negligence - lessons learned from wrongful conception cases" (2013) 21 Tort Law Review 63.

5. "Transforming "fairness" as a ground of judicial review in Hong Kong" (May 2013) 11 no. 2, International Journal of Constitutional Law

6. "Constructing a Framework for Assessing Public Authority Liability in Negligence: The Role of Public Law Norms, 8. Private Law Norms and Policy Arguments" (2011)18, Tort Law Review 1-15

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