Faculty Profile

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Yong Pung How School of Law

Kenny CHNG

Full-time Faculty
Assistant Professor of Law (Yong Pung How Fellow); Deputy Director, SMU Law Academy
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2018
  • LL.B. (summa cum laude), Singapore Management University, 2012

Academic Positions Held

Current Appointment:

  • Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, Jul 2018 - present
  • Deputy Director, SMU Law Academy, Jul 2020 - present 

Other Positions

  • Lecturer of Law, Singapore Management University, Jul 2016-Jun 2018
  • Naval Officer, Republic of Singapore Navy, 2012-2016
  • Legal Advisor, Combined Task Force 151, 2013

Honours and Awards

  • SMU Yong Pung How Fellowship AY23/24
  • SMU Lee Kong Chian Fellowship AY23/24
  • SMU Excellent Teacher Award AY22/23
  • SMU Lee Kong Chian Fellowship AY22/23
  • SMU School of Law Most Outstanding Teacher Award AY21/22
  • SMU School of Law Postgraduate Teaching Award (JD) AY21/22
  • SMU Excellent Teacher Award Nominee AY21/22
  • SMU Lee Kong Chian Fellowship AY21/22
  • SMU School of Law Dean's Teaching Excellence Award AY20/21
  • SMU School of Law Postgraduate Teaching Award (JD) AY20/21
  • SMU Lee Kong Chian Fellowship AY20/21
  • SMU School of Law Most Outstanding Teacher Award AY19/20
  • SMU School of Law Postgraduate Teaching Award (JD) AY19/20
  • SMU Most Promising Teacher Award AY19/20 Nominee
  • SMU School of Law Most Promising Teacher Award AY18/19
  • Dean’s Scholar Prize for Public Law Workshop at Harvard Law School
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award AY16/17
  • MOE-START Overseas PhD Scholarship, 2016 
  • Singapore Armed Forces Certificate of Commendation, 2015 
  • Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Service Medal, 2013 
  • SMU Dean of Students Award, 2011
  • SMU School of Law Dean's List (for all eligible years: AY2008/2009, AY2009/2010, AY2010/2011)

Course Taught in SMU

  • Legal Theory & Philosophy
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law

Research Areas / Areas of Specialisation

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Contract Law

Selected Publications

  • “Re-examining judicial review of delegated legislation” (2023) Legal Studies (forthcoming) 
  • “Constitutional Equality and Executive Action—A Comparative Perspective to the Comparator Problem” (2023) Legal Studies (advance online) - https://www.doi.org/10.1017/lst.2022.33
  • "An Unexpected Development of Legitimate Expectations in Singapore" (2023) (Jan) Public Law 21-29
  • “Micro-Contextual Considerations in Ouster Clause Analysis – A Comparative Study of Parallel Trends in the UK and Singapore” (2022) International Journal of Constitutional Law (advance online) - http://doi.org/10.1093/icon/moac078
  • “Reconsidering the Legal Regulation of the Usage of Administrative Policies” (2022) (Jan) Public Law 76-94
  • “The Connection Between Policies And Decisions Made Pursuant To Policies” (2021) 26(1) Judicial Review 1-6
  • "An Analysis of Judicial Restraint in the Doctrine of Substantive Legitimate Expectations in the UK and Hong Kong” (2021) 51(2) Hong Kong Law Journal 467-490
  • “Form and Substance in Singapore Constitutional and Administrative Law” (2020) 15(2) Asian Journal of Comparative Law 363-384
  • “Judicial Precedent in Emerging Constitutional Jurisdictions: Formulating a Doctrine of Constitutional Stare Decisis for Singapore” (2020) 7(1) Journal of International and Comparative Law 127-154
  • “Reconsidering Ouster Clauses in Singapore Administrative Law” (2020) 136 Law Quarterly Review 40-45
  • “The Theoretical Foundations of Judicial Review in Singapore” (2019) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 294-315
  • “A Novel Development of Tort Law: Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2018] UKSC 4” (2019) 25 Torts Law Journal 184-194 (with Gary Chan and Goh Yihan)
  • “An Uncertain Future for Substantive Legitimate Expectations in Singapore: SGB Starkstrom Pte Ltd v Commissioner of Labour [2016] 3 SLR 598” (2018) Apr (2) Public Law 192-201
  • “A Theoretical Perspective of the Public Policy Doctrine in the Conflict of Laws” (2018) 14(1) Journal of Private International Law 130-159
  • “The Impact of the Singapore International Commercial Court and Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements on Singapore’s Private International Law” (2018) 37(1) Civil Justice Quarterly 124-147
  • “Lord Denning’s Influence on Contract Formation in Singapore – An Overdue Demise?” (2017) 17(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 211-237 (with Lee Chia Ming)
  • “Exploring a New Frontier in Singapore’s Private International Law - IM Skaugen SE and another v MAN Diesel & Turbo SE and another [2016] SGHCR 6” [2016] 28 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 649-666
  • “A Renewed Consideration of Consideration: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 553” (2016) 16(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 323-332 (with Goh Yihan)
  • “Breach of Agreement versus Vexatious, Oppressive, and Unconscionable Conduct – Clarifying Their Relationship in the Law of Anti-Suit Injunctions” [2015] 27 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 340-368