Faculty Profile

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Yong Pung How School of Law


Full-time Faculty
Professor of Law; Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA)
  • Ph.D., Eberhard Karis University of Tübingen,1999

Primary Appointments

  • Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, Jul 2022-Present
  • Academic Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA)

Concurrent Academic Appointments

  • Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute, Mitchell Hamline Law School, United States
  • Honorary Professor, The University of Queensland, Australia

Other Concurrent Appointments

  • Accredited mediator, SIMC, HKMAAL, Australian National Mediation Scheme
  • Vice Chair of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre
  • Director and Board Member, Singapore International Mediation Institute
  • Member, Standards Commission, International Mediation Institute, The Hague
  • Advisory Board member of IIAA, Indian International ADR Association

Previous Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Law (Practice), Singapore Management University, Jul 2017-Jun 2022
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, Jan 2017-Jun 2017
  • Professor of Law and Director of the LLM (Arbitration and Dispute Resolution) Programme, City University Hong Kong: 2010-2011
  • Professor of Conflict Resolution and Law, Director of Conflict Resolution & Practice, former Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS), The University of Queensland (UQ) Australia: 2004-2009
  • Associate Professor of Law (previously Senior Lecturer and Lecturer), Director of the Dispute Management Centre at the TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland (UQ) Australia: 1994-2004

Course Taught in SMU

  • Mediation Skills for Lawyers 

Research Areas / Areas of Specialisation

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Private Law of Mediation
  • International and Comparative Mediation Law and Practice
  • Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Comparative Law

Selected Publications

Books (monographs and/or edited collections)

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Alexander, N. “Through the Looking Glass: Exploring the Regulatory-Ethical Ecosystem for Mediation” in Comparative Dispute Resolution (Maria Moscati, Michael Palmer & Marian Roberts eds) (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020) 172–189. .