SOAS University of London

Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS)

CALS Members

Ernest Caldwell
Chair, Centre of East Asian Law (CEAL)
Ernest Caldwell

Public Law in China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia; Environmental Constitutionalism;  History of Environmental Law; Biodiversity and Law; Natural Resources and Law; Wildlife Law and Policy; Wildlife Trafficking

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4645
  • Email: ec24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S327
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00
Carol G. S. Tan
Carol Tan

Contract, legal history, British overseas rule and the law especially in relation to the leased territory of Weihaiwei and to ethnic Chinese communities in Hong Kong and South East Asia, law and society in South East Asia, traditional Chinese law

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4630
  • Email: ct9@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S131
  • Academic Support Hours: by prior appointment

Sanzhu Zhu
Sanzhu Zhu

Chinese law; comparative commercial and corporate law with reference to China; legal aspects of Chinese financial and futures markets; civil procedure and dispute resolution in China, particularly securities disputes.

Philippe Cullet
Member
Philippe Cullet
Law and environment, law and natural resources, intellectual property, water, human rights, international law, India.
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4651
  • Email: pc38@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S338
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 15.00 - 17.00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 (2018/19)

Liling Aw
Member
Staff Silhouette

Traditional Chinese Law, modern Chinese Law, comparative Company Law.

Anthony Dicks
CEAL Member
Staff Silhouette

QC Laws of the People’s Republic of China; traditional Chinese law, international law; commercial law; legal history; laws of Hong Kong


Vanja Hamzić
Vanja Hamzić

Law and Society of South Asia (esp. Pakistan), South East Asia (esp. Indonesia) and West Africa (esp. Senegal); Islamic Law; Legal and Social History; Legal and Social Anthropology; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Colonialism and Slavery in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Marxism; Critical Theory; Law of Tort; Global Law/Governance; Cold War Studies.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4501
  • Email: vh1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S336
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 15:30-17:30
Yuka Kobayashi
CEAL Member
Yuka Kobayashi

Human Rights, WTO, Environment, with reference to China and East Asia

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4736
  • Email: yk37@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4425
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, 3.00 - 5.00pm

Martin W Lau
CEAL Member
Martin Lau
Laws of South Asia; comparative environmental law, Islamic law
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4935
  • Email: ml1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S337
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 11.30–12.30 & Thursday 14.30–15.30
Scott Newton
CEAL Member
Scott Newton

Post-Soviet law and legal/institutional reform in Central Asia and CIS; law and development (markets and globalisation in developing and transitional states); law, governance and post-conflict reconstruction; human rights.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4658
  • Email: sn21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S330
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00

Michael J E Palmer
CEAL Member
Michael Palmer

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Civil Procedure; Chinese Law (traditional and modern); Conflict of Laws; Comparative Family Law; Consumer Protection

Grace (Yu) Mou
Mou Grace

Criminal law; criminology; comparative criminal justice; criminal evidence; Chinese law; Chinese criminal justice; Asian legal systems; socio-legal studies.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4277
  • Email: ym19@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S227
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 15:00 - 17:00

Elisa Nesossi
Member
Staff Silhouette

Chinese Law, Comparative Law, International Human Rights Law and Human Rights in China


Kanika Sharma
Kana Sharma

Law and colonialism; Law and society in South Asia (especially gender issues); Law, image, and architecture; Psychoanalytic jurisprudence; Critical legal theory

  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4657
  • Email: ks72@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S339
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 13.30-15.30
Mayur Suresh
Staff Silhouette

Anti-terror laws (particularly of South Asia); law and anthropology; legal theory (particularly on theories of emergency legality); sexuality and gender identity in South Asia.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4646
  • Email: ms148@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S333
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 & 3 (2018/19)

Chao Xi
Member
Staff Silhouette

Chinese Law, Comparative Company Law, International Financial Law.