Prof. Po Jen Yap


LLB (NUS), LLM (Harvard), LLM(London), PhD (Cantab)


Po Jen Yap is a Professor at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Faculty of Law, where he specializes in Constitutional and Administrative law. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB degree and he obtained LLM qualifications from both Harvard Law School and University College London. He also has a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge. He is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an Attorney at Law in the State of New York (USA). He is the author and editor of over 50 books, book chapters, journal articles, and/ or case commentaries. His first sole-authored monograph “Constitutional Dialogue in Common Law Asia” was published by Oxford University Press in 2015 and was awarded HKU’s University Research Output Prize in 2016. He is also the recipient of HKU’s 2016 Outstanding Young Researcher Prize. His second sole-authored monograph “Courts and Democracies in Asia” was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2017.  His third monograph “Constitutional Convergence in East Asia” – co-authored with Chien-Chih Lin – was published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. He is the Principal Investigator of two General Research Fund (GRF) competitive external research grants, which were awarded in 2014 and 2017 respectively. 


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