Dr. Jaclyn Neo

Curriculum Vitae

Jaclyn L Neo is an Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where she specializes in constitutional law, as well as law and religion. Her work aims to forefront Asian jurisdictions and mainstream them in comparative constitutional law. A graduate of NUS Faculty of Law and Yale Law School, Jaclyn is a recipient of multiple academic scholarships and competitive research grants. She has published in leading journals in her field, including the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON) and Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. She is the editor of Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2017) and co-editor of Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia (Hart, 2019), and Regulating Religion in Asia: Norms, Modes, and Challenges (Cambridge University Press, 2019). She has also served as guest editor for special issues/segments in the Journal of Law, Religion, and State, Journal of International and Comparative Law, Journal of Comparative Law, and the Singapore Academy of Law Journal.

Jaclyn's work has been cited by the courts in Singapore and by the Supreme Court of India. In 2017, in recognition of her research on religious freedom in Southeast Asia, she was awarded the SHAPE-SEA Research Award. She had previously received the Asian Yearbook of International Law’s DILA International Law Prize for her article on domestic incorporation of international human rights law in a dualist state. Jaclyn is an elected Council Member of the International Society for Public Law (ICON-S), and is the co-founding chair of the Singapore chapter of ICON-S. She also serves on the Singapore Law Society’s Public and International Law Committee and the Singapore Academy of Law’s Law Reform Committee. Jaclyn has held visiting positions at the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’ at Frankfurt University, University of Münster, University of Trento, Melbourne Law School, as well as the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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