Biography

Ngoc Son Bui is Professor of Asian Laws at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford. He is a graduate of Vietnam National University-Hanoi (LLB; LLM) and The University of Hong Kong (PhD). He was previously an Assistant Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, and a research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He has also held visiting research positions at Harvard, Melbourne, and Tsinghua Law Schools. 

He works on comparative & constitutional law in Asia with a focus on the socialist and Confucian culture-influenced jurisdictions. He is the author of Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World (Oxford University Press 2020) and Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia (Routledge 2016). He is writing a new monograph Legal Reform in the Contemporary Socialist World for Oxford University Press. He is co-editing four volumes on Asian Comparative Constitutional Law for Hart Publishing. He serves in the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law and in the advisory board of the Indian Law Review. 

 

Publications

Recent additions

  • Ngoc Son Bui, 'Discursive Constitutionalism ' (2023) 23 Chicago Journal of International Law
  • Ngoc Son Bui, 'Confucian Legal Tradition' in Mathias Siems and Po Jen Yap (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press 2023)

Chapter (16)

Ngoc Son Bui, 'Confucian Legal Tradition' in Mathias Siems and Po Jen Yap (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press 2023)
Ngoc Son Bui, 'China's Material Constitution' in Marco Goldoni and Michael Wilkinson (eds), The Cambridge Handbook on the Material Constitution (Cambridge University Press 2022)
Ngoc Son Bui, 'Governing Buddhism in Vietnam' in Tom Ginsburg and Ben Schonthal (eds), Buddhism and Comparative Constitutional Law (Cambridge University Press 2022)
Ngoc Son Bui, 'The Party-Regimes' in David S. Law, Holning Lau, and Alex Schwartz (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Asia (Oxford University Press 2022)

Journal Article (34)

Ngoc Son Bui, 'Discursive Constitutionalism ' (2023) 23 Chicago Journal of International Law
Ngoc Son Bui, 'Vertical Law and Development' (2021) 54 Cornell International Law Journal 1
Ngoc Son Bui, 'Institutionalism and Comparative Constitutional Amendment' (2020) 11 Yonsei Law Journal 17
Jaclyn Neo and Ngoc Son Bui, 'Expanding the Universe of Comparative Constitutional Amendment in Southeast Asia' (2019) 14 Journal of Comparative Law 46
Ngoc Son Bui, 'The Discourse of Constitutional Review in Vietnam' (2014) 9 Journal of Comparative Law 191
Ngoc Son Bui, 'The Confucian Foundations of Ho Chi Minh’s Vision of Government' (2013) 46 Journal of Oriental Studies 35

Edited Book (3)

Book (2)

Review (1)

Research programmes

Research Interests

Constitutional Law in Asia, Comparative Law in Asia

Options taught

Constitutional Law (Mods), Constitutionalism in Asia

Events organised by Ngoc Son Bui

Past events

23 Sep 2022

Friday - 9:00AM

Workshop: Political Parties and Constitutions in Asia

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Venue

St Hugh's College - MGA Lecture Room

22 Sep 2022

Thursday - 1:30PM

Doshisha Oxford Lecture Series: The Resort to Reason (Jori) in Modern Japanese Law

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Naoshi Takasugi

Speaker Affiliation

Vice-President and Professor of Law, Doshisha University, Kyoto

Venue

The Cube - St Cross Building & Zoom

17 Jun 2022

Friday - 1:00PM

Gatekeeper Liability for Online Intellectual Property Infringement in China

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Jingjing Hu, Lecturer (Southwest University of Political Science and Law), in discussion with Dev Gangjee, Professor of Intellectual Property Law (Oxford)

Venue

The Cube - St Cross Building

16 Jun 2022

Thursday - 1:00PM

'Protecting Environment in Islam: Legal Application in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Qazi Faez Isa, Supreme Court of Pakistan

Speaker Affiliation

Chair: Fernanda Pirie, Professor of the Anthropology of Law (Oxford)

Venue

Faculty of Law - The Cube

06 Jun 2022

Monday - 1:00PM

A Conversation with Mrs. Justice Ayesha A. Malik of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, chaired by Prof. Mindy Chen-Wishart, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Venue

Online - Zoom

03 Jun 2022

Friday - 2:00PM

Legal Cultures, Governance and Business Environment in Central Asia

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Rustamjon Urinboyev

Speaker Affiliation

Lund University

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

27 May 2022

Friday - 1:00PM

Book Talk: Principles and Laws in World Politics: Classical Chinese Perspectives on Global Conflict

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Lee Wan Fai Walter

Speaker Affiliation

Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

20 May 2022

Friday - 2:00PM

The Duty of Confidence in The Law of Trade Secrets of Uzbekistan

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Akbar Ismanjanov

Speaker Affiliation

Westminster International University in Tashkent

Venue

Online - Zoom

13 May 2022

Friday - 2:00PM

Much ado about nothing: The impossible reception of the basic structure doctrine in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore?

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Virginie Kuoch

Speaker Affiliation

Sorbonne Law School, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Venue

Online - Zoom

29 Apr 2022

Friday - 1:00PM

Book Talk: Constitutional Convergence in East Asia (CUP, 2021)

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Po Jen Yap (HKU) and Chien-Chih Lin (Academia Sinica), in discussion with Hayley J. Hooper (Oxford) and Yoon Jin Shin (Seoul National University)

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

Research projects