Biography

Ngoc Son Bui is an Associate 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

Journal Article (31)

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)

Chapter (12)

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

28 Jan 2022

Friday - 2:00PM

Special Courts, Global China *CANCELLED*

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Mark Jia

Speaker Affiliation

Harvard University

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

14 Feb 2022

Monday - 10:00AM

State Ownership in The Emerging Markets of Eurasia

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Roza Nurgozhayeva

Speaker Affiliation

Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

23 Feb 2022

Wednesday - 1:00PM

Book Talk: Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore - Islamic Law

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Arif Jamal

Speaker Affiliation

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

25 Feb 2022

Friday - 12:00PM

Book Talk: Thai Legal History (CUP, 2021)

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Andrew Harding and Munin Pongsapan (speakers). Chair: Joshua Getzler (Oxford). Discussants: Fernanda Pirie (Oxford); Joe Sampson (Oxford).

Speaker Affiliation

Speaker Affiliation: National University of Singapore and Thammasat University

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

04 Mar 2022

Friday - 9:00AM

Book Talk: The Changing Legal Orders in Hong Kong and Mainland China: Essays on One Country, Two Systems (2021)

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Albert H.Y. Chen (Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor and Chair of Constitutional Law, The University of Hong Kong); Chair: Zhu Guobin (Professor of Law, City University of Hong Kong)

Speaker Affiliation

Discussants: Carole J. Petersen (Professor of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa); Jaakko Husa (Professor and Chair in Law and Globalisation, University of Helsinki)

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

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

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

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

Past events

28 Jan 2022

Friday - 2:00PM

Special Courts, Global China *CANCELLED*

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Mark Jia

Speaker Affiliation

Harvard University

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

25 Jan 2022

Tuesday - 2:00PM

The Taiwanese Roots of East Asia’s War Litigation Movement: An Alternate Genealogy

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Timothy Webster

Speaker Affiliation

Western New England University

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

21 Jan 2022

Friday - 10:00AM

Women as Model Minority Judges: The Case of Indonesia

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Melissa Crouch

Speaker Affiliation

UNSW Sydney

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

09 Dec 2021

Thursday - 10:45AM

Workshop: Constitutional Law of Greater China

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Organised by Ngoc Son Bui and the Oxford Programme in Asian Laws

Speaker Affiliation

Chairs: Panel 1: Zhu Han (HKU); Panel 2: Ryan Mitchell (CUHK); Panel 3: Dini Sejko (CUHK); Panel 4: Carole J. Petersen (William S. Richardson School of Law).

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

03 Dec 2021

Friday - 1:00PM

Book launch: Van Anh Le, Compulsory Patent Licensing and Access to Medicines: A Silver Bullet Approach to Public Health? (Palgrave 2021)

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Speaker: Van Anh Le (Oxford); Chair: Robert Burrell (Oxford); Discussants: Francis Gurry (Former Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization), Ana Penteado (University of Notre Dame Australia)

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

26 Nov 2021

Friday - 2:00PM

Serious Corruption Crimes in Afghanistan: An Interview with Fahima Sirat

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Fahima Sirat, chaired by Prof. Mindy Chen-Wishart

Venue

Online - Zoom Meeting

19 Nov 2021

Friday - 10:00AM

Book launch: Rehan Abeyratne and Ngoc Son Bui eds., The Law and Politics of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments in Asia (Routledge 2021)

Oxford Programme in Asian Laws Series

Speaker

Rehan Abeyratne (CUHK) and Ngoc Son Bui (Oxford), with Rosalind Dixon (UNSW), Tarun Khaitan (Oxford) and Ewan Smith (Oxford) as discussants

Venue

Online & IECL Seminar Room

Research projects