The City Law School appoints leading legal academic
Professor Jason Chuah to oversee entire portfolio of legal academic courses• by Stephanie Schaal The City Law School, City University London, is delighted to announce the appointment of Jason Chuah as Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law.
Professor Chuah joins City from the University of Westminster, where he is currently Head of the Department of Advanced Legal Studies and previously course leader for the LLM in International Commercial Law. The current chair of the London Universities Maritime Law and Policy Research Group, he will also take up the role of Head of Academic Programmes at The City Law School.
Once in post, Professor Chuah will oversee the School's entire portfolio of legal academic courses, which includes the LLB, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Graduate Entry LLB and numerous LLM programmes.
Professor Chuah has research interests in international sales law, maritime law, commercial law, banking law and private international law and has been nominated by students in the prestigious Oxford University Press Law Teacher of the Year awards on several occasions.
He has held visiting appointments at several elite institutions including the University of Cambridge, University College London and the University of Hong Kong and has also conducted legal training programmes for various international organisations, including UN agencies. In addition, Professor Chuah is the author of six academic and practitioners' texts and currently sits on the editorial boards of five key legal journals.
He will officially take up his new role at The City Law School from 26 September.
Commenting on his new appointment, Professor Chuah said: "City University London has consistently championed academic excellence in its focus on business and the professions. My academic interests in international commerce, shipping and banking find this to be a happy fit. It will be a rewarding experience for me to learn from my colleagues who clearly have been pivotal to City's innovative approach and splendid research and educational credentials."
Dean of The City Law School, Professor Susah Nash, said: "We are delighted to have appointed an academic of Jason's calibre and experience. With a proven track record in thought leadership and academic excellence, I have no doubt his experience and insight will be of enormous benefit to our students and staff alike. We look forward to welcoming Jason when he arrives at City later this month."