Prof Dr Choong Yeow Choy
Professor of Law, UM Faculty of Law
Choong Yeow Choy is Professor and former Dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya.
Yeow Choy is a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a body tasked to uphold the continuous independence of the Malaysian judiciary through the selection of superior court judges. He is an Executive Council Member of the ASEAN Law Association of Malaysia and the Inns of Court Malaysia. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Seven Pillars Institute, a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board and the founder member of the Malaysian National Committee of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
His primary areas of research include transnational civil litigation, international commercial arbitration and the administration of the civil justice system. His books have been published by Butterworths and LexisNexis and his articles have been published in international journals such as the Civil Justice Quarterly, the Australian Journal of Asian Law, the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Hong Kong Law Journal and the KLRI Journal of Law and Legislation.
Yeow Choy travels extensively and collaborates with scholars and academics from around the globe and has taught courses in similar areas in the Duke Law School Summer Program, Chulalongkorn University, Kyushu University, the University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore.
He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Malaya, his Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the University of Melbourne. Yeow Choy is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.