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About Mahdev Mohan

Mahdev has a background in dispute resolution and specializes in public international law in Southeast Asia. He is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University, where he teaches public international law. He directs the Asian Business & Rule of Law initiative (ABRL), which sits within the Centre for Cross-border Commercial Law in Asia. A former Fulbright Scholar and Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Academic Fellow, he is a founding member of the Singapore Branch of the International Law Association. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of East Asia and International Law, the China and WTO Review, and the Business and Human Rights Journal. He researches, writes and advises on public international law, investment arbitration and regulation, and human rights in Asia. Mahdev's research and writing in the fields of international law have been awarded Stanford University's Carl Mason Franklin Jr. Prize for International Law and the Richard S. Goldsmith Research Grant for International Conflict and Negotiation.


Present Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Carl Mason Franklin Jr. Prize for best paper in the field of international law, Stanford Law School, 2009-2010
  • JCI The Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award 2009 (‘TOYP'), for contributions to Human Rights, Singapore, 2009
  • Fellow, Stanford Centre on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN), Stanford Law School, 2009
  • Fellow, Stanford Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS), Stanford Law School, 2008-2009
  • Fulbright Scholar, United States Department of State, 2008-2009
  • International Clerkship, 39 Essex Street Chambers (London, UK), 2004
  • International Clerkship, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer (London, UK), 2004
  • Quarter finalist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Championships (Washington DC, USA), 2003
  • Best Freshman Speaker, NUS Law School Rajah & Tann Marshal Beasley Oratorical Competition, 2000
  • Academic Fellow, Bellagio Centre, Rockefeller Foundation, 2013


  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Transnational Business & Human Rights Law
  • Public International Law

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