Jaclyn L. Neo

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Associate Professor

469G Bukit Timah Road

Eu Tong Sen Building

Singapore, 259776

Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS)

Executive Committee Member

469G Bukit Timah Road

Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Centre for International Law

Associate

Block B, #02-01

469 Bukit Timah Road

Singapore, 259776

Singapore

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Malay Nationalism, Islamic Supremacy and the Constitutional Bargain in the Multi-Ethnic Composition of Malaysia

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 13, pp. 95-118, 2006
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2012
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional Bargain, State-Religion, Multi-ethnicity, Nationalism

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Anti-God, Anti-Islam and Anti-Quran: Expanding the Range of Participants and Parameters in Discourse Over Women's Rights and Islam in Malaysia

Pacific Basin Law Journal, Vol. 21, pp. 29-74, Fall 2003
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Jul 2005
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Women, human rights, Islam, Malaysia

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Incorporating Human Rights: Mitigated Dualism and Interpretation in Malaysian Courts

18 Asian Yearbook of International Law 1-37 (Winner of the DILA Prize 2012)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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international law, domestic courts, dualism, judicial interpretation

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Equal Protection and the Reasonable Classification Test in Singapore: After Lim Meng Suang v. Attorney-General

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, p.95, Mar 2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Apr 2016
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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The Constitution and the Protection of Minorities: A Judicious Balance?

In Evolution of a Revolution: Forty Years of the Singapore Constitution, Thio Li-ann & Kevin YL Tan (eds.), (Routledge-Cavendish, 2008)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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constitutional law, minority protection, constitutional interpretation, racial minorities

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Malaysia's First Report to the CEDAW Committee: A Landmark Event for Women's Rights in Malaysia

Asian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 13, p. 303, 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Jun 2009
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Women; CEDAW; international law; islam

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Constitutional Supremacy: Still a Little Dicey?

in Thio Li-ann and Kevin YL Tan (eds.), Evolution of a Revolution: Forty Years of the Singapore Constitution 153-192 (Routledge, 2008) (with Yvonne CL Lee)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo and Yvonne C.L. Lee
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, comparative constitutional law, common law

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A Judicial Code of Ethics: Regulating Judges and Restoring Public Confidence in Malaysia

Richard Devlin & Adam Dodek (eds.), Regulating Judges: Beyond Independence and Accountability (Edward Elgar, 2016)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Apr 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo and Helena Whalen-Bridge
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Courts, Judiciary, Malaysia, and Judicial Ethics

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Riots and Rights: Law and Exclusion in Singapore's Migrant Worker Regime

Asian Journal of Law and Society (February 2015), at 1-32
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Mar 2015
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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immigration, migrant rights, discrimination, social exclusion, integration

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Book Reviews: The Constitution of Malaysia: A Contextual Analysis by Andrew Harding

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, p.223, July 2013
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Change and Continuity: The Constitutional Head of State and Democratic Transitions in Malaysia

Malayan Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2012
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Democracy, Constitution, Head of State, Westminster

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Making the Singapore Constitution: Amendments as Constitution-Making

14(1) Journal of Comparative Law 72-93 (2019)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 31 Dec 2019
Jaclyn L. Neo and Andrea Ong Hui Xian
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Lee & Lee
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constitutional law; constitutional amendment; constitutional theory; Singapore

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Parsing Privative Clauses: Rights, Security and Judicial Review in Malaysia

Public Law, pp. 25-32, January 2010
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2012
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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What's in a Name? Malaysia's ‘Allah’ Controversy and the Judicial Intertwining of Islam with Ethnic Identity

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2014/008, NUS - Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No. 14/10
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional Law, Religion, Islam, Ethnicity, Constitutional Interpretation, Judicial Review

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The Many Facets of Constitutional Dialogue: The Case of Singapore

Australian Journal of Asian Law, 2017, Vol 18 No 1, Article 1: 1-13
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Aug 2017
Swati Jhaveri and Jaclyn L. Neo
affiliation not provided to SSRN and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Definitional Questions: A Critique of the Definition of Religion and Essential Practice Tests to Allocate Constitutional Protection

International Journal of Constitutional Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional law; comparative constitutional law; law and religion

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Singapore: The State of Liberal Democracy

in Albert, Richard and Landau, David and Faraguna, Pietro and Drugda, Šimon, The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law (July 19, 2018). The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law, ISBN: 978-0-692-15916-3
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Aug 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee, Makoto Hong and Jiayun Ho
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, Independent, AGC Academy and Government of the Republic of Singapore - Supreme Court of Singapore
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constitutional law

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Introduction: Judging the Singapore Constitution

in Jaclyn L. Neo (ed.), Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice (Routledge 2017).
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, comparative constitutional law

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Secularism Without Liberalism: Religious Freedom and Secularism in a Non-Liberal State

Michigan State Law Review, 2017
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jul 2017
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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constitutional law, law and religion, comparative constitutional law, comparative constitutional law and religion

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‘All Power Has Legal Limits’: The Principle of Legality as a Constitutional Principle of Judicial Review

29 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 667-689 (2017)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Mar 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Singapore

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Religious Freedom

(Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Asia)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 May 2021
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Seditious in Singapore! Free Speech and The Offence of Promoting Ill-Will and Hostility between Different Racial Groups

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 351-372, December 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Feb 2012
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Calibrating Interpretive Incorporation: Constitutional Interpretation and Pregnancy Discrimination Under CEDAW

Vol. 35, Number 4, Human Rights Quarterly, November 2013
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2015
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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CEDAW, constitutional law, gender discrimination, women's rights, judicial review, judicial interpretation

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Regulation of Religious Communities in a Multicultural Polity

Forthcoming in Rex Ahdar (ed.), Research Handbook on Law and Religion (Edward Elgar, 2018)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Aug 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Dimensions of Religious Harmony as Constitutional Practice: Beyond State Control

German Law Journal (2019), 20, pp. 966–985 doi:10.1017/glj.2019.78
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Dec 2019
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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law and religion; religious diversity; religious harmony; non-liberal; constitutional law

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Seditious in Singapore! Free Speech, Integration and the Offence of Promoting Ill-Will and Hostility Between Different Racial Groups

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (December 2011)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 May 2011 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2012
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Freedom of Speech, Singapore, Religious Freedom

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Communitarian Rule of Law and the Judicial Articulation of the Right to be Represented in Singapore

Jack Tsen-Ta Lee and Jaclyn L Neo, “Communitarian Rule of Law and the Judicial Articulation of the Right to be Represented in Singapore” in Brian Christopher Jones (ed), Democracy and Rule of Law in China’s Shadow (Oxford, Oxfordshire; New York, NY: Hart Publishing, 2021) at pages 129–145
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2021
Jack Tsen-Ta Lee and Jaclyn L. Neo
Independent and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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constitutional law, democracy, rule of law, Singapore

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Gender Gaps in Legal Education: The Impact of Class Participation Assessments

Number of pages: 60
Kenneth Khoo and Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
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Gender Gap, Legal Education, Law School, Class Participation, Natural Experiment, Higher Education, Propensity Score Matching

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Political Stability and Anti-Hopping Laws: Comparative Perspectives and Reflections

Posted: 05 May 2022 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2022
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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constitutional law; comparative constitutional law; Malaysia; electoral law; parliament

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Religious Nationalism and Religious Freedom in Asia: Mapping Regional Trends in a Global Phenomenon

Asian Journal of Law and Society (Special Issue) (2021, forthcoming)
Posted: 14 May 2021
Jaclyn L. Neo and Brett G. Scharffs
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

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religious freedom, religious nationalism, Asia,

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Singapore (2019)

Richard Albert, David Landau, Pietro Faraguna, and Simon Drugda (eds), 2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law (Boston, Massachusetts: I-CONnect and the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College, 2020), pp 293–299
Posted: 03 Feb 2021
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, Independent, Attorney-General's Chambers of Singapore, Government of the Republic of Singapore - Supreme Court of Singapore and National University of Singapore (NUS)

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constitutional law, fake news, free speech, POFMA, Singapore

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Definitional Imbroglios: A Critique of the Definition of Religion and Essential Practice Tests in Religious Freedom Adjudication

I•CON (2018), Vol. 16 No. 2, 574–595
Posted: 30 Dec 2019
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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constitutional law; law and religion; religious freedom; comparative constitutional law

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Singapore (2018)

Richard Albert, David Landau, Pietro Faraguna and Simon Drugda (eds), 2018 Global Review of Constitutional Law, Boston, Massachusetts: I-CONnect and the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College, 2019
Posted: 15 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2020
Jaclyn L. Neo, Jack Tsen-Ta Lee, Makoto Hong and Jiayun Ho
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law, Independent, Attorney-General's Chambers of Singapore and Government of the Republic of Singapore - Supreme Court of Singapore

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Constitutional Interpretation, Fundamental Liberties, Human Rights, Public Consultation, Singapore

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Secular Constitutionalism in Singapore: Between Equality and Hierarchy

Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 2016
Posted: 29 Mar 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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Constitutional law; comparative constitutional law; law and religion, comparative state and religion

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Balancing Act: The Balancing Metaphor As Deference and Dialogue in Constitutional Adjudication

in Jaclyn L. Neo (ed.), Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice 159-187 (Routledge 2017).
Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Jaclyn L. Neo
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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constitutional law, constitutional interpretation, comparative constitutional law