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Professor Jolene Lin


Jolene Lin is Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is also Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Environmental Law. Her research focuses on climate change law. Her recent publications includeGoverning Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking (Cambridge University Press 2018), Climate Change Litigation in the Asia Pacific (Cambridge University Press 2020) and Litigating Climate Change in the Global South (Oxford University Press in 2024, forthcoming). She is on the editorial boards of Journal of Environmental Law, Transnational Environmental Law and the Chinese Journal of Environmental Law. At NUS, Jolene teaches tort law and climate change law. She taught at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in Fall 2023. She received the NUS Faculty of Law’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2020 and 2023 in recognition of her passionate commitment to teaching.

 Jolene regularly conducts seminars and provides consultancy services to government agencies, judicial bodies, companies and non-governmental organizations. She is also actively involved in various climate change philanthropic initiatives to support the role of law in tackling the climate emergency. Before joining the National University of Singapore, Jolene spent ten years at the University of Hong Kong where she was Associate Professor and Vice-Dean (International Affairs). During her time in Hong Kong, Jolene served on the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings Ordinance) and the Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning).

 Jolene read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LLB), New York University (LLM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (PhD). She is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.