Matthew Seet





Matthew Seet is a lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Law, and in his sixth year of teaching. He conducts research on the international and comparative law of forced migration, statelessness, and citizenship, focusing on the themes of borders/exclusion, belonging/inclusion, and identity. His academic articles on these subjects are forthcoming or published in international peer-reviewed journals including Citizenship Studies, Journal of International Criminal Justice, and International Journal of Refugee Law. One of his academic articles won the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA) Prize for Young Scholars in 2017. In 2019, Matthew introduced a newly designed elective on international refugee law into the NUS Law curriculum. 

Matthew served the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as a legal intern at both the headquarters in Geneva for over a year and the Kuala Lumpur field office, and represented Switzerland in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition after his team won the Swiss National Rounds. He obtained a Master’s in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva on a Swiss Government Scholarship, and his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from NUS Law School where he was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize and Law Society of Singapore Book Prize.

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