Prof. Ngoc Son BUI
Assistant Professor
Tel (852) 3943 1621
Fax (852) 2994 2505

Room 610,
Faculty of Law,
6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

BUI Ngoc Son is an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law where he teaches and researches on comparative constitutional law, and comparative law. He is writing the monograph Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World (to be published by Oxford University Press); and has written the monograph Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia (Routledge 2016), and articles on constitutional mobilization, globalization of constitutional identity, constitution-making, constitutional amendments, popular constitutionalism, debates on constitutional review, law and development theory, and legal systems in the Confucian and socialist contexts, published or to be published by the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Cornell International Law Journal, the Global Constitutionalism, the Law & Social Inquiry, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the University of Illinois Law Review, the Fordham International Law Journal, the Washington University Global Studies Law Review, the Washington International Law Journal, among others. He was previously a research fellow at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies in the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He serves as an editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law.

  • Ph.D, The University of Hong Kong
  • LL.M; LL.B, Vietnam National University-Hanoi.
Academic Visit
  • Academic Visitor, Melbourne Law School (May 2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua Law School (September 2013)
  • Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School (February-May 2012)
  • Scholar of Study of the United State Institutes (SUSI), University of Massachusetts Amherst (June-August 2008).
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law

Books (Author)

Books and Journal Special Issue (Editor)


Book Chapters

  • ‘The Party-Regimes in Asia,’ in The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law In Asia (David Law et al eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  • ‘Legal Regulation of Religion in Vietnam,’ in Regulating Religions in Asia 146-168 (Jaclyn Neo et al eds., Cambridge University Press, 2019)
  • ‘Constitutional Foundings in Southeast Asia: A Constitutional-History Perspective,’ in Constitutional Foundings in Southeast Asia 1-10 (Kevin Tan and Bui Ngoc Son eds., Hart Publishing, 2019) (with Kevin Tan).
  • ‘Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asian Context,’ in Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia 1-24 (Jaclyn Neo and Bui Ngoc Son eds., Hart Publishing, 2019) (with Jaclyn Neo)
  • ‘Constitution in Ethnically Plural Societies: Vietnam and Laos,’ in Pluralist Constitutions in Southeast Asia 203-224 (Jaclyn Neo and Bui Ngoc Son eds., Hart Publishing, 2019)
  • ‘Why Do Countries Decide Not to Adopt Constitutional Review? The Case of Vietnam,’ in Constitutional Courts in Asia 335-364 (Albert Chen and Andrew Harding eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018).
  • ‘Constitutional Dualism: Socialism and Constitutionalism in Vietnam,’ in Socialist Law in Socialist East Asia 164-192 (Fu Hualing et al eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018)
  • ‘Legal Education in Twenty-First Century Vietnam: From Imitation to Renovation,’ in Legal Education in Asia: From Imitation To Innovation 276–298 (Andrew Harding et al eds., Brill, 2017)
  • ‘Central-Local Relation and the Constitutional Discourse on Political Decentralization in Twenty First Century Vietnam,’ in Central-Local Relations in Asian Constitutional Systems 57-84 (Andrew Harding and Mark Sidel eds., Hart Publishing, 2015).
  • ‘Constitutional Developments in Vietnam in the First Decade of the Twenty First Century,’ in Constitutionalism in Asia in the Twenty First Century 194-218 (Albert Chen ed., Cambridge University Press, 2014)