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Parawee Kasitinon


Research Interests

Private Law

Commercial Law

Secured Transaction Law

Bankruptcy Law

Parawee Kasitinon

Parawee is a law lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Thailand. She joined the Penn Law S.J.D. program in 2014 and graduated in 2019. Prior to her doctoral study, she obtained Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from Penn Law. She also earned LL.M. in private law from Thammasat University and Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B., 1st class honors) from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Moreover, she received a Barrister-at-Law Certificate from the Institution of Legal Education, the Thai Bar Association and a lawyer’s license from the Lawyers Council of Thailand. Before lecturing at Thammasat, Parawee also taught at Siam University, a private university in Thailand, and worked as a legal officer at the Supreme Court of Thailand.


Currently, Parawee teaches secured transactions law, law of obligation, and contract law at Thammasat and serves as the Thammasat University’s Assistant to the Rector for Finance.


Parawee’s dissertation, Implementation of International Standards on Secured Transactions into Thai Legal System: Possibilities and Proposals for Law Reform in Civil Law Countries, aims to analyze the possibility that international standards on secured transactions, a functional approach, could be adopted in the Thai legal system. It investigates legal transplantation theories and doctrinal conflicts affecting adoption of the approach and offers proposals for implementation without interfering with traditional civil law doctrines. Moreover, it emphasizes the importance of building the relevant capacity for all stakeholders after adoption of the approach and extracts the lessons learned from the case study of Thai secured transaction laws reform for application to law reform in general.

Dissertation Committee

Prof. Charles W. Mooney Jr., Charles A. Heimbold Jr. Professor of Law, Emeritus (Supervisor), Prof. Jacques DeLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Prof. David Arthur Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law

Representative Publications

  • Interpretation of Contract, 1 Graduate Law Journal of the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University 54 (2007) (in Thai)

  • Jitti Tingsabadh, Commentary On Suretyship, Pledge, Mortgage, And Warehousing Under The Civil And Commercial Code Book III Section 680-796 (Suda Visrutpitch & Parawee Kasitinon Eds., Bangkok, Prof. Jitti Tingsabadh’s Fund, the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, 2013) (in Thai)

  • Implementation of Internationa; Standards on Secured Transactions into the Thai Legal System: Possibilities and Proposals, in SECURED TRANSACTIONS LAW IN ASIA: PRINCIPLES, PERSPECTIVES AND REFORM (Louise Gullifer & Dora Neo Eds., Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2021)


Awards & Fellowships

Thai Government Scholarship, Office of Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education of Thailand (2013-2018)