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Le Nguyen Duy Hau


Research Interests

  • Constitutional Theories
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights and Democratization

Le Nguyen Duy Hau

Hau Joined the SJD program in 2022, after graduating from the LLM program at Penn Carey Law in 2021 as a Fulbright scholar.

During the LLM studies with Penn, Hau focused his research on the democratization of developing countries, using constitution-making discourses. He also wrote extensively about constitutional theories of small jurisdictions such as Vietnam, Mongolia, and Taiwan, which he has developed into his SJD research project.

Before Penn, Hau received his LLB from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law in 2010, where he captained the school’s first-ever international mooting team. He also obtained an LLM in Financial Law from the Goethe University Frankfurt (ILF) in 2013. He has practiced law for more than ten years with two international law firms in Vietnam, doing banking and finance, renewable energy, and internal investigation matters. He is also deeply involved in the democratization and human rights advocacy process of Vietnam, where he partakes in different UN Human Rights Mechanisms.

Besides lawyering, Hau also teaches legislations and legal reasoning for Hanoi Law University as an adjunct lecturer.


Awards & Fellowships

  • Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowship (2020 - 2021)
  • YSEALI Professional Fellowship (2018)
  • Dutch Visitors Programme (2018)
  • International Leadership Programme with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (2019)