Tara Davenport


Dr Tara Davenport holds a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics, a Masters of Law (Maritime Law) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), a Masters of Law and Doctor of Juridical Science from Yale Law School. She is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship as well as an NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship. She is currently an Assistant Professor at NUS where she teaches Principles of Property Law, Law of the Sea and International Regulation of Shipping.

She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law (CIL) at NUS, Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL), member of the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law, member of the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of International Law and Ocean Development and International Law Journal. She is co-rapporteur for the International Law Association’s Committee on Submarine Cables and Pipelines and was a member of the Legal Working Group on Deep Seabed Mining Liability.

Her research interests are in public international law, law of the sea, marine environmental law and international dispute settlement.

“Lawfare” in the South China Sea disputes
“Lawfare” in the South China Sea disputes
Legal mechanisms, while not definitive, have compelled the claimants to examine their position and communicate them.