Howard HUNTER

  • J.D., Yale University, 1971
  • A.B., Yale University, 1968

Academic Position Held

Current Appointment:

  • Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, Sep 2010-Present
  • Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, School of Law, Emory University, 2004-Present
  • Recurrent Visiting Professor of Law, Central European University, Budapest, since 1999

Previous Appointments:

  • President, Singapore Management University, 2004-Aug 2010
  • Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emory University, 2001-2003 
  • Dean, School of Law, Emory University, 1989-2001
  • Member of the Faculty of Law, Emory University, 1976-2004
  • Visiting McWilliams Professor of Commercial Law, Sydney University, first semester 2004
  • Co-director (with Professor Harold J. Berman), American Law Center in Moscow, 1991-1997
  • Visiting Mills Godwin Professor of Law, College of William and Mary, Spring term 1989
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, Sydney University Law School, Trinity term 1988
  • Honorary Professor of Law, Hong Kong University, January 1986
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of Virginia, 1982-1983

Other Positions

  • International Academic Advisory Board, Alliance University Bangalore, 2012-present
  • Board of Directors, American Arbitration Association, 2006-Present
  • Board of Directors, Building and Construction Authority, 2009-2011
  • Board of Directors, The National Research Foundation of Singapore, 2006-2010
  • Member, Appeals Board, Competition Commission of Singapore, 2006-2010
  • Board of Directors, The Enterprise Challenge of Singapore, 2005-2007
  • Board of Directors, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2010, Member Committee on the legal Profession, 2011-present
  • Board of Directors, Workforce Development Authority of Singapore, 2005-2007
  • Board of Governors, American Chamber of Commerce of Singapore, 2006-2009
  • Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc.: Board of Directors (1975-1989); President (1985-1987); Board of Advisors (1997-2004)
  • Executive Committee, Lamar Inn of Court, 1991-2004
  • Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, 1990-2004
  • Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Indigent Defense, 2000-2004
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, member since 2000
  • Atlanta Bar Association: Project on representation of illegal Cuban immigrants (1985-1988); Board, International Transactions Section (1995-1998)
  • State Bar of Georgia: admitted December 23, 1971; Amicus Curiae award, Supreme Court of Georgia, 1998
  • Board of Directors, Federal Defender Program, Northern District of Georgia, 1991-1997
  • American Law Institute: Elected to membership 1980, life member since 2005
  • Association of American Law Schools: member, since 1976
  • American Bar Association: member, since 1972
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, since 2010
  • Associate Member, Law Society of Singapore, since 2009

Courses Taught in SMU

  • Contract Law 2
  • Comparative Law of Sales
  • American Constitutional History

Areas of Specialisation

  • Contract and Commercial Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Competition Law

Editorial Activities

  • Editorial Board, J. of Contract Law, since 1988

Selected Book, Journal & Other Publications

  • Howard Hunter (2014), "Has the Achilleas Sunk?", 31 Journal of Contract Law 120
  • Howard Hunter (2013), Book Review, "Remedies for Breach of Contract" by Jolene Rowan, 20 Journal of Contract Law 259 
  • Howard Hunter (2011), "From Coronations to Sand Bans: Frustration and Force Majeure in the Twenty-first Century," 28 J. Contract Law 61
  • Howard Hunter (2011), "Singapore Contract Law in an Interdependent World of Commerce - The Example of the Convention on the International Sale of Goods", SAL Conference 2011, p. 57
  • Howard Hunter (2009), “Good Faith and the Construction of Terms in Commercial Contracts: The American Perspective,” 25 J. of Contract Law 39
  • Howard Hunter (2007), “Contract and the Commercialisation of Intellectual Property: Introduction,” 23 J. of Contract Law 1
  • Howard Hunter (2004), "The Growing Uncertainty about Good Faith in American Contract Law", J. of Contract Law, 20, 1
  • Howard Hunter (1999), "Foreword: Domestic and International Commercial Transactions", J. of Contract Law, 14, l and 2
  • Howard Hunter (2014), "Modern Law of Contracts".  First edition in two volumes (1986), (1987) with semi-annual supplements through 1993; second edition in one volume (1993) with semi-annual supplements through 1999; third edition in one volume with annual supplement through 2012.
  • Howard Hunter (1996), Law in Perspective: The Integrative Jurisprudence of Harold J. Berman, Editor (Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado)
  • Howard Hunter (1986), "Problems in Search of Principles: The First Amendment in the Supreme Court from 1791-1930", Emory Law Journal, 35, 159
  • Howard Hunter (1985), "Academic Self Government in the United States", Minerva, 23, 19
  • Howard Hunter (1983), "Curriculum, Pedagogy and the Constitutional Rights of Secondary School Teachers", William & Mary Law Review, 25, 1
  • Howard Hunter (1982), "Toward a Better Understanding of the Prior Restraint Doctrine: A Reply to Professor Mayton", Cornell Law Review, 67, 283
  • Howard Hunter (1981), "The Constitutional Status of Academic Freedom in the United States", Minerva, 19, 519
  • Howard Hunter (1980), "Universities and the Needs of Local and Regional Communities", Minerva, 18, 624
  • Howard Hunter (1980), Recent Reforms in Swedish Higher Education, with Mogens Pedcrsen (Ratio Press: Stockholm)
  • Howard Hunter (1980), Universities and Community Service: Concepts and Problems(OECD: Paris)
  • Howard Hunter (1978), "An Essay on Contract and Status: Race, Marriage and the Meretricious Spouse", Virginia Law Review, 64, 1039

Last updated on 9 Mar 2017.

Howard HUNTER