Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Low Chuen-Chuen, Valerie
Deputy Associate Provost (Residential Education)
Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Business Law
Associate Professor Valerie Du Toit-Low is the Deputy Associate Provost (Residential Education), President's Office. She was appointed to direct and oversee the implementation of the NTU Residential Education plan in alignment with the university’s mission and NTU 2020. Residential Education is an integral part of NTU Education to enhance learning beyond the formal curriculum within the halls of residence. It is envisioned that non-residential students may also participate in and benefit from the programme.

Most recently the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Student Life) at Nanyang Business School, she is also the Senior Faculty-in-Residence of Hall 10. These two roles have provided her with several years of management experience in overseeing student development and activities in both the school and the hall. Her role as a teacher and mentor is something that she values greatly. She has won NTU’s Teacher of the Year Award (now renamed the Nanyang Education Award) for the Nanyang Business School twice. She has also won (in various years) the student-led Accountancy & Business Club Awards for "Most Knowledgeable Teacher" and “Most Approachable Teacher”. She has been named the Nanyang MBA Teacher of the Year. Most recently, she won the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award for the Business Law Division, her second such award for being the best teacher in the division. She is well-placed to drive and implement a residential education plan that provides students with new opportunities to learn and experiment in an outstanding campus environment, with the development of the holistic individual as its hallmark.

As an Associate Professor of Law, Assoc Prof Du Toit-Low has been teaching business law and negotiation at the Nanyang Business School to both the undergraduates and the participants of the Nanyang MBA, EMBA and MSc (Accountancy). She is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and a member of the Singapore Academy of Law. Her research interests lie generally in the areas of negotiation, mediation and contract law. She is co-author of the widely-used text, Singapore Business Law (Business Law in Asia), now in its 7th edition, and Insurance Law (Butterworths), and is a contributor to Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore. She also co-authored Insurance Law in Singapore for the International Promotion of Singapore Law Project, a research project spearheaded by the Singapore Academy of Law under then Justice of Appeal VK Rajah. She is currently working with members of the judiciary at the State Courts on a project looking at Asian perspectives in negotiation and party diversity in mediation & dispute resolution.

Assoc Prof Du Toit-Low was a member of the Insurance Law Association of Singapore, a past Associate Editor of the Asia Business Law Review and a reviewer with the Singapore Academy of Law Journal. She has consulted for various organisations including Roche Diagnostics Asia-Pacific, UBS Asia, Yantai Raffles Shipyard Limited, Rohde & Schwarz, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association, and has served as external examiner for the ACCA and UniSIM.
Contract law