TVU - Staff_Profiles - Andrew Choo
was awarded an Honorary Professorship from the Law School at TVU
on Tuesday 22 November 2005.
Born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, Andrew Choo
studied degrees in commerce and law at the University of New South Wales
in Sydney from 1981 until 1985.
Andrew then qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1986.
proceeded to the University of Oxford
to undertake postgraduate studies, taking his
doctorate in 1991 with a thesis on 'The relation between pre-trial executive improprieties and the outcome of the criminal trial'.
has been a full-time academic since the completion of his
He was a lecturer at the University of New South Wales in 1991.
moved to the University of Leicester
in 1991 - 1996 as a lecturer, and later as a Reader.
took up his
current post - a professorship of law at Brunel University
- in January 1997.
reputation as a rising star of the legal academy was confirmed recently with the news that in January 2006 he
will be moving to a professorship in one of the country's most prestigious law school at the University of Warwick
As an academic Andrew's research interests include evidence and procedure (especially criminal evidence).
is the author of numerous articles and of books:
'Abuse of Process and Judicial Stays of Criminal Proceedings' (Oxford University Press, 1993),
'Hearsay and Confrontation in Criminal Trials' (Oxford University Press, 1996)
and two of the popular text books on the law of Evidence - 'Evidence: Text and Materials' (Longman, 1998), and 'Evidence' (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, January 2006).
Andrew's published work has had an influence outside academic circles and has been cited in the decisions of various appellate courts, including decisions of the House of Lords and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Further illustration of his international reputation is that Andrew is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof.
In addition to being a full-time academic, Andrew
has a part-time practice as a barrister.
He was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Inner Temple in 2002.
He is an academic member of Matrix Chambers in London.
For students of Law at TVU
has been, over the last five years, an external examiner for a wide range of criminal law modules.
During that period he
has been an exceptionally diligent, thoughtful and supportive external examiner and we are delighted that he
has agreed to continue his
links with us as an honorary professor in the Law School at TVU