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Visiting Scholars, Fellows & Researchers

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We are pleased to announce the following visiting academic(s);

Dr Alima Joned

Messrs. Medel Sanfilipo
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20006, U.S.A.
Email: ajoned@medsanlaw.net
Tele: 001-202-683-2008 (Office)
Tele: 001-202-615-7060 (Cellular)

27 Jan 2020 to 21 Feb 2020


  1. Yale Law School, YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. -  J.S.D. 1990, LL.M. 1988
  2. School of Oriental and African Studies, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, U.K. -  LL.M. 1978
  3. Faculty of Law, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia -  LL.B. (with Honors) 1977

Bar and Court Admissions

  1. Courts of the State of New York
  2. Courts of the District of Columbia
  3. Courts of Maryland (Exclusively as a Pro-Bono Attorney)
  4. High Court of West Malaysia (non-practicing)

Professional Memberships

  1. New York Bar Association, Member
  2. District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  3. Yale Club of Washington, D.C., Member


  1. Human Rights Research Fellow, Center for Human Rights Studies, Columbia University, New York (1984)
  2. Recipient, Harvard-Yenching Institute’s Doctoral Scholarship (1987 to 1990)
  3. Recipient, Yale Law School Fellowship (1987 to 1990)
  4. Recipient, LCE Volunteer Appreciation Certificate for SSI Cases (2014)
  5. Recipient, LCE Volunteer Appreciation Certificate for Wills and POA (2014) Works in Progress
  6. The Malaysian Legal System, Third Edition
  7. Sistem Undang-Undang di Malaysia, Edisi Ketiga

Publications - Books

  1. Malaysian Investment Abroad: Managing Political Risk Through Bilateral Investment Treaties. Foley Hoag LLP, Mar. 2014. Web. <http://foleyhoag.com/publications/ebooksand- white-papers>.
  2. Co-author The Malaysian Legal System. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, 1987.
  3. Co-author Sistem Undang-Undang DiMalaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, 1985.
  4. Cardozo, Benjamin N. The Nature of the Judicial Process. Trans. Alima Joned. New Haven:Yale UP, 1921.

Dr. Rebecca Ong is an Associate Professor with the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.   Her research interests include information technology law, data protection, privacy with allied interests in elder law and criminology. Her writings appear in international refereed law journals including International Journal of Psychiatry and Law, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Asia Pacific Law Review, Computer Law and Security Review, Social and Legal Studies, Common Law World Review and International Review of Law Computers & Technology. She has published a monograph entitled “Mobile Communications and the Protection of Children” by Leiden University Press and a practitioner/student book on “A Guide to Wills & Probate Practice in Hong Kong” by Sweet & Maxwell Thomson Reuters.

She has three on-going research projects the first is with the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong for HK$559,920 for “Enhancing corporate and organizational information security practices with a framework for data breach notification”, the second, a University grant for “Gaining Patient’s Trust in the Era of Health Record Sharing” for HK$100,000 and the third, a School’s Strategic Research Grant for “Cyber-security: Is this the New Director’s Duty?” for HK$100,000.

Dr. Ong has also completed three University Teaching Development Grants. 

Dr. Ong teaches Law of Equity & Trust, Law of Succession on the Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor programme and Wills and Probate Practice on the Post Graduate Certificate in Laws programme. 

Last Updated: 23/01/2020