Academic, Author and Legal Historian
Other degrees: BA, LLB [Rangoon], LLM [University of Michigan], PhD [Griffith]
Professor Zan has taught at universities in Malaysia, Australia and the South Pacific in subjects including international law, administrative law, human rights law, law and society, foreign policy, contract law and jurisprudence. Most recently he held a professorial appointment in Law at Multimedia University, Malaysia from 2012 to 2016.
- He has published over 90 academic articles and book chapters in the fields of Burmese law, legal history, Asian law, international law, comparative law, human rights law, literature and philosophy, in publications in Australia, the UK and US, India, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vanuatu.
- He regularly volunteers his time to coach and develop mooting teams in universities across South East Asia, and has held many appointments as a judge, chair and arbitrator at major international mooting competitions.
- He is also a committed philanthropist and has given generously to the ANU Centre for Law, Arts and Humanities and the ANU School of Philosophy, where he has a special interest in supporting interdisciplinary study and early career research. He has also established a prize and fellowship at the University of Michigan Law School, and supported Orthopaedics and Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in honour of his late parents.