Son Tan Nguyen

SBM Son Nguyen
School: The Business School
Department: Economics and Finance 
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID: 0000-0002-7798-0153

Dr. Son Nguyen is a lecturer of law and technology at RMIT International University Vietnam. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Son specializes in teaching, curricular development, and legal research. His teaching and research interests span various domains, including blockchain-based smart contracts, consumer law, machine learning and AI pricing algorithms, international trade law, corporate governance, and business ethics.

  • PhD in Law, Monash Law School, Monash University, Australia (2009 - 2014)
  • Master of Law, Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne (2007- 2008)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning (with Distinction), RMIT International University Vietnam (2017)
  • Bachelor of Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (1994 - 1999)

  • Law

  • Blockchain-based smart contracts
  • Consumer law
  • Machine learning and AI pricing algorithms
  • Business law
  • International trade law
  • Corporate governance 
  • Business ethics

  • 2023 - Consumer protection against unfair contract terms in the age of smart contract’ (2023) 51(4) Federal Law Review 487, 487-508 (A*, under both ABDC ranking and ERA ranking)
  • 2023 - Smart contracts and Consumer protection in Australia’ 30(1) Competition and Consumer Law Journal 85 (A, ABDC ranking)
  • 2018 - Resolving Jurisdictional Conflicts Between WTO and RTA Dispute Settlement - Possible Roles for Article 31(3)(c) of the VCLT', in The New Law: Suggestions for Reforms and Improvements of Existing Legal Norms and Principles, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, Germany, pp. 211-231 ISBN: 9783848740888
  • 2018 - Resolving Jurisdictional Conflicts between WTO and RTA Dispute Settlement: Toward an Interpretative Approach’ (2018) 30(2) Bond Law Review 1
  • 2018 - Integration of Judicial Decisions in Multiple Proceedings before the WTO and RTAs: The Potential Relevance of Article 32 of the VCLT’ (2017) 15(1) Canberra Law Review 1
  • 2016 - The Applicability of Comity and Abuse of Rights in World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement’ (2016) 35(1) University of Tasmania Law Review 95
  • 2014 - The Applicability of Res Judicata and Lis Pendens in World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement’ (2014) 25(2) Bond Law Review 123
  • 2013 - The Applicability of RTA Jurisdictional Clauses in WTO Dispute Settlement’ (2013) XVI, International Trade and Business Law Review 254
  • 2008 - Toward a Compatible Interaction between Dispute Settlement under the WTO and Regional Trade Agreements’ (2008) 5 Macquarie Journal of Business Law 113

Two current PhD Students (one in law and one in economics and technology).

Head of the Centre of Commerce and Management’s Awards: Excellent in Teaching Award (for individual lecturer), Semester 3, 2016; Excellent in Teaching Award (for course coordination), Semester 3, 2016. 

  • 2017 – 2023, Trade Arbitrator at Vietnam's Southern Trade Arbitration Center (STAC)
  • 2014 - 2016, Mentor (online) for post-graduate students, Melbourne Law School, Melbourne University, Australia

  • 2023 - Now: Interim Program Manager (Accounting and Law)
  • 2014 - 2023: Law Lecturer and Course Leader: Civil and Criminal Issues in the Digital World (2023 - now), Commercial Law (2014 – 2023), Ethics & Governance (2015 – 2019), MBA Corporate Governance and Regulation (2017), Department of Economics and Finance, The Business School (TBS), RMIT International University Viet Nam
  • 2000 - 2007: Law Lecture, Faculty of State and Law, National Political and Administrative Academy, Vietnam