Dr Michael Grainger

Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Michael is a Fellow of Tembusu College. His interests are in criminal law and tort law; he wrote his PhD dissertation on the philosophical foundations of defences in these areas. He teaches the seminars Crime and Punishment and Negotiating in a Complex World and previously co-convened CSI: Truth from Evidence.

Prior to joining Tembusu, Michael trained as a barrister in London after taking his LLM (focusing on legal and political theory) at the University of Cambridge. 


Crime and Punishment
Negotiating in a Complex World
The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.