Ms. Beatrice Tabangcora

Assistant Lecturer 

USP Emalus Campus, Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Phone: +678 22748 ext 216





Ms. Beatrice Tabangcora joined USP in 2019 as an Assistant Lecturer in Law, where she teaches introductory law courses, torts law and commercial law courses. Prior to joining USP, Beatrice worked in policy and research roles in numerous Government agencies in Vanuatu and New Zealand.

Beatrice is an alumna of University of the South Pacific and the Victoria University of Wellington. Beatrice is interested in torts law, legal pluralism and legal developments of her home country of Samoa. Beatrice established and coordinates the USP Emalus First Year Initiative (FYI) which is a program to support first year law students studying at USP Emalus Campus.





Research Interests

  • Torts Law
  • No-Fault Liability Schemes in the Pacific Islands
  • Legal Pluralism



Beatrice Tabangcora, ‘Ua se va’a tu matagi: The Revival of Criminal Libel in Samoa’ (2018) Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific.

Beatrice Tabangcora ‘Analysing Samoa’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” (2020) Periscope Rule of Law.

Beatrice Tabangcora, ‘Samoa’ in Jennifer Corrin and Tony Angelo (eds) Gems of the Pacific: Sixteen Legal Systems (Intersentia, October 2021).

Beatrice Tabangcora, ‘An Analysis of the 2021 Electoral Decisions of the Samoan Courts’ (2021) Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific.

Beatrice Tabangcora, ‘Analysing the 2020 Amendments to the Samoan Constitution’ (forthcoming) Journal of South Pacific Law.


Research Profiles