CHAN Sek Keong

Distinguished Fellow (Honorary)

LL.B. (University of Malaya in Singapore), LL.D. (NUS)

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Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
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Singapore 259776
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Brief Biodata

Mr Chan Sek Keong was born on 5 November 1937 in Ipoh and was a member of the inaugural batch of students admitted to the Faculty of Law of the then University of Malaya, now National University of Singapore in 1957. He graduated in 1961 and was admitted to the Bar in January 1962. He practiced as a lawyer for a number of years in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore before being appointed the first Judicial Commissioner of Singapore in July 1986. Two years later, he became a Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

In 1992, he was appointed the Attorney-General of Singapore, a position he relinquished in 2006 when he was sworn in as the third Chief Justice of Singapore. He retired in 2012, after having spent 26 years in legal service.

On 1 October 2013, Mr Chan was appointed as the NUS Faculty of Laws first Distinguished Fellow.

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