LEE Tye Beng, Joel

Associate Professor

DCH (AIH), LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Wellington), Solicitor & Barrister (New Zealand), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

  • Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Member, ADR Advisory Council of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore
  • University Teaching Excellence Committee
  • General Editor, Asian Journal on Mediation
  • Professorial Fellow, Singapore Institute of Legal Education
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3571 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Teaching methodology
Appropriate Dispute Resolution
Conflict of Laws

Subjects Taught


Brief Biodata

Joel Lee is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Singapore and runs the faculty's Negotiation and Mediation Workshops. A graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Harvard Law Schools, Joel is a consultant with CMPartners (USA) and a principal mediator with and a trainer of the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Joel has extensive experience as a consultant and trainer for corporate clients such as Standard Chartered Bank, Freshfields, the Singapore Institute of Management, Service Quality Centre, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the Government Insurance Corporation of Singapore, SingTel, IE Singapore and EDB.

Joel is an adjudicator with the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre and a member of the ADR Advisory Council of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore. He is also a member of the International Mediation Institute's Independent Standards Commission and Intercultural Taskforce.

Joel has taught overseas at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Law, Economics and Science of Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence France) and Anglia Law School (UK) and is the co-editor and co-author of the book "An Asian Perspective on Mediation" and the General Editor for the Asian Journal on Mediation. Joel was recently awarded the Outstanding Educator Award which is the National University of Singapore's highest teaching award.

Representative Publications

1. "Overcoming Attribution Bias in Mediation: An NLP Perspective" (2004) 15 ADRJ 48

2. "ADR Clauses and Enforcement: Cable & Wireless PLC v IBM United Kingdom Ltd" (2003) LMCLQ 164

3. "Mediation Clauses at the Crossroads" [2001] SJLS 81.

4. Case Analysis and Statutory Interpretation: Cases and Materials (2nd Edition) (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore 2001) (co-author)

5. "The Enforceability of Mediation Clauses in Singapore" [1999] SJLS 229

6. "The ADR Movement in Singapore" The Singapore Legal System (ed: Kevin Y.L. Tan) (Singapore University Press, Singapore, 1999) pp 414-445.

7. "An Asian Perspective on Mediation" (Academy Publishing, Singapore, 2009) (co-editor)

Publication List