LEOW Rachel


LL.M. (Cantab), LL.B. (NUS)

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

Equity and trusts
Property law
Restitution and unjust enrichment
Charity law

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Brief Biodata

Rachel joined the NUS Law School in 2013 as an Instructor. A graduate of NUS, she was called to the Singapore Bar before proceeding for her LL.M studies at the University of Cambridge. She graduated second in her LL.M year with a specialization in Commercial Law, winning the Chancellorís Medal in English Law, the Gareth Jones Prize for the Law of Restitution, the Senior Harris Scholarship, Wilsey & Lerch Law Prize, and the Platt Prize for especial distinction.

Rachelís research interests lie broadly in private law, with a particular focus on equity and trusts, property law, unjust enrichment and charity law. Her work in these fields has been published both locally and internationally, appearing in journals such as the Law Quarterly Review, Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, Trust Law International and the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies.

Rachel is currently reading for the PhD at Downing College, University of Cambridge, for which she was awarded the NUS-Overseas Graduate Scholarship.

Representative Publications

1. "Change of Position in Restitution for Wrongs Ė A View from Singapore" (2014) 130 LQR (forthcoming)

2. "Four Misconceptions about Charity Law in Singapore" [2012] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies [2012] 1 Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 37

3. "The Evolution of Charity Law in Singapore - From Pre-Independence to the 21st Century" [2012] Trust Law International 83-95

4. "Berrisford v Mexfield Housing Co-Operative Ltd: Lost in Transplantation" [2012] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (with Kelvin FK Low) (forthcoming)

5. "The legal personality of management corporations in strata title developments in Singapore" [2012] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 75-79

6. "Minority protection doctrines: from equity and company law to strata title" [2011] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 96-114

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