LL.M. (Harvard), LL.B. (Malaya), Advocate & Solicitor (Malaya)

Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3605 
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

Family law
Statutory Interpretation

Subjects Taught

Family Law
Law of Torts

Brief Biodata

Leong Wai Kum was the first graduate of the newly established Faculty of Law, University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur to join the Faculty of Law, NUS, as lecturer. She also holds a postgraduate degree from Harvard University. She dedicates herself to the development of the family law in Singapore. She has written much on the subject. These are hyperlinked in the first law CD-ROM by a single author, entitled the Family Law Library of Singapore by Leong Wai Kum. Her other interest is to track the impact of law on women in Singapore. She co-managed the major local interdisciplinary research to establish the baselines that culminated in the Singapore Women: Three Decades of Change.

Representative Publications

1. Leong Wai Kum Elements of Family Law in Singapore (Singapore: LexisNexis, 2007)

2. Leong Wai Kum 'Marital agreements and private autonomy in Singapore' Marital agreements and private autonomy in a comparative perspective (UK: Harts Publishing, 2012) 311-349

3. Leong Wai Kum 'The next fifty years of the Women's Charter - Ripples of change' [2011] SingJLS (Special issue to commemorate the 50th year of the Women's Charter in Singapore) 152-177

4. Leong Wai Kum 'Formation of marriage in England and Singapore by contract: Void marriage and non-marriage' (2000) 14 IJLPF 256-280

5. Leong Wai Kum 'The just and equitable division of gains between equal former partners in marriage' [2000] SingJLS 208-240

Publication List