Adjunct Associate Professor

LL.M. (Harvard); LL.B. (NUS)

  • Executive Director, Singapore Judicial College, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Regional Deputy President (Asia and Pacific), International Organization for Judicial Training
  • Secretary-General, ASEAN Law Association
Email Address:;
Office Tel: (65) 6332-1229 
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

Judicial Education
Criminal Law & Procedure
Civil Procedure
Court-annexed Mediation
Military Justice

Subjects Taught

Advanced Criminal Legal Process

Brief Biodata

District Judge Paul Quan is the Executive Director of the Singapore Judicial College. He is also the Regional Deputy President of Asia and the Pacific of the International Organization for Judicial Training and Secretary-General of the ASEAN Law Association. He was conferred as Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute and sits on its Advisory Board.

Judge Quan read for a Bachelor of Laws at the National University of Singapore and graduated with First Class Honours. He then read for a Master of Laws at Harvard University and was the Deanís Scholar for International Commercial Arbitration.

Judge Quan has considerable experience presiding over civil and criminal matters in various appointments as District Judge, Magistrate, Coroner, Deputy Registrar of the State Courts, Referee of the Small Claims Tribunals and most recently as Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court. He also sits as a President of the Singapore Armed Forces Subordinate Military Court.

Prior to judicial service, Judge Quan clerked for retired Chief Justice Yong Pung How and the Court of Appeal of Singapore. He also undertook a stint as a Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Financial and Security Offences Directorate of the Criminal Justice Division at the Attorney-Generalís Chambers of Singapore.

Judge Quan is admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is the General Editor of Singapore Civil Procedure

Representative Publications

1. Singapore Civil Procedure (9th edition, 2019)

Publication List