YEO Meng Heong, Stanley

Professorial Fellow

LL.D. Ph.D. LL.M. (Sydney), LL.M. (Wellington), LL.B. (Singapore), Barrister (New South Wales)
LL.D. (Honoris Causa, Southern Cross University)

Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6601-3465 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Centre for Asian Legal Studies
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Criminal Law

Subjects Taught

Comparative Criminal Law

Brief Biodata

Professor Yeo joined the Faculty in late 2006 from Southern Cross University, Australia, where he was Head of the School of Law and Justice. His main teaching and research interests lie in the area of criminal law, especially comparative criminal law.

During his academic career spanning over 35 years, Professor Yeo has taught in Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore and published extensively in the fields of criminal law and criminal justice. His major works include Compulsion in the Criminal Law (Law Book Co, 1990), Fault in Homicide (Federation Press, 1997), Unrestrained Killings and the Law (OUP, 1998), Criminal Defences in Australia (LexisNexis, 4th ed, 2005), Criminal Law in Malaysia and Singapore (LexisNexis, 3rd ed, 2018) and Australian Criminal Justice (OUP, 5th ed, 2014).

In 2003, Professor Yeo was awarded a Doctor of Laws by Sydney University for his substantial contribution to legal scholarship in the area of criminal defences in the common law world. While in Australia, Professor Yeo was co-editor of the Criminal Law Journal, the leading Australian journal on criminal law, evidence and procedure. He was Chief Editor of the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies from 2008 to 2011.

Representative Publications

1. Criminal Law in Malaysia and Singapore (with N Morgan and Chan Wing Cheong) (Singapore, LexisNexis, 3rd ed, 2018)

2. "Penal Code Defences: Lessons from Sri Lanka" (2017) 29 National Law School of India Review 86-120

3. Criminal Law in Myanmar (with Chan Wing Cheong, M Hor, M McBride and N Morgan) (Singapore, LexisNexis, 2016)

4. Australian Criminal Justice (with M Findlay and S Odgers) (Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 5th ed, 2014)

5. Criminal Law for the 21st Century. A Model Code for Singapore (with Chan Wing Cheong and M Hor) (Singapore, Academy Publishing, 2013)

6. Codification, Macaulay and the Indian Penal Code: The Legacies and Modern Challenges of Criminal Law Reform (with WC Chan and B Wright, eds) (Farnham, Ashgate, 2011)

Publication List