Faculty News

Year 2014

  • Lessons on the use of torture - Op-ed by Dean Simon Chesterman published in the Straits Times
     
  • Prof with soft spot for kids in trouble
    Straits Times featured Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong, who was recognised for his volunteer efforts with the President’s Special Recognition Award at this year’s President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards. Assoc Prof Chan started working with juvenile offenders 21 years ago as a voluntary probation officer. Today, Assoc Prof Chan still dedicates about two hours a week to social causes, but has shifted his focus to the elderly.
    1 December 2014, The Straits Times, Home, Page B3
     
  • APEC set to launch study on China-backed free trade area
    Leaders will agree to launch a study on a China-backed free trade area at an upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing, an APEC official said, amid controversy over competing US and Chinese visions for regional trade. In this news story, Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu was interviewed for the story, and said that China would need time to meet the high standards of an agreement like the TPP, but that simply talking about FTAAP at APEC could help Beijing shift the agenda.
    6 November 2014, Reuters
     
  • The Flying Factory
    Asia has built a web of economic interdependence which China would be ill-advised to unravel. In this report, Assoc Prof Simon Tay '86, who is also chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, says its treatment of countries such as Vietnam shows that political integration has failed to match the economic sort. “The post-war period has provided a sense of stability that has enabled Asians to mind their own business—literally the business of business,” he says. “There is unease about a China-centric region.”
    15 November 2014, The Economist
     
  • New professional body to govern mediation standards in Singapore
    This was a report on the launch of the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) housed at the NUS Faculty of Law and headed by an international Board of Directors comprising mediation practitioners and corporate users of mediation. The Institute aims to set world-class standards in mediation in Singapore and will provide information to help people make basic decisions on using mediation and choosing a suitable mediator. SIMI will manage an accreditation scheme for mediators, which will be broken into tiers to indicate different experience levels. It will also work with partners, including the International Mediation Institute, to constantly update the scheme with practices that have been adopted worldwide.
    5 November 2014, ChannelNewsAsia
     
  • Asia’s Ambivalence Towards International Law
    - A Conversation with Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.
    In this video, Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, joins United Nations University Rector David M. Malone to discuss the past, present and future of Asian involvement in international law.
     
  • Maintenance not a reward for spousal sacrifice
    This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Debbie Ong of the NUS Faculty of Law, on laws relating to spousal maintenance in divorce cases. Assoc Prof Ong noted that such laws should be gender-neutral, equally available to both the husband and wife based on their needs. She opined that even if the law was made gender-neutral, it is likely that in reality there would be far more homemaker wives than homemaker husbands seeking maintenance, but the law would be more just and fairer than it is today.
    24 May 2014, The Straits Times, Opinion, Page A4
     
  • Jetstar’s arrival puts airline control rules in the spotlight
    In an op-ed with South China Morning Post, Prof Alan Tan ’93 comments on the Cathay vs Jetstar saga and Hong Kong’s hard decision on joint venture airlines.
    22 April 2014, South China Morning Post, Insight
     
  • Tuning into a world of protests
    Prof Simon Tay from NUS Law, discusses the widespread street protests in recent years. Prof Tay, who is also Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, opined that angry Asian citizens increasingly will turn to the streets to raise their concerns if the normal channels cannot accommodate them. But whether in Bangkok or elsewhere, the different factions must retreat from violence and be open to compromise, as no one can govern from the streets.
    8 April 2014, The Straits Times, Opinion, Page A21
     
  • Anti-haze laws ‘could spur on-the-ground enforcement in Indonesia’
    Prof Alan Tan Khee Jin shared his views with reporters on the sidelines of ‘The Transboundary Haze Pollution Bill 2014 Conference’ on Singapore’s proposed laws to deal with producers that contribute to transboundary haze.
    28 February 2014, Today

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  • Role of International Law in Ukrainian Crisis
    Prof Simon Chesterman explains the role of international law in the crisis, and what the crisis means for international law moving forward.
    15 March 2014, The Straits Times, Opinion, Page A34

  • Proposed anti-harassment law to cover online bullying
    Asst Prof Goh Yihan ’06 shares why he feels the new legislation will help victims.
    27 February 2014, The Straits Times, Page A3
     
  • Govt seeks feedback on law on haze
    Assoc Prof Burton Ong ’89 shares his view on the proposed new law that will hold companies or other entities liable for causing haze that affects Singapore.
    20 February 2014, The Straits Times, Page A3
     
  • NUS revamps Law course to broaden knowledge, skills
    ST highlights NUS Law’s change in grading system for the incoming intake with the aim to widen knowledge and skills.
    29 January 2014, The Straits Times, Home, Page B7
     
  • Protecting and sharing personal data
    Prof Simon Chesterman discusses the Do-Not-Call Registry that came into effect this month and data protection.
    22 January 2014, The Straits Times, Opinion, Page A20
     
  • Accused's right to lawyer under spotlight
    Professor Ho Hock Lai '89 shares his views on an accused person's right to a lawyer in Singapore with ST readers.
    21 January 2014, The Straits Times, Home, Page B8


 

Year 2013

  • NUS don gets global award for 'green' law
    Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng-Lian received the 2012 Elizabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law for "pioneering" contributions to the development of the field in Singapore and the Asean region.
    3 December 2013, The Straits Times, Home, Page B4
     
  • International Law and the Rise of Asia
    In this op-ed, written after this year's Asian Society of International Law themed “New Horizons”, Dean Simon Chesterman shares that Asian countries need to pay more attention to the development of international law. He also said that they should participate more fully in international institutions.
    23 November 2013, The Straits Times, Page A38
     
  • Regional trade agreements complementary to multilateral trade system: Lee Yi Shyan
    Dean Simon Chesterman shares his views that Trade is vitally important to Singapore in a dialogue session with Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan, Organised by the NUS Centre for International Law (CIL), together with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Singapore Cooperation Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Assoc Prof and WTO Chair, Michael Ewing Chow also shared that they are moving into new areas of research and concerns issues such as global value chains, as well as trade and investment which the WTO does not cover even within the DOHA round.
    30 October 2013, Channel NewsAsia

    A similar story was carried in:
    Singapore Dialogue on the World Trading System
    4 November 2013, NUS NewsHub

    Lianhe Zaobao, 31 October 2013, Page 36
    Lee Yi Shyan: Singapore’s top priority remains the multilateral trading system, even though we have concluded 20 free trade agreements
     
  • When copying is not infringing- Op-ed by Assoc Prof David Tan
    12 October 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, Page A42
     
  • Copyright has role in promoting creativity
    NUS Law Assoc Prof David Tan shares his views with Straits Times readers in a reply to Andy Ho’s article, “Copyright does not foster creativity”.
    11 September 2013, The Straits Times, Forum, Page A22
     
  • Criticise a minister but don't sling mud: Minister K.Shanmugam ’84
    Responding to law students' questions about Singapore laws and their impact on free speech at a dialogue organised by students from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Mr Shanmugam signalled that the Government was not about to soften its stance on defamation laws, even as he said the laws do not curtail political discussion.
    3 September 2013, The Straits Times, Top of the News, Page A7
     
  • Law students take to pro bono work
    The article featured interviews with Assoc Prof Lim Lei Theng ’92, senior lecturer Sheila Hayre and NUS Law students who have started a project to help the low-income elderly by teaching them about their rights, especially on housing and Central Provident Fund issues.
    1 September 2013, The Sunday Times, Home, Page 12
     
  • Single entity can help channel healthy pay-TV competition (Opinion, Page A27)
    NUS Law Assoc Prof Burton Ong ’99 shared his insights about the competition in Singapore’s pay-TV market, and noted that opening up a market to competition is not an end in itself, the goal is to provide the public with competitively priced pay-¬TV subscription services, a wide selection of unbundled channels from high-quality content providers, as well as efficient customer support and after¬ sales services.
    22 August 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, Page A27
     
  • Penal Code needs reform, say law profs
    This was a report on the book titled Criminal Law For The 21st Century, A Model Code For Singapore, which was written by Assoc Prof Chan Wing Cheong, Prof Michael Hor and Prof Stanley Yeo from the Faculty of Law at NUS. The authors discussed about the Singapore’s Penal Code and opined that that the thinking behind the laws should be updated to reflect present-day values. The book aims to address the scope, range and conditions of criminal responsibility.
    27 July 2013, The Straits Times, Home, Page B5
     
  • Once in jail, but he's now a law grad
    Article features interview with Darren Tan'13, who graduates from NUS Law this week, and how he has worked towards his achievements.
    9 July 2013, The Straits Times, Home, Page B4

  • The haze and the law
    Prof Tommy Koh '61 and Assoc Prof Michael Ewing-Chow '94 expressed hope that Indonesia will use the current crisis as an opportunity to ratify the haze agreement and that the Indonesian government will investigate and prosecute those responsible for the fires, irrespective of their nationality. Published in The Straits Times, the article was contributed by Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Centre for International Law at NUS and Assoc Prof Michael Ewing-Chow, Head of the Centre's Trade, Investment Law and Policy Programme. A similar report was published in The Jakarta Post.
    27 June 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, Page A28

  • Strengthen reach of environmental laws
    This was an article contribution by Assoc Prof Burton Ong '99, on the legal issues shrouding the annual haze problem. He pointed out that merely applying "commercial pressure" to discourage air pollution is not enough and we must give serious thought to strengthening our environmental law regime to fight this annual scourage.
    21 June 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, Page A22

  • Getting used to a surveillance society – Op-ed by Dean Simon Chesterman
    In this article, Dean Simon Chesterman talks about how the focus should be on how the outrage at the United States National Security Agency's collection of data misses the point, and that the focus should be on how the data is being used.
    19 June 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, A29
     
  • MediaCorp sponsors Entertainment Law course award
    MediaCorp is sponsoring a S$1,000 MediaCorp Prize in Entertainment Law to the top student taking the Entertainment Law elective at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Law. The article features an interview with Assoc Prof David Tan who pioneered the elective, and Sonia Tan '07, who was awarded the prize.
    13 June 2013, TODAY, Singapore, P10

  • The lawyer and his vision for Singapore- Op-ed by Dean Simon Chesterman
    NUS presented former PM Lee Kuan Yew with a doctorate of Laws on 4 June this year. In his article article published by Straits Times, Dean Simon Chesterman, shares about Mr Lee, the lawyer, and the role that law played in his vision for Singapore.
    5 June 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, A20
     
  • Third law school: Problems to consider - Op-ed by Assoc Prof Burton Ong ’99
    Assoc Prof Burton Ong shares his views on the issues to consider for building a third law school specialising in community law.
    4 June 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, A21
     
  • NUS students start Innocence Project
    They seek to help individuals who feel that they have been wrongly convicted.
    18 May 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, B5
     
  • Safeguarding free speech and confidence in judiciary: Op-ed by Assoc Prof David Tan
    Associate Professor David Tan shares with ST readers his views on scandalizing the court, high-profile Alan Shadrake case and protecting free speech.
    4 May 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, A40
     
  • Riding the internet wave: Op-ed by Dean Simon Chesterman
    Dean Simon Chesterman shares his views on the effects of the Internet.
    20 April 2013, The Straits Times, Opinion, A38
     
  • Clear take-off on Asean Open Skies: Op-ed by Prof Alan Tan '93
    Prof Alan Tan '93 shares his opinion on the airline industry, saying that without a unified market at home, Asean airlines may be at a disadvantage when competing against those from bigger, united markets.
    5 April 2013, The Straits Times, Home A33
     
  • The Ten Cyberspace Commandments: Op-ed by Assoc Prof David Tan
    While netizens generally share an unspoken code of cyber etiquette, a vast majority are likely unaware of the wide range of legal risks that carry with them personal liability and criminal sanctions. Assoc Prof David Tan shares what he terms are the 10 cyberspace commandments, distilled from the common law and myriad legislative provisions in Singapore.
    30 March 2013, The Straits Times, Home A30
     
  • NUS Law goes for better student mix
    In a bid to diversify its student body, NUS Law has increased its intake, and shortlisted more candidates for interviews. It also considered more students through the discretionary admissions process. In the interview with Dean Simon Chesterman, he shared that for the new academic year, the school will also make pro bono work compulsory, with the objective of getting students to interact with people from different walks of life.
    27 March 2013, The Straits Times, Home B2
     
  • Why Study
    Dean Professor Simon Chesterman gives prospective university students pointers to consider and think of whom they want to be and not what they want to be.
    16 March 2013, The Straits Times, D6
     
  • He went from jail to NUS law school
    Ex-offender turns his life around in jail and is currently in his final year at NUS Law. Darren Tan ’13 spent more than 10 years of his life in jail and received 19 strokes of the cane for drug and gang-related offences. Assoc Prof Eleanor Wong who interviewed Darren for a place in the faculty says he demonstrated maturity and humility. Come July 2013, Darren will be graduating with an LL.B. from the NUS Faculty of Law.
    3 March 2013, The Sunday Times, Top News, Pg3
     
  • Building culture of respect online- op-ed by Prof Tan Cheng Han Building Culture of Respect Online: Prof Tan Cheng Han '87
    In line with this year's Safer Internet Day theme "Online Rights & Responsibilities - Connect with Respect", Prof Tan shares with readers of the Straits Times on why values we take for granted in the real world should apply to the internet too.
    2 February 2013, The Straits Times, Saturday, D6
     
  • Climate change: What do we owe the future- Op-ed by Dean Simon Chesterman
    Dean Simon Chesterman shares his views on the recent climate change related disasters and how our decision making and education relating to the environment might affect later generations in the future.
    26 January 2013, The Straits Times, D6
     

 

Year 2012

  • Educating tomorrow’s lawyers
    Dean, Professor Simon Chesterman shares his views with ST readers on the need for a curriculum review, as a legal education should be about preparing graduates for a changing and a dynamic world.
    8 December 2012, The Straits Times, D6

  • Boost level of expertise in arbitration: A-G
    Attorney General Steven Chong shares with ST that the level of arbitration expertise in the region must be raised to keep pace with increasing demand for arbitration services. This was shared during the inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Academy course at NUS Law from 26 November to 14 December.
    27 November 2012, The Straits Times, Home, B2

  • NUS law school reviews course
    The review comes at a time when competition to study at the NUS Law school is very keen, and is seen as the university planning ahead to sustain its pre-eminent position.
    24 November 2012, Newshub, The Straits Times, B12

  • A step forward for self-regulation online
    Professor Tan Cheng Han who heads the Media Literacy Council shares the lessons ST readers can learn from the recent Amy Cheong saga and the responses from social media and online behaviour.
    13 October 2012, The Straits Times, Insight, D4

  • Personal data: How Best to Protect Kids Online
    Dean, Professor Simon Chesterman shares with ST readers on his views of the new personal data protection law and how educating kids can protect them online.
    13 October 2012, The Straits Times, D8

  • Who will decide on his behalf- op-ed by Assoc Prof Tang Hang Wu
    Associate Professor Tang Hang Wu shares with Straits Times readers why he thinks Laws are needed to let the authorities act on behalf of elders who are mentally incapacitated and has no one to help them.
    6 October 2012, Straits Times

  • First Alternative Dispute Resolution – Assoc Prof Joel Lee Quoted In Discussion
    Associate Professor Joel Lee participated in a panel discussion during the first Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) conference held in Singapore. He shares that “more mediation work was needed in order to keep the discipline from becoming irrelevant”.
    5 October 2012, The Straits Times, Home, B2

  • Fee guides: Focus on patients, real charges – Op-ed by Assoc Prof Burton Ong
    Without objective numerical benchmarks of what is a fair or reasonable fee for the various medical services performed by doctors in private practice, allegations of overcharging will be practically impossible to substantiate. As such, it may be timely to revisit the SMA's Guidelines on Medical Fees, which were withdrawn in 2007.
    17 September 2012, The Straits Times, A19.

  • Law schools debate on pro bono work
    A team of NUS students took part in a debate organised by the Law Society as part of its inaugural Pro Bono Week. The team of three argued that pro bono work should be made compulsory for all lawyers, and lawyers have an “intrinsic responsibility” to provide free legal aid. They took on another trio representing SMU, who opposed the motion to mandate pro bono work, arguing that a “compulsory culture of volunteerism” was an oxymoron. It was mentioned that the event is meant to bring together law undergraduates and practitioners in a spirit of learning and mentorship.
    11 September 2012, The Straits Times, B6

  • Bookends – Interview with Prof Walter Woon’81 from NUS Law on his current reads
    This was an interview with Professor Walter Woon from the NUS Faculty of Law, who shared on the books that he is currently reading. Prof Woon will be reading and speaking at this year’s Singapore Writers Festival, which runs from 2 to 11 November 2012. He is the author of the Advocate's Devil trilogy of novels, about a young lawyer Dennis Chiang who navigates the dangerous legal waters of 1930s colonial Singapore and survives World War II.
    09 September 2012, Straits Times, Page 21

  • Is Germany China's new best friend? - Associate Prof Wang Jiangyu of NUS Law quoted in commentary
    In the commentary published by the Straits Times on 1 September, the show of close ties during Merkel's visit was hailed as a success by some. The show of friendship by the leaders of both countries during the visit by the German delegation in February has some asking if China will be Germany's new best friend. The article analyses the factors that could bond these two countries, and shares Dr Wang Jiangyu's thoughts on this possibility.
    1 September 2012, The Straits Times, A2

  • Forum on death penalty reveals misconceptions - NUS Law's Prof Walter Woon featured on panel of speakers
    In the Straits Times coverage of the public consultation on proposed changes to the mandatory death penalty, former attorney-general Walter Woon, who is now a law professor at NUS, explained the prosecutorial and judicial processes and what the proposed changes meant. When asked how individuals could contribute to the discussion, Prof Woon replied: "The kind of recommendations that will end up in the waste basket are the ones that are polemic." He added: "You have to be intellectually coherent if you want to influence policy. You have to make sense, and you have to understand that it takes time."
    28 August 2012, The Straits Times, B4

  • 377A needs more clarity – Straits Times Interview with Associate Professorial Fellow Valentine Winslow from NUS Law.
    The article is a Q&A on the significance of the constitutional challenge of Section 377A (Penal Code).
    25 August 2012, The Straits Times, D4

  • Snowplough Parenting: Hurdles in childhood give good training - Invited editorial by Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the Faculty of Law
    Clearing away all obstacles may limit a child’s ability to succeed.
    11 August 2012, The Straits Times, D6

  • South China Sea Disputes: What states should do to clarify claims – An op-ed by NUS Law's Associate Professor Robert Beckman
    Assoc Prof Robert Beckman writes that with increasing tensions in the South China Sea issue, it looks as though there are no rules of international law governing claimant states' activities, and that it's a game of power politics. However, this is not the case.
    8 August 2012, The Straits Times, A28

  • Regulating Internet 'not the solution' - Interview of Prof Tan Cheng Han in Straits Times
    Prof Tan speaks to the Straits Times on his role as chief and the Media Literacy Council's focus.
    8 Aug 2012, The Straits Times, Home, B4

  • NUS Law Among World’s Top Ten – Coverage in Business Times
    The National University of Singapore (NUS) now ranks among the top 10 universities in the world for law, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. Dean of NUS Law, Prof Simon Chesterman, said the latest ranking cements the school's reputation as Asia's "Global Law School".
    Business Times, 6 July 2012, Page 10
    A similar story was carried in Channel NewsAsia, 938Live, Warna 94.2FM (5 July 2012) and Ria 89.7FM (5 July 2012).

  • Can You Keep A Secret? – An op-ed by Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the Faculty of Law
    In this opinion piece, Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the Faculty of Law, discussed the surprising decision of the US Supreme Court on President Obama’s healthcare legislation, and how one of the most important decisions this year was kept a secret for three months. He opined that with the rise of social media and real-time 'citizen journalism', it is somehow charming that the US Supreme Court is better able to keep secrets than America's spies. He added that in an age of leaks and spin, even the media – and we along with it – can still be surprised.
    3 July 2012, The Straits Times, A24

  • Should the rich pay higher fines?
    Professor Michael Hor shares with ST reporter his views on pegging fines to a person’s income.
    23 June 2012, The Straits Times, Saturday Insight, D4

  • Arbitration academy to be set up here
    The Centre for International Law (CIL) and the NUS Faculty of Law will host the inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Academy from 26 November to 14 December 2012. The Singapore International Arbitration Academy is slated to become Asia’s premier arbitration training programme. For more information about the Academy, click http://cil.nus.edu.sg/
    12 June 2012, The Straits Times, Home, B4
    Similar stories were reported in The Business Times, Today, Berita Harian and Lianhe Zaobao

  • What The Vandalism Act Was Meant For
    Associate Proffesor Chan Wing Cheong shares his views on the Vandalism Act and its purpose, referencing the actions taken with regard to the recent vandalism act by Samantha Lo, nicknamed the 'Sticker Lady'. She was arrested on the charge of vandalism which has sparked public outcry.
    Today, 11 June 2012

  • Japan honors Jayakumar
    Former Senior Minister Professor S. Jayakumar was conferred the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on 8 May 2012.The award was presented to Professor Jayakumar in recognition of his significant contributions towards strengthening bilateral ties between Japan and Singapore.
    9 May 2012, Straits Times, A20

  • Foreign law firms eye access to Singapore
    More foreign law firms have expressed interest in applying to practise in commercial areas of Singapore law, following the government’s announcement of its intention to award a second round of licences by next year. Questions have been raised on whether there is enough supply to meet the growing demand for local lawyers. Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Law shares his views.
    Today, 3 May 2012, Page 46
    A similar story was carried in Channel NewsAsia  (2 May 2012).

  • China's Wen Jiabao concludes European trade talks
    NUS Faculty of Law’s Associate Professor Wang Jiangyu shares his views on the mutual impact of the European and Chinese economies, following the Chinese Premier’s four-nation Europe tour which ended in Poland.
    26 April 2012, BBC

  • Not paid for work but it’s worth it
    Lawyers and NUS law students’ pro bono labour of justice secures acquittal for an odd-job worker sentenced to 29 years’ jail.
    23 April 2012, The New paper, Page 5

  • NUS awards pay tribute to Mrs Lee
    The NUS Faculty of Law pays tribute to the late Mrs Lee Kuan Yew and honours donors to the Kwa Geok Choo Bursary and Scholarship Awards at an appreciation dinner on 12 April 2012. Eight needy law students and top post graduates are the first recipients of the awards.
    13 April 2012, The Straits Times, Home, C6
    Similar stories were carried in Lianhe Zaobao (Translation) and AsiaOne Online (12 April 2012).

  • Academic freedom in New Haven and S’pore
    Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Faculty of Law discusses Yale faculty’s impending vote on 5 April on a resolution challenging the Yale-NUS College and the questions the resolution will raise on academic freedom and the wider legal and political climate.
    30 March 2012, Straits Times, Review, Page A23

  • Can social media do more harm than good?
    Watch NUS Law Dean, Professor Simon Chesterman argue his case in one of a five-part debate series “Bridging Asia-the Singapore Debates” organized by Channel News Asia.
    20 March 2012, Channel NewsAsia, Bridging Asia-the Singapore Debates

  • Does China have a legitimate claim?
    Associate Professor Robert Beckman, Director of the Centre for International Law at NUS Faculty of Law, expounds his views on the disputes between China and the Philippines over oil-endowed zones in the South China Sea. Prof Beckman suggests the best way forward for the two countries to side-step the disputes.
    8 March 2012, Straits Times, Review & Forum, A28

  • Black swans and swallows in a turbulent world
    Inspite of black swan events, NUS Law Associate Professor Simon Tay is encouraged by signs of positive economic movements in America, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and Myanmar.
    27 February 2012, Today, Pg 10
    A similar report was carried in The Malaysia Insider Online (27 February 2012).

  • Insolvency law review: Report out next quarter
    NUS Law Assistant Professor Wee Meng Seng’s arguments for the reform of Singapore’s international insolvency law caught the attention of the Straits Times.A committee appointed by Law Minister K Shanmugam to review Singapore’s laws on insolvency will examine Professor Wee’s arguments.
    25 February 2012, Straits Times, Page B13

  • Why rule of law remains important
    This opinion piece in the Straits Times by Dean Simon Chesterman is drawn from his closing address at the conference “A Dialogue on the Rule of Law: Singapore in the 21st Century”, held on 14-15 February 2012 at the Supreme Court. He argues that dialogue on the rule of law remains important, and that the conference indicated a welcome openness to constructive engagement on the topic.
    22 February 2012, Straits Times, Review & Forum, Page A25
     

  • Are law students cut from the same cloth?
    This was an article on the views of lawyers and academics about the recent decision by Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, to review the Faculty's admission policies.
    19 February 2012, Sunday Times, Home, pg21
     

  • Impact of Chinese VP Xi’s visit to the U.S. on the long-term development of U.S.-China relations
    Associate Professor Wang Jiangyu of the NUS Faculty of Law shares his view on how Chinese VP Xi’s visit to the U.S, would affect the long-term development of U.S.-China relations.
    17 February 2012, BBC World News
     

  • Serving with his heart
    NUS Scholar Chan Yi Zhang believes that his mission in life is to make a difference. Having volunteered since his JC days, Zhang Yi now does pro bono work, working alongside practising lawyers and giving legal advice to those who require it but do not have access to it.
    11 February 2012, Straits Times, Special: CATS Scholars’ Choice ll, pg2
     

  • NUS Law launches new Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) to spearhead efforts in research on Asian Law. It is headed by Professor Andrew Harding and will focus on cutting edge Asian law research, publications, and events
    8 February 2012

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  • NUS law students will still be picked based on merit
    This was a reply to responses to the announcement that the NUS Faculty of Law is reviewing its admission procedures. Associate Professor Joel Lee, Vice-Dean (Student Affairs) at the NUS Faculty of Law noted that most of the responses have been very positive. He emphasised that selection will continue to be on the basis of merit and explained that the purpose of the review is to increase the opportunities for students to read law. He added that the review of the admission procedures is at an early stage, and the Faculty welcomes additional feedback on this important issue.
    6 February 2012, Straits Times, Forum, Page A20
     

  • China’s role in the Eurozone crisis
    Associate Professor Wang Jiangyu of NUS Faculty of Law shares his views on China’s role in the Eurozone crisis and the impact of China’s actions on Europe in an interview regarding German Chancellor, Angela Merkel’s visit to China.
    2 February 2012, BBC’s Asia Business report
     

  • NUS law school reviews student admission procedures
    NUS law school’s latest review aims to attract a more diverse pool of students who excel in other areas other than grades. Students who may not excel in studies now have a greater opportunity to enter law school now that admissions will take into account a student’s leadership in co-curricular activities as well as involvement in community work.
    25 January 2012, Straits Times, Prime, A3
     

  • Starting early on pro bono legal work
    This was a report on young lawyers and law students who seek to help those in need of legal aid for free. The article included an interview with second-year NUS law student Chan Yi Cheng who described pro bono work as an eye-opening experience. Yi Cheng said that many of his peers go to top schools and come from well-to-do families, and doing pro bono work teaches them to feel for the less fortunate.
    15 January 2012, Sunday Times, Home, pg14
     

Year 2011

  • The law students of NUS and Tsinghua University will soon be able to earn degrees from both institutions. The first of such collaborations with a Chinese university, the NUS Faculty of Law signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tsinghua University on 14 December 2011. In the concurrent degree programme, selected students from both law schools will spend part of their course time at the partner institution to earn a Master of Laws degree. The two law schools have also agreed to discuss cooperation at the graduate level, including a possible joint Master of Laws degree.

    31 December 2011

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  • Relations between China and North Korea in the post-Kim Jong-il era (LHZB - Page 12)
    Associate Professor Wang Jiangyu from NUS Faculty of Law shared his views about the possible changes in China's North Korea policy that could impact Chinese relations with the reclusive state following the death of Kim Jong-il. He argued that China should push Korea towards a China-style reform and liberalization.
    27 December 2011, LianHe ZaoBao, p12
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  • True Partnership must include China
    Associate Professor Wang Jiangyu of NUS Faculty of Law shares his views on the importance of China’s role in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and the possible impact of excluding it from the agreement.
    21 December 2011, Straits Times, Review & Forum, A24
     

  • NUS Law in Financial Times listing for having one of the top LLM programmes
    The National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, was mentioned in the Financial Times Global LLM Programme Listing for having one of the top postgraduate LLM programmes.
    25 November 2011, Financial Times, Innovative Law Schools 2011 Special Report
     

  • The Practice of Law- Dispelling myths from ex-CJ to lawyer mum
    Professor Michael Hor and Associate Professor Tang Hang Wu are co-editors of ‘The Practice of Law’. The book features a collection of essays written by legal eagles on their experiences. All royalties will go to a group which helps the disabled and handicapped.
    18 November 2011, Straits Times, Prime, A20 & A21
     

  • Professor Simon Chesterman was named the new Dean of NUS Faculty of Law on 31 October 2012. He will take over the helm from Professor Tan Cheng Han from 1 January 2012. Prof Chesterman is currently the Vice Dean of the Graduate Studies Division and the Global Professor of the New York University School of Law Singapore Programme.

    1 November 2011

     

  • NUS student collected book donations for Northlight School
    NUS Law student, Xie Xiaoyun, launched a book donation drive on campus in cooperation with the NUS National Police Cadet Corps to collect more than 500 books within four days and delivered them to Northlight School on Children's Day.
    27 October 2011, LianHe Zaobao, p16
    Please click here for English translation
     

  • Does the law suit really suit you?
    Law dean Professor Tan Cheng Han, shares his views on recruitment in legal services.
    20 October 2011, QS Graduate School
     

  • Launch of Singapore WTO Chairs Programme and Inaugural WTO Policy Dialogue for Senior Government Officials from Asian Economies held on 4 & 5 October 2011

    6 October 2011


    5 October 2010

     

  • US legal eagle to join A-G’s Chambers
    Sandy Baggett, previously a Legal Analysis, Writing and Research instructor (LAWR Instructor) at NUS Faculty of Law, joins the Attorney-General Chambers. She will be the first American to serve as a deputy public prosecutor and state counsel in Singapore. Sandy is currently a post graduate student at the NYU@NUS.
    30 September 2011, Straits Times, Prime, A13
     

  • Jayakumar returns to NUS law faculty
    In today’s edition of The Straits Times, it was reported that former Senior Minister Professor S Jayakumar will rejoin the NUS Faculty of Law as Professor of Law on 22 October 2011. Professor Tan Cheng Han, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, said that Prof Jayakumar will provide guidance and advice to the Centre for International Law where he has been its patron since October 2009. Prof Jayakumar, who has waived any remuneration for the position, will also conduct seminars on international law, exploring the interplay between international law, diplomacy, and policy. A law graduate from the University of Singapore’s class of 1963, Prof Jayakumar had taught at the faculty from 1964 to 1981, and was its dean from 1974 to 1980.
    14 September 2011, Straits Times, Prime, Page A9
    Similar stories were reported in Lianhe Zaobao (Section 1, Page 5), The Business Times (Page 11) and Berita Harian (Page 2).

  • Top Cambridge don takes up NUS post (Home, Page B6)
    In today’s edition of The Straits Times, it was reported that Professor Kevin Gray has been appointed as the first Chair of the Kwa Geok Choo Professorship in Property Law at NUS. The Professorship was set up to pay tribute to the late wife of former Prime Minister and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Prof Gray is both a college dean and a professor of law at Britain's Cambridge University. He has been teaching part-time at NUS' law faculty since July 2008. Professor Tan Cheng Han, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, said that Prof Gray was invited to take up the three-year position because he is the pre-eminent academic in land law and brings to the school a wealth of experience.
    A similar report was carried in My Paper (Page A4).
     

  • Law students battle for Attorney-General’s Cup
    NUS Law student, Mr Chin Jincheng was the winner of the inaugural Attorney’s- General (AG) Cup held on 19 August 2011.
    The competition, the brainchild of former AG, Professor Walter Woon, aims to garner interest for undergraduates to
    practise criminal law in future.
    20 August 2011, Straits Times, Home, B2
     

  • Duo talents from NUS Faculty of Law clinch excellent results
    The article highlighted two outstanding graduates from the recent graduating cohort of the Faculty of Law, namely, Mr Seow Tzi Yang who graduated with first class honours from the Bachelor of Laws (NUS-New York University concurrent degree programme), and Mr Koo Zhi Xuan who also graduated with first class honours from the Bachelor of Laws programme. Eight years ago, Mr Seow had to repeat a year of his studies at the Raffles Junior College but yet, he emerged as an outstanding graduate and delivered the valedictorian speech at the Faculty’s Commencement Ceremony last week. It was also reported that the Faculty of Law produced more than 220 graduates this year.
    12 July 2011, Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore News, P06
    Please click here for English translation
     

  • NUS and SMU to pay tribute to the late Mdm Kwa Geok Choo
    6 July 2011

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  • Channel NewsAsia

 

  • Demystifying the presidential office
    Professor Tommy Koh of the NUS Faculty of Law discusses the roles, functions and powers of the President as the Singapore electorate gets ready for the upcoming Presidential Election.
    15 June 2011, Straits Times (Review, Page A21)
     
  • Diplomacy- A Singapore Experience
    In Professor S. Jayakumar’s new book, Diplomacy- A Singapore Experience, he reveals his thoughts on the development of Singapore’s foreign policy and factors that contributed to Singapore’s success story.
    10 June 2011, Straits Times, Review, Page A27
     
  • An education that changes lives
    This was an NUS advertorial highlighting the transformative educational experience offered by the University. This includes global opportunities, a vibrant campus, giving back to the University and a multi-dimensional experience. Ho Junyi ’11 a recent graduate of our concurrent degree programme in Law and Public Policy, was featured in the NUS advertorial.
    7 May 2011, Straits Times, Review, Page A35
     
  • A World of Opportunities” - NUS admissions advertorial
    This NUS admissions advertorial highlighted the NUS Global Experience, which empowers students to be the change they want to see in their lives and to make a positive difference to the community. The advertorial featured Faculty of Law alumnus Mr James Choo, a graduate of the NUS-New York University Concurrent Degree Programme in Law as well as Ms Genevieve-Laine Chang, a fourth-year undergraduate from the NUS Business School and University Scholars Programme (USP); Mr Veerappan Swaminathan, a fourth-year undergraduate from the Faculty of Engineering and USP; and Ms Zuraidah Abdul Hamid, a third-year undergraduate at the School of Design and Environment.
    26 March 2011, Straits Times, Page A45
     
  • Beacon of Change
    An NUS admissions advertisement titled “Beacon of change” featured four students from the NUS Faculty of Law who are part of the NUS Pro Bono Group. It highlighted that the NUS Faculty of Law is dedicated to training globally-oriented and socially conscious legal practitioners.
    18 March 2011, ST Home, Page C5
     
  • Law alumni honour missing classmate, Bennett Lam, through scholarships
    The Class of ’86 Bennett Lam Scholarship Fund, set up at a 20th anniversary class reunion, has awarded 32 scholarships over the last three years. Alumnus Bennett Lam disappeared at sea while on a fishing trip, but his memory lives on, thanks to a scholarship set up by his classmates in his honour.
    16 March 2011, NUS Newshub
     
  • NUS team argues its way to Jessup Moot Court contest
    The first ever Singapore Jessup National Rounds were held on Saturday 12 February 2011 at the Singapore Court of Appeal. The proceedings were presided over by the Honourable Attorney General Mr Sundaresh Menon (Jessup World Runner-up Team 1986), the Honourable Justice Steven Chong (Jessup Champion Team 1982) and the Honourable Mr Lionel Yee Woon Chin, Second Solicitor-General and Director-General of the International Affairs Department of the Attorney General’s Chambers. In a close fought match between NUS and SMU, the NUS Team of Chong Yonghui, Elsa Goh, Keith Han and Sarah Hew emerged as the winners, with the right to represent Singapore in the White & Case International Rounds in Washington DC between 20 and 26 March 2011. The Best Memorial Award went to SMU and the Best Speaker was Keith Han from NUS.
    In its 52nd year, the annual Jessup Competition is the oldest moot court competition dedicated to international law. It is named after Philip C Jessup, the United States representative to the International Court of Justice who was elected by the United Nations to serve a nine-year term in 1961. Judge Jessup had a long and distinguished academic, judicial, and diplomatic career. NUS teams have won the international Jessup Competition four times since 1982.
    13 February 2011, The Sunday Times
     
  • NUS, Boston varsity in law degree tie-up
    Law Dean Prof Tan Cheng Han shares about NUS Faculty of Law’s new programme with Boston University (BU) which allows selected NUS law students to pursue a master’s in law at BU during their fourth year of undergraduate studies. The Faculty has also partnered the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and World Bank to offer up to three fellowships from this year. This opportunity was, until recently, offered to only the elite American and European law schools. Students selected for the fellowship will work at the ICJ in the The Hague, Netherlands, and the World Bank, United States.
    7 February 2011, The Straits Times
     
  • S'pore's 1st law class 50 years on
    Faculty of Law’s pioneer class celebrated its 50th Anniversary with the establishment of the Lionel A. Sheridan Professorship in honour of the Faculty’s founding dean. The Class of 1961 held its Golden Jubilee reunion at the Bukit Timah Campus on Saturday 22 January 2011 and kicked-off the fundraising campaign for the Professorship.
    23 January 2011, The Sunday Times
    Similar stories were reported in Tamil Murasu (24 Jan 2011, Page 2) and Channel NewsAsia (22 Jan 2011).
     
  • Scholarship set up in memory of terror attack victim makes first award
    The inaugural Scholarship has been awarded to Seow Tzi Yang (pictured), a Fourth Year law student who overcame financial difficulties to excel in his studies and represent NUS on the international stage.
    17 January 2011, NUS Newshub
     

 

Year 2010

  • Simon Tay's book went from a novella to a prize-winner
    Associate Professor Simon Tay was awarded the 2010 Singapore Literature Prize by the Singapore Book Council. Assoc Prof Tay's novel- City Of Small Blessings, took 12 years to write. He shares his thoughts with Today on the making of his book.
    14 December 2010, Today
     

  • A Little Less Privacy, a Bit More Security
    Professor Simon Chesterman shares his views on the current trend of information privacy and the balance between liberty and security.
    12 November 2010, International Herald Tribune
     

  • Legal rights of biological dad unclear: IVF mix-up
    Associate Professor Debbie Ong shares her views on the Evidence Act’s outdated provision on the presumption of paternity in relation to the case of the recent IVF mix-up at Thomson Medical Centre.
    9 November 2010, The Straits Times, Home, Page B4
     

  • Young lawyers are ‘friends of the court’
    Mr Goh Yihan, a Teaching Assistant at NUS Faculty of Law, was featured as one of eight young lawyers picked to help the courts by arguing their views on novel points of law or on matters of public policy. These young amicus curiae - Latin for 'friend of the court' - typically serve an unpaid year-long term, honing their advocacy skills in criminal cases that raise unusual legal issues, including those involving first-time prosecutions under new or amended provisions of the law.
    25 October 2010, The Straits Times (Home, Page B2)
     

  • Associate Professor Wang Jiangyu was interviewed by Bloomberg TV on 7 October 2010, where he shared his views on China's compliance with the WTO Agreements.
    View the interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7zxrzRMQ8g
     

  • NUS Law Faculty Launches Clinical Legal Education to promote hands-on learning and inculcate pro bono spirit in students
    6 October 2010


    7 October 2010
    8 October 2010

  • Conducive political climate makes it easier for Singapore and Malaysia to accept arbitration decision
    Professor Simon Chesterman shares his views on the differences of referring disputes to the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
    23 September 2010, 938 Live
     

  • Your land can land in the wrong hands
    Associate Professor Tang Hang Wu considers the problem of land fraud in Malaysia at the 15th Malaysian Law Conference.
    8 August 2010, Sunday Star
     

  • NUS wins a top prize at global law contest
    It was reported that a team from the NUS Faculty of Law comprising Mr Nicholas Lim, Ms Sarah Lim, Ms Shirin Chua and Mr Seow Tzi Yang had won the Richard R. Baxter prize in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The team members have all graduated, except for Mr Seow, a third-year student who is pursuing a Master of Laws degree at New York University (NYU) under the NUS-NYU double degree programme. The team thanked their coaches Associate Professor Lim Lei Theng and Ms Harpreet Kaur Dhillon, and they were also grateful to Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin, Professor Tommy Koh and SC Davinder Singh who judged their practice moots.
    3 August 2010, The Straits Times, Prime, Page A4
     

  • Window of opportunity' for stalled Doha round
    Speaking at the closing ceremony of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Regional Trade Policy Course (RTPC), WTO Deputy Director-General Ms Valentine Rugwabiza said that an upcoming meeting of world leaders at the Group of 20 (G-20 ) summit in November would create a 'window of opportunity' that could see the long-stalled Doha round of trade talks finally conclude. Jointly organised with NUS, the WTO RTPC allows senior officials from developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region to widen their understanding of trade policy matters, the multilateral trading system, international trade law and the functioning of the WTO.
    31 July 2010, The Straits Times, Money, Page C25
    A similar story was reported in Lianhe Zaobao (Section 1, Page 14).
     

  • Strategic leadership needed in Asia
    Associate Professor Simon Tay shares his view on the meeting of the 10 Asean foreign ministers and their discussion of regional leadership. In this column, he also analyses a new
    emerging forum and the East Asian Summit forum.
    22 July 2010, Review, The Straits Times
     

  • Free market a win-win for all operators
    Visiting Professor Lim Yee Fen at the NUS Faculty of Law and Visiting Professor at the Information and Innovation Policy Research Centre, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, contributed an article in which she explained why Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) should be careful not to confuse the new cross-carriage measure rule announced by the Media Development Authority with what had happened in other parts of the world. Prof Lim noted that in her view, the cross-carriage rule would increase competition in Singapore's pay-TV market rather than the opposite.
    29 June 2010, The Straits Times, Review, Page A18
     

  • Role for law in a world ruled by power
    In today's The Straits Times, there was an article contributed by Professor Tommy Koh on the relationship between international law and power. Opining that there was a role for law in a world ruled by power, Prof Koh observed that international law permeates many aspects of our lives, provides the framework for international cooperation, and helps to make this a rules-based world.
    This article was contributed to Think-Tank, a weekly column rotated among eight leading figures in Singapore's research and tertiary institutions.
    26 May 2010, The Straits Times, Review, Page A33
     

  • On lawyers, the UN and neighbours (Prime, Page A10)
    This was an article that featured an excerpt of the question-and-answer session following the S. Rajaratnam lecture which was delivered by Senior Minister Professor S. Jayakumar yesterday. Three of the questions and answers cited included one from Associate Professor Robert Beckman, Director of the Centre for International Law at NUS, who had asked Prof Jayakumar what the role of international lawyers in international diplomacy is and whether international lawyers make good diplomats.
    20 May 2010, The Straits Times Prime, Page A10
     

  • What's in a procession?
    It was reported that the high court had appointed Assistant Professor Cheah Wui Ling from the NUS Faculty of Law to assist with the appeal against the acquittal of five Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) leaders and activists charged with holding a procession without a permit in 2007. Asst Prof Cheah who teaches criminal and public law and specialises in international human rights said that the word "procession" should be interpreted to include three elements ― it should be cause-based in nature, organised and have no public disorder element.
    TODAY (Page 12) 17 March 2010
    A similar story was reported in Lianhe Zaobao (Section 3, Page 8).
     

  • Inspire. Be the change
    This was a full-page NUS admissions advertisement with the tagline 'Inspire. Be the change.' The advertisement featured Associate Professor Lim Lei Theng, from the Faculty of Law, along with law students Mr Winston Yien Kiat, Mr Choo Zheng Xi, Ms Lan Huishan and Mr Dennis Tan Chuin Wei who won The Copenhagen Climate Change Competition where they negotiated and shared their ideas for the Copenhagen Protocol. The NUS team's submission was presented to the Danish Prime Minister and other key players involved in the negotiations for the Copenhagen Protocol.
    8 March 2010 , TODAY , Page 11
    Similar reports were carried on 12 May 2010, The Straits Times, Home, Page B3
     

  • "The Asian Way of Handling the World" by Simon Chesterman and Kishore Mahbubani
    Professors Simon Chesterman and Kishore Mahbubani discusses the pragmatic Asian approach to international affairs in guardian.co.uk which could be found on http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/mar/04/global-problem-solving-asian-way
    4 March 2010, Guardian.co.uk

     

  • A-G Walter Woon to step down
    It was reported that Attorney-General (A-G) Prof Walter Woon will step down next month and return to teaching at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. In addition, Prof Woon will be appointed as the first dean of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE), which was incorporated last month to take over the training functions of the Board of Legal Education. As SILE chief, Prof Woon will be responsible for programmes to develop Singapore as a centre of excellence in legal training and professional practice. Senior Counsel Mr Sundaresh Menon, who graduated from NUS Faculty of Law in 1986 and is currently a managing partner at Rajah & Tann, will take over as Attorney-General in October.
    5 March 2010, The Straits Times, Home, pB4
    Similar reports were carried on The Straits Times (4 March 2010, Page A1), The Business Times (Page 2), TODAY (Frontpage and Page 2), Lianhe Zaobao (Section 1, Page 3), Berita Harian (Page 2), Tamil Murasu (Frontpage), The New Paper (Page 6), MyPaper (Page A6), Channel NewsAsia (3 March 2010) and 938 Live (3 March 2010).

     

  • Lawyer contributes S$1m to help NUS law students
    Asia's intellectual property pioneer, Ms Ella Cheong, donates S$1 million to Faculty of Law for scholarships
    (Ella Cheong Intellectual Property Scholarship), bursaries (Ella Cheong Bursary) and student loans.
    5 February 2010, Channel NewsAsia

    Similar stories were reported on TODAY (6 February).
     

  • No change at NUS law faculty after all
    It was reported that NUS had announced that Professor Tan Cheng Han had been appointed to a fresh three-year term as Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law. Prof Tan was already the faculty's longest-serving dean, having served as law dean for nine years. When asked about his future plans, Prof Tan said the faculty was in talks to set up partnerships with overseas institutions and to establish two research centres. He also wanted to grow the faculty's endowment and hire more teaching staff.

    NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye described Prof Tan as a respected scholar and popular teacher. He added that Prof Tan had the professional respect of the wider legal community as a senior counsel, specialist judge and arbitrator. This made Prof Tan the best person to lead the faculty of law for another three years, to cement its place as one of the great law schools of the world.
    Prime, Page A3, Straits Times

    Similar stories were reported on TODAY (Page 8), 938Live (21 January) and Channel NewsAsia (21 January).
     

  • Gentle voice of reason
    The article featured Adjunct Professor Lawrence Boo, NUS Faculty of Law, who is a leading mediator and arbitrator in Singapore. Prof Boo, who led the teaching of international commercial arbitration in NUS, said that he found mediation more satisfying than arbitration because mediation could create more amiable outcomes. It was also easier for disputing parties to come up with more creative solutions during mediation.  
    13 January 2010, The Straits Times 

    • A teacher and an honorary judge too
    • Gentle voice of reason
    • Wary of divorce cases

 

Year 2009

  • Prof Thio sets out the role of S'pore's justice system
    It was reported that Professor Thio Li-ann had spoken on the relationship between the rule of law and other indicators of constitutional government and good governance at a seminar for lawyers and academics organised by The Law Society of Singapore yesterday. She noted that courts in Singapore did have independence but that judges were unlikely to change any laws.
    11 December 2009, TODAY, Page 8
     
  • Japanese award for Tommy Koh
    Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large and Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies at the NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy had been conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star medal by Japan's government last night. To date, nine Singaporeans have been conferred the award, with then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew being the first in 1967.
    10 December 2009, The Business Times Page 10
    Similar stories were reported in The Straits Times (Home, Page B5) and Lianhe Zaobao (Section 1, Page 13).


  • NUS Faculty of Law launches scholarship in memory of alumni Ms Lo Hwei Yen, one year after she lost her life in last year's Mumbai terror attacks

  • 26 November 2009
    • Channel NewsAsia online
    • Channel NewsAsia (7pm, 9.30pm and online)
    • Channel 8 & Channel U (Ch 5, 9.30pm; Ch 8, 6.30pm and 10pm; Ch U, 9.30pm)
    • 938LIVE News (Night news reports and online)
    •  

    27 November 2009
  • Qualification gains favour as financial crisis bites
    The article highlighted the impact of the global economic crisis on the popularity of the Master of Laws programme (LLM) among lawyers. It was mentioned that one of the developments from the financial crisis was the convergence of law and business management through tie-ups with business schools. The article highlighted that the NUS dual master's degree programme, awarded in conjunction with New York University, was conducted in Singapore and training was geared towards increasing a lawyer's understanding of the links between the two fields. Emerging markets were also growing in popularity for LLM students. The NUS International Business Law LLM programme is conducted in English with most teaching taking place in Shanghai. Associate Professor Alan Tan Khee-Jin, Vice-dean of Research and Graduate programmes at the NUS Faculty of Law said that while the students were predominantly from China and South-east Asia, the intake from the US and Europe had trebled.
    23 November 2009, Financial Times
     
  • Blackwater and the limits to outsourcing security
    In this op-ed, Professor Simon Chesterman discusses the issues concerning the outsourcing of governmental functions to private contractors.
    13 November 2009, International Herald Tribune
     
  • NUS recognises 20 outstanding alumni for their contributions
    Professor S Jayakumar, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, was conferred the highest honour - the Eminent Alumni Award at the biennial NUS Alumni Awards. The Awards recognise NUS alumni who have distinguished themselves in Singapore and overseas. NUS said that although Professor Jayakumar has been actively involved in politics for nearly three decades, he remains deeply committed to the university where he is still a professor at the Faculty of Law.
    10 November 2009, Channel NewsAsia
     
  • G-20: Gulliver and Lilliputians
    Associate Professor Simon Tay shares his views in Think-Tank, a weekly column rotated among eight leading figures in Singapore's tertiary and research institutions. In this column, he analyses the performance of the G-20 (Group of 20) as a global organisation since its inception last November.
    14 October 2009, Review, The Straits Times
     
  • S'pore could help shape a climate deal
    Associate Professor Simon Tay comments on the threats of climate change to Singapore and the region, and also offers his views on Singapore's position and role on the international stage at the upcoming meeting among nations in Copenhagen this December to discuss and develop a climate change mitigation plan.
    10 October 2009, Review, The Straits Times
     
  • Student group gives free guidance to court users
    The article featured a group of law students known as University Court Friends (UCF), who assists those unfamiliar with legal process and jargon when filing claims and maintenance applications at the courts. The group was commended at a Volunteers Appreciation dinner on 24 September where Ms Cheryl Seah, a second-year student at the NUS Faculty of Law, who helps to manage the NUS volunteers for UCF, was also given an outstanding volunteer award. Established in November 2008, the UCF was a collaborative effort between the Subordinate Courts, NUS and SMU. Associate Professor Helena Whalen-Bridge, the faculty adviser to the NUS Pro Bono Group, of which UCF was a part, said that through the UCF initiative, students picked up legal skills and were also exposed to people in great difficulty, and this could help create sympathy and understanding that was a very important part of being a good lawyer.
    28 September 2009, Home, pB5, The Straits Times

  • NUS Law has gone global, with dean's help
    NUS Faculty of Law Dean, Prof Tan Cheng Han, SC is featured in the article which highlights Prof Tan's role in the broadening of law education and building of ties with overseas institutions such as the New York University School of Law. At the close of his last commencement ceremony as Dean, Prof Tan shared his views on giving law students a well-rounded education and the importance of the law school going global.
    This article could also be found on The Straits Times Digital
    15 July 2009, Home, PB3, The Straits Times
     
  • Symposium on Health Care Challenges for an Ageing Population
     
    • Physical Abuse the most common
      The article features the results of an exploratory study on the most common kind of abuse against the elderly conducted by Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong from the NUS Faculty of Law. The results of the study was presented at an NUS symposium titled, "Health-care Challenges for an Ageing Population", which was held on 29 May 2009. The study is one of three known local studies on this topic and was based on an analysis of 89 cases of substantiated abuse of the elderly as assessed by voluntary welfare organisation TRANS Centre or Safe@TRANS.
      30 May 2009, Home, pB4, The Straits Times
    • NUS study: 70 per cent of local men may suffer
      More than 100 academics, social workers and volunteer groups shared their views on the medical challenges brought by an ageing population in a seminar organised by the National University of Singapore (NUS) yesterday. Associate Professor Angelique Chan of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences said at the event that the emotional impact felt by those taking care of the elderly has traditionally been overlooked. Faculty of Law's Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong also shared his research at the seminar.
      30 May 2009, Section News, p12, Lianhe Zaobao
  • Creating a buzz in Parliament
    Nominated MP Professor Thio Li-ann shares her views on the recently announced changes to the electoral system that include the increase in the guaranteed number of opposition MPs in Parliament. Prof Thio highlights that the changes focus on enhancing participatory politics without sacrificing the current system.
    29 May 2009, The Straits Times
  • No 'bright line' between religion and politics
    An edited excerpt of Nominated Member of Parliament Professor Thio Li-ann's parliamentary speech is featured in The Straits Times. In her speech, Prof Thio defines secularism and argues that Singapore's "agnostic secularism" is a framework which facilitates the peaceful co-existence of religions.
    27 May 2009, Review, A18, The Straits Times
  • 'A recipe for disharmony'
    In her parliamentary speech, NMP Professor Thio Li-ann asserted that while Singapore's secularism dictates that religion should not be mixed with politics, "religion is not separated from public life and culture".
    27 May 2009, P8, TODAY
  • Lawyer's friend gives $1m in his name
    The Amaladass Fellowship was set up in memory of the late legal practitioner Mr M. Amaladass, from a donation of S$1 million from an anonymous donor who was a friend of Mr Amaladass. The Fellowship would be used to support the appointment of an Associate Professor at the Law School and the donor has expressed a preference for the Fellowship to be awarded to an Associate Professor specialising in Criminal Law, which was which was one of Mr Amaladass' main areas of practice during his almost 30 years in the profession.
    11 May 2009, The Straits Times
     
  • Making the seas safe: US must take lead in anti-piracy war
    NUS Law School's Professor Tommy Koh, Singapore's Ambassador-At-Large and Associate Professor Robert Beckman, Director of the Centre for International Law at NUS call upon President Obama to lead the world to defeat the Somali pirates and make the seas in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean safe for international navigation.
    23 April 2009, The Straits Time, Review, A24

    This article was also carried by The New York Times Online (21 Apr 09).

     
  • The cynical idealist
    Faculty of Law's Professor Thio Li-ann shares about the valuable lessons learnt during her last two years as a Nominated Member of Parliament.
    18 April, Today
     
  • Discretion in public order
    Professor Thio Li-ann offers her views in Parliament on the amendments to the Public Order Act and proposes that mechanisms such as appeal processes or judicial review should be in place to hold decision-makers accountable.
    14 April, Today
     
  • Downturn gives smaller law firms crack at talent
    In this article on how the big law firms are no longer hiring all the pupils and junior lawyers, it was mentioned that for the past several years, the big four would take in practically all the 240 to 250 law graduates from NUS as pupils and the retention rate was typically at least 80 per cent. Associate Professor Alan Tan, Vice-Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) at the NUS Faculty of Law, said that the current economic climate would help to create a market equilibrium of sorts.
    6 Apr, The Business Times, Pg 2
     
  • 55 from 25 countries win dual law degrees
    The second batch of students from the NYU@NUS dual-degree programme graduated during last night's ceremony, held at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security S. Jayakumar, who was guest-of-honour at the ceremony, had described the programme as being part of a thriving global ecosystem in Singapore. One of the three local graduates, Mr Alvin Chen, also mentioned that he valued the course for its rigour and multicultural nature. A total of 55 students from 25 countries across six continents, including France, India and Kenya, took part in the 10-month programme.
    3 March 2009, The Straits Times, Home, Page B2
     
  • Moderate so Govt can de-regulate
    Professor Thio Li-ann and Associate Professor Tang Hang Wu share their views on the virtues of community moderation on the anonymous internet as one method of dealing with the freewheeling world of online speech in the realm of cyberspace.
    21 February 2009, The Straits Times
     
  • All the President's Men
    Professor Thio Li-ann and Adjunct Professor Kevin Tan of the NUS Law School share their expert opinions in relation to the role of the Council of Presidential Advisers in advising the President in relation to his mandate to decide whether to approve a supply budget which will draw down on the country's national past reserves.
    18 February 2009, Today
     
  • Economic downturn unlikely to affect entry trends into law schools
    The report highlighted that it was unlikely for entry trends of students to the NUS and SMU law schools to be affected by the global economic downturn. Professor Tan Cheng Han, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, noted that law schools would continue to do well, as law graduates could work in many areas. It was also reported that Parliament had earlier announced that students who did their overseas legal education and who wished to practice in Singapore had to take an optional three-month conversion course. NUS is in discussion with the authorities to run the conversion course.
    16 February 2009, Channel NewsAsia
     
  • Faculty of Law Professor and Nominated Member of Parliament Thio Li-ann seeks confirmation in Parliament, of Singaporeans' constitutional right to vote.

    • Voting in Singapore: A right or a privilege?
      14 February 2009,Today
       
    • Voting is a constitutional right, says Law Minister
      14 February 2009, The Straits Times
       
    • Why right to vote not spelt out
      14 February 2009, The Straits Times
       
    • NMP: What is the legal status of the right to vote?
      13 February 2009, The Straits Times

     
  • NUS don to review Notes complaints
    Professor Hans Tjio from the NUS Faculty of Law has been appointed by Hong Leong Finance to review investor complaints relating to Morgan Stanley's Pinnacle Notes Series 9 and 10. Similar stories were reported in The Business Times Online (2 Feb), TODAY (Business, Pages B3 & B4) and Lianhe Zao Bao.
    3 February 2009, Money, B15, The Straits Times

 

  • Human rights: Why you need to know
    Professor Thio Li-ann and Adjunct Professor Kevin Tan from NUS Faculty of Law share their expert views on the subject of Human Rights.
    29 January 2009, Review, The Straits Times
     

 

Year 2008

  • Constitution woes
    The Straits Times reviews the publication Evolution Of A Revolution: 40 Years Of The Singapore Constitution. Edited by Drs Thio Li-ann and Kevin Tan, the publication is a collection of essays by seven National University of Singapore law academics.
    12 December 2008, Insight, The Straits Times

 

  • NUS Faculty of Law was featured in the inaugural Financial Times listing of global LLMs. The featured LLMs are said to give a leg up to those who want to practise international business. NUS is one of 49 law schools listed and one of only 2 Asian law schools listed. Please click here for listing.
    Recruiters zoom in on LLM degrees
    10 November 2008, "Global Legal Education" (A Business Education Special Report), Financial Times
     

  • Remember to consider reputation, teaching – and fun
    Vice-dean Associate Professor Alan Tan shares his views on the factors one should consider when applying for an LLM postgraduate law degree.
    10 November 2008, p12, "Global Legal Education" (A Business Education Special Report), Financial Times
     

  • Simon Tay on CNN International and Bloomberg
    Associate Professor Simon Tay shares his views on the US elections and the Presidential Candidates with CNN and Bloomberg.
     

  • NUS Faculty of Law is founding member of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies

    The Centre for Transnational Legal Studies kicks off in London


    In the 2008/09 academic year, a first-of-its-kind Center for Transnational Legal Studies opens in the heart of London's legal quarter. Based in Georgetown University Law Center, the program will bring together faculty and students from several of the world's top law schools to study transnational legal issues in a multicultural and transnational setting.

    The Center is a joint venture with premier law schools from countries around the world. Georgetown's initial partners in the Center include Free University of Berlin, the University of Fribourg (in Switzerland), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, King's College London, the University of Melbourne, the National University of Singapore, the University of Sao Paulo, the University of Torino, and the University of Toronto.
     

  • Quality debate v democratic ideals
    The article analyses the successes and imperfections of the Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) scheme and highlights the contributions of various NMPs, including the Faculty of Law's Professor Walter Woon, Professor Thio Li-ann and Associate Professor Simon Tay.
    5 September 2008, Insight, The Straits Times
     
  • Faculty of Law's Professor Thio Li-ann together with fellow NMP Loo Choon Yong proposed a motion to amend the law on by-elections. The motion was vetoed 62 votes to 5 for giving unfair power to some MPs. Professor Thio had called for the Government to affirm the principle of representative democracy.
     
    • A house fired up
      28 August 2008, The Straits Times

    • By-election: What works for Singapore
      28 August 2008, Straits Times

    • Move to tweak by-election law fails
      28 August 2008, Business Times

    • One MP less, is it too much?
      28 August 2008, TODAY

    • By-election rules to stay
      27 August 2008, The Straits Times

    • MPs debate by-election laws in Parliament
      27 August 2008, Channel NewsAsia
       

  • Case for restorative justice
    Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong was recently invited to present a paper on restorative justice at the University of Malaya. Professor Chan shared his views on the restorative justice system in place of the criminal justice system for young offenders.
    1 August 2008, The Star Online, Nation
     
  • By-election: Pragmatism or Principle?
    Professor Thio Li-ann, Associate Professorial Fellow Valentine Winslow, Assistant Professor Yvonne Lee and Adjunct Professor Kevin Tan share their views on whether the Parliamentary Elections Act requires a by-election to be held to fill a seat vacated by a GRC member upon his death or resignation.
    01 August 2008, The Straits Times
     
  • Time for Singapore to relook abortion law
    Assistant Professor Tan Seow Hon discusses the validity of Singapore's abortion laws as consolidated in the Termination of Pregnancy Act which was last revised in 1974 and argues that the reasons adduced for the laws in 1969 may no longer be applicable today.
    25 July 2008, Review, The Straits Times
     
  • Should Law Society speak up only when asked
    Critical remarks made by the London-based International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (Ibahri) that the Law Society was not speaking out enough on law reform issues in Singapore led to exchanges between Law Society and the Government. Dean Professor Tan Cheng Han and Professor Thio Li-ann were amongst those in the legal fraternity who shared their views.
    19 July 2008, Insight, The Straits Times
     
  • It's time for Asean to deliver
    Associate Professor Simon Tay discusses Asean's domestic challenges and progress on economic integration. He also shares his views on the deliverance of the promises of the Asean Charter and its ratification by member states.
    16 July 2008, Review, The Straits Times

 

  • NUS Faculty of Law Commencement Ceremony 15 July 2008
  • Mooting their way to the top
    This week's Business Times-Citibank Youing Investors' Forum series featured the champion team from NUS Faculty of Law, Nuraisah Ruslan and Liu Zeming, at the 6th Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot Competition. They attributed their stellar performance to a foundational module taught by Assoc Prof Eleanor Wong.
    16 June 2008, pg 15, Business Times
  • Singapore law firms boosts tax practices
    The Business Times reported that with a greater focus on corporate governance, law firms were reporting rising demand for tax advice. Rajah & Tann had recently added leading tax academic Assoc Prof Stephen Phua of NUS Faculty of Law, among others, to its tax team.
    16 June 2008, pg 14, Business Times
  • Inaugural Public and International Law Committee Lectures by Prof Thio Li-Ann
    Professor Thio Li-ann kicks off the Law Society's Public and International Law Committee's programmes with a series of public lectures on international human rights law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

  • Gathering of top legal minds at NUS
    NUS Faculty of Law hosts the 5th annual conference of the Asian Law Institute from 22 to 23 May 2008. About 210 international legal academics and practitioners are expected at the conference.
    21 May 2008, p11, Business Times

 

  • Full Circle/Fast Track to an LLM
    Assistant Professor Cheah Wuiling '03/LLM '04 and the first group of law undergraduates admitted into NYU under the NYU-NUS LLB/LLM programme are featured in the NUS Faculty of Law advertorial.
    17-18 May 2008, p5, Weekend TODAY (2008 NUS Admissions Advertorial)
     
  • First poly grad in NUS law blazes trail to NY
    NUS Law School's first poly grad - third-year law student Lavanesan Swaminathan - is among a pioneering batch of seven NUS students who will head to NYU this autumn for the Master of Laws programme.
    3 May 2008, p3, Main Section, The Straits Times
     
  • Lucien Wong is new member of NUS Law Faculty's Advisory Board
    Mr Lucien Wong is replacing Mr K. Shanmugam, who is assuming his duties as Law Minister and Second Minister for Home Affairs.
    22 April 2008, Channel NewsAsia

  • Lawyers give back
    Recent gifts totaling $330,000 from Faculty of Law alumni, legal professionals and law firms have been used to set up scholarships, bursaries and prizes at the Faculty of Law.
    Website of the NUS Development Office
     
  • Nurturing Singapore's New Generation of Global Lawyers
    NUS law undergraduates benefit from close to $330,000 in donations from firms and alumni; new scholarships, bursaries and prizes to help groom outstanding lawyers for the Singapore legal profession
     
    • Faculty gets $330k in donations
      26 March 2008, p7, Home Section, The Straits Times

    • Financial help for law students
      The National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law has raised almost $330,000 in donations from law firms and alumni. The money will fund scholarships, bursaries and prizes for law undergraduates. NUS law faculty dean Professor Tan Cheng Han said that no student will be turned down a place in law school for financial reasons.
      25 March 2008, p3, Prime, Tamil Murasu

    • Giving Back to Law School
      25 March 2008, p4, TODAY

    • NUS Law School gets donations totalling $330,000k
      25 March 2008, p10, Business Times

    • NUS law faculty receives almost S$330,000 in donations
      25 March 2008, Channel Newsasia

  • National University of Singapore Faculty of Law (University Review of the Month)
    NUS Faculty of Law is featured in the India Law Journal website's University Review of the Month.
    Vol 1, Issue II, Mar - Apr 2008
     
  • Embracing Passion, Experiencing Vibrancy
    Fourth-year law student Samuel Lim is featured in the NUS advertorial and shares about his experiences as a law undergraduate, participating in and organising local and international student activities ranging from student exchanges, debating and mooting competitions to concerts, sports and games.
    18 March 2008, Prime Section, p5, The Straits Times (2008 NUS Admissions Advertorial)
     
  • Singapore team wins 6th Red Cross International Law Moot
    A team from the NUS Law School has won the 6th Red Cross International Law Moot held in Hong Kong. This is the second time that an NUS Law School team has won the competition.
    14 March 2008, Channel NewsAsia
     
  • NYU@NUS Programme – Inaugural Convocation


  • S'pore to set up new centre for international law
    As part of the government's plan to liberalise the legal services sector, a new centre for international law will be set up at the National University of Singapore. The centre is being developed jointly by the NUS law faculty, the Attorney-General's Chambers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    28 February 2008, p17, Home Section, The Straits Times
     
  • New career milestone for Singapore's leading arbitrator
    NUS Faculty of Law's Professor Jeffrey Pinsler is one of six lawyers appointed as Senior Counsel at the opening of the Legal Year 2008.
    6 January 2008, p4, Home Section, The Straits Times
     
  • Six appointed Senior Counsel at opening of Legal Year 2008
    NUS Faculty of Law's Professor Jeffrey Pinsler is one of six lawyers appointed as Senior Counsel at the opening of the Legal Year 2008
    6 January 2008, Channel NewsAsia
     

Year 2007

  • Memory of SilkAir victim lives on through law scholarship
    On the 10th Anniversary of the SilkAir tragedy, the memory of one victim – Kathryn Worth – lives on through the "Kathryn Aguirre Worth Memorial Scholarship" set up by her husband in partnership with the National University of Singapore (NUS).
    19 December 2007, Channel NewsAsia
     
  • Where style meets quality
    NUS Faculty of Law is featured as a law school that is gearing up to produce a generation of lawyers who are confident and possess cutting-edge knowledge to meet global challenges.
    9 December 2007, pE7, The Star, Education, The Star, Malaysia (http://www.thestar.com.my/)
     
  • Balancing evidence and rhetoric in law reform
    Associate Professor Kumaralingam Amirthalingam shares his views on the issues arising from the recent Penal Code reform and observes that criminal law reform on the basis of ideology and rhetoric, rather than evidence and reality, is fraught with danger.
    5 December 2007, Review, The Straits Times
     
  • Foreign activists, heed local impact
    Professor Michael Hor opined that international bodies such as Amnesty International, the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European Union should consider the "local impact" of their censure. He shared his views on the role of foreign activists at a Faculty of Law seminar to discuss the penal code reforms.
    9 November 2007, p14, TODAY
     
  • NUS and NYU launch Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) dual degree programme
  • A fiery NMP gets her baptism of fire
    Professor Thio Li-ann shares about her faith as well as her values and beliefs in an interview with Straits Times reporter Li Xueying.
    2 November 2007, Insight, p30, Main Section, The Straits Times

     
  • CJ Chan Sek Keong launches the Faculty's first Festschrift - Lives in the Law, a collection of essays in honour of Peter Ellinger, Koh Kheng Lian and Tan Sook Yee.

    • CJ Chan launches book honouring pioneer law professors
      "Lives in the Law" is the first of its kind to be published in the Republic and honours the work of Emeritus Professors Peter Ellinger, Koh Kheng Lian and Professor Tan Sook Yee.
      31 October 2007, Channel NewsAsia

    •  
    • New book lauds 3 pioneers in teaching law
      Legal luminaries headed by Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong and Deputy Prime Minister S. Jayakumar gathered at the launch of "Lives in the Law" to laud the lifetime achievements of three distinguished law professors - Emeritus Professors Peter Ellinger, Koh Kheng Lian and Professor Tan Sook Yee.
      31 October 2007, p5, Home Section, The Straits Times
       

  • Secularism, the Singapore Way
    Professor Thio Li-ann shares her views on Singapore's secularism model and comments on its usefulness as a framework to promote the co-existence of different religions and belief systems.
    30 October 2007, Review, The Straits Times
     
  • NUS don warns of 377A fallout
    Professor Michael Hor highlights a scenario that could arise from the government's stand that it would not be proative in enforcing S377A. He shares his views in an essay featured in the Faculty's new publication – Lives in the Law, a Festschrift featuring a collection of essays in honour of Peter Ellinger, Koh Kheng Lian and Tan Sook Yee.
    30 October 2007, The Straits Times Interactive
     
  • Can we disagree without being disagreeable?
    Professor Thio Li-ann comments on the spirited debate over 377A and highlights the importance of civil and civilised debate.
    26 October 2007, Insight, The Straits Times
     
  • Giving voice to the religious
    Assistant Professor Tan Seow Hon discusses the rules and theories on public discourse in a pluralist society.
    25 October 2007, The Straits Times

     
  • 4 legal hotshots here make it to list of top arbitrators in Asia
    Faculty of Law's Associate Professor Lawrence Boo ranks among the most wanted arbitrators in Asia, alongside Senior Counsel Michael Hwang, Chelva Rajah and Christopher Lau. He was named in a newly launched reference directory for clients to identify Asia's leading lawyers for a wide business range.
    17 October 2007, p4, Home Section, The Straits Times
     
  • Family law and why S'pore, Indon Muslims differ
    Professor Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Visiting Professor of the NUS Faculty of Law opines that Muslims in Singapore are "timid" when it comes to debating Islamic family law, unlike their Indonesian counterparts who take a more critical view. Prof Ziba was sharing her views at a university forum, where she delivered a lecture titled Gender Equality in Islamic Law – New Prospects, which drew over 100 community leaders, law practitioners, academicians and students.
    22 September 2007, p.14, Weekend TODAY
     
  • Helping NUS law grads stay relevant
    Prof Tan Cheng Han reveals that the NUS Faculty of Law is now conducting a brand assessment and audit to identify the strengths of its graduates and curriculum, and more importantly, if there are major flaws that need to be fixed.
    21 September 2007, p6, TODAY
     
  • President S R Nathan launches the Faculty's commemorative book - Scales of Gold: 50 years of Legal Education at the NUS Faculty of Law 
  • Playwright/Lawyer: Eleanor Wong - Where are the boundaries for an open society? 
    Associate Professor Eleanor Wong comments on her latest play "The Campaign To Confer The Public Service Star On JBJ", and reflects on the reality of Singapore being an "open society".
    11 September 2007, Section 3, Page 5, Lianhe Zaobao
     
  • Separating bona fide fans from freeloaders
    Associate Professor Burton Ong shares his views on the "fair dealing" provisions of the Copyright Act in relation to anime programme downloaders. He points out that some downloaders will be in a stronger position than others to invoke the provisions and opines that the challenge for the copyright owner is to separate the bona fide fans from the bogus freeloaders.
    27 August 2007, The Straits Times
     
  • Protect kids abducted by parents: Law don
    Faculty of Law's Associate Professor Debbie Ong urges S'pore to sign accord to make it easier for parents to retrieve kids taken wrongfully abroad
    9 August 2007, p2 Home Section, The Straits Times
     
  • Redefining marriage: Where to draw the line?
    Assistant Professor Tan Seow Hon addresses the arguments made by advocates of change in matrimonial laws.
    30 July 2007, The Straits Times
     
  • Terrorist case won by Vanathi
    NUS final-year law student Vanathi S won the Witness Examination Competition at the 29th Annual Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA) Conference in Canberra. Vanathi S went through six challenging rounds of competition in five days, and swept aside stiff competition from 24 other law students from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to emerge as the winner.

    20 July 2007, Prime Pg. 2, Tamil Murasu
     

  • Official Opening of the NUS Bukit Timah Campus
     
    • Vision for NUS – Moving up from good to great.
      NUS President Shih Choon Fong speaks at the opening ceremony and celebration of the return of NUS to the Bukit Timah campus, which now houses the Faculty of Law, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the East Asian Institute, the Institute of South Asian Studies and the Asia Research Institute.
      9 July 2007, p3, Home Section, The Straits Times

    • Falling in Love and Fighting the Big Boys at the Old NUS
      NUS alumni, including law faculty alumni Wong Meng Meng and Dr Thio Su Mien, share pieces of their nostalgia at their homecoming.
      8 July 2007, 938Live

    • DPM Jayakumar officially opens NUS Bukit Timah campus
      It was a walk down memory lane for law faculty alumnus DPM Professor S Jayakumar who was the Guest of Honour at the opening ceremony of the NUS Bukit Timah campus.
      8 July 2007, Channel Newsasia

    • Tree's Company
      A group of nature lovers, including Faculty of Law's Associate Professor Lye Lin-Heng, deputy director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, has put together a book to remember and celebrate the old trees at Bukit Timah campus.
      8 July 2007, The Straits Times
       

  • Managing IP policy a delicate balancing act, says Ipos head
    Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos) Director-General Liew Woon Yin speaks at the launch of a week-long programme by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to train 32 policy makers, academics and members of the judiciary from 12 Asian countries in intellectual property. Sponsored by Microsoft Singapore, the programme is part of the agreement signed between the NUS Faculty of Law and Microsoft last year to develop IP awareness and training for academics and policy makers in Asia.
    3 July 2007, Business Times

     
  • NUS Faculty of Law is still more popular with students

    • NUS law school still more popular with students
      When it came down to making a choice between SMU School of Law and NUS Faculty of Law, many enrolling students went the tried and tested route.
      12 June 2007, p6, Home Section, The Straits Times

    • SMU law school looks to up student intake
      Among students who received offers from both SMU School of Law and NUS Faculty of Law, about 70 opted in favour of NUS, with only 10 choosing SMU.
      11 June 2007, p2, TODAY

     
  • Territorial Disputes In The South China Sea – A New Model Of Cooperation
    Assoc Prof Robert Beckman shares his views on how ASEAN and China can move the South China Sea disputes from conflict prevention to meaningful cooperation.
    4 June 2007, The Straits Times
     
  • UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: US has much to gain by coming on board
    Assoc Prof Robert Beckman shares his views on the implications for the United States if it ratifies the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).
    26 May 2007, The Straits Times
     
  • Launch of Jeffrey Pinsler's new "ethics guide" for lawyers
    Commissioned by Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, Jeffrey Pinsler's book Ethics And Professional Responsibility: A Code For The Advocate And Solicitor is the first publication of Academy Publishing, a new division under the Singapore Academy of Law.
    19 May 2007, The Straits Times
     
  • Launch of NYU@NUS
    Unique dual degree programme between two leading law schools officially launched in Singapore.
     
  • NUS-New York University law course draws 'rainbow' group
    17 May 2007, Straits Times, pH2
     
  • NUS and NYU team up to offer dual Master of Laws degree
    17 May 2007, Lianhe Zaobao, p14
     
  • NUS and NYU launch dual law degree programme
    17 May 2007, Business Times, p11
     
  • Dual Master of Laws courses
    17 May 2007, Today, p10
     
  • NUS teams up with NYU to offer dual master's degree
    16 May 2007, channelnewsasia.com
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  • The freedom to disagree, respectfully
    Assoc Prof Victor Ramraj shares his take on the issue of decriminalisation of sodomy.
    9 May 2007, The Straits Times, Review
     
  • Decriminalising homosexual acts would be an error
    Asst Prof Yvonne Lee shares her views on the recent debate in the Penal Code reform.
    4 May 2007, The Straits Times
     
  • Embracing Passion, Redefining Success
    Associate Professor and Law alumnus Stella Tan Wei Ling '04 appears in NUS advertorial to share her success story.
    30 April 2007, The Straits Times, pH3
     
  • Law school has to keep up with the times
    Dean Tan Cheng Han speaks on the global developments of legal education and his vision for the NUS law school.
    26 April 2007, The Straits Times, pg26
     
  • Johor Sultan honoured with Law doctorate for his contributions in bilateral ties
    Sultan Iskandar was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of his efforts to boost ties with Singapore.
    13 April 2007, The Straits Times
     
  • SMA's withdrawal of fee guidelines - A rather hasty jab in the dark?
    Assoc Prof Burton Ong shares his thoughts on the medical associations' decision to withdraw fee guidelines for GPs
    10 April 2007, AsiaOne
     
  • NUS Law School as Secretariat
    The Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) has been set up with NUS Law School as the Secretariat.
    8 April 2007, Lianhe Zaobao, p13
     
  • Regional law body gets going
    Inaugural AsianSIL conference held over 3 days in NUS Law School.
    8 April 2007, The Straits Times, p6
     
  • NUS chosen to house Secretariat of first Asian Society of International Law
    AsianSIL formed after 2 years of discussions and meetings between international law practitioners.
    7 April 2007, 938 Live radio transcript
     
  • Impact of new media: Members of panel named
    Prof Tan Cheng Han speaks on the usefulness of examining areas such as the new media's effects on society, particularly human interaction and impact on the young.
    27 March 2007, The Straits Times, pH5
     
  • High-level digital media advisory body to be set up
    Prof Tan Cheng Han is appointed Deputy Chairman of Advisory Council on the Impact of New Media on Society (AMIS)
    27 March 2007, The Business Times, p12
     
  • The next big thing: Global Degrees
    Assoc Prof Alan Tan shares his views on the NUS-NYU Dual Degree Programme.
    27 March 2007, The Straits Times, pH6 & 7
     
  • More cases of errant lawyers
    NUS law school places more emphasis on legal ethics in curriculum; module on Conflicts & Obligations in Legal Ethics introduced as elective from this year.
    The Straits Times, 12 March 2007
     
  • NUS law faculty gets new advisory board
    Led by Prof Tommy Koh, the new advisory board replaces the steering committee.
    The Business Times, 23 February 2007, p9
     
  • Locking out liberalisation
    Asst Prof Burton Ong shares his views on the opening of the postal mail market.
    Today, 13 February 2007, p4
     
  • ASEAN Regional Forum Experts and Eminent Persons Meet
    Assoc Prof Simon Tay represented Singapore at the 2nd meeting of experts and eminent persons for the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) to discuss security issues in the region.
     
  • The New NMPs: Looking to advance the debate
    Prof Thio Li-ann voices her opinion on the NMP scheme and her role as one.
    The Straits Times, 9 February 2007, Insight p38
     
  • SMU Law course: A case for higher fees?
    Meanwhile, the NUS law school is to offer exciting new programmes such as the Law & Life Sciences double degree, while absorbing cost increases and capping fees.
    The Straits Times, 26 January 2007, h5
     
  • Law in a globalised world
    Dean Tan Cheng Han speaks on law schools and the globalisation of legal education
    Today, 22 January 2007, p18
     
  • Singapore magnet for Asia's in-house lawyers
    Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) engages local law schools in discussion to develop relevant programmes for corporate counsel in Singapore and the region.
    Weekend Today, 20-21 January 2007, p4
     
  • Citizen Thio goes to Parliament
    Prof Thio Li-ann gives her take on her new appointment as Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) and the NMP scheme.
    Today, 18 January 2007, p8
     
  • Asian boom sparks demand for Singapore lawyers
    Robust economic growth in Asia prompts greater demand for Singapore-trained lawyers, particularly in finance and corporate law.
    Today, 15 January 2007, p4
     
  • Does the UN need a secretary or a general?
    Assoc. Prof. Simon Chesterman on the challenges facing the new United Nations Secretary-General
    International Herald Tribune, 12 January 2007
     
  • Three appointed Senior Counsel
    NUS Law Alumni Toh Kian Sing '90 and Harpreet Singh Nehal '91 appointed Senior Counsel
    The Straits Times, 7 Jan 2007
     
  • Law undergrads in court's pilot scheme
    NUS Faculty of Law undergraduates take to the court in the pilot Lay Assistant Scheme.
    Today, 5 January 2007, p6

 

Year 2006

  • In response to article: IMO didn't approve Australia's move
    The Straits Times, 28 December 2006, ST Forum
     
  • IMO didn't approve Australia's move
    In response to 21 Dec article: Compulsory pilotage in Torres Strait approved
    The Straits Times, 23 December 2006, ST Forum
     
  • Compulsory pilotage in Torres Strait approved
    In response to 8 Dec article: A threat to transit passage?
    The Straits Times, 21 December 2006, ST Forum
     
  • Write of Passage
    NUS Professor Lawyer-lecturer-playwright Eleanor Wong shares her experience through the years
    The Straits Times, 18 December 2006, Life! People Story
     
  • A threat to transit passage?
    NUS Associate Professor Robert Beckman, Faculty of Law, writes about the legality of compulsory pilotage in the Torres Strait under Australian law.
    The Straits Times, 8 December 2006, p36
     
  • Other ways to punish violence
    NUS Professor Leong Wai Kum, Faculty of Law, gives expert views about the proposed amendment to the Penal Code on the issue of marital rape.
    The Straits Times, 27 November 2006, pH17
     
  • 3 new tertiary maritime courses on offer
    Offered by NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering and Faculty of Law, these new courses aim to increase Singapore's maritime industry talent pool.
    The Straits Times, 16 November 2006, pH16
     
  • New courses to boost S'pore's maritime industry talent pool
    The partnership between MPA and NUS in developing the new programmes reflects the shared commitment in developing the right skills for the maritime industry.
    The Business Times, 16 November 2006, p19
     
  • NUS offers two new courses in maritime law
    The Master of Laws in maritime law builds on existing undergraduate modules. The other new course is a graduate diploma in maritime law and arbitration, targeted executives without formal legal training.
    Today, 16 November 2006, p10
     
  • Lift marriage veil on rape
    NUS Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong, Faculty of Law, explains why partial abolition of husband's immunity to persecution won't help abused wives paralysed by fear, denial.
    Today, 14 November 2006, p4
     
  • Banks' glib waffling on baffling products
    Associate Professor Eleanor Wong, Director of the legal skills programme at NUS, writes about the marketing tactics used by banks to sell financial products.
    The Straits Times, 13 November 2006, p17
     
  • A clear and vital role for NGOs in anti-haze drive
    NUS Associate Professor Simon Tay, Faculty of Law, comments on how NGOs can help to solve the haze problem.
    The Straits Times, 4 November 2006, p36
     
  • Breeding a new kind of legal eagle
    Associate Professor Victor Ramraj, vice-dean of the NUS Law School, says the school believes in incorporating inter-disciplinary perspectives into our law courses as much as possible. It has taken the different tack of introducing double degrees.
    Today, 2 November 2006, p8
     
  • Can UN Sanctions Make A Difference?
    NUS Associate Professor Robert Beckman, Faculty of Law, writes about the effectiveness of UN sanctions in dealing with the North Korean crisis.
    The Straits Times, 2 November 2006, p24
     
  • Reply to letter in Today Newspaper dated 24 October 2006
    NUS prepares students for complex, multifaceted legal issues
    The Straits Times, 27 October 2006
     
  • Indonesia must manage environment better: Don
    NUS Associate Professor Alan Tan, Faculty of Law, says that Indonesia must first over-haul the way it manages its environment and natural resources if the haze problem is to be resolved.
    The Straits Times, 27 October 2006, p14  
     
  • Raising the bar - Spotlight on changes in the legal system
    Prof Michael Hor from NUS Faculty of Law gives expert views on the recent changes in the judiciary and legal system.
    The Straits Times, 27 October 2006, p32
     
  • Regional cooperation: a hazy issue
    Ms Jolene Lin, an associate member of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law at NUS, says enforcement issues pose greater difficulties when the site of the environmental problem is far from the centre of political decision-making or administrative power.
    The Business Times, 23 October 2006, p13 
     
  • True love? Look no further than friendship
    NUS Assistant Professor Tan Seow Hon, Faculty of Law, writes about friendship as potentially a rich relationship in which individuals experience true love.
    The Straits Times, 14 October 2006, pS17  
     
  • The gavel's softer touch
    NUS Professor Michael Hor, Faculty of Law, gives expert views on the courts trying to strike a balance between punishing offenders and rehabilitating them.
    Today, 14 October 2006, p1-2
     
  • Focus on environmental research
    Top Swiss university sets up research centre in Singapore
    NUS President Professor Shih Choon Fong said that the University's Tropical Marine Science Institute, School of Medicine, Faculty of Law and School of Public Policy have a lot to offer in terms of research collaborations between the two countries.
    Lianhe Zaobao, 12 October 2006, Section 1, p6
     
  • New law degree at NUS
    This new concurrent degree in law and public policy is expected to be highly attractive for law students interested in a career in the legal, civil or foreign service.
    Today, 3 October 2006, p6
     
  • National Day Awards
    Professor Lily Kong, NUS Vice-Provost (Education) and Professor Tan Cheng Han, Dean of Faculty of Law, NUS receive the Public Administration Medal (Silver).
    The Straits Times, 9 August 2006, pH10
     
  • She has the write stuff
    Apart from arming students with initiative, NUS Associate Professor Eleanor Wong, Faculty of Law, encourages her students to do community projects.  
    The Business Times, 4 August 2006, p29
     
  • A global search for their roots
    NUS law student Nabil Mustafiz shares about his visit to Bangladesh where he spent time improving the teachers' standard of English at a school his relatives helped set up there. 
    The Straits Times, 31 July 2006, pH8
     
  • Large-scale studies valuable, but how to get subjects?
    Associate Professor Terry Kaan, Faculty of Law; Associate Professor Saw Seang Mei, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Professor Chia Kee Seng, Centre for Molecular Epidemiology share expert views on how cohort studies shaped medicine in Singapore.
    The Straits Times
    , 24 July 2006, pH7
     
  • The victims the law forgot?
    NUS Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong, Faculty of Law, gives expert views on support services that can be provided for victims of crime.  
    Today, 12 June 2006, p2
     
  • Country should also compensate victim
    NUS brings together representatives from law, education and charity institutes in the Pan-Pacific region to discuss trends and developments in support for victims of crime.
    Zaobao, 26 May 2006, Section 1, p5
     
  • Compensation system for crime victims
    NUS brings together international and regional experts to discuss trends and developments in support for victims of crime in the Asian region.
    Berita Harian, 26 May 2006, p4
     
  • Making compensation available for crime victims
    NUS brings together international and regional experts to discuss trends and developments in support for victims of crime in the Asian region.
    Today, 26 May 2006, p10
     
  • MDA should give fuller picture
    NUS Assistant Professor Burton Ong, Faculty of Law, gives expert views on the regulation of the pay-TV industry.
    The Straits Times, 25 May 2006, p30
     
  • Smaller vessels seen most at risk from piracy
    NUS Associate Professor Robert Beckman, Faculty of Law, says the coastal nature of the attacks may lead experts to rethink the nature of international cooperation in the Malacca and Singapore Straits.
    The Business Times, 24 May 2006, p21

     
  • Polls to proceed even if one Aljunied candidate is dropped: Elections Dept
    NUS Associate Professor Thio Li-Ann and Assistant Professor Yvonne Lee, Faculty of Law, give expert views on whether a political party can contest a five-man GRC with a four-man team.
    The Straits Times, 4 May 2006, pH5
     
  • On the fast track to higher office
    NUS Associate Professor Thio Li-Ann, Faculty of Law, shares her views on qualities that distinguished political high fliers.
    The Straits Times, 29 April 2006, pS4-5
     
  • New CJ maps out his vision for the judiciary
    Senior Counsel Tan Cheng Han, Dean of the NUS Law Faculty gives expert views on the speech by Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong.  Professor Tan believes that there is a good chance of making Singapore law one of the preferred laws for regional commercial transactions.
    The Sunday Times, 23 April 2006, p15
     
  • Professor Tommy Koh '61 honoured as Champion of the Earth
    SINGAPORE'S Ambassador at Large Professor Tommy Koh '61 was named as one of seven Champions of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
    The Straits Times [Friday, 24 March 2006]
     
  • NUS to offer double honours degree programme
    NUS Business School will offer two double honours degree courses this August to allow outstanding business students to get an honours degree in Engineering or Law furing their course of study.
    Lianhe Zaobao, 23 February 2006, Section 1, p14
     
  • NUS, New York University team up to offer on of the world's first dual law degree
    Graduate students enrolled in the NYU@NUS programme are expected to take courses leading to a conferment of two Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees.
    Today, 16 February 2006, p6


Year 2005

  • 22 guidelines set for generic research
    NUS Associate Professor Terry Kaan from the Faculty of Law, who is also a member of the Bioethics Advisory Committee and chair of the Human Genetics Subcommittee, gives his expert views on the committee's recommendations.
    The Straits Times, 26 November 2005, p2
     
  • Do it for science, not cash
    NUS Associate Professor Terry Kaan from the Faculty of Law, who is also a member of the Bioethics Advisory Committee and chair of the Human Genetics Subcommittee, gives his expert views on the committee's recommendations.
    Today, 26 November 2005, p8
     
  • Exam grading - a worthwhile exercise
    NUS Assistant Professor Tan Seow Hon, Faculty of Law, gives her views on exam as a way to assess students despite emphasis on holistic education.
    The Straits Times, 25 November 2005, p36
     
  • Weighing the death penalty
    NUS Associate Professor Michael Hor and Associate Professor Thio Li-ann, Faculty of Law, give expert views on the death penalty.
    The Straits Times, 15 November 2005, p22
     
  • Academic freedom: is it hard to swallow?
    NUS president Shih Choon Fong, Associate Professor Thio Li-ann and Assistant Professor Suzaina Kadir give their views on academic freedom in the Singapore context.
    The Straits Times, 22 October 2005, pS8-S9
  • Academic freedom issues worried Warwick
    NUS Associate Professor Thio Li-ann, Faculty of Law, shares her views on Warwick University's decision to abort its plans to set up a campus in Singapore.
    The Straits Times, 20 October 2005, p3
  • Warwick decided to pull out from Singapore
    NUS Associate Professor Thio Li-ann, Faculty of Law, shares her views on Warwick University's decision to abort its plans to set up a campus in Singapore.
    Lianhe Zaobao, 20 October 2005, Section 1, p13
  • Wary Warwick won't open campus in S'pore
    NUS Associate Professor Thio Li-ann, Faculty of Law, shares her views on Warwick University's decision to abort its plans to set up a campus in Singapore.
    Today, 20 October 2005, p4
     
  • Supportive classmates made local the right choice
    Tris Pruetthipunthu, a first year law student at NUS shares his views on how supportive coursemates have made studying at NUS an enjoyable experience.
    The Straits Times, 3 October 2005, pH8
     
  • 'Dual mother' experiment in Britain gets go-ahead
    NUS Professor Lim Pin, Dept of Medicine, Associate Professor Terry Kaan, Dept of Law, give expert views on this controversial procedure that aims to safeguard an unborn baby from possible genetic diseases.
    The Straits Times, 10 September 2005, p2
     
  • Undergrads underdressed? Teach in style
    NUS academic staff and NUS undergraduates, particularly law students like 2nd year Freddie Lim, are featured as well-dressed lecturers and students.
    The Straits Times, 1 September 2005, Urban, p12-15
  • Young workers? Know your rights and the law
    NUS Assistant Professor Michael-Ewing Chow gives expert views on the rights of working youngsters.
    The Straits Times, 22 August 2005, pH9
  • Debating coaches get the last word
    NUS Law undergraduate and debater Joan Lim is in demand as debating coach.
    The Sunday Times, 21 August 2005, p42
  • Hurdles presidential aspirant has to cross
    NUS Associate Professor Thio Li-ann, Faculty of Law, gave expert views on constitutional law in relation to the presidential election.
    The Straits Times, 6 August 2005, pH10
     
  • Only NUS law school to move to Bukit Timah
    As part of NUS strategy to be ranked among the world's top 10 universities, the University announced that the Bukit Timah campus will house its law faculty and a cluster of research institutes.
    The Straits Times, 20 July 2005, pH4
  • The child's welfare must come first
    Associate Professor Debbie Ong '89 writes about post-divorce parenting.
    The Straits Times, 9 June 2005, Review p24
  • Music pirates rule the waves
    Associate Professor Alan Tan '93 from the Faculty of Law and Assistant Professor Lim Sun Sun from the Communications and New Media Programme share their research findings on illegal downloading on the internet
    The Straits Times, 31 May 2005, Digital Life p3-4

  • NUS beats NTU to Bukit Timah campus
    NUS needs the space more, says DPM Tan; its business and law schools to move there
    The Sunday Times, 29 May 2005, News, p8
     
  • Incentives to expose price-fixing
    Assistant Professor Burton Ong comments on the difficulty of busting cartels.
    The Straits Time, 27 May 2005
     
  • Make it a gift from the heart for mum
    Dr Tan Seow Hon bemoans the commercialism of Mother's Day and exhorts all to reflect on their relations with their mothers to find a gift that truly comes from the heart.
    The Straits Times, 7 May 2005, Review p15
     
  • It's all right to be wrong, sometimes
    Dr Tan Seow Hon shares that acknowledging some views may be wrong and others right is not a sign of intolerance but forces one to take freedom of speech more seriously.
    The Straits Times, 5 May 2005, Review p30
     
  • The responsibility imposed by free speech
    A/P Thio Li-ann argues that for free speech to promote authentic debate, the speaker should pay heed to the unwritten responsibilities and rules of fair play that should accompany its exercise.
    The Straits Times, 28 April 2005, Review p26
     
  • A blog on your character
    Dr Tan Seow Hon writes how one's blogging reveals the blogger's character.
    The Straits Times, 21 April 2005, Review p25
     
  • Law student breathes fresh air into pantun
    First-year NUS law student, Lydia Rahman, publishes a book, Pantun Temasek, a compilation of 200 traditional poems written by her.
    Knowledge Enterprise, April 2005 Vol.4 No.9
     
  • Regulatory intervention a sound solution
    Faculty of Law Assistant Professor Burton Ong expresses his views on the Singtel-Starhub spat.
    The Straits Times, 29 March 2005, p22
     
  • Slaves to multitasking
    Dr Tan Seow Hon, an Assistant Professor from the Faculty of Law, writes about the bane of multitasking.
    The Straits Times, 29 March 2005, p23
     
  • Insider or outsider, NEA man wants to engage you
    Faculty of Law A/P Simon Tay talks to ST Insight in his capacity as the National Environment Agency chairman.
    The Straits Times, 25 March 2005, p37
     
  • NUS offers double honours degree course in Business Administration and Law
    Outstanding students will have opportunity to take up a five-year double honours degree in Business Administration and Law
    Lianhe Zaobao, 23 March 2005, Section 1, p10
     
  • Double Honours Degree in Economics and Law
    Knowledge Enterprise, March 2005 Vol.4 No.8
     
  • No vision? Youths need role models
    Dr Tan Seow Hon believes that while structured programmes are good, they are not enough to inspire young people to lead meaningful lives.
    The Straits Times, 13 February 2005, Think p26
     
  • Three Singaporeans picked for young global leaders' forum
    NUS Dean, Faculty of Law Professor Tan Cheng Han is one of the three chosen from 8,000 worldwide to discuss critical issues
    The Straits Times, 12 February 2005, pH11
     
  • A Royal Conferment
    Knowledge Enterprise, February 2005 Vol.4 No.7
     
  • Sultan of Brunei conferred Honorary Doctor of Laws by NUS
    NUS has presented the degree to no more than 20 outstanding individuals since 1980
    Lianhe Zaobao, 28 January 2005, Section 1, p1
     
  • NUS honorary degree for Sultan Bolkiah
    NUS confers Doctor of Laws degree on Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah for his achievements in leading his country and his outstanding contributions to Singapore-Brunei relations
    The Straits Times, 27 January 2005, p4
     
  • Critical thinking straight from the heart
    Dr Tan Seow Hon asserts that critical thinking is not just a matter of the mind -but of the heart.
    The Straits Times, 7 January 2005, Review p29
     

Year 2004

  • Charlie Brown ponders Christmas
    Dr Tan Seow Hon exhorts readers to ponder the meaning of Christmas.
    The Straits Times, 25 December 2004, Review pS10
     
  • Hearing out religion in public debate
    A/P Thio Li-ann writes that all Singaporeans, irregardless of religion, have the right to speak and influence public policy.
    The Straits Times, 15 December 2004, Review p20
     
  • Free will's a gamble
    Dr Tan Seow Hon argues that while the Singapore government cannot protect its citizens from all vices, some paternalism is necessary to keep out social ills.
    The Straits Times, 29 November 2004, Review p19
     
  • True believers or moral absolutists?
    Dr Tan Seow Hon argues that speaking from the point of view that we are right paves the way for true dialogue.
    The Straits Times, 15 November 2004, Review p17
     
  • 50 young Singaporeans to watch
    NUS Vice-Provost, Professor Lily Kong, Associate Professor Tan Cheng Han, Associate Professor Lim Chwee Teck and Dr Suzaina Kadir were featured as leaders to look out for
    The Straits Times, 6 November 2004, pS1 to 7
     
  • Law Faculty establishes legal education presence in Shanghai
    NUS Faculty of Law launches its first overseas degree programme -the Masters of Law (LLM) in international business law, with one of China's oldest and most prominent law schools -the East China University of Politics and Law (ECUPL), in Shanghai in 2005.
    Knowledge Enterprise, October 2004, Vol. 4 No. 4, pg. 11

  • The Lucien Wong Prize
    Awarded to the top student in corporate finance law, this prize is made possible by the generous gift of $15,000 by alumnus Ms Chew Gek Khim '84 in honour of her mentor Mr Lucien Wong of Drew & Napier, under whom she did her pupilage.
    Knowledge Enterprise, October 2004, Vol. 4 No. 4, pg. 2

 

  • Time off varsity to have time of their lives
    6 months in India opened her eyes to labour issues
    Third-year law student Clara Feng is among those featured as taking time off from their studies to pursue their passion.
    The Straits Times, 4 October 2004, pH7
     
  • A Sensational start
    Law Club wins Rag & Flag Day 2004 NUSSU Challenge Shield for Best Presentation for Faculty Clubs.
    Knowledge Enterprise, September 2004 Vol.4 No.3
     
  • Promotion and Award of Tenure
    Law Faculty's Lim Chin Leng and Victor Vridar Ramraj are promoted to Associate Professorship with Tenure.
    Knowledge Enterprise, September 2004 Vol.4 No.3
     
  • Learning to live a life that's full
    Dr Tan Seow Hon explores the meaning of living a life that's full in an article dedicated to her Jurisprudence students.
    The Straits Times, 22 September 2004, Commentary & Analysis p18
     
  • NUS Faculty of Law's Wang Jiangyu: China is becoming one of ASEAN's most important export markets.
    Lianhe Zaobao, 22 September 2004, Section 2, p33
     
  • Splicing Genes and Law - Living life, creating synergy
    Law graduand Stella Tan finds a multi-disciplinary niche in genetics and law.
    Knowledge Enterprise, August 2004 Vol.4 No.2
     
  • Boot Camp for success
    NUS Law Associate Professor Robert Beckman comments on how NUS Law students have been doing Singapore proud, winning international moot competitions
    The Straits Times, 2 August 2004, pH6

  • Movie marathon
    NUS Law student Fadzil Hussen broke world movie watching marathon record of 72 hours
    The Straits Times, 25 July 2004, p1
     
  • NUS student wins movie marathon
    NUS student Fadzil Hussen walks away with $20,000 worth of prizes
    Lianhe Zaobao, 25 July 2004, Section 1, p4
     
  • A beauty queen, a teaching assistant and an interning lawyer
    She's an intelligent beauty
    NUS Law graduand Stella Tan is a beauty queen, teaching assistant and interning lawyer.
    Lianhe Zaobao, 18 July 2004, Section 1, p5
     
  • NUS stakes claim on Bukit Timah campus
    NUS alumni says the University's 100-year-old heritage is tied to their former campus at Bukit Timah
    The Straits Times, 19 July 2004, pH6
     
  • Joint law course by NUS and China university
    NUS Faculty of Law and the East China University of Politics and Law to offer specialist Masters of Law (LL.M) degree in International Business Law in Shanghai
    The Straits Times, 7 June 2004, pH10
     
  • Scholarship for law students
    NUS law students with outstanding all-round abilities can apply for the Palakrishnan Memorial Scholarship
    The Straits Times, 24 June 2004, pH15

  • The 2004 Young Researcher Award
    Law Faculty's Associate Professor Thio Li-ann is recognised for her research in the fields of international law, human rights law, constitutional and administrative law.
    Knowledge Enterprise, May/June 2004 Vol.3 No.10
     
  • The 2004 Outstanding Service Award
    Professor Tommy Koh is one of two honoured by NUS for their sustained contributions to University and country.
    Knowledge Enterprise, May/June 2004 Vol.3 No.10
     
  • S'pore youth "not hungry enough"
    NUS law student, Sabrina Chong an example of what Minister Tharman wants -- people who are always adventurous and willing to take on difficulties
    The Straits Times, 17 May 2004, pH15
     
  • Haze unlikely to hit hard due to El Nino no-show
    NUS lecturers Associate Professor David Higgitt, Dept of Geography and Associate Professor Alan Tan, Law Faculty, speak on the effects of El Nino on forest fires and haze
    The Sunday Times, 8 May 2004 , pH14
     
  • Tommy Koh to chair board of think-tank 
    Professor Tommy Koh takes over as Institute of Policy Studies director
    The Straits Times, 7 May 2004 , pH3
     
  • NUS Professor Joins Arbitration Centre Board
    NUS Faculty of Law Adjunct Associate Professor Lawrence Boo appointed as executive deputy chairman.
    The Straits Times, 1 May 2004 , pA45


  • NUS is runner-up at International Law Moot Court competition for the 7th time
    NUS was also four-time champion for past competitions
    Lianhe Zaobao, 17 April, p12


  • NUS Launches New Master's Degree in Chinese Law
    Knowledge Enterprise, February 2004 Vol.3 No.7
     
  • Two law dons appointed as Senior Counsel
    NUS Law Dean one of the first academics to receive the distinction
    The Sunday Times, 4 January 2004, p5

  • First in legal history: two law academics appointed Senior Counsel
    Lianhe Zaobao, 4 January 2004 , Section 1, p6
     
  • New Appointments
    Assoc Prof Tan Cheng Han is re-appointed Dean, Faculty of Law.
    Knowledge Enterprise, January 2004 Vol.3 No.6
     

Year 2003

  • Promotions 
    Associate Professor Alan Tan Khee Jin is awarded tenure.
    Knowledge Enterprise, October 2003 Vol.3 No.4
     
  • Newcomers
    Dr Maisie Ooi Su Lin joins the Faculty of Law as Visiting Associate Professor.
    Knowledge Enterprise, October 2003 Vol.3 No.4
     
  • Newcomers
    Mr Wang Jiangyu joins the Faculty of Law as Assistant Professor.
    Knowledge Enterprise, August 2003 Vol.3 No.2
     
  • Profiles of The Class of 2003 - An Outward-looking class
    Law graduate Cheah Wui Ling has her fingers in many pies and is enjoying every bit of it.
    Knowledge Enterprise, August 2003 Vol.3 No.2
     
  • A Warm Embrace for Alumni
    Mr Terence Lin '00 is Chairperson of Young Chapter, the latest initiative of NUS Society (NUSS) to help brand-new alumni in the transition from carefree students to upwardly-mobile professionals.
    Knowledge Enterprise, August 2003 Vol.3 No.2
     
  • NUS Students' Hall of Fame
    NUS Law faculty mooters is the only team in the world to win the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition four times – in 1982, 1985, 1994, and 2001.
    Knowledge Enterprise, July 2003 Vol.3 No.2
     
  • New Appointments
    Associate Professor Teo Keang Sood is appointed Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law.
    Knowledge Enterprise, July 2003 Vol.3 No.2
     
  • We love the law - NUS Law graduands
    Tamil Murasu, 14 July 2003, pg 5

  • MPA sets up $16m fund for professorships in local universities
    The Straits Times, 6 June 2003, A30

  • Four maritime professorships set up
    BT Shipping Times, 6 June 2003, Front

  • MPA to contribute S$16 million to aid three universities in the establishment of maritime-related professorships
    LHZB, 6 June 2003, p4
     
  • Taking on the World
    NUS' Law Faculty sets up Asian Law Institute in collaboration with law schools in region.
    Knowledge Enterprise, May/June 2003 Vol.2 No.10
     
  • Newcomers
    Dr Kevin Tan Yew Lee joins Faculty of Law as Adjunct Associate Professor.
    Knowledge Enterprise, May/June 2003 Vol.2 No.10
     
  • Short Takes
    NUS law alumnus Tan Sri Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim '67 has been appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia.
    Knowledge Enterprise, May/June 2003 Vol.2 No.10
     
  • Asian Law Institute to be set up
    The Straits Times, 24 March,H18
     
  • Law students produce radio programme
    The Straits Times, 17 February 2003, H9
     
  • Promotions
    Law Faculty's Leong Wai Kum is promoted to full professorship.
    Knowledge Enterprise, February 2003 Vol.2 No.7
     
  • Short Takes
    The Yong Shook Lin Professorship in Intellectual Property Law and three new specialist Masters of Laws programmes.
    Knowledge Enterprise, February 2003 Vol.2 No.7
     
  • NUS Law School obtained the license to offer the BAR/BRI Bar
    Review that allows students to take up law practice in New York
    Lianhe Zaobao, 14 January 2003, p12

Year 2002

  • 3 new NUS specialised Master of Laws courses
    Business Times, 4 December 2002, p11
     
  • NUS offers 3 new Master of Laws courses
    The Straits Times, 5 December 2002, H10
     
  • They wowed ASEAN - More than mere empty talk
    Law 2 student Paul Tan Beng Hwee is part of the Singapore team of NUS and NTU undergraduatess to clinch the top spot at the Third ASEAN Environmental Debates 2002.
    Knowledge Enterprise, November/December 2002 Vol.2 No.5
     
  • Chief Justice Yong Pung How donated $2 million to set up professorship in Intellectual Property (IP) law
    Lianhe Zaobao, 15 November 2002, p4
     
  • Newcomers
    Prof Geoffrey K. Morse, Mrs Helena Whalen-Bridge and Mr Low Fatt Kin join the Faculty as Visiting Professor, Instructor and Assistant Professor respectively.
    Knowledge Enterprise, September 2002 Vol.2 No.3
     
  • All cracked up - NUS Law Faculty's first gritty musical
    Today, 23 September 2002, p25
     
  • Hard Work for Heart Work
    Catch a glimpse of Law Faculty students at the 2002 Rag and Flag Day.
    Knowledge Enterprise, August 2002 Vol.2 No.2
     
  • Newcomers
    A batch of legal writing instructors join the Faculty of Law.
    Knowledge Enterprise, August 2002 Vol.2 No.2
     
  • Making Legal History
    NUS Law School's first shot at arbitration moot scores multiple firsts.
    Knowledge Enterprise, May/June 2002 Vol.1 No.10
     
  • US privilege for law graduates
    Today, 10 May 2002, page 6
     
  • NUS and George Washington University Law School reached an agreement that allows transfer of credits
    Lianhe Zaobao, 10 May 2002, page 10
     
  • NUS and Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law to launch book on Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific Region
    Lianhe Zaobao, 13 May 2002, page 10
     
  • NUS team wins world moot competition
    The Straits Times, 15 April 2002, page H8
     
  • Teaching Law in Vietnam
    Associate Professors Lye Lin-Heng and Gary Bell head for Ho Chi Minh City to teach an executive program alongside Columbia University and Harvard Law School professors.
    Knowledge Enterprise, March 2002 Vol.1 No.8
     
  • NUS's CJ Koh Law library renovated for $5m
    Channel News Asia Website, 4 March 2002

  • NUS Law School to launch Asia's first US-style legal writing
    Channel News Asia Website, 4 March 2002

  • Newcomers
    Prof John Derek Davies joins Law Faculty as Visiting Professor.
    Knowledge Enterprise, February 2002 Vol.1 No.7
     
  • Law school gets curriculum revamp
    The Straits Times, 2 February 2002, page H4
     

Year 2001

  • Honorary Doctor of Laws conferred on Chief Justice Yong Pung How
    An honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on The Honourable Chief Justice Yong Pung How during Commencement 2001.
    Knowledge Enterprise, October 2001 Vol.1 No.4
     
  • A time for rejoicing and reflecting
    Chief Justice Dr Yong Pung How and Mrs Yong are among the distinguished guests at the 2001 Commencement Dinner held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC) on 23 September.
    Knowledge Enterprise, October 2001 Vol.1 No.4
     
  • Reflections
    Desmond Lee (Faculty of Law, Class of 2001), son of Minister for Information and the Arts, Mr Lee Yock Suan and Mrs Adeline Lee, reflects on an important milestone in his life.
    Knowledge Enterprise, October 2001 Vol.1 No.4
     
  • Top of the Class - Law graduand Woo Pei Yee
    Law graduand Woo Pei Yee is among six valedictorians at the 2001 Commencement interviewed.
    Knowledge Enterprise, September 2001 Vol.1 No.3
     
  • On a Winning Streak
    Law students win fourth international mooting competition this year.
    Knowledge Enterprise, September 2001 Vol.1 No.3
     
  • Law Students Do NUS Proud - Again
    Second-time win at International Maritime Arbitration Moot Competition
    Knowledge Enterprise, August 2001 Vol.1 No.2
     
  • A Voice for Students
    An interview with NUSSU President Samuel Ang, a law undergraduate.
    Knowledge Enterprise, July 2001 Vol.1 No.1
     
  • A Boundaryless Knowledge Hub - NUS Deans Speak
    Law Dean, Prof Tan Cheng Han shares that his goal is to build a global law school that is amongst the very best in the world.
    Knowledge Enterprise, July 2001 Vol.1 No.1
     
  • Record-breaking win for NUS Law School in Jessup International Law Moot
    NUS Law School wins the Jessup International Law Moot Court trophy a fourth time.
    Campus News, May-June 2001
     
  • Appointments
    The Faculty of Law gets a new Deanery.
    Campus News, May-June 2001
     
  • New challenges and opportunities for university education
    At a ministerial forum, DPM Dr Tony Tan responds to issues raised by students, faculty and staff members including two law undergraduates and A/P Simon Tay.
    Campus News, March-April 2001
     
  • Reaching for the skies
    Associate Professor Robert C. Beckman is among twelve NUS faculty members lauded as outstanding lecturers and researchers.
    Campus News, March-April 2001
     
  • Newcomers
    Professor Davies and Dr Lim Chin Leng join Law Faculty as Visiting Professor and Assistant Professor respectively.
    Campus News, March-April 2001
     
  • Building Singapore's intellectual property infrastructure
    Faculty of Law introduces Intellectual Property (IP) Law course.
    Campus News, January-February 2001
     
  • Law Library to be called C J Koh Law Library
    Campus News, January-February 2001



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