LawLink July 2014

This Issue

In Pursuit of Academia Excellence

Timothy Liau ’14 joins the ranks of NUS Law valedictorians this year, coming top of his class and winning 14 prizes across various subjects during his time here. Timothy is also among the first group of Sheridan Fellows and takes on his new position with the faculty right after graduation. While much has been said about his academic achievements which also include several publications, LawLink spoke to Timothy to find out more about his aspirations and his memories of law school.

  This Issue
  Dean's Diary
  Alumni Feature
  Faculty Feature
  Student Feature
  Class Reunions
  Class Action
Dean's Diary

This year's Commencement Ceremony was particularly special as it included the awarding of a degree to our 10,000th graduate. Plus, this is an exciting time as we prepare to welcome the pioneering batch of students who will be studying under the new Law curriculum. And we are also welcoming the first batch of Sheridan Fellows, who we hope will be future leaders in teaching and researching Singapore law. The Dean shares more on the latest happening at NUS Law.

The Man Who Started It All 

In May 2014, Asst Prof Jaclyn L Neo and Arif A Jamal took the opportunity to call upon Professor Lionel Astor (“Lee”) Sheridan, the first dean of NUS Law School. The newly appointed Sheridan Fellows share with Lawlink what inspires them to take up this role, and what they look forward to most in this new role.

Ticket to Change the World

In the midst of the excitement and optimistic outlook on future careers, LawLink speaks to four of our graduates to find out more about their hopes and plans.

Class of 2004 10th Anniversary Reunion

The Class of 2004 gathered for their 10th Anniversary Reunion on 31 May, 2014 at the Kent Ridge Guild House.

Story Behind the Gift

Thanks to a generous gift from Ms Ella Cheong over two years ago, the Ella Cheong Intellectual Property Scholarship and Bursary Fund have enabled many financially needy and academically gifted students to enjoy the distinctive legal education offered at Asia’s leading law school. 


Law School Benefactors

1 May 2014 - 30 June 2014


ABOVE $100,000


Kwa Geok Choo Bursary

Drew & Napier LLC


Kwa Geok Choo Professorship in Property Law

Singapore Press Holdings Limited


ABOVE $10,000


Jenny Lau Prize in International Environmental Law & Policy

Professor Michael Chee and Mrs Helen Chee


Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor

WongPartnership LLP


Tan Han Boon Bursary

Mr Tan Chong Huat ’89


ABOVE $1,000


Class of 1982 Bursary

Mdm Liow Kim Choo, Leonora ’82

Dr Toh See Kiat ’82


NUS Law Class of 1993 Bursary

Ms Tay Ee Nah, Regina ’93


NUS Law Canada Exchange Bursary

Professor Boo Geok Seng, Lawrence ’80

Professor Victor V. Ramraj


NUS Law-UVic Exchange Scholarship

Professor Victor V. Ramraj


UP TO $1,000


Bernard Brown Prize in Public Law

Professor Tommy Koh ’61

Mr T. P. B. Menon ’61

Mr S. Rajendran ’62

Mr Amarjeet Singh, S.C. ’61


Class of 1983 Bursary

Ms Ng Chai Ngee ’83


Class of 1984 Grant

Mr Jim Mohan Anthony ’84

Mr Chew Choon Teck, Winston ’84

Mr Martin Vincent Marini ’84

Ms Tan May Tee ’84

Ms Wong Lai Keen ’84


Kwa Geok Choo Bursary

Mr Kao Kwok Weng, Jonathan ’10


Kwa Geok Choo Scholarship

Mr Tan Huan Kee, Christopher


Lee Sheridan Legal Education Fund

Ms Bai Lu LL.M. ’14

Mr Premsai Chandrasekaran LL.M. ’10

Ms Chen Chi ’14

Mr Chow Shengkai, Andrew ’14

Mr Fernando Jose Marranzini Ibarra LL.M. ’14

Mr Edmund Jerome Kronenburg ’96

Ms Kwok Qing Yi, Cheryl ’14

Mr Lee Jian Le, Marcus ’11

Mr Lee Ming-Le, Jonathan ’10

Ms Law Qing Ling, Stephanie ’14

Mr Lau Jun Ming, Mervyn ’14

Ms Rajalakshmi Rajan LL.M. ’14

Mr Siddhesh Vijay Chaugule LL.M. ’14

Mr Sun Yilang LL.M. ’14

Ms Tran Thi Ngoc Anh LL.M. ’14

Mr Yoshihiro Obayashi LL.M. ’14

Mr Yip Liang Hoong, Daniel ’14

Assistant Professor Wee Meng Seng ’93


NUS Law Canada Exchange Bursary

Ms Chen Xinping ’05

Ms Vanita Jegathesan ’03

Professor A. P. Simester


NUS Law-UVic Exchange Scholarship

Associate Professor Gary Francis Bell

Associate Professor Ian Macduff

Assistant Professor Swati Suryakant Jhaveri

Professor Kevin Tan ’86

Professor Tan Cheng Han ’87

Professor A. P. Simester