April 2018

Stay in touch with us as NUS Law Matters brings to you the latest news from the faculty! Conceptualised to keep in close touch with our Alumni and friends, NUS Law Matters is a light online newsletter supplementing the now annual print version of LawLink. We hope you enjoy reading these updates!

NUS Law Alumni: Most Influential Lawyers under 40

NUS Law is delighted that 13 of our alumni were featured among the 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under!

The list by Singapore Business Review features the best 20 legal luminaries under the age of 40, who were shortlisted from hundreds of nominees. The nominees had specialisations from different areas of law, including disputes resolution, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, finance, construction law, intellectual property, media law, family law, and energy.

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Students Develop Simulator for Divorce Assets Division

NUS Law’s Jerrold Soh ’18 and three of his peers have developed a simulator that can predict the division of assets in a divorce case.

In a report published by The Straits Times, the 26-year-old final-year law and economics student said that he had become aware of the impending possibility that junior lawyers might soon be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI) and thought he should learn more about AI.

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Law IV: Valediction

This year, the Class of 2018 continued the tradition with “Law IV 2018: Valediction”, performed from 23 to 25 February. Among the invited guests were beneficiaries from Hagar Singapore, who enjoyed a night of catchy tunes and laughter. The efforts of our graduating class were not in vain, with more than $9,000 raised at the end of three nights.

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NUS Law wins 11th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot

Congratulations to Low Jia Rong '19, Emmanuel Aw '19, Violet Huang '20 and Tan Fong Han '20 for emerging Champions at the 2018 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot! The team also picked up the Gary Born Award for the Best Non-OECD team.

This moot was organised by the Wilhelm Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order and McDermott Will & Emery. .

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NUS Law Wins Gowling WLG IP Moot 2018

NUS Law students swept the top prizes of the Gowling WLG IP Moot 2018 competition! Ryan Kwan ’20 was declared the champion, and Elizabeth Teoh ’20 was named first runner-up. The winner of the competition received a cash prize of $1,200 and a global internship at any Gowling WLG office of his choice.

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Law Alumni Mentor Programme 2017/2018 

On 23 March 2018, 35 alumni mentors and 65 student mentees gathered at the Bukit Timah Campus for the second networking event of our Law Alumni Mentor Programme 2017/2018. The evening provided our students with many opportunities to talk to different mentors during dinner, small group discussions, and while munching on a dessert of Mini Magnums.

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Alumni Reunion in Shanghai

On Good Friday, 30 March 2018, 80 NUS Law alumni and students gathered at the beautiful Intercontinental Shanghai Ruijin Hotel for the Shanghai Alumni Reunion. The evening was hosted by the Dean, Professor Simon Chesterman, and our Alumni Relations team.   

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Upcoming Reunions

Class of 2008 - 10th Anniversary Reunion

Dear Classmates,
It’s been 10 years since graduation, do join us to celebrate and catch up! Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Time: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Venue: NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House,
9 Kent Ridge Drive,
Singapore 119241
Cost: Free for all alumni from the Class of 2008
(Spouses and kids are most welcome! Cost will be $50 per guest and
$40 for kids aged 5-12 years old)

To register for this event, please click on this link.

We hope to see many of you there!

The Class of 2008 Reunion Organising Committee.

Class of 1978 - 40th Anniversary Reunion
It has been 40 years since our graduation and it is indeed timely to get together and celebrate this milestone! Please join us for a memorable evening of fun, laughter and celebration! The details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Time: 6:30pm - Drinks, 7.30pm - Dinner
Venue: Lobby of the Oei Tiong Ham Building
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP)
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772
Cost: Free for all alumni from the Class of 1978

Please save the date and register your attendance at this link.

We hope to see you there!

Rokiah Pillay
On behalf of the Class of 1978 Reunion Organising Committee

Other Classes  

If your class will be celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2018 (ie. Classes of 1968, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003) and would like to celebrate with a reunion, please contact Jo-Ann Chan '97 at joann.chan@nus.edu.sg or 6601 2248. We can help you to plan (and pay for) the gathering!

Meanwhile, please update your contact details with us at: http://law.nus.edu.sg/alumni/alumni_update_particulars.asp so that we can keep you informed of the latest news and events.