August 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!

Justice Chao Hick Tin conferred Honorary Doctor of Laws

Justice Chao Hick Tin, Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Laws, NUS’ highest honour, by Madam Halimah Yacob ’78, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor at this year’s Commencement Ceremony on 12 July.

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Assistant Professor Tan Zhong Xing ’12 wins Hart Publishing Prize

Assistant Professor Tan Zhong Xing's paper, 'Contract Law in an Emerging Age of Proportionality: From Form to Substance and Beyond', was awarded the Hart Publishing Prize for the best paper by an early career scholar at the Ninth Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations held at Melbourne Law School from 17 - 20 July 2018, and co-hosted by Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford. The judging panel included Professor Andrew Burrows, Justice James Edelman, and Professor Barbara McDonald.

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Benny Tan ’12 and Benjamin Wong ’15 appointed Sheridan Fellows

NUS Law is pleased to announce that Benny Tan ’12 and Benjamin Wong ’15 are the faculty’s newest Sheridan Fellows! The fellowship is named after NUS Law’s Founding Dean Professor Lionel Astor (“Lee”) Sheridan, who played a key role in shaping the early years of legal education in Singapore and negotiating for professional recognition of local law graduates. The Sheridan Fellowship scheme was launched in 2014.

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NUS Law Alumni Promoted in Cabinet Reshuffle

Congratulations to NUS Law Alumni Edwin Tong '94, Indranee Rajah ’86, and Amrin Amin ’03 on their promotions!

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NUS Law Commencement 2018

Congratulations to NUS Law's Class of 2018 on the conferment of their degrees! Chong Shi Cheng, valedictorian for the Class of 2018, thanked professors and loved ones. Addressing his classmates, Shi Cheng said, “When success is achieved, it is easy to get caught up in it. It is then that we must remember to be grateful and humble. Equally, when faced with setbacks, which would invariably happen many times in our lives, it is important to not allow them to defeat us, but rather, to learn from the experience, and to become a little wiser and a little more resilient. Thus, as we move from the shelter of school and into the phase of practice, I hope that we will always practise the attributes of humility, resilience, and willingness to learn.”

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Hong Kong Alumni Reunion

The Alumni Appreciation and Networking Night 2018 for the NUS Alumni Hong Kong Chapter was held on Thursday, 19 April 2018 at the Liberty Exchange Kitchen & Bar in the heart of Central, Hong Kong. This event was jointly organised by the very active NUS Hong Kong Alumni Chapter and the NUS Office of Alumni Relations.   

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Upcoming Reunions

Class of 1988 - 30th Anniversary Reunion 
30 years have passed since our graduation - do join us to catch up and celebrate!

Date: Friday, 7th September 2018
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Venus 1, Level 3
Furama Riverfront Hotel
405 Havelock Road
Singapore 169633
(Please see Map here:
Cost: To find out how to register, please contact Era Carmen Chan at / 6516 3616.

Almost 60 classmates have signed up and we hope to see many more of you there!

The Class of 1988 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 important milestone! Please join us for a memorable evening of fun, laughter and celebration.

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: No charge (subsidised by NUS Law)

Please save the date and register your attendance at this link. We hope to see you there!

Rokiah Pillay, for the Class of 1978 Reunion Organising Committee

Other Classes  

Finally, alumni from the Classes of 1968, 1973, 1983 and 1993, please contact Jo-Ann Chan '97 (; 6601 2248) if you are keen on celebrating your anniversaries this year and we can help you to plan (and pay for) the gathering!

Meanwhile, please update your contact details with us at: so that we can keep you informed of the latest news and events.