July 2016

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!
 

New Alumni Group for Graduates of the NUS Double Degree Programme

NUS DDP Graduates

Among the first batch of law students to graduate with a double degree, Grace Goh '10 shares her memories, and her plans to establish an alumni network for graduates of the NUS double degree programme.

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Crystal Tan '10 receives Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Harvard Law

Congratulations to Crystal Tan Yan Shi '10 on receiving the 2016 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to pursue the LLM at Harvard Law School! Crystal graduated with First Class Honours from NUS Law in 2010 (placed in the top 5% of the graduating cohort), and served as a Justices' Law Clerk and Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court of Singapore. She is presently a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Deputy Senior State Counsel at the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC), conducting criminal prosecution in the State and High Courts, and criminal and magistrate appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

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NUS Law Tops IASLA Space Law Moot Court Competition

NUS have once again emerged victorious in the recent International Air and Space Law Academy (IASLA) Space Law Moot Court Competition! The team of Year 2 students - Kiu Yan Yu '18, Ong Chee Yeow '18, Ephraim Tan '18 and Manfred Lum '18 have done the faculty proud by winning the competition! Dr Ricky Lee, the Principal Administrator of the IASLA Space Law Moot, presented the trophy to NUS Law on 23 June 2016. 

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Three NUS Law Dons Honoured for Excellent Teaching

The awards went out to Professor Walter Woon '81, Associate Professor Stephen Phua '88 and Assistant Professor Swati Jhaveri, in recognition of teaching excellence. They share more on what inspires them in this article.

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NUS Spurs Interest in Law Specialisations, Honours Past Law Professors

NUS Law will be introducing six new subject prizes to recognise students who excel in six subjects, namely intellectual property law, carriage of goods by sea, charterparties, international commercial litigation, law of torts and freedom of speech. These awards have been established through generous gifts totalling S$90,000 from institutions and donors who have a keen interest in legal education and the nurturing of top legal talent.

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NUS Law’s Timothee Yap Heads to the Olympics!

NUS Law is proud to share that Timothee Yap '19 will be making his Olympic debut in the upcoming Rio Games. Timothee will take part in the 100m sprint. "It's a huge privilege. Going to the Olympics is every athlete's dream, and even more of a blessing since I switched to the 100m only last year," said Timothee, who has just completed his first year at NUS Law.

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Surprise Proposal at the Moot Court!

Armed with balloons, photos, a birthday cake, flowers and not forgetting their band, Isaac Chua '14 and his friends decorated the NUS Law's Moot Court to surprise a special someone on her birthday - and it turned out to be the most memorable event of their lives! After the band performed three songs (one of which was specially composed for the birthday girl, Wu Wenyu '15), Isaac in true gentlemanly fashion got down on one knee and popped the big question. Congratulations to the both of them! 

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Upcoming Reunions

Dear Alumni from the Class of 1996,
Your class will be celebrating your 20th Anniversary soon!

Date: 23 July 2016, Saturday
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: The National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Kent Ridge Guild House
9 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119241
Cost: Registration is free for all Class of 1996 alumni and will be S$50.00 per head for guests


Almost 60 classmates have signed up already! To join in the fun, please register here.


Dear Alumni from the Class of 2001,
Please join us at your 15th Anniversary Reunion, details as follows:

Date: 30 July 2016, Saturday
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: The University Club: Lounge and Dining Rooms
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Storey 4
11 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119244
Cost: Registration is free for all Class of 2001 alumni and will be S$50.00 per head for other guests (no charge for children below 9)


Close to 50 classmates have signed up! To register for this event, please click here. We hope to see you there!


Dear Alumni from the Class of 1986,
Your class will be celebrating your 30th year since graduation soon – please join us for a memorable evening of great food, music and company!

Date: 27 August 2016, Saturday
Time: 6:30 pm – Cocktails
7:30 pm – Dinner
Cost: Registration is free for all Class of 1986 alumni.


All Class of '86 alumni who are interested to attend or find out more, please drop an email to Jo-Ann at lawlink@nus.edu.sg

We are also helping the organising committee comprising Lok Vi Ming, Yap Wai Ming, Christopher Tay, Sin Boon Ann and Susan Peh, to put together a commemorative photo/video montage for this special event. To this end, we are appealing to all classmates to contribute old photos from law school days, past gatherings, video greetings, well-wishes, memories of law school as recalled by classmates, including those who are overseas or otherwise unable to attend the reunion. For video greetings, a 30-60 second video clip recorded on your mobile phone should suffice. Please send your photos and videos to us at lawlink@nus.edu.sg by 30 July 2016.


Dear Alumni from the Class of 2006,
Please join us for dinner to celebrate your 10th Anniversary! Details are as follows:

Date: 8th October 2016, Saturday
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: The University Club: Lounge and Dining Rooms
Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Storey 4
11 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119244
Cost: Registration is free for all Class of 2006 alumni and will be S$50.00 per head for other guests (no charge for children below 9)


To register for this event, please click here.


Finally, Alumni from the Classes of 1966, 1971, 1976 , 1981 and 1991, please contact Jo-Ann Chan '97 (joann.chan@nus.edu.sg; 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: http://law.nus.edu.sg/alumni/alumni_update_particulars.asp so that we can keep you informed of the latest news and events.

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