September 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!

The Piracy Paradox: Can Imitation Spur Innovation?

NUS Law welcomed Professor Kal Raustiala, as speaker for this year’s Yong Shook Lin Professorship in Intellectual Property Public Lecture. The lecture titled “The Piracy Paradox: Can Imitation Spur Innovation? Reflections from the American Fashion Industry”, had over 150 members of the law and fashion industries attending the event. Organised in conjunction with this year’s IP Week, the event took place at NUS Law’s Bukit Timah Campus on 16 August 2016.

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Long Service Awards 2016

Congratulations to NUS Law’s Long Service Award recipients!

The recipients were honoured by the faculty on 10 August 2016, for their dedication and hard work in moulding generations of NUS Law graduates.

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Book Launch: Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore

The book Constitutional Interpretation in Singapore: Theory and Practice, edited by Assistant Professor Dr Jaclyn Neo '03 was launched at NUS Law on 26 July 2016. The book arose from a conference on constitutional interpretation held in 2015. 

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NUS Law Team Wins Nuremberg Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to team NUS Law for being the overall champions at the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition! Victor Leong ’16, Joshua Hiew ’17, Mehaerun Simaa ’16 and Hairul Hakkim ’16 won after defeating teams from the United States, Pakistan, Rwanda, the United Kingdom and Brazil. Joshua Hiew received the additional honour of being awarded Best Speaker for the Final Round.

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NUS Law Excels at the International Negotiation Competition 2016

The NUS Law team emerged as 1st Runner Up in the recent International Negotiation Competition (INC) 2016. The team representing Singapore consisted of Too Fang Yi ’16 and Manek Minhas ’16 and was coached by Associate Professor Joel Lee.

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Class of 1996 Reunion

On 23 July 2016, the Class of 1996 celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a reunion held at the NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House. More than 50 classmates attended the dinner for a fun and memorable night of catching up with old friends and reliving good times together! Dean Simon Chesterman, Associate Professors Lye Lin Heng '73 and Assistant Professor Yeo Hwee Ying '80  were also present to mingle with the class. Special thanks to Lyn Lee '96 for the Awfully Chocolate cakes which were enjoyed by all!

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Class of 2001 Reunion

The Class of 2001 held their 15th Anniversary Reunion on 30 July 2016 at The University Club: Lounge & Dining Rooms. About 50 classmates gathered for a delightful afternoon of renewing ties and sharing stories past and present. They soon filled up the venue with much laughter and joy! The class was also delighted to be joined by current Dean Simon Chesterman, their former Dean Prof Tan Cheng Han '87, as well as their former Contract Law professor, Justice Andrew Phang '82. 

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Upcoming Reunions

Dear Alumni from the Class of 2006,
Almost 30 classmates have signed up and we look forward to many more of you joining us 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.

Dear Alumni from the Class of 1976,
It has been 40 years since your graduation and it is indeed timely to celebrate this milestone! Some of your classmates have been working hard to organise a reunion, with the help of NUS Faculty of Law, and the details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 22 October 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Bukit Timah Guild House, 1F Cluny Road, Singapore 259602
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Cost: S$120 per person (In addition, the Faculty will provide a subsidy of S$50 per person for alumni from the Class of 1976)

On behalf of the Committee, we hope you will be able to join us for a memorable walk down memory lane, with great food and drinks, music and company!
To register for this event, please kindly e-mail Ms Era at or call her at +65-65163616.

Finally a shout out to all classes who will be celebrating their milestone anniversaries in 2017 (ie. Classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 2002 and 2007), 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! Classes of 1992 and 1997, do look out for news from your classmates on reunion plans!

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