Faculty Announcements

Year 2014

7 Apr NUS Law Appoints Inaugural Amaladass Professor in Criminal Justice
7 Apr Prof Jeffrey Pinsler Appointed as Geoffrey Bartholomew Professor


Year 2013

16 Aug New Publication - Genetic Privacy: An Evaluation of the Ethical and Legal Landscape
29 July New Publication: Criminal Law for the 21st Century – A Model Code for Singapore
15 July Appointments for NUS Law's First Ever Provost's Chairs
10 June HL Wee Scholarship & HL Wee Mooting Fund
10 June NUS Law Launches More Prizes & Book Grants
10 June The Riady Scholarship
10 May NUS Law Graduates Preferred by Employers
17 Jan Asst Prof Goh Yihan ‘06 appears as Amicus Curiae before Court of Appeal


Year 2012

29 Nov New publication- ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance: Selected Document
29 Nov New publication- Piracy and International Maritime Crimes in ASEAN: Prospects for Cooperation
5 Oct David Tan promoted to Associate Professor
1 Aug Prof Tan Cheng Han’87 Heads Media Literacy Council
26 Jul NUS Law Student’s Presentation On Corruption Research Takes Top Prize
18 Jul NUS Law: Champions Of International Negotiation Competition 2012
25 Jun NUS Law Congratulates Asst Prof Dan Puchniak & Assoc Prof Michael Ewing-Chow On Their Latest Publication
15 May The Roger Fisher prize in Negotiation
4 Apr Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee returns to alma mater as Associate Professorial Fellow
15 Mar Assistant Professor Dan W. Puchniak receives the University’s Annual Teaching Excellence Award
21 Feb Law students Marcus Lim and Andre Tan win Group Trophy Award at the Student Achievement Awards 2012
17 Feb Steven Dejong LLM ’12 wins International Aviation Writing Award
16 Feb Assistant Professor Dan W. Puchniak wins prize for best paper at the annual Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association conference
1 Feb NUS Law joins as USP’s 7th Partner
11 Jan Six faculty members receive Faculty of Law’s 2011 Annual Teaching Excellence Award


Year 2011

18 Nov Associate Professors Lim Lei Theng and Tang Hang Wu awarded the Legal Aid Bureau Amicus Award
12 Oct Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Charter
13 Sep Prof S Jayakumar returns to alma mater as Professor of Law
5 Sep NUS Team Came Out Tops in International Law Student Competition
16 Aug Law Raggers score historic win
5 Jul Ms Tan Liang Ying ’07 selected for International Court of Justice University Traineeship Programme
5 Jul NUS Faculty of Law ranked 1st in Asia and 24th in the world by QS World University Rankings
13 Jun Team NUS wins the Asia Pacific Regional Finals of the Manfred Lachs Space Moots Competition
3 May Associate Professor Lee Tye Beng Joel receives Outstanding Educator Award
25 Mar New Publication: The Singapore Women’s Charter: 50 Questions
18 Mar Three Faculty Members awarded the University’s Annual Teaching Excellence Award
11 Feb Ng-Loy Wee Loon promoted to Professor
7 Feb NUS Law first in Asia to link with World Bank and International Court of Justice
2 Feb Launch of Inaugural issue of Asian Journal of International Law
25 Jan Seven faculty members receive Faculty of Law’s 2010 Annual Teaching Excellence Award
24 Jan Associate Professor Joel Lee Tye Beng appointed as Training Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre
24 Jan Launch of Tan Sook Yee Prize in Property Law
21 Jan NUS Faculty of Law launches Lionel A. Sheridan Professorship
12 Jan First Ever ASEAN Economic Community Law Course Launched at NUS


Year 2010

24 Dec Assoc Prof Michael Ewing-Chow advises members of the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR)
14 Dec NUS Faculty of Law congratulates Associate Professor Simon Tay on being awarded the 2010 Singapore Literature Prize
7 Dec New Publication- One Nation Under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty by Professor Simon Chesterman
24 Nov New Publication- Economic Diplomacy - Essays and Reflections by Singapore’s Negotiators
8 Nov New Publication- Asia Alone by Associate Professor Simon Tay
27 Oct NUS Post Doctoral Fellowships 2011
25 Oct NUS invites applications for the position of Dean of NUS Law
8 Oct New Publications- Trusts and Asset Protection, Trusts Credit Security and Trading, Trusts and Forced Heirship, Trusts and Shared Property by Tey Tsun Hang
7 Oct Team NUS wins Best Memorial and Best Speaker awards at Space Moot World Final
4 Oct Academic Position- Director of the Centre for Asian Law
6 Sep Academic Positions at NUS Faculty of Law
23 Aug Launch of Geoffrey Bartholomew Professorship
4 Aug Final WTO Regional Trade Policy Course at NUS concludes
8 Jul Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Singapore’s Penal Code
7 Jul NUS Maritime Mooting Team wins the 11th International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot
1 Jul Alan Tan Khee Jin appointed to Professor
24 May Prof Simon Chesterman receives the University’s Young Researcher Award
12 May NUS Faculty of Law hosts its fourth and final WTO Regional Trade Policy Course
11 May Professor Walter Woon appointed David Marshall Professor
26 Apr Team NUS wins the Asia Pacific Regional Finals of the Manfred Lachs Space Moots Competition 
15 Apr Temasek Foundation’s Asian Legal Education Initiative headed by NUS Faculty of Law kicks off Phase II in Kuala Lumpur
24 Mar NUS Faculty of Law congratulates Professor Leong Wai Kum on being re-elected to the University’s Nominating Committee for Honorary Degrees and Emeritus Professorships
4 Mar AG Walter Woon '81 to step down and return to NUS Law
4 Mar NUS Faculty of Law congratulates our alumni Sundaresh Menon, SC '86 on his appointment as Attorney-General of Singapore
17 Feb Associate Professor Simon Tay appointed Co-Chair of Asia Society’s Global Council
11 Feb New Publication- Motor and Work Injury Insurance by Poh Chu Chai
10 Jan Mr George Lim and Dr Stanley Lai appointed Senior Counsel
4 Jan Lim Lei Theng appointed Associate Professor


Year 2009

3 Dec New Publication- Reading Law in Singapore edited by Michael Hor and Tang Hang Wu
1 Dec Professor Sornarajah appointed the Tunku Abdul Rahman Professor of Public International Law
25 Nov NUS Law in Financial Times listing of LLM programmes
5 Nov New Publication-Tan Sook Yee’s Principles of Singapore Land Law by Tang Hang Wu and Kelvin FK Low (HKU)
23 Oct Tan Seow Hon appointed Associate Professor
8 Oct Wang Jiangyu appointed Associate Professor
30 Sep Simon Tay to speak at Harvard University
30 Sep Simon Chesterman promoted to Professor
30 Sep Ho Hock Lai promoted to Professor
19 Aug Adjunct Professor Lawrence Boo Geok Seng awarded the Public Service Star
7 Aug WTO Regional Trade Policy Course (RTPC) for Asia/Pacific 2009 draws to a close after a 3rd successful run at NUS Faculty of Law Diploma Ceremony and Closing Dinner  
27 Jul NUS hosts the 2nd Regional Capacity Building Programme in Intellectual Property (IP) Law
14 Jul Class of 2009 graduates
7 Jul New publication - ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance - Selected Documents (Volume I) Compiled and Edited by Koh Kheng Lian, pages 713
4 Jun New Publication – An Asian Perspective on Mediation by Joel Lee and Teh Hwee Hwee
1 Jun Professor Tan Cheng Han SC elected to IALS Board
1 Jun NUS Faculty of Law to become a member of Association of Transnational Law Schools (ATLAS)
18 May NUS Hosts Third Year of Prestigious Regional Trade Policy Course  
21 Apr New Publication- Encounters with Singapore Legal History: Essays in Memory of Geoffrey Bartholomew edited by Kevin Y.L. Tan and Michael Hor  
7 Apr NUS Team wins The Copenhagen Competition: Protocol on Climate Change  
30 Mar Two faculty members receive Inspiring Mentor Awards  
27 Mar Two faculty members receive Teaching Excellence Award  
16 Mar Team from NUS victorious in the 4th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition  
19 Feb NUS invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of NUS Law School  
16 Feb NUS Law School welcomes Professor Joseph Weiler  
10 Feb Professor M Sornarajah conferred the Honorary Membership of the Indian Society of International Law  
11 Jan A warm welcome to our Semester 2 visitors


Year 2008

23 Dec New Publication - Criminal Law in Malaysia and Singapore: A Casebook Companion by Stanley Yeo, Neil Morgan and Chan Wing Cheong  
29 Nov NUS Law mourns the loss of alumna Lo Hwei Yen '03  
27 Nov Assoc Prof Simon Tay Represents Singapore on ASEAN Regional Forum  
10 Nov NUS Law in Financial Times Survey of 49 Leading LLM Programmes  
Oct NUS Law School welcomes Professor Stephen Girvin  
14 Aug Faculty members receive National Day Awards  
31 Jul Kumaralingam Amirthalingam promoted to Professor  
28 Jul Faculty of Law hosts prestigious biennial Obligations Conference  
Jul NUS Law School welcomes Professor Kevin Gray  
Jul NUS Law School welcomes Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart
24 Jun Assoc Prof Simon Tay chairs World Cities Summit Session  
13 Jun Assoc Prof Simon Tay chairs ASEAN Regional Mechanism on Human Rights Workshop  
28 May Assoc Prof Chan Wing Cheong appointed as member of the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents  
23 May The Fifth ASLI Conference returns to its roots in Singapore  
23 May NUS Faculty of Law hosts symposium on Emergency Powers in Asia  
22 May Diploma Ceremony of the 2nd World Trade Organisation Regional Trade Policy Course for Asia-Pacific  
10 Apr NUS Faculty of Law congratulates our alumni Walter Woon ’81 on his appointment as Attorney-General and Mrs Koh Juat Jong ’88 on her appointment as Solicitor-General  
31 Mar NUS Law Advisory Board member and alumnus, K. Shanmugam, SC ’84 appointed Minister for Law  
20 Mar New Publication - Guarantees and Performance Bonds by Professor Poh Chu Chai  
19 Mar Three faculty members receive Teaching Excellence Award
19 Mar New Publication - A Philosophy of Evidence Law - Justice in the Search for Truth by Assoc Prof Ho Hock Lai  
18 Mar NUS Law students chalk up wins at prestigious international mooting competitions  
12 Mar Associate Professor Michael Ewing-Chow lectures at Japan’s Ministry of Justice seminars  
12 Mar New Publication – Law of Intellectual Property of Singapore by Associate Professor Ng-Loy Wee Loon  
28 Feb Michael Ewing-Chow ’95 appointed Associate Professor  
4 Feb New Publication - Criminal Law in Malaysia and Singapore by Stanley Yeo, Neil Morgan and Chan Wing Cheong  
4 Feb New Publication – Elements of Family Law in Singapore by Leong Wai Kum  
21 Jan New Publication – Land Law Third Edition by WJM Ricquier  
6 Jan Professor Jeffrey Pinsler appointed as Senior Counsel


Year 2007

22 Nov LexisNexis renews Family Law Prize with a new prize of $500 cash  
22 Nov Assistant Professor Helena Whalen-Bridge and second-year law undergraduate Ms Bernice Lim conferred the “Friend of the Law Society” award  
18 Nov Associate Professor Kumaralingam Amirthalingam appointed to the International Review and Assessment Committee for the Sultan Qaboos University College of Law   
2 Nov Professor A.P. Simester elected to a fellowship at Cambridge University’s Wolfson College  
16 Oct NUS Law School Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2008  
18 Sep President S R Nathan launches Scales of Gold: 50 years of Legal Education at the NUS Faculty of Law  
3 Sep NUS Faculty of Law congratulates our alumni recognised at the 2nd NUS Entrepreneurship Awards 2007  
1 Sep 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Celebrating 50 Years of Legal Education in Singapore  
16 Aug Professor Teo Keang Sood awarded the Public Service Medal and Associate Professor Robert Beckman awarded the Public Administration Medal  
14 Aug NUS Law Co-Organises Infrastucture and Construction Law Arbitration Moot Competition in India
13 Aug NUS Faculty of Law’s Professor Jeffrey Pinsler appointed District Judge  
30 Jul 2007 Annual Survey of Letter of Credit Law & Practice dedicated to Emeritus Professor Peter Ellinger of NUS Faculty of Law  
Jul A warm welcome to our Visiting Professors  
17 May NYU@NUS: Official launch of new ground-breaking Law programme for globally-minded students  
30 Apr Visiting Associate Professor awarded the 2007 Hart Socio-Legal Article Prize  
19 Apr Conferment of the Emeritus professorship on Professor Koh Kheng Lian ’61  
17 Apr Emeritus Professor Koh Kheng Lian honoured at NUS University Awards 2007  
Apr Asian Society of International Law holds inaugural conference at NUS; NUS Law chosen as Secretariat  
Mar Prof. Thio Li-ann & Siew Kum Hong ' 00 appointed Nominated Members of Parliament
Mar NUS to launch double degree in Law and Life Sciences  
Feb Launch of NUS-WTO Regional Trade Policy Course  
Feb Alan Tan '93 awarded Diederiks-Verschoor Prize for Aviation Law  
Jan NUS Law Welcomes Back Comparative Criminal Law Scholar Stanley Yeo '76  
Jan NUS Law Welcomes Prof. Simon Chesterman  


Year 2006

Nov NUS Law Launches New LLM in Asian Legal Studies  
Nov NUS Law Launches New Maritime Law Programmes  
2 Nov   Class of '86 Donates $100,000 for Class of ’86 Bennett Lam Scholarship Fund  
Oct Prof. Walter Woon '81 appointed Second Solicitor-General  
Oct Book by Mr Ngiam Tong Dow and edited by Assoc Prof Simon Tay '86 launched  
30 Oct Visit of Vietnamese Senior Officials from Various Government Ministries
Sept NUS Law School Post-Doctoral Fellowships  
21 Sept   Mallal Moots Final - Revisiting Jasbir Singh v. PP - 21 Sept. 2006
Aug Jeffrey Pinsler and Simon Tay '86 awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM)  
Aug NUS Law Faculty wins bid to host WTO Regional Trade Policy Course  
Aug Simon Tay '86 to serve as charter member of Yale University's Center for Environmental Law & Policy  
13 Aug   New Professors Teo Keang Sood and Thio Li-ann
13 Aug   Legal philosopher Andrew Simester joins NUS Law
3 Aug   Dean Tan Cheng Han S.C. ’87 appointed Specialist Judge
28 Jun   Research Gallery: Wang Jiangyu and M Sornarajah on China, India and the International Economic Order
23 Jun   M. Sornarajah appointed C. J. Koh Professor
1 Jun   New Vice-Deans Victor V. Ramraj and Alan Tan '93 appointed
31 May   Research Gallery: Chan Wing Cheong on Victims of Crime
Apr First NUS graduate to be appointed Chief Justice  
20 Mar   NUS is one of top 5 teams in 4th Asia-Pacific Red Cross IHL Competition
10 Mar NUS makes its mark in the 2006 Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition  
15 Feb NYU and NUS to offer dual graduate degree programme in Singapore  
17 Jan New Publication - Vessel-Source Marine Pollution by A/P Alan Tan  
4 Jan IP Academy to Sponsor NUS Team in IP Moot at Oxford


Year 2005

9 Dec A/P Thio Li-ann is appointed a General Editor of the Asian Yearbook of International Law
9 Nov Singapore Red Cross to sponsor NUS Teams to two mooting competitions
1 Nov   A/P Gary Bell is appointed to ISEAS Board  
20 Oct NUS performs well at Space Moot Finals
10 Oct   2006 NUS International Moot Teams
31 Aug   Law professors edit book on Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy
24 Aug NUS wins the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition for the third time
18 Apr   NUS Wins Asia Pacific Regional of Space Moot Competition
13 Apr A/P Robert Beckman wins award at Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Competition
21 Mar Faculty Legal Writing Team is appointed International Consultants to the Laos Government  
17 Mar A/P Chan Wing Cheong is re-appointed to the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Elder Protection Team  
11 Mar   Law School mourns the loss of Professor Geoffrey Wilson Bartholomew
13 Jan Tan Cheng Han SC ’87 to represent Singapore as Young Global Leader at World Economic Forum


Year 2004

30 Sep Implementation of the 5-Day work week
9 Sep NUS tops 2004 Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition
2 Sep NUS Faculty of Law collaborates with the World Trade Institute (WTI)
25 Aug   Prof S Jayakumar ’63 appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Law
10 Jul NUS is Runner-Up in Maritime Arbitration Competition
5 Jul Singapore’s Maritime Arbitration Community Provides Strong Support for Moot Competition Hosted by NUS
25 Jun Top Legal Scholars to Meet at NUS to Discuss Asian Legal Issues
12 May Former Dean Tommy Koh ’61 Receives NUS Outstanding Service Award
12 May Law Faculty Professor clinches NUS Young Researcher Award
May Exchange Agreements signed with New Partner Universities
4 Apr NUS Law School Team is 7th-time Runners-up in Prestigious International Mooting Competition
17 Mar Student symposium on Singapore-Malaysia relations draws wide-ranging papers  
3 Mar LL.D for Law Faculty Professor
Mar NUS Faculty of Law Moot Team Wins International Humanitarian Law Moots
16 Jan NUS Law Faculty staff appointed as advisors to Timor-Leste
4 Jan A/P Tan Cheng Han is appointed Senior Counsel and re-appointed as Dean


Year 2003

Dec Law Student exchange agreement with Tsinghua University Law School
05 Jun Maritime and Port Authority Endows $4m Professorship in Maritime Law
May Student exchange agreements with NYU and Northwestern
27 Feb NUS Law Faculty signs agreement with Fudan University School of Laws


Year 2002

Oct Deanery Visit to U.S. Law Schools
Apr Law Academic To Head New Statutory Board
1 Apr Moots Victory in Vienna