Last Week, 08 Aug 2020
Genessa Chew, Shafreen Fatimah, Tristan Koh (all from Class of 2022) and Sophie Ang (Class of 2020) were Second Runner-ups in the National University of Singapore (NUS) Legal Technology Competition in Semester 2 of Academic Year 2019/2020.
Their solution, FOOM (Form Zoom), is an automated document assembly program that assists Litigants-in-Persons in filing their claims under the Protection from Harassment Act. The competition was organised by NUS Law’s legal technology interest group, Alt+Law, and sponsored by WongPartnership. Congrats Team!
Last Week, 23 Jul 2020Jiang Zhifeng (Law & Liberal Arts Major) had his paper on cyber operations and international law accepted for publication by the LSE Law Review, a law student-run law journal endorsed by the LSE Law Department. The paper was also awarded the LSE Prize for Best Current Submission. Zhifeng developed this paper as part of an independent research study he conducted under the supervision of Assistant Professor Rohan Mukherjee. Congratulations, Zhifeng!
Previous Month, 18 May 2020
Congratulations to the DDP Class of 2020: Tan Yan Ru, Jamie Lee, Lim Jun Rong, Louis Ngia, Chong Ren Jie, Annette Yeo, Elizabeth Teoh, Jessica Sam, Jo-Ann Heng, and Teoh Qi En.
Previous Month, 08 May 2020
Student spotlight: Chong Ren Jie has won the 2020 Sheila N. Hayre Prize for Outstanding Capstone Project in Law and Liberal Arts for his project, “Turning a Blind Eye: Exploring the Conceptions of Wilful Blindness in Singapore.” The annual prize recognises students whose projects demonstrate exceptional academic rigour and originality, and make a contribution to the field of study. Congratulations to Ren Jie!
Previous Month, 17 Dec 2019
Faculty Spotlight: Congratulations to our Head of Studies, Associate Professor Lynette Chua, for being awarded the Asian Law & Society Association’s 2019 Distinguished Book Prize for her book, The Politics of Love in Myanmar: LGBT Mobilization and Human Rights as a Way of Life (Stanford University Press). The prize honours Asia-based scholarship that makes original or significant contribution to the field of law and society.
Previous Month, 12 Jul 2019
Faculty Spotlight: Congratulations to our Head of Studies, Associate Professor Lynette Chua, for being awarded the Honourable Mention for the 2019 Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award by the Human Rights Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for her book, The Politics of Love in Myanmar: LGBT Mobilization and Human Rights as a Way of Life (Stanford University Press). This honour recognises research that demonstrates thoughtful, competent, and innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue germane to the sociological study of human rights. Read more here.
Previous Month, 11 Jul 2019
Student News: Congratulations to DDP students from the Class of 2018 on their graduation!
Previous Month, 18 Apr 2019
Student News: Four of our graduating students from the Class of 2018 share about their plans upon graduating with Latest@Yale-NUS. Read more about the exciting plans ahead of Daryl Yang, Nicholas Siew, Jia Rong and Jessica Teng here!
Previous Month, 08 Apr 2019
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to Melody Lau (Class of 2018) for reaching the Semi-Final of the 60th Edition of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition! This year, the NUS team emerged as champions for the Singapore National Round, where Melody also won the Best Oralist award.
Previous Month, 05 Apr 2019
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to Thomas Lee (Class of 2020) for being awarded the Pro Bono Leadership Award, which recognises his outstanding leadership and contribution towards pro bono work on a sustained basis. Thomas heads the Military Justice Project (MJP) at NUS Law, which raises awareness of military law, and the development of legal aid for military law cases. In the past year, Thomas initiated a campus exhibition on military justice, with a view to expanding the outreach to schools to educate soon-to-be servicemen on what common mistakes to avoid, as well as to increase their awareness on their legal rights. Thomas also led the MJP to the completion of headnotes of unreported Military Court of Appeal, which allows Defending Officers better access to such crucial materials to better represent accused servicemen before the Military Courts. These headnotes are due to the published before the end of 2019.
Previous Month, 14 Jan 2019
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to Lee Zhicong (Class of 2020) and his team from NUS Law for winning first place at Lex Infinitum, a mediation and negotiation competition held in Goa, India!
Previous Month, 10 Jan 2019
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to DDP students Jiang Zhifeng (Class of 2022), Clara Low (Class of 2021), and See Wern Hao (Class of 2020), for their achievements at the 23rd Annual Stetsons International Environmental Moot Court Competition Southeast Asian Regional Rounds, and for qualifying for the International Rounds in Gulfport, Florida. Special mention goes to Zhifeng and Clara’s team for clinching Champion and 2nd Best Memo in the Regional Rounds. The Annual Stetsons International Environmental Moot Court Competition is an international environmental law moot, where the problem was centered around the harvesting of Sargassum and its impact on the European Eel.
Previous Month, 08 Dec 2018
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to Daniel Ng (Class of 2018), who has been admitted to the Schwarzman Scholars programme, a highly selective leadership programme based at China’s Tsinghua University! Read more about Daniel’s future plans as a Schwarzman Scholar in the feature by Latest@Yale-NUS and Lianhe Zaobao.
Previous Month, 04 Jun 2018
Student News: Congratulations to the inaugural batch of DDP students from the Class of 2017 on their graduation! Amelia Chew and Christopher Khew were also featured on an article by the Lianhe Zaobao, where they both share about their enriching DDP experiences.
Previous Month, 12 Apr 2018
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to Chong Ren Jie (Class of 2019) for being awarded the Pro Bono Leadership Award, which recognises his outstanding leadership and contribution towards pro bono work on a sustained basis. Ren Jie heads the Military Justice Project (MJP) at NUS Law, which raises awareness of military law, and the development of legal aid for military law cases. In the past year, the MJP has significantly expanded its research arm to take up projects that both maximizes outreach and consistently provides members with meaningful and satisfying pro bono opportunities. Ren Jie led MJP to partner with personnel from MINDEF Legal Services to write headnotes for unreported Military Court of Appeal judgments. After the headnotes are reviewed and approved, MJP will seek to publish these headnotes and judgments. Ren Jie also spearheaded the development of a Defending Officers’ guidebook. This guidebook aims to summarise the workings of the military justice system in a succinct and simple manner.
Previous Month, 20 Feb 2018
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to Elizabeth Teoh (Class of 2019) for clinching first runner-up in the Gowling WLG IP Moot 2018 competition!
Previous Month, 01 Feb 2018
DDP Speaker Event: The DDP, in collaboration with the Environmental Law Student Association (ELSA) at NUS Law, hosted a talk titled “New Rules of International Environmental Law” featuring two distinguished environmental law experts from Yale Law School, Professor Daniel C. Esty and Professor Douglas Kysar. Check out the coverage of the event on Latest@Yale-NUS!
Previous Month, 10 Dec 2017
Student Spotlight: Two of our students, Daniel Ng and Cephas Tan (both from the Class of 2018), were featured in the Straits Times’ Causes Week 2017! Daniel and Cephas launched a platform, Youth-In-Form, which helps schools organise talks and sharing sessions with alumni for free. This platform is aimed at linking alumni with schools which do not have established or well-structured alumni associations. Read more here.
Previous Month, 28 Oct 2017
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to Melody Lau (Class of 2018) for emerging as champion of this year’s B.A. Mallal Moot!
Previous Month, 23 Aug 2017
Student Spotlight: Congratulations to Melody Lau (Class of 2018) and her team from NUS for emerging champion of the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition in Tokyo, Japan! Melody was also jointly-named as Best Oralist for the competition.