Last Week, 11 Jun 2021Congratulations to Joel Tan, Class of 2021, who will join NUS Law in July as a full-time Teaching Assistant for Property Law (Semester 1) and Equity & Trusts (Semester 2).
Last Week, 08 Jun 2021
DDP alumnus Daryl Yang has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Laws degree at Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley. He is the second Yale-NUS alumnus and the first from DDP to receive the scholarship.Daryl graduated in 2019 from Yale-NUS with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (with a minor in Anthropology) and from NUS Law with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2020 and joined Baker & Mckenzie.Wong & Leow where he specialises in employment law, commercial litigation and international arbitration.
Daryl received graduate school offers from the law schools of the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University, Harvard University, and New York University. He chose Berkeley Law, where he plans to specialize in public interest and social justice, particularly the inclusion of people with disabilities in Singapore. Read more here.
Last Week, 01 Jun 2021
Congratulations to Kevin Wong (Class of 2021) for the publication of his article, “John Dashwood’s Contract to Care: Parodic Legalism in Sense and Sensibility,” in Persuasions, volume 42. Following the theme of a deathbed promise made by a son to his dying father in Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Kevin’s article argues that a sense of parodic legalism runs throughout the novel, exposing the convenient and contrived moralizing of the wealthy.
Last Week, 17 May 2021Congratulations to the DDP Class of 2021:Thomas Lee, Joel Tan, Shernice Soh, See Wern Hao, Lee Zhicong, Jonathan Lee, Kevin Wong, Hansel Tantohari, Jasmine Goh, Daniel Wong, Shirin Chew, and Sophie Ang.
Last Week, 05 May 2021Congratulations to Daniel Wong, Class of 2021, for receiving the Sheila N. Hayre Prize for Outstanding Capstone Project in Law and Liberal Arts for his project entitled, “Prospects of a Genomics-Driven Constitutional Argument for the Increased Protection of Orang Asli Rights.” The Prize recognizes students who have produced a capstone project that exemplifies academic rigor and originality and makes a contribution to the field of study.In his capstone, Daniel draws from genomic data to make an argument for the expansion of the rights ofOrang Asli (native people) in Malaysia. He adeptly weaves together genomic science (specifically, the prehistoric peopling of modern-day Malaysia), constitutional history, case law, colonial and post-colonial history, and anthropology to make this argument. The thesis is a novel one. Scholars have not attempted the use of genomic science to substantiate a constitutional rights expansion in Malaysia. Furthermore, Daniel’s research intersects law and life science, which makes it a rare DDP capstone.
The prize is made possible by the founding president of Yale-NUS College, Professor Pericles Lewis, and is named in honor of his wife, Sheila N. Hayre, who was a senior lecturer at the NUS Faculty of Law. Daniel will be acknowledged at the Yale-NUS Graduation Ceremony on 17 May 2021 and receive a monetary award of SGD 3,000.
Previous Month, 22 Mar 2021
Kevin Wong, Class of ’21, has been awarded the Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities by Oxford to study in the Masters program in Classics. This scholarship covers full tuition, provides a generous living stipend, and offers accommodation and office space. Ertegun is a highly competitive Oxford scholarship with an average of only 1.5% success rate for Masters candidates. Kevin will be leaving for Oxford at the end of this September. He also plans to pursue his Ph.D. after the Masters.
Previous Month, 05 Mar 2021
DDP alumni Lu Zhao Boyu (“Bozy”) co-authored a news commentary with Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Jean Liu for CNA titled, “Myanmar domestic worker’s death and the problem with the bystander effect. You can read the full article here.
Previous Month, 31 Dec 2020
DDP alumni are featured in the December 2020 issue of Law Gazette, the official publication of the Law Society of Singapore. You can read the issue here.
Previous Month, 25 Sep 2020
Chong Ren Jie (Class of 2019) has been selected as a Justices’ Law Clerk (JLC) at the Singapore Supreme Court, the first from DDP. The JLC is a two-year program of the Singapore Legal Service. Selected law graduates work with and train under the Chief Justice and other members of the Supreme Court Bench. You can read the news here.
Previous Month, 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!
Previous Month, 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!