Class of 2019
Yale-NUS provides a broad, multidisciplinary education while NUS Law is reputed for its rigorous legal training. Seeking to both challenge my faith and understand different perspectives on law, policy and social change, I jumped at the opportunity to benefit from the strengths of these two institutions.
The five years thoroughly exceeded my expectations. I studied law and economics in Paris; did a public international law internship in Israel; led projects dealing with military justice, pro bono legal education and youth development; pushed for systemic change in big and small ways; researched on the South China Sea as well as Singapore War Crimes Trials; and even spent a summer learning computer science in University of California, Berkeley.
What I enjoyed most, though, were the late-night conversations with friends analysing different leadership styles, attempting to reconcile contrasting religious worldviews, or thinking of ways to better care and contribute to the community around us. These memories I deeply treasure and will surely miss from my time in the DDP.
Moving forward, I hope to build on my interest in law, leadership and policy. My journey after graduation includes a Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar, followed by a two-year training contract with Clifford Chance in Singapore.