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Legal research is about reviewing the past and looking into the future. And at this present moment, reimagine the possibilities for society. Always seek to make a difference.

Yip Man,
Associate Professor
Specializes in Equity and Trusts
(Private Law Cluster)

School of Law

It is an exciting and interesting time to be a specialist in private international law as Singapore is currently positioning itself as a hub for the resolution of international commercial disputes.

Adeline Chong,
Associate Professor
Specializes in Private International Law
(Dispute Resolution Cluster)

School of Law

Questioning law’s relevance to address contemporary global crises, and to ensure more sustainable social relations gives my research its bite.

Mark Findley,
Professor, Specializes in Criminal Law and Justice
(Public Interest Law, Community and Social Justice cluster)

School of Law

Digital technology is now an integral part of life. However, new media and the data economy present challenges that require, in some cases, new laws, and in others, legal amendments. Research in this field is vibrant and exciting due to the rapid changes to the law and the contributions that an academic can provide.

Warren Chik,
Associate Professor, Specializes in Information Technology and the Law
(Innovation, Technology and the Law Cluster)

School of Law

Research in how law and policy interfaces empowers me to engage diverse audiences domestically and abroad in impactful ways. Research also enriches my teaching, while enabling my contributing to the public discourse and public good through the rigorous interface of theory, practice, and reforms.

Eugene Tan,
Associate Professor of Law, Specializes in Constitutional and Administrative Law
(Public Law Cluster)


Research Areas

18 Jan 2018

The new rules of digital trade

With the internet and emerging digital technologies transforming global trade, is there a need for new laws to regulate this rapidly evolving landscape? A panel of experts discussed this question at SMU’s conference on digital trade.

4 Jan 2018

Making mediation mainstream

Nadja Alexander

SMU Professor Nadja Alexander hopes that mediation will become people’s first recourse when they have a dispute to settle.

4 Jan 2018

Pushing the boundaries of company law

SMU Associate Professor Pearlie Koh

Existing laws could be refined to better govern the interactions between directors, shareholders and other company stakeholders, says SMU Associate Professor Pearlie Koh.

4 Jan 2018

Giving credit where it is due

SMU Associate Professor Saw Cheng Lim

Intellectual property laws strike a balance between incentivising innovation and ensuring that information and freedom of expression are not curtailed, says SMU Associate Professor Saw Cheng Lim.

24 Nov 2017

Giving AI a fair trial

SMU School of Law

Society must carefully weigh the merits and potential pitfalls of advanced AI that can do the work of junior lawyers, make judicial decisions and influence human behaviour, said experts at SMU’s Future of Law Conference.

27 Oct 2016

It’s not always about the money

SMU Associate Professor Gary Chan

In defamation cases, SMU Associate Professor Gary Chan believes that a declaration of falsity should be one way for plaintiffs to clear their name.

14 Sep 2016

The Blame Game

SMU Associate Professor Low Kee Yang

When parties outsource duties to independent contractors who then carry out the work negligently, is the hiring party also responsible? SMU Associate Professor Low Kee Yang believes so.

27 Jul 2016

China: Rule-taker, Rule-shaker or Rule-maker?

SMU Associate Professor Henry Gao

Despite its ascent on the world stage, SMU Associate Professor Henry Gao’s research shows that China may prefer to keep a low profile in global organisations.

27 Jul 2016

Whose Wrong, Whose Liability

SMU Associate Professor Lee Pey Woan

Determining who is legally answerable for a wrong in the civil context can be complicated, but research being done by SMU Associate Professor Lee Pey Woan is helping to clear the air.

28 Jun 2016

Drones, Drugs and the Death Penalty

SMU Assistant Professor Chen Siyuan

Fears that recreational drones could be used for spying or terrorism are based on little more than paranoia, SMU Assistant Professor Chen Siyuan’s research shows.