The SMU School of Law was started in 2007. Under the guidance of Founding Dean Professor Michael Philip Furmston, the first batch of law students graduated to the eager anticipation of the legal profession in 2011. Since 2007, our programmes have expanded beyond the LLB to include the JD and the LLM, and our Continuing Legal Education programme offers courses for professional development.
The School of Law has a strong body of faculty who have obtained degrees from universities like Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Yale and Stanford. They have published widely in international journals and have contributed actively to the development of the jurisprudence of Singapore. Their collective expertise ranges from commercial law and international trade law to constitutional law and criminal law.
The School of Law follows the SMU pedagogy of holistic and interactive seminar-based learning. For our JD/LLB programmes, the curriculum includes internships with law firms and corporations, and opportunities to go on international exchange programmes as well as overseas legal studies missions. Students are expected to study elective subjects on top of the core curriculum of the law school and the university. We offer a broad range of subject in, but not limited to, commercial law. We are a comprehensive law school situated within a management university. Legal practitioners and other industry professionals are involved in our teaching.
Our faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and research, and service to the university as well as to the wider community. The core values which we espouse and impart to our students are integrity, scholarship and humanity. We aim to produce well-rounded lawyers who are not only technically sound and ethically conscious but who also bear a commitment to serve the community. We work closely with the legal profession, corporations, government agencies, and the community, to develop the law and to grow the legal culture in Singapore.
Professor Yeo Tiong Min
Yong Pung How Professor of Law
Dean, School of Law
Last updated on 03 May 2016 .