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Research and Library


The international experience of the Law School’s Law Faculty is reflected in their profiles and they hold postgraduate degrees from renowned universities worldwide such as Harvard and Oxford. The diversity in legal research and teaching is apparent from the list of global publications of the faculty and the spectrum of courses being offered in various areas of law. In particular, faculty have amassed an impressive publication record with publications in international journals such as the Cambridge Law Journal, Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Journal of Contract Law, as well as textbooks on Singapore law that are widely cited by the judiciary and consulted by the profession. Faculty and Researchers in the School of Law pursue high-quality and leading research across a range of areas through our Research Clusters and Research Centres. 

All research related matters are handled by Dean, Associate Professor Goh Yi Han and  Professor Gary Chan, Associate Dean. 

Associate Professor Goh Yihan
Dean, School of Law 

Professor Gary Chan
Associate Dean (Faculty and Research)



Faculty and Researchers in the School of Law pursue high-quality and leading research across a range of areas through our Research Clusters.
There are a total of 9 Research Clusters in School of Law. 

Asian and Comparative Law

Public International Law, Regional and Trade Law

Corporate, Finance and Securities Law


Private Law

Innovation, Technology and the Law

Dispute Resolution

Legal Theory, Ethics and Legal Education

Public Interest Law, Community and Social Justice

Public Law


Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA)

Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law In Asia (CEBCLA)

Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA)

Director: Professor Liu Kung-Chung

Deputy Director: Visiting Professor Irene Calboli

Director: Professor Tang Hang Wu

Deputy Director: Associate Professor Yip Man

Director: Professor Nadja Alexander

Research Events 

Visiting Academic Series 

Faculty Seminar Series

Other Seminars

Research Grants

The School of Law Faculty have received numerous internal research grants as well as external grants on a competitive basis from agencies and entities such as the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) and Singapore Judicial College (SJC).

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Research Awards, Prizes and Honours

This section lists faculty achievements in research including Professorships, Fellowships, research and publishing awards and honourable mentions.

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Kwa Geok choo Law Library

To celebrate and honour the life of Madam Kwa Geok Choo, SMU has dedicated its Law Library to the memory of the late Madam Kwa Geok Choo. The Kwa Geok Choo Law Library opened on 3 January 2017.  It houses the print collection and occupies 2,200 square metres across 3 levels with a seating capacity for over 500 users. Like the Li Ka Shing Library, the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library has a Learning Commons which students, faculty and staff can access 24/7. SMU Libraries provides access to a wide range of electronic resources to support the School of Law’s teaching and learning, and its research interests and the work of its research centres.

Legally trained librarians offer a reference service, legal research programs and workshops on demand to SOL faculty, students and the SMU Community at large. Institutional Knowledge (InK) at Singapore Management University showcases the research and scholarly work of the SMU community. The librarians provide research and publishing support to the faculty such as citation count, journal impact, author identification, publishing, rankings and statistical analysis of research publications. Law Research Navigator created and maintained by the librarians is an excellent starting point for legal research.

Last updated on 22 Mar 2018 .