An established tradition.
The Singapore Law Review is an independent legal publication body, exclusively run by students of the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law. The Review’s illustrious history began in 1959, with the pioneer publication of the student-run legal journal titled Me Judice in the University of Malaya. Following the independence of Singapore in 1965, the journal was subsequently renamed the Singapore Law Review in 1969. Apart from a publication hiatus between 1972 and 1979, the Singapore Law Review has been published annually ever since.
The Singapore Law Review provides a platform for legal scholarship, and our aims are to:
- raise awareness of current legal issues;
- promote critical legal thinking, writing, and discussion amongst students, academics and members of the legal fraternity; and
- empower the Review members to hone their own editing and writing skills.
Each Volume of the Journal features between six to eight articles written by Justices of the Supreme Court, eminent scholars, legal practitioners, and law students from Singapore and abroad. The topics of the publications similarly cover a wide range from the study of jurisprudence, to cutting-edge empirical research on legal matters, to discussions about recent legal developments, both locally and internationally. Our strict editorial process ensures that the articles found in the Journal meet the highest benchmark of legal writing.
Apart from its eponymous annual Journal, the Singapore Law Review also publishes Juris Illuminae, an online publication featuring short articles by student members and guest contributors. These articles frequently engage recent legal rulings and are published bi-annually. You may peruse recent publications here.
In addition to its publications, the Singapore Law Review also organises the Singapore Law Review Lecture, featuring legal luminaries on topics of their specialisation or interest.