Friday, June 12, 2020

Phang, Goh & Soh on Singapore Law

Andrew Phang, Yihan Goh, and Jerrold Soh, Singapore Management University School of Law, have posted The Development of Singapore Law: A Bicentennial Retrospective, which is forthcoming in the Singapore Academy of Law Journal:
The present article reviews (in broad brushstrokes) the status of Singapore law during its bicentennial year. It is not only about origins but also about growth – in particular, the autochthonous or indigenous growth of the Singapore legal system (particularly since the independence of Singapore as a nation state on 9 August 1965). The analysis of this growth is divided into quantitative as well as qualitative parts. In particular, the former constitutes an empirical analysis which attempts – for the very first time − to tell the development of Singapore law through numbers, building on emerging techniques in data visualisation and empirical legal studies.
–Dan Ernst