Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law Lecture Series

Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law Lecture Series

The global law firm Jones Day, through its non-profit foundation funded by donations from attorneys and staff, made a donation to the Singapore Management University (SMU) of US$500,000 to establish the Jones Day Professorship of Commercial Law for a term of seven years.

The Jones Day Foundation plays an integral role in implementing pro bono initiatives globally, an achievement which is only possible through the donation of both time and resources from lawyers and staff. Each Jones Day office has a designated partner-in-charge of pro bono to further develop the reach of activities and encourage participation firm-wide. The full-time, firm-wide partner-in-charge of pro bono, oversees and directs pro bono efforts worldwide.

The donation exemplifies Jones Day’s commitment to Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, which are an integral part of Jones Day’s Asian presence. The appointment follows the establishment of the Jones Day Chair Professorship for Globalization and Rule of Law at Peking University, China in May 2012.

The donation is the largest gift received by SMU from a law firm and will facilitate increased focus on the development of Commercial Law in Singapore, a market which is in continuous development and increasingly plays a global role as a hub for legal services to both regional and international clients in Asia.


17 November 2021

The Legal Innovation Agenda - Pre, During and Post COVID
Speaker: Professor Daniel Martin Katz


18 November 2020

Artificial Intelligence and the Idea of a Legal Singularity
Speaker: Professor Lyria Bennett Moses


6 August 2019

The State of Illegality
[PDF Version]
Speaker: Professor Graham Virgo, QC (Hon)


31 August 2018

Operationalizing Innovation: The New Work of Legal Operations and the Future of Work in the Legal Profession
[PDF Version]
Speaker: Professor David B. Wilkins


30 August 2017

Singapore as an International Debt Restructuring Centre: Legal Challenges and Opportunities
[PDF Version]
Speaker: Professor Gerard McCormack


10 November 2016

Taming the Machine? Liability & Responsibility for Machine Learning Technology
[PDF Version]
Speaker: Professor Chris Reed


24 August 2015

Company Law and Contractual Freedom
[PDF Version]
Speaker: Professor Eilís Ferran


12 March 2015

Confidentiality in International Arbitration: Virtue or Vice?
[PDF Version]
Speaker: Professor Sir Bernard Rix

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8 April 2014

The Law of Guarantees: Balancing the Interests of the Parties
[PDF Version]
Speaker: Professor John Phillips

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10 April 2013

Rubin and New Cap: Foreign Judgments and Insolvency
Speaker: Professor Adrian Briggs