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.
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.
1 December 2022
Regulation by Enforcement
Speaker: Professor Chris Brummer
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
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
Speaker: Professor David B. Wilkins
30 August 2017
Singapore as an International Debt Restructuring Centre: Legal Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Professor Gerard McCormack
10 November 2016
Taming the Machine? Liability & Responsibility for Machine Learning Technology
Speaker: Professor Chris Reed
24 August 2015
Company Law and Contractual Freedom
Speaker: Professor Eilís Ferran
12 March 2015
Confidentiality in International Arbitration: Virtue or Vice?
Speaker: Professor Sir Bernard Rix
8 April 2014
The Law of Guarantees: Balancing the Interests of the Parties
Speaker: Professor John Phillips
10 April 2013
Foreign Judgments, Foreign Insolvency and the Effects of Rubin
Speaker: Professor Adrian Briggs