Yong Pung How Professorship of Law Lecture Series

Yong Pung How Professorship of Law Lecture Series

The Yong Pung How Professorship of Law was established in 2007 and was made possible by a generous S$3 million endowed contribution by the Yong Shook Lin Trust. This is the largest donation to the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law to date. The late Mr Yong Shook Lin, himself a prominent lawyer, was the father of former Chief Justice Dr Yong Pung How, the founding Chairman of the SMU School of Law Advisory Board and previously Chancellor of SMU.

The first appointment to the Professorship, which is tenable for three years, was made in August 2007. The prestigious professorship aims to advance the research and teaching of law in SMU through the appointment of an acclaimed legal luminary. The Yong Pung How Professor of Law is a full-time law faculty of the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law who is an eminent legal researcher of high international standing, a thought leader and expert in his or her area of legal pursuit, and a passionate teacher of the law. He/she will contribute to the building of the Yong Pung How School of Law in research, curriculum and pedagogical development, and in the mentorship of younger law faculty. He/she will also conduct public lectures as part of the Yong Pung How Professorship of Law lecture series.

“The Yong Pung How Professorship of Law recognises an accomplished faculty member who has achieved a compelling stature of legal excellence,” said Dr Yong Pung How. “Such a scholar will be a star contribution to the SMU School of Law and will no doubt propel the school quickly to international standing. He or she will provide much gravitas and substance to legal research and teaching, and will be an asset to grooming SMU’s new generation of law undergraduates who will have both solid legal foundation and a strong grasp of the workings of the financial world.”


 25 May 2022

The Effect of Choice of Court Agreements on Third Parties
Speaker: Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (Hon)


6 May 2021

The Changing Global Landscape for Foreign Judgments
Speaker: Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (Hon)


22 May 2019

The Choice of Court Agreement: Perils of the Midnight Clause
Speaker: Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (Hon)


16 May 2018

Scope and Limits of Party Autonomy under the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
Speaker: Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (Hon)


18 May 2017

Choice of Law for Contracts: The Hague Principles from a Singaporean and Asian Perspective
Speaker: Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (Hon)


18 May 2016

Common Law Developments Relating to Foreign Judgements
Speaker: Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (Hon)


13 May 2015

Staying Relevant: Exercise of Jurisdiction in the Age of the SICC
Speaker: Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (Hon)


22 May 2014

The Future of Private International Law in Singapore
Speaker: Professor Yeo Tiong Min, SC (Hon)