It is my honour to introduce the executive committee of the 2019/20 Academic Year, consisting of: myself Noel Low (Oxford) as President, Soh Yun Wen (Bristol) as Vice President, Selene Tanne (KCL) as General Secretary, Tan Xin Yi (Durham) as Finance Director, Kimberley Ng (Bristol) as Marketing Director, Carol Yin (KCL) as PR & Sponsorships Director, as well as Tan Yan Shen (Oxford) as Editor-in-chief.
We take over the society at the conclusion of a very successful year. The previous Exco – which consists of Cheng Jun (President), Joshua (VP and Sponsorship), Valerie (Secretary), Annabelle (Finance Director), Si Wen (Marketing Director), and Edwin (Editor-in-Chief) have commendably reversed a declining trend for the society that started when the glut of lawyers in Singapore was announced a few years ago. Besides an increase in engagement for every UKSLSS event, sponsorship engagement has also increased last year under the charge of Joshua . Their team have put the society in a strong position and I am excited to see what we can achieve this year.
What you can look forward to
Now into its third decade, the aim of the UKSLSS is to support and represent the interests of Singaporean law students in the United Kingdom. This ranges from social networking and career-readiness, to keeping members engaged with the latest developments of the industry. To this end, the committee has planned a calendar of events for you.
The first term will kick off with the SYNC Vac Scheme Helpdesk on 2 November 2019 in London. Alumni and other Singaporeans working in the UK will be there to provide advice and answer your career-related questions. I encourage you to make use of this opportunity to learn more and make useful contacts.
Do also look out for exclusive recruitment events held by some of our Gold sponsors (Rajah & Tann and WongPartnership), who have plans to travel up to London to meet our members. Besides this, we will be organising various social hangouts through our university representatives.
The academic year will culminate in the 13th Singapore Legal Forum on 22nd August 2020, held in Singapore during the Summer Vacation. You can expect an exciting line-up of speakers consisting of industry veterans, international lawyers and those at the frontline of technological disruption. Our sponsors will also be present for an exclusive career recruitment fair. Keep the date free!
The Editorial Committee
Last year has also been exceptional for the editorial team, helmed by Edwin. The Singapore Comparative Law Review (SCLR) achieved unprecedented industry recognition, with practitioners and academics from both UK and Singapore contributing pieces in the student-run journal. The annual publication, which you can browse here, is now carried by HeinOnline and Lawnet. As a writer and editor myself, I can vouch that the SCLR is a superb opportunity for students to critically engage in legal issues of the day and hone academic writing ability. I recommend all members to get involved with the upcoming edition.
The SCLR aside, the society’s newsletters have also been very well-received. Members are kept updated on developments in the law and the industry, with news updates and interviews written by our student staff writers, as well as collaborations from the industry. Past editions can be found here. Editors and writers will be recruited from October — do keep an eye out for it!
Please get in touch if you have questions or suggestions. I wish you a fruitful academic year, and look forward to seeing you at our events.
Executive Committee 2019/20
United Kingdom Singaporean Law Students’ Society