About Our Alumni

As one of the most selective faculties in the University, NUS Law students enjoy many opportunities to interact with fellow students and faculty members during their years in law school. Alumni typically remember their law school days with fondness and pride. Many activities still organised today were started by enthusiastic law students over the years, later becoming law school traditions: from Law Camp to Law Ball, the Law IV Musical, the Singapore Law Review, and of course our many student-run national and international competitions.

Class of 1961

Our alumni occupy the ranks of government, private practice, diplomacy, business, the arts and media communities, as well as almost every other niche of professional life in Singapore. Many of our alumni have also achieved prominence overseas. Given Singapore's historical connection to Malaysia, many members of the Malaysian legal fraternity are graduates of our law school.

Some of our distinguished alumni include:

(in order of year of graduation)

Chan Sek Keong '61
(Former Chief Justice of Singapore)

Tommy Koh '61
(Ambassador-at-Large and Chairman of the Centre for International Law)

S Jayakumar '63
(former Deputy Prime Minister and Chair of the NUS Law Advisory Council)

Ahmad Fairuz bin Dato' Sheikh Abdul Halim '67 
(former Chief Justice of Malaysia) 

Ainum Mohd Saaid '70 
(former Attorney-General of Malaysia)

Tan Lee Meng '72
(Supreme Court Judge and former Dean)

Rais Yatim '73 
(former Minister for Information, Communications and Culture, Malaysia)

T. Jasudasen '77 
(former Singapore High Commissioner to the United Kingdom)

Halimah Yacob '78
(President of the Republic of Singapore)

Ong Keng Yong '79
(former ASEAN Secretary-General)

Walter Woon '81
(David Marshall Professor and former Attorney-General of Singapore)

Steven Chong '82
(Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of Singapore)

K. Shanmugam '84 
(Minister for Law, Singapore)

Sundaresh Menon '86
(Chief Justice of Singapore)

Indranee Rajah '86
(Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Singapore)
Sylvia Lim '88
(Member of Parliament, Aljunied GRC)
Foo Chi Hsia '94
(High Commissioner to the United Kingdom)
Kelvin Tong '97
Tan Min-Liang '02
(Founder and CEO, Razer)
Priscilla Shunmugam '06
(Fashion designer, Ong Shunmugam)
Goh Yi-Han '06
(Dean, SMU School of Law)

Alumni relations were brought to the forefront with the launch of LawLink, the Faculty's alumni outreach magazine. Class reunions are a regular feature of the law school calendar. In addition, the Alumni Seminar Series brings illustrious alumni back to the campus to speak to our students on their work and interests. Our alumni have provided sterling support for the law school over the years in the forms of endowment gifts, sponsorship of student activities and participation in conferences and seminars. As the faculty positions itself in the competitive global economy, alumni gifts have become a critical force which enables us to bolster our resources and fulfil our aspirations as a world-class law school.

For information on alumni matters, contact the Alumni Relations Committee at lawlink@nus.edu.sg or fax us at (65) 67790979.