The Development of Singapore Law: A Bicentennial Retrospective

Singapore Academy of Law Journal (Forthcoming)

68 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Last revised: 17 Jul 2020

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Andrew Phang

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Yihan Goh

Singapore Management University - School of Law; Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance

Jerrold Soh

Singapore Management University School of Law; Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance

Date Written: May 8, 2020

Abstract

The present article reviews (in broad brushstrokes) the status of Singapore law during its bicentennial year. It is not only about origins but also about growth – in particular, the autochthonous or indigenous growth of the Singapore legal system (particularly since the independence of Singapore as a nation state on 9 August 1965). The analysis of this growth is divided into quantitative as well as qualitative parts. In particular, the former constitutes an empirical analysis which attempts – for the very first time − to tell the development of Singapore law through numbers, building on emerging techniques in data visualisation and empirical legal studies.

Keywords: Singapore Law, Singapore Legal System, Empirical Legal Studies

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Phang, Andrew and Goh, Yihan and Soh, Jerrold, The Development of Singapore Law: A Bicentennial Retrospective (May 8, 2020). Singapore Academy of Law Journal (Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3602508

Andrew Phang

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Yihan Goh

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore
Singapore

Jerrold Soh (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore
Singapore

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