Professor Walter Woon
Qualifications: LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
Professor Walter Woon SC graduated in 1981 with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Law and obtained a First-Class Honours two years later at Cambridge University. He served as Sub-Dean and Vice-Dean of the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore between 1988 and 1995, and has authored several books on company law, commercial law and the Singapore legal system, as well as three novels. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1985 and appointed Senior Counsel in 2007. Prof Woon was a Nominated Member of Parliament from 1992 to 1996, and the Legal Adviser to the President and Council of Presidential Advisors from 1995 to 1997 Between 1997 and 2006, Prof Woon served as Singapore’s Ambassador to various European countries. In 2006, Prof Woon was appointed Second Solicitor-General at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, and, in 2007, was re-designated Solicitor-General. From 2008-2010, he was appointed Attorney-General. He is presently the David Marshall Professor of Law at the NUS Faculty of Law, and is also the Dean of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
Professor Chan Wing Cheong
Qualifications: M.A. (Oxford), LL.M. (Cornell), Barrister (Gray’s Inn), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Attorney and Counsellor (New York State)
Prof Chan Wing Cheong joined the NUS Faculty of Law in 1993. His research interests lie in criminal law and family law which in recent years have extended to child law, victims of crime and elder law. He is a regular speaker at conferences and forums on criminal law and family law.
Prof Chan Wing Cheong contributes his expertise to the wider community in different capacities. He has been, at various times, a member of the Elder Protection Team, the Maintenance of Parents Tribunal, the Board of Visitors of Children’s Homes, the Inter-Ministry Committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Ethics Review Committee of the Health Promotion Board, and the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme Committee. He was also a mediator in divorce cases with the Family Court for several years and was most recently appointed an Adjudicator for Structured Products by the Financial Industry Dispute Resolution Centre Ltd (FIDReC). He was awarded the Ministry of Community Development’s Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1999 for his public service as a Gazetted Volunteer Probation Officer.
Professor Cheah Wui Ling
Qualifications: LL.M (Harvard), LL.M LL.B (NUS)
Professor Cheah Wui Ling is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS), where she is also a Research Fellow at the NUS Centre of International Law. She is a qualified lawyer, called to the New York Bar, and has a diploma in arbitration, from Queen Mary, University of London. She holds a LLB and LLM from the National University of Singapore, a LLM from Harvard, and a Diploma from the Academy of European Law (EUI).
Prior to entering academia, she served as a legal officer at Interpol’s General Secretariat (Lyon, France) where she specialised in international criminal law and cross-border police cooperation. In 2011, she was a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court. She is Senior Adviser and Editor for the Forum of International Criminal and Humanitarian Law (FICHL) and Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP), respectively. Her research and publications focus on issues of international criminal law, human rights law, and criminal justice.