Training the next generation of legal academics

Samuel Chan at his graduation in December 2012.

Samuel Chan is embarking on a new stage of his career. He was awarded the Sheridan Fellowship at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law – a new fellowship to train young academics in Singapore law. 

“Becoming an academic was something that was at the back of my mind at uni, but I thought it was really difficult to get into fresh out of law school. The Fellowship is an excellent platform for me to research and teach the law and to consider legal academia as a long term career”, Sam said.

“I will be working at NUS for two years, giving me enough space and time to decide on an area of law I’d like to carve out an expertise in. I’m hoping to explore topics in the law that caught my interest whilst at the ANU”.

Sam, originally from Singapore, graduated with LLB (Hons) and B Asia-Pacific Studies in December 2012. He completed the first part of the Singapore Bar exam and trained in a local law firm before making the switch to academia.

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