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ALSA Singapore

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ALSA Singapore

Our History

Formally established in 2003, ALSA initially comprised of students from 9 Asian countries (China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan). 15 years on, ALSA has grown to become Asia's leading student-run organisation, with over 12,000 members in 16 Asian countries, representing 100 of Asia’s top universities. 

 

About Us

As one of the most proactive members, ALSA Singapore has been at the forefront of major developments in ALSA, spearheading key initiations and executing flagship events for law students across Asia. 

Most notably, ALSA Singapore has had the privilege of organising the following events:

 

2016: ELSA Moot Court Competition (Asian Regional Rounds)

 

2017: ALSA Annual Form

 

2018: Inaugural ALSA Pro Bono Bilateral Conference (with ALSA Thailand)

 

2019:

John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition (Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds)

Law Students' Pro Bono Conference (Co-organised with NUS Pro Bono Group)

 

2020: Filipino's Legal Learning Journey (Co-organised with PracticeForte and the Philippines Embassy of Singapore, cancelled due to Covid-19)

 

2021:

ALSA Around the World (Pro Bono Conference II, jointly organised with the ALSA International Board with ALSA Singapore as Organising Committee)

ALSA Singapore - Hong Kong TED Joint Webinars

 

2022: ALSA Singapore is bidding to host the 2022 ALSA Conference

Our Vision 

Promote an awareness of justice among law students across Asia

Empower law students to contribute to pro bono initiatives across Asia

Create opportunities to increase cross-border interactions among law students across Asia

Our Objectives 

Promote dialogue with practitioners to expose law students to the realities of legal practice

Enhance the capabilities of law students to become internationally minded,

socially responsible, academically committed and legally skilled

Understand and appreciate the diversity across Asian legal systems by interacting and exchanging perspectives with law students across Asia

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Meet Our National Board 

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Zaher bin wahab
PRESIDENT

Being the President of ALSA Singapore, Zaher sets the strategic direction for the development of ALSA Singapore. He is also responsible for liaising with various international boards and other member countries to further the ALSA vision.

Kenishia Chang
VICE-PRESIDENT

With her co-vice president, Kenishia is responsible for supervising operations across the national board departments and collaborating with the representatives from the 4 partner institutions.

Nicole Chan
VICE-PRESIDENT

With her co-vice president, Nicole is responsible for supervising operations across national board departments and collaborating with local chapter heads for ALSA Singapore outreach events.

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faye-anne ho
ADVISOR

As the advisor of the 20th National Board, and her experience attending multiple ALSA International events, Faye-Anne provides practical and indispensable advise and guidance for various ALSA events.

lee jia yi
ADVISOR

As the advisor of the 20th National Board, and her experience attending multiple ALSA International events, Jia Yi provides practical and indispensable advise and guidance for various ALSA events.

Catherine
TREASURER

Responsible for the assets and finances of ALSA Singapore, Catherine accounts for them in our annual budget. She manages the sponsorships and reimbursements for our activities. 

felicia leong
SECRETARY-GENERAL

Playing a central role, other than administrative tasks for ALSA Singapore’s national board, Felicia also liaises with the ALSA International Board. She handles events and activities registration and schedule and takes minutes for the monthly board meetings. 

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ADELE NEO
HEAD OF TED

Besides overseeing the Internal and External TED officers, Adele attends monthly meetings with TED officers from other National Chapters and liaises with ALSA International Board’s TED department. 

eula sia
TED INTERNAL DIRECTOR

Working with the Head of TED, Eula plans and executes TED activities with other National Chapters. She is also in charge of organising activities such as moots and workshops.

JOLIE TENG
TED EXTERNAL DIRECTOR

Likewise, working with the Head of TED, Jolie plans and executes TED activities with other National Chapters. She also supervises the organisation of activities like exchange programmes and study trips.

XAVIER TAN
MANPOWER & LOGISTICS DIRECTOR

When in need of human resources, such as student volunteers and conference delegates, Xavier is in charge of recruiting them as he oversees the logistics for all the events organised by ALSA Singapore.

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MARIA SANTHOSH
HEAD OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 

Overseeing the Academic Publications Director and Academic Training & Activities Director, Maria also attends monthly meetings with AA officers from other National Chapters and liaises with the ALSA International Board’s AA department.

lee kern
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
DIRECTOR

Working with the Head of AA, Kern plans and executes AA activities with other National Chapters. He also handles our ALSA Singapore Board publications like the quarterly newsletters and contributions to other publications by ALSA International Board and other National Chapters. 

Clarice Lee
ACADEMIC TRAINING & ACTIVITES DIRECTOR

Aside from overseeing the organisation of activities like seminars and dialogue sessions, Clarice works with the Head of AA to plan and execute AA activities with other National Chapters.

NICKY KOH
WELFARE & EVENTS DIRECTOR

While managing the National Board's internal activities, Nicky also plans for all the events organised by ALSA Singapore. 

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SHARONA BALDHIRAJ
PR DIRECTOR

With her co-director, Sharona is in charge of designing and disseminating publicity materials for our events and activities. At the same time, she manages our outreach channel including the Telegram channel, social media channels and website. 

ANGEL LEE
PR DIRECTOR

With her co-director, Angel is in charge of designing and disseminating publicity materials for our events and activities. At the same time, she manages our outreach channel including the Telegram channel, social media channels and website. 

GOH XIAN MING
MARKETING DIRECTOR

With his co-director, Xian Ming designs and disseminates our publications, including newsletters and event booklets. He also handles our merchandise production and sales.

CLARICE LUO
MARKETING DIRECTOR

With her co-director, Clarice designs and disseminates our publications, including newsletters and event booklets. She also handles our merchandise production and sales.

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AVRIL LIM
NUS STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

NUS Law, which is one of the four partner institutions, is formally represented on the 20th National Board through Avril. She provides insights into planning ALSA Singapore events with the other three school representatives. Avril concurrently represents the interests of the NUS student body in ALSA.

Lin yuan
SMU STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

SMU Law, which is one of the four partner institutions, is formally represented on the 20th National Board through Lin Yuan. She provides insights into planning ALSA Singapore events with the other three school representatives. Lin Yuan concurrently represents the interests of the SMU student body in ALSA.

GEORGINA TEO
SUSS STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

SUSS Law, which is one of the four partner institutions, is formally represented on the 20th National Board through Georgina. She provides insights into planning ALSA Singapore events with the other three school representatives. Georgina concurrently represents the interests of the SUSS student body in ALSA.

LAW MING YUAN
TP STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

TP Law, which is one of the four partner institutions, is formally represented on the 20th National Board through Ming Yuan. She provides insights into planning ALSA Singapore events with the other three school representatives. Ming Yuan concurrently represents the interests of the TP student body in ALSA.