Many legal concepts we take for granted are steeped in history and were the products of an evolutionary process that is so much a part of the common law system. Although legal history is important to our understanding of legal doctrine and rules, it is often neglected. A legal system cannot live without its past. This book was written with the aim of further deepening interest in Singapore’s legal history.
Co-published with Marshall Cavendish Academic.
KEVIN Y. L. TAN graduated with LLB (Hons) from the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore in 1986 and joined the teaching staff of the same faculty that year. Subsequently, he obtained his LLM (Master of Law) and JSD (Doctor in the Science of Law) from Yale Law School. From 1986 to 2000, he taught Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Singapore Legal System, Law and Government, Law and Society and International Human Rights. He resigned as Associate Professor in 2000 to start his own consultancy. He has published widely and his (with Thio Li-ann) is the standard casebook in use in Malaysia and Singapore. He is author/editor of (Routledge, 1997); (Allen & Unwin, 1999) (both with Lam Peng Er); (Singapore University Press, 1999); and 1910-2000 (Singapore Scout Association/National Archives, 2002) (with Wan Meng Hao). From 1998 to 2000, he was Chief Editor of the and from 2000 to 2003 was the journal's Adjunct Editor.
Essays in Singapore Legal History