Dr Ardavan Arzandeh (Ardavan Arzandeh, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol Law School) discussed his recently published book, Forum (Non) Conveniens in England: Past, Present, and Future (Hart Publishing, 2019) during a research seminar of the same name. Here are the conference notes for this discussion of the history. application, and direction of the doctrine of forum (non) conveniens in private international law.
Sex and Lies in Asia Pacific: A Comparative Study of Fraudulent Sex Criminalisation in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Report on a research seminar by Associate Professor Chen Jialin from Melbourne Law School on 30 January 2019. A/P Chen first noted that the criminal laws of Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong were derived from three different sources: Singapore’s from the Indian Penal Code, Hong Kong’s from English criminal law, and Taiwan’s from the German Penal Code. A/P Chen then compared how Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong treated fraudulent sex crimes, with focus on the issue of consent. He also highlighted how underlying societal attitudes could sometime transcend (or ignore) ostensible legal differences.
Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Opening of the SMU School of Law’s Centre for AI and Data Governance
September 24, 2018 marked the opening of Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law’s Centre for AI & Data Governance (CAIDG). The opening occurred at the end of a day-long Singapore AI workshop jointly organised by CAIDG and the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University.
The Turbulent Future of Zootopia Airways: A Review of the 2017 BlackOak Transactional Competition
The inaugural BlackOak Transactional Competition attracted over 70 participants from the SMU and NUS Law Faculties. Organised by the SMU Corporate and Commercial Law Club and sponsored by BlackOak LLC, the competition was carried out in the unique format of a five-way negotiation.