The Singapore Law Review (SLR) is a student-run journal, conceived in 1969 by a group of enthusiastic law students. Between 1969 and 1972, three volumes of the journal were published. However, with the publication of the second part of Volume III in 1972, the Law Review was discontinued and this marked the start of an eight-year absence of student-run publications in the Law Faculty.
In 1980, the Law Club remedied this situation by creating The Law Times. This was published annually until 1983, when the then Academic Secretary of the Law Club, Mr. Kevin Tan, resurrected the Singapore Law Review with the help of his friends. Since then, the journal has featured as an integral part of the legal education landscape in Singapore. Today, it is the oldest undergraduate student-run law journal in the world.
The Singapore Law Review aims to promote awareness of current legal issues among law students. It also aims to promote legal thinking, writing and discussions among the student populace. To do this, it instituted an informal editorial rule that no more than one-third of its articles should be written by non-students. In addition, essay competitions are organised every two years to scour for the best pieces of thought-provoking student writing. These, coupled with insightful articles written by the Faculty’s academics and other members of the legal fraternity, result in a Singapore Law Review that is not only student-oriented, but also very informative and useful to the legal community at large.
The SLR is currently in its 30th issue. The 31st issue is projected to be out by late 2013.
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Updated as of 22 Dec 2012.