Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law
Executive Power: Rethinking the Modalities of Control
Thursday, November 1
12:30 pm | Room 3041
Duke Law School
The Honorable Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore, delivered the 2018–2019 Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Executive Power: Rethinking the Modalities of Control." The Chief Justice will discuss the control of executive power in Singapore as compared to other legal systems. Co-sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law and the Office of the Dean. You can view the lecture here. Read The Straits Times report on the chief justice's talk.
Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on 6 November 2012. He is the first Singapore-born Chief Justice.
Chief Justice Menon graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1991. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1987, and as an attorney and counsellor-at-law in New York in 1992.
After he was called to the Bar in Singapore, he practised with major local and international law firms, primarily as an advocate, in the fields of commercial litigation and arbitration, construction law and insolvency law. From 2006 to 2007, he served as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008. In 2010, he was appointed the 6th Attorney-General of Singapore, a post he relinquished in 2012 shortly before his appointment as a Judge of Appeal. He was appointed to the Presidential Council for Minority Rights upon his appointment as Attorney-General in 2010 and was later appointed as its Chairman in 2012, upon his appointment as Chief Justice.
Chief Justice Menon is also the President of the Singapore Academy of Law and was recently elected president of the Asean Law Association.