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Southeast Asian Legal Research Guide (ARCHIVE): Books & Journals


Journal Article Databases

To find journal articles on Singapore law, irrespective of the journal in which they are published, see the Finding Journal Articles on South East Asian Law box in the Books and Journals tab on the Regional Resources page of this Guide. Using these databases will enable you to search hundreds of journals at the same time.

Most online journal article databases begin coverage in the 1980s. To find earlier articles, use the print Index to Singapore/Malaysia Legal Periodicals 1932-1984 (1986)

Individual Journal Titles

The LawNet platform (UniMelb access) provides access to the following e-journals: 

  • Asia Business Law Review 
  • Asian Journal on Mediation 
  • INSAF 
  • Malayan Law Review
  • Singapore Academy of Law Journal
  • Supreme Court Cases (Journal)
  • Singapore Law Review
  • Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
  • Singapore Year Book of International Law

Recent Open Access Articles & Book Chapters on SSRN

Ooi, Vincent, 'Taxing "All Other Income"' in Singapore and Malaysia' (2019) 19(2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal (forthcoming)

Walters, Robert and Leon Trakman, 'The Fragmented Approach Toward Close‑Out Netting Provisions in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore Compared' (2019) Journal of Banking Regulation (forthcoming) 

Cheah, WL, 'The Curious Case of Singapore’s BIA Desertion Trials: War Crimes, Projects of Empire, and the Rule of Law' (July 25, 2019) 

Ramlan, Shazny, 'Religious Law for the Environment: Comparative Islamic Environmental Law in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia' (NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies Working Paper No 19/03, 2019)

Liew, Ying Khai, 'The Singaporean Court of Appeal on Proprietary Estoppel Remedies' (2019) Law Quarterly Review (forthcoming)  

Bell, Gary F, 'The New International Commercial Courts: Competing with Arbitration? The Example of the Singapore International Commercial Court' (2018) 11(2) Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal 193-216 

Fordham, Margaret, 'The Impact of NUS Law on the Development of Tort Law in Singapore' (2017) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 299-307

Teo, Keang Sood, 'The Trust Statutory Exception to Indefeasibility in the Singapore Torrens System' (2017) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 151-168 

Chesterman, Simon, 'The Fall and Rise of Legal Education in Singapore' (2017) Singapore Journal Of Legal Studies 201-214  

Whalen-Bridge, Helena, 'Court Backlogs: Balancing Efficiency and Justice in Singapore' (2017) 7(4) Oñati Socio-Legal Series

Wang, JiangYu, 'The Rise of Singapore As International Financial Centre: Political Will, Industrial Policy, and Rule of Law' in Jiaxiang Hu, Matthias Vanhullebusch & Andrew Harding (eds), Finance, Rule of Law and Development in Asia: Perspectives from Singapore, Hong Kong and Mainland China (Brill, 2016)

Radics, George Baylon and Poon, Yee Suan, 'Amos Yee, Free Speech, and Maintaining Religious Harmony in Singapore' (2017) 12(2) University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review

Ng, Kwai Hang and Jacobson, Brynna, 'How Global Is the Common Law? A Comparative Study of Asian Common Law Systems – Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore' (2017)