Every year, our student-run clubs organise events that bring together various stakeholders in the legal fraternity — students, practitioners, judges, commentators, academia and so forth — to push the envelope in legal thought and development.
In late August and early October, our very own Criminal Justice Club (CJC) organised the Just Punishment Conference 2018 and its annual flagship Criminal Justice Conference.
Just Punishment Conference 2018
This conference set off profound and diverse discussions on the contentious Section 300(c) of the Penal Code, which has been amended in 2012 to allow judges discretion in deciding between life imprisonment and the death penalty.
The complete event coverage can be found here, courtesy of our student-run publication — Justified!
P.S. The EU Ambassador to Singapore delivered the opening remark!
Criminal Justice Conference
This year’s rendition of CJC’s annual flagship Criminal Justice Conference was no less thought-provoking and insightful. This year’s topic centered on the rehabilitation of criminals and how sentencing in Singapore has evolved over the past decades. The panel comprised esteemed representatives from NUS Law, legal practice, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Yellow Ribbon Fund, and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
Learn more here, courtesy of Justified.