Singapore Academy of Law Act

(Original Enactment: Act 18 of 1988)

(15th March 1989)
An Act to establish the Singapore Academy of Law and for matters connected therewith.
[1st November 1988]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Singapore Academy of Law Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Academy” means the Singapore Academy of Law established under section 3;
“advocate and solicitor” means an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court but shall not include any person admitted ad hoc under section 20 of the Legal Profession Act [Cap. 161];
“Board” means the Board of Legal Education established under section 3 of the Legal Profession Act;
“Constitution” means the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore;
“Faculty” means the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore;
“judge of the Supreme Court” includes —
(a)a person designated to sit as a judge of the Supreme Court under Article 94(3) of the Constitution; and
(b)a Judicial Commissioner appointed under Article 94(4) of the Constitution;
“Law Society” means the Law Society of Singapore established under section 33 of the Legal Profession Act;
“legal officer” means an officer in the Singapore Legal Service;
“member” includes a Fellow, honorary member, ordinary member and associate member of the Academy;
“President” means the President of the Academy;
“qualified person” shall have the meaning assigned to it by section 2 of the Legal Profession Act;
“Senate” means the Senate of the Academy established under section 5;
“Vice-President” means a Vice-President of the Academy.