Singapore Academy of Law Act

(Original Enactment: Act 18 of 1988)

(20th December 1997)
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 21 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 High Court or as a Judge of Appeal 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 36 of the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161);
“legal officer” means a person appointed as a legal 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.