Singapore Academy of Law Bill

Bill No. 15/1988

Read the first time on 29th July 1988.
An Act to establish the Singapore Academy of Law and for matters connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Singapore Academy of Law Act 1988 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
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 same 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.