Singapore Law Resources

October 20, 2011

Singapore skyline

In the spirit of Yale’s success in creating the YALE-NUS College in Singapore, we are pleased to provide you with access to LawNet, Singapore’s leading legal research website.  LawNet provides access to a host of primary material, such as the Singapore Law Reports, as well as secondary materials, including legal news and reference materials.  The site is sponsored by The Singapore Academy of Law


The database also provides access to Malaysian, English, and Indian case law.  In fact, researchers looking to find the common law of Singapore should consult materials from these jurisdictions.

Per their website, the current LawNet modules include:

  • Legal Research -- currently contains "Legal Workbench"
  • Due Diligence (combines the Litigation and BizNet databases)
  • Practitioners' ToolKit (PTK)
  • Integrated Legal Requisition System (InteReq)
  • Public Search Service - Integrated Land Information Service (PSS-INLIS)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Electronic Filing System

Normally, you can access our subscriptions from the "Legal Databases" page but at the moment, LawNet is in its trial stage.  The username and password are posted on the inside page, under “Library Database Passwords.”  We strongly encourage you to sample the database and provide your feedback.

You can learn more about our Singapore offerings from our Country-by-Country guide. A suitable  introduction to the Singapore legal system can be found in the Foreign Law Guide, and a guide to conducting legal research is available via GlobaLex.

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