The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) is a promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal industry. Our vision is to make Singapore the legal hub of Asia.

SAL works with our stakeholders to set new precedents of excellence in Singapore law through developing thought leadership, world class infrastructure and legal solutions. Our mandates are to build up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge, raise the international profile of Singapore law, promote Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution, and improve the standards and efficiency of legal practice through continuing professional development and the use of technology.


As a body established by statute, SAL also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services and appointment of Senior Counsel, Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public.

SAL is led by a Senate headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, and comprising the Attorney-General, the Supreme Court Bench and key leaders of the various branches of the legal profession. It has more than 14,000 members, including the Bench, all persons who are called as advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court (i.e. the Bar) or appointed as Legal Service Officers, corporate counsel, faculty members of the three local law schools (i.e. National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Social Sciences) and foreign lawyers in Singapore.

  •  Creating Knowledge


The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) serves as a knowledge hub for the legal community, providing practitioners with world-class information and insights that underpin excellence in Singapore law. We acquire and curate knowledge and disseminate it through multiple platforms on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Over the years, we have earned a strong reputation for offering comprehensive, up-to-date legal content. The suite of tools available in LawNet provides lawyers with an unmatched combination of information and services not available from any other single portal. Academy Publishing offers affordable legal materials to the legal profession; and creates an alternative avenue for the academics in our law schools to publish their writings and disseminate the laws of Singapore internationally. We offer free legal research and databases to thousands of users in Singapore and other Commonwealth countries including the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, as well as China and the US:

  • Our website is a publicly-accessible collection of Singapore court judgments going back to the year 2000. Its rising popularity mirrors the increasing adoption of Singapore law in international legal contracts.
  • Journals Online provides instant access – at any time of the day, from anywhere in the world – to all journals and magazine content published by the Singapore Academy of Law.
  • Singapore Law Watch is a free daily legal news service for the law community in Singapore and abroad. Our legal editors monitor more than 30 sources to compile a website and a daily email service. We currently have over 9,000 daily email subscribers.
  •  Catalysing Ideas

  •  Capability Building

  •  Connecting Community