Focus on tech and the law at new SMU centre

Research programme in computational law has govt support through a $15m boost

Working on the five-year research programme in computational law are (from left) Professor Goh Yihan, dean of Singapore Management University School of Law; Ms Alexis Chun and Mr Wong Meng Weng, co-founders of local legal tech start-up Legalese; and
Working on the five-year research programme in computational law are (from left) Professor Goh Yihan, dean of Singapore Management University School of Law; Ms Alexis Chun and Mr Wong Meng Weng, co-founders of local legal tech start-up Legalese; and Assistant Professor Lau Kwan Ho and Assistant Professor Lim How Khang from SMU School of Law. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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Singapore is to undertake a first-of-its-kind research on creating a working programming language for the country's laws and contracts.

This language will be the foundation for specially trained computer programmers to create digital contracts and other legal documents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2020, with the headline Focus on tech and the law at new SMU centre. Subscribe