SMU Dean of Law Professor Goh Yihan was appointed as Senior Counsel at the opening ceremony of the new legal year yesterday. He and two others join the elite ranks of Singapore's equivalent of Britain's Queen counsel, who at the latest count stand at 91. Prof Goh served as a Justices' law clerk and assistant registrar at the High Court before entering academia. Further to his role as Dean of the SMU School of Law, Prof Goh also sits on the boards of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and the Singapore Judicial College. Prof Goh said he hopes to inspire aspiring lawyers through his day-to-day teaching, as well as to nurture the next generation of legal academics in faculties across the country.