SMU law school renamed after ex-CJ

Former Chief Justice Yong Pung How had such a profound and immense impact on the legal profession that, more than three decades after he set out to transform Singapore's justice system, his achievement is still talked about around the world today. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said this at a ceremony to mark the renaming of the SMU School of Law after Dr Yong, who was Singapore's second Chief Justice and SMU's third Chancellor. The new name – Yong Pung How School of Law – takes effect on Sunday (April 11), the day on which Dr Yong would have turned 95. In the audience were Mrs Yong Wei Woo, and their daughter, Ms Yong Ying-I, Education Minister Lawrence Wong, Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong, SMU Honorary Patron Tony Tan Keng Yam, SMU senior management, as well as faculty, students and alumni of the law school. In his speech, SMU Dean of the School of Law Professor Goh Yihan, said, "We want to fashion the Yong Pung How School of Law as an institution that prepares our graduates not only for the practice of law but also the future." At the ceremony, SMU President Professor Lily Kong presented to Dr Yong's family a specially produced pictorial book highlighting his key achievements.

The Straits Times