SMU Law School to be rename Yong Pung How School of Law
The Singapore Management University’s (SMU’s) law school will be renamed the Yong Pung How School of Law from April 11 this year, the day on which Singapore’s second chief justice and SMU’s third chancellor would have turned 95.
Dr Yong was 93 when he died in January last year.
SMU said on Tuesday (March 9) that the school remained indebted to Dr Yong’s vision and guidance, and that he played a critical role in the development of the School of Law and its curriculum.
“SMU has been privileged to have a long and deep association with Dr Yong Pung How,” said SMU’s Chairman Ho Kwon Ping.”Dr Yong was a force of wisdom and his legacy will continue to positively shape the growth of our university and the School of Law. We are humbled and privileged to honour Dr Yong by naming our School of Law after him,” he added.
Aside from his role as chancellor, Dr Yong also served as the university’s pro-chancellor, was the founding chairman of the law school’s advisory board, and was distinguished fellow of the school of law from 2006 to 2020. read more
Source: Ng Wei Kai – The Straits Times