Practice, Academia and Law Reform – Weaving the Threads Together

Date/ Time: 7 August 2024; Registration: 5.00pm | Seminar: 5.30pm | Networking refreshments: 6.30pm

Venue: Stamford 1 & 2, Singapore Academy of Law (1 Coleman St, #08-06 The Adelphi, 179803)



In this talk, Dr Andrew Godwin (Associate Professor of Melbourne Law School) will share his stories of 15 years in private practice (including ten years as a foreign lawyer with an international firm in Shanghai), 15 years in academia and 3.5 years in law reform work, and discuss with the audience on topics such as how today’s lawyers can best maximise career opportunities in a wide range of roles.


This event is complimentary and for SAL Members only. It does not carry any public CPD point.

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Over the course of his career, Dr Andrew Godwin (Associate Professor of Melbourne Law School) has spent 15 years in private practice (10 of which were spent as a foreign lawyer with an international firm in Shanghai, China), 15 years in academia and 3.5 years in law reform where he recently completed a term as Special Counsel and Acting General Counsel of the Australian Law Reform Commission.



In this talk, Andrew will share his perspective on a range of issues based on his diverse experience across the legal industry, including how lawyers today can best maximise career opportunities, why they should make the most use of the various continuing professional development programmes available, and how they can adapt to contemporary challenges confronting the legal profession. He will also discuss the role of bodies such as the Asian Business Law Institute where he is an Advisory Board member in promoting the convergence of business laws and strengthening Singapore’s status as a regional and global legal hub.



When is this event scheduled?

This event takes place between 5:30 to 6:30pm (Singapore time) on Wednesday, 7 August 2024.



Is this a hybrid event?

No, this event is exclusively in-person as we would like attendees to have face-to-face exchanges with Andrew.



Will there be networking opportunities at the event?

Yes, attendees are invited to stay on for light refreshments after the event concludes at 6:30pm.



Who should attend the event?

All are welcome, although younger lawyers and law students, as well as Singaporean lawyers who are considering careers opportunities overseas, may benefit in particular. 



Does the event carry any public CPD point for Singapore-admitted legal practitioners?

No, this event does not carry any public CPD point.



I am interested in attending this event but I am not a member of the Singapore Academy of Law. What should I do?

Please write to and we can see how we may help you.



Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please write to for any other query you may have about this event.

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