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Law and Change

Singapore Managment University (SMU) School of law recently published a compendium - 'Law and Covid-19'. 

The idea for this collection came from the recognition that as legal scholars, educators, practitioners and the leaders of young minds, we had a responsibility to share personal and professional views on the present and future relevance of the law when our place in society experiences radical change. 

Contributors focused on what they considered to be important in communicating the themes of law and change to a readership needing understandings and reassurance about social order and commercial resilience in uncertain times. The collection considers law in context, reflecting on law and change, and change through law. In terms of COVID prevention and control initiatives and moving to the 'new normal', the voice of law and lawyers has been relatively silent. The challenge for legal service delivery in a post-pandemic era is to effectively manage new changes in practice and process, and thereby to contribute positively in the changed world that emerges. 

SMU and BIICL have a productive research alliance in many fields. The 'law and change' programme will offer a vibrant opportunity for both institutions to stimulate debate about the nature and direction of change from within two important global perspectives.'

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