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An Empirical Study on the Singapore Court of Appeal’s Citation of Academic works: Reflections on the Relationship between Singapore’s Judiciary and Academia

Cheah W L & Goh Yihan

(2017) 29 SAcLJ 75

Abstract:
In the light of Singapore’s aspiration to be a centre of legal ideas in the region, it is opportune to examine the Singapore courts’ use of legal scholarship. This article provides a preliminary map of the Singapore Court of Appeal’s citation practices. It provides an overview of the Singapore Court of Appeal’s use or citation of legal scholarship in its decisions over the past 50 years. It identifies and evaluates trends in the Singapore Court of Appeal’s citations of academic material and the types of academic material cited.