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Law in Singapore: Journals

Law Journals & Reviews

This is an alphabetical listing of historical and modern legal and law-related journals published in Singapore and/or containing Singapore content.

*indicates abbreviation prescribed in the journal, where alternative abbreviations exist

*indicates subscription database

Journal Abbreviation Publication/Coverage Location
ACRA Legal Digest
(formerly RCB Legal Digest)
- 2003-06 Online: ACRA
Asia Business Law Review *AsiaBLR /
ABLR
1993 - 2003

Ref: KA1 ASL

Online: *LawNet  (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students

Asia-Pacific Arbitration Reporter APAR 2015 - Ref: KA1 APAR
Asian International Arbitration Journal AIAJ 2005 - Ref: KA1 AIA
Asian Journal of Comparative Law AsJCL 2006 -

Ref: KA1 ASJC (2006-12)

Online: *Cambridge Core (2013 - )

Asian Journal of International Law
(formerly Singapore Year Book of International Law)
AsianJIL 2011 -

Ref: KA1 AJI

Online: *Cambridge Core

Asian Journal on Mediation *Asian J. Mediation (2005-09) /
*AsianJM (2011 -) /
AJM
2005-09, 2011 -

Ref: KA1 AJM

Online: *LawNet  (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students
CLAS News *CLASNEWS (1987-91) /
*CLAS News (1992 - 2003)
1987 - 2003 Ref: KA1 CN
The Designs Journal Singapore
(also called Registered Designs Journal)
- 2002 -

Ref: TS113.12 DJS (2002 only; Central Library)

Online: IP2SG (last 3 months only)

Inter Se
(formerly Singapore Academy of Law Newsletter)
- 2002 -10

Ref: KA1 IS (Law Library lacking 2007)

Online: Academy Publishing Journals Online (2006-11)

Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
(formerly Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society)
(continued by Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society)

JMBRAS 1923-63

Ref: DS591 RASMJ (Central Library)

Online: *JSTOR

Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
(formerly Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society)
*JMBRAS 1964 -

Ref: DS591 RASMJ (Central Library)

Online: *JSTOR (1964 - 2013); 
Project MUSE (2010 -)

Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
(continued by Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society)
Jour Straits Branch R A Soc 1878 - 1922

Ref: DS591 RASMJ (Central Library)

Online: *JSTOR

Judiciary Times - 2017 -

Online: Singapore Courts

See also: State Courts (for archives)

Juris Illuminae
​(online supplement to Singapore Law Review)
- 2013 - Online: SLR
Law Society's Journal - 1984-91 Ref: KA1 LSJ
Law Times - 1965-82 Ref: KA1 SLT (1965-71, 1975-82)
LawLink : the Alumni Magazine of the National University of Singapore Law School LawLink 2002 -

Ref: KE5233.1 NUSFL.LA

Online: NUS Law

Malaya Law Review
(formerly University of Malaya Law Review)
(continued by Singapore Journal of Legal Studies)
*Mal LR /
MLR
1962-90

Ref: KAI MALR

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students
Malayan Law Journal *MLJ 1932 -

Ref: K7599 MLJ

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students

Online: *Lexis Advance Singapore

Me Judice
​(continued by Singapore Law Review)
- 1958-68

Ref: KA1 MJ

Online: Digital Gems - Law

The MINDEF Legal Counsel - 1997 - 2010

Ref: KA1 MLC

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) / 
(Other NUS staff and students

The Patents Journal (Singapore) - 1995 - 

Ref: T313.12 PJS (1995 - 2006; Central Library)

Online: IP2SG (last 3 months only)

SAL Practitioner SAL Prac 2018 - Online: Academy Publishing Journals Online
SAWL News -` 1980-84 Ref: KA1 SAWL
Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore cases  *SAL Ann Rev 2000 - 

Ref: KE5003 SALAR

Online: Academy Publishing Journals Online

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students

Singapore Academy of Law Journal *SAcLJ 1989 -

Ref: KA1 SACLJ

Online: Academy Publishing Journals Online

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students)  
Singapore Academy of Law Journal (Special Issue) *SAcLJ 2005 -

Ref: KA1 SACLJ

Online: Academy Publishing Journals Online

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students

Singapore Academy of Law Newsletter
(continued by Inter Se)
- 1989 - 2002 Ref: KA1 SAL
Singapore Arbitrator *SINARB 1992 - 2012

Ref: KA1 SA (1992-98)

Online: SIAC (2004-12)

Singapore Construction Adjudication Review SCAdjR 2005-07 - Ref: KE5134 Bui.Si ...
(Issues separately catalogued)
Singapore Journal of Construction Law SingJCL 2016-17 Ref: KA1 SGCL
Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law
(continued by Singapore Year Book of International Law)
*SJICL 1997 - 2003

Ref: JX1 SJI

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (formerly Malaya Law Review) *SJLS (1991 - 2001) /
*Sing JLS (2002 -)

 
1991 -

Ref: KA1 SJLS

Online: NUS Law (selected full texts)

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students
Singapore Law Gazette /
Law Gazette
- 1992 -

Ref: KA1 SLG (1992 - 2017)

Online: Law Gazette (2000 -)

Singapore Law Journal SLJ 2021 -

Ref: KA1 SLJL

Online: 2021 (made available by SMU Law)

Singapore Law Review
(formerly Me Judice)
(online supplement: Juris Illuminae)

 
*Sing LR (1969 - 2003) /
*Sing L Rev (2004 -)
1969 -

Ref: KA1 SLRE

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students

The Singapore Year Book of International Law
(formerly Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law)
(continued by Asian Journal of International Law)
*SYBIL 2004-08

Ref: KA1 SYB

Online: *HeinOnline

Straits Law Journal SLJ 1888-92

Ref: K7596 SLJ

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students
Trade Marks Journal - 1999 -

Ref: KA1 TMJ (1999 - 2005)

Online: IP2SG (last 3 months only)

University of Malaya Law Review (continued by Malaya Law Review) UMLR 1959-61

Ref: KA1 MALR

Online: *HeinOnline

Online: *LawNet (NUS Law) /
(Other NUS staff and students

Writz : the Law Fac newsletter Writz 1986-99 Ref: KA1 WR

Legal Bulletins, Newsletters and Articles

i. Legal bulletins and updates published by Singapore law firms:

ii. Other full text articles published by Singapore judges, law lecturers, practitioners and students:

iii. PERIND
NUS Libraries' homegrown index to articles and book chapters relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN. Legal articles relating to Singapore were covered extensively until 2009. Useful for researching older materials. Available to staff and students of NUS via the NUS Libraries Portal.