A letter from the Editors

Dear reader,

2017 was our first full year running Letters of the Law and, wow, what a year! We shared the stories of 33 human beings who have done all sorts of things with their law degrees. We published Letters by international lawyers and a banker; a seminarian and a chef; a politician and professors. We were featured in Singapore’s national newspaper, and we collaborated with the United Kingdom Singapore Law Students’ Society and The Busy Woman Project to bring a fresh range of perspectives to readers, old and new. We also organised our first-ever event with none other than the Chief Justice of Singapore, Sundaresh Menon. It was soul-filling to meet so many of you in person at the event. For everyone just checking in online, we hope each story has been a lighthouse over unstable waters: shining a beam of light over passages taken, charting paths to follow.

In 2017, we grew, too. What started out with three friends and an idea has grown to take on a life of its own. In August, we brought on three additions to our team: Cara, Charlotte, and Yee Shing. Together, we’ll continue to push out as much positivity into the world as we can.

2018 promises new challenges and opportunities. By the end of this year, our team will have all graduated and transitioned from law school to the working world. It will not be easy, but what our journey running Letters of the Law has taught us is to see the opportunities in times of change, and to strengthen bonds of friendship in challenging winds. In the words of Letter-writer Eunice Chong, “The end of university only marks the start of a lifetime in the school of life…”

We have plans to develop Letters of the Law as we transition in our personal lives as well. You may have noticed that the regularity of posts on our website has slowed in recent months. We’re sorry about that. We are working hard behind the scenes to make sure Letters of the Law is secure for the long run. One of our plans is to bring you offline content in the form of a book - fingers crossed. While we work on that, we will continue to post fresh content on a more ad-hoc basis in 2018, so don’t take us off your bookmarks just yet!

In the meantime, we’re always on the lookout for more contributors. If you have a story you would like to share or know someone who does, write in to us!

Every story brings us closer as a community. Thank you for reading ours.

Here’s to 2018 and beyond,

Gideon Goh

Co-Founder, Letters of the Law

Satwant Singh, lawyer

Samuel Chan, pastor-in-training