A graduate of the National University of Singapore, Eleanor started her career with the Commercial Affairs Department, prosecuting complex commercial and securities frauds. She subsequently joined international law firms Coudert Brothers and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, building a practice in international financial transactions. She returned to NUS in 2002 to launch the Law Faculty’s Legal Skills Programme as its Director. She is also Co-ordinator of the Faculty’s International Moots Programme and currently serves as Vice Dean, Student Life & Global Relations and Director, Centre for Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education.
Eleanor has won several University teaching awards; she has been Associate Director of the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning as well as a member of the Law Faculty’s Teaching Excellence Committee. She is considered a thought-leader in law school pedagogy and has conducted workshops and consultancies in this area for Law schools in the region, including Hong Kong University, Laos National University, National Chengchi University and Jigme Singye Wangchuk School of Law. She is currently a Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy.
Eleanor holds an LLM from New York University and also happens to be a published playwright and poet.