Kumaralingam Amirthalingam

Kumaralingam Amirthalingam


"To make the study of law enjoyable and meaningful while helping students appreciate the ideals of law and justice."


Kumaralingam Amirthalingam obtained his LLB (Hons) and PhD in law from the Australian National University where he commenced his academic career. He joined the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore in 2000 and over the years has served as Vice Dean (Academic Affairs), Vice Dean (International Programmes) and Director, Asian Law Institute. He is presently Chair of the NUS Teaching Academy and serves on various University and Faculty committees. Beyond NUS, he is an Adjunct Professor at the Law Faculty, Australian National University; Teaching Faculty of the Singapore Medical Association Centre for Medical Ethics and Professionalism; and External Examiner for the Faculty of Law, University Technology MARA (Malaysia). From 2012 to 2014, he was on secondment to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Senior Director (Research & Policy). His research is primarily in the areas of criminal law and justice (focusing on the role of the Public Prosecutor) and tort law (focusing on medical liability and economic loss).

Teaching Awards / Accolades

  • NUS Teaching Excellence (2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2006-2007)