Faculty Profile

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Jerrold SOH

Full-time Faculty

Assistant Professor of Law; Deputy Director, Centre for Computational Law (CCLAW); D.S. Lee Foundation Fellow

Yong Pung How School of Law
  • LL.M., Harvard University
  • LL.B. (First Class Hons), B.Soc.Sci. (First Class Hons) (Economics) (NUS)

Academic Positions Held

Current Appointment:

  • Assistant Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, July 2020-Present
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Computational Law, Jan 2021-Present

Previous Appointment:

  • Lecturer of Law, Singapore Management University, July 2018-Jun 2020
  • Teaching Assistant, NUS Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, August 2017-May 2018
    (Taught: Introduction to Economics)

Other Appointments:

  • Chief Data Scientist, Lex Quanta Pte Ltd, June 2016- Present

Honours and Awards:

  • SMU START Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Economics Dean's List (AY2015-16-I, AY2015-16-II, AY2016-17-I, AY2017-18-II)
  • Law Dean's List (AY2013-14, Overall)
  • NUS Kent Ridge Undergraduate (Merit) Scholarship

Course Taught in SMU

  • Tort Law
  • Business Law

Research Areas / Areas of Specialisation

  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Law and Economics
  • Law and Technology

Selected Publications

  • How and Why Do Judges Cite Academics? Evidence from the Singapore High Court (with Goh Yihan, forthcoming in Asian Journal of Comparative Law)
  • Simulating Subject Communities in Case Law Citation Networks (2021) 9 Frontiers in Physics 399–415 <frontiers>
  • Causal Inference with Legal Texts (2021) MIT Computational Law Report <law.mit.edu>
  • Towards a Control-Centric Account of Tort Liability for Automated Vehicles (2021) 16 Torts Law Journal 221–243 <ssrn>
  • The Development of Singapore Law: A Bicentennial Retrospective (2020) 32 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 804–890 (with Justice Andrew Phang and Goh Yihan) <ssrn>
  • The Inefficiency of Quasi-Per Se Rules: Regulating Information Exchange in EU and U.S. Antitrust Law (2020) 57 American Business Law Journal 45­–111 (with Kenneth Khoo) <wiley>
  • Legal Area Classification: A Comparative Study of Text Classifiers on Singapore Supreme Court Judgments (with Lim How Khang and Ian Ernst Chai) in Proceedings of  NAACL 2019 Workshop on Natural Legal Language Processing (Jun 2019) 66–77 <aclweb>
  • A Network Analysis of the Singapore Court of Appeal’s Citations to Precedent (2019) 31 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 246–284 <ssrn>