Judicial Commissioner Goh Yihan joined the Supreme Court Bench on 1 July 2022.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law in 2006 as the valedictorian and obtained his Master of Laws from Harvard University in 2010.
After graduating from NUS, he served as a Senior Justices’ Law Clerk and subsequently as an Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court. He joined academia after leaving the Supreme Court in 2008.
In academia, he first joined the NUS Faculty of Law as a Teaching Assistant in 2008 and was appointed Assistant Professor in 2011. He then joined the Singapore Management University (SMU) Yong Pung How School of Law as an Associate Professor in 2014 and was appointed Associate Dean (Research) in January 2016. At the age of 35, he became Dean of the Yong Pung How School of Law for a term of five years in July 2017. In 2019, he was concurrently appointed a Professor of Law. His many publications include The Interpretation of Contracts in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2018), and, together with Justice Andrew Phang, Contract Law in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2012 and 2nd Ed, 2021).
During his time in academia, Judicial Commissioner Goh remained active in the Singapore legal profession. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2011 and was appointed a Senior Counsel in January 2021. He had served as amicus curiae to the Court of Appeal on numerous occasions.
Presently, apart from his judicial duties, Judicial Commissioner Goh is a board member of the Singapore Judicial College. He is also Co-Chair of the SAL Legal Research and Publications Committee, and Co-Chair of the SAL Learning and Professional Development Committee.