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Judicial Commissioner Goh Yihan joined the Supreme Court 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.

Judicial Commissioner Goh was called to the Singapore Bar in 2011. He served as a Senior Justices’ Law Clerk and subsequently as an Assistant Registrar. He has been in academia since leaving the Supreme Court in 2008.

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) as an Associate Professor in the Yong Pung How School of Law (formerly known as SMU School of Law) 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. He was concurrently a Professor in the Yong Pung How School of Law, a position he held since July 2019 and continues to be active in the Singapore legal profession. He was appointed a Senior Counsel in January 2021.

Judicial Commissioner Goh is a board member of the Singapore Judicial College. He has served as amicus curiae to the Court of Appeal on numerous occasions. 


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