Lin Heng Lye

Lin Heng Lye (LLB (Hons) Sing; LLM (Kings College, London); LLM (Harvard) is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, where she taught and researched on Property Law and Environmental Law for many years. She was Vice-Dean and Director of the Faculty’s Graduate Programme from 1995-1998. She is a member of Singapore’s Land Titles Strata Board and was a member of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) from 2002-2005. She was awarded Singapore’s Public Service Medal in 2016.

In the environment field, she is Hon. Advisor and former Director of the Law Faculty’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) (2013-2018). She was instrumental in crafting the NUS multi-disciplinary Masters in Environmental Management (MSc (Env Mgt)) [MEM] Programme which was launched in 2001, and has the collaboration of nine faculties/schools in NUS. She chaired the MEM’s Programme Management Committee for 18 years and is now a Special Advisor to the Programme.

Prof Lye is a member of the Board of Directors, WWF Singapore, & was Honorary Legal Advisor to Singapore’s oldest NGO, the Nature Society, for many years. She was a member of the Board of Governors, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law & co-chair of its Teaching and Research Committee. She was Visiting Associate Professor at Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies from 2003 to 2019, where she co-taught an intensive course on Comparative Environmental Law with Prof Nicholas Robinson, Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Professor of Environmental Law, Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, each spring. She is chief editor of the book series Environment Matters, published by World Scientific, and co-editor of Comparative Environmental Law & Regulation, published by Thomson-Reuters WestLaw. She retired from full-time teaching NUS at the end of June 2019, and is now Adjunct Professor teaching the core module on Environmental Law for the MEM program, which is open to law students and graduate students from other disciplines.

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