Youth Programme: Law and Public Policy




This online course introduces the fields of Law and Public Policy from the perspective of evidence-based decision-making used to support justice and social welfare. The lecturers will use examples from the Singapore context and make linkages with the context of China, through interactive online session with the participants. The program will also expose participants to the emerging challenges of lawmakers and public policy makers given the demographic transition, urbanisation and other mega trends in Asia. At the end of the course, students will write a short paper on a pre-selected key challenge (to be determined) in China and how law and public policy can help address this challenge to ensure a fair and equitable outcome. By the end of the course, students should have enhanced their ability to conduct public policies research and analysis; to cultivate innovative consciousness of legal research; and to propose relevant solutions to some basic legal and public policy problems.


Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


Students need to be well-versed in written and spoken English.


Undergraduate students major in law or public administration.


20 hours of hybrid online programme, including asynchronous lessons, tutorials and a final project presentation.


  • Assignments
  • Written paper
 Dr Caroline Brassard

Dr Caroline Brassard, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Yuan Yew School of Public Policy

Dr Caroline Brassard has been an academic adviser at the Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2017. She has also been teaching at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy since 2002, on topics such as development economics, econometrics, research methods, and policy analysis. Her research focuses on development policy lessons from disasters in urbanizing contexts, notably in Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Indonesia. She co-edited a book on Urban Spaces and Gender in Asia: Perspectives on Social and Economic Inclusion (with Divya U. Joshi, by Springer 2020), Her earlier books include “Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific: Policy and Governance” (co-edited edited with David Giles and Arn Howitt) by Springer in 2015. Prior to joining the LKY SPP, Caroline worked in Madagascar for UNICEF, in Bangladesh for CARE and in Vietnam for her post-graduate research. Caroline holds a PhD in Economics from the University of London.

 Tan Justin Jerzy  

Tan Justin Jerzy, Lecturer, Faculty of Law

Justin holds an LLB (NUS, 1st Class Honors), BBA (NUS) and an LLM in tax (NYU, where he was a Vanderbilt scholar). Prior to joining NUS Law, he served as a legal officer at the Legal Aid Bureau and then practiced tax law at Baker & McKenzie. Wong & Leow, advising on both regional and Singapore tax issues with a special focus on the international tax aspects of cross-border transactions.

Justin has published in tax-related journals, including International Tax Review and IBFD's Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin. His research interests include in tax and torts.

Justin offers following subjects at Faculty of Law:

  • Tax implications of commercial cross-border transactions;
  • Torts;
  • Singapore law in context.


Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of completion can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
14 January to 12 February 2023
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.

17 January 2023