About Daryl Lum

Daryl is pursuing his Juris Doctor in Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Other than his dreams of being called to the Singapore Bar, he hopes that he can become a professional football player (too old), a professional cyclist (too slow) and a professional gamer (too lousy). He will make peace with not achieving the latter three dreams so long as he gets his SUSS law degree and gets called to the Singapore Bar.

It actually gets enjoyable after a while…

The first semester actually went by in a flash. There were three things that I had to get used to and I think this would come in handy for future batches coming into SUSS School of Law. Always remember that you're a student You are no longer the boss you may be at your workplace. [...]

By |2021-07-31T20:31:54+08:00July 31st, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Does an aquittal equate to innocence?

Not many of my friends know that I am pursuing a law degree. This may come as a surprise as I blog and am starting to create videos about my life as a mid-career law student. Thus at times, I get to sit down and chat with some people and get to know their thoughts [...]

By |2021-07-18T23:41:10+08:00July 18th, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments


Perhaps now it's an appropriate time to share how JustFollowLaw.com came about. I am a fledgling law student in a fledgling law school. I turn 40 this year and my last experience as an undergraduate some 19 years ago is already a distant memory. My main regret was that I did not take many photos [...]

By |2021-07-03T22:15:41+08:00July 3rd, 2021|Blog Posts|2 Comments

The rights of an accused

The notion that someone is innocent until proven guilty is a term that is so widely used but when it comes to high profile cases where emotions run high, public perception, amplified by the use of social media platforms, can prejudge the accused. It is important to understand the rights of the individual and to [...]

By |2021-06-07T00:26:22+08:00June 7th, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments

The Rule of Law in Singapore

In my research on the rule of law and the application of this doctrine in Singapore, I've stumbled upon some criticism, which I think are flawed, by parties who are dissatisfied with the current political situation. There are also videos purporting that Singapore's government abuses the rule of law. I personally feel that to conclusively [...]

By |2021-06-06T21:42:50+08:00June 6th, 2021|Concepts|0 Comments

The curious case of Phoon Chiu Yoke

A viral video, and a few rather comical memes, has been circulating about a Phoon Chiu Yoke. She was filmed refusing to wear a face mask at Marina Bay Sand despite being told to do so by a safe distancing ambassador. Phoon did not explain why she felt that she did not have to wear [...]

By |2021-05-26T14:02:48+08:00May 26th, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Noscitur A Sociis

Noscitur A Sociis means "it is known by its associates" The meaning of ambiguous words should be determined by considering the words it is associated with.   For example: This bridge is off-limits to motorcycles, cars, buses and lorries. motorcycles, buses and lorries suggest that the bridge is off-limits to vehicles that have motorised engines. [...]

By |2021-04-18T01:26:10+08:00April 18th, 2021|Concepts|0 Comments

How I spent Good Friday in 2021

A year ago, Singapore was in lockdown, churches were not open and I attended mass via live stream. Little did I know that virtual meetings and lessons were going to play a huge part in my life moving forward. Easter weekend in 2020 was a weird affair due to the pandemic. What a relief that [...]

By |2021-04-06T12:23:28+08:00April 4th, 2021|Blog Posts|0 Comments
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