Bridging computer science and law


Building the Legal Toolchain

The Centre for Computational Law (CCLAW) is Singapore's first and only research centre focused on applied research in the intersection between law and technology. We create knowledge and build tools meant to improve the legal system and promote access to justice.

Projects and Papers

Our flagship project is the Research Programme in Computational Law, a SGD$15M effort supported by the National Research Foundation of Singapore. The Programme's ultimate goal is to develop a Domain-Specific Language for expressing laws, contracts, and other rules (L4). Parallel to this, we develop data structures and algorithms for analysing and processing law and legal language.

We welcome you to work with us to build the future of law. 



SubTech 2022

The SMU Centre for Computational Law (CCLAW) will be hosting the 17th Edition of the International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal…
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Computational Legal Studies 2022

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE The rise of statistical learning methods in academia has permeated law, triggering what has been called a “computational…
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Grammatical Framework Summer School

Grammatical Framework (GF) is a grammar formalism and a programming language for multilingual computational grammars. It is based on the idea of a…
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SMU LIT Hackathon 2021

The SMU Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Hackathon 2021: Ctrl + Shift+ Sui Generis brought together students from all Institutes of Higher…
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Other YPHSL Research Centres

Centre for Commercial Law in Asia (CCLA)
CCLA conducts and facilitates research in all areas of commercial law, with a specific focus on its application, development, and impact in Asia.

Centre for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG)
Supported by the National Research Foundation and the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, CAIDG conducts academic research that informs AI and Data Governance in Singapore.