Dorcas Quek Anderson, is an Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law at Singapore Management University
Dorcas is an Assistant Professor of Law in Singapore Management University’s School of Law. She graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2003 with an LL.B (with First Class Honours) and obtained her LL.M from Harvard University School of Law.
Prior to joining SMU in 2016, Dorcas was a Justices’ Law Clerk and subsequently an Assistant Registrar in the Singapore Supreme Court, and Assistant Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre. Upon completing her LL.M under a Singapore Legal Service scholarship, she was Visiting Researcher in Harvard Law School under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Frank Sander, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in mediation in the USA; and David Hoffman, who is known for his collaborative law practice. Dorcas’ research in the nascent area of mandatory mediation was published in an article which has been cited globally by many, including Lord Justice Jackson. Dorcas has also been District Judge in the State Courts for almost seven years, where she conducted mediation and early neutral evaluation for civil and criminal cases, as well as published extensively concerning court-annexed mediation and the development of mediation. Dorcas has been accredited by the International Mediation Institute, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK) and the Singapore Mediation Centre.