Lei Theng comes fresh from her position as Co-Director of the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education at the NUS Faculty of Law. Lei Theng began teaching at NUS Law in 1992. She started the Negotiation and Mediation Workshops at NUS Law, and pioneered hands-on legal practice modules. Even when she left NUS Law for practice at Drew & Napier in 1999, she continued to teach as an adjunct. Lei Theng returned to NUS Law in 2003 as Deputy Director of the Legal Skills Programme where she developed and ran modules on advocacy, negotiations, and corporate deal-making. In 2009, Lei Theng started the Clinical Legal Education programme at NUS Law by taking on students to assist her work at the Legal Aid Bureau. In 2010, she was promoted to Associate Professor. In 2012, Lei Theng started the NUS Pro Bono Office, running the mandatory programme for law students, and developing pro bono programmes to meet community needs while giving students the opportunity to learn while being of service. In 2017, Lei Theng was appointed Co-Director of the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education together with Associate Professor Ruby Lee.
Lei Theng was appointed to the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Panel of Mediators in 1997, and is an active mediator. She is appointed to the Singapore Mediation Centre, the Singapore International Mediation Centre, the Tribunal for Maintenance of Parents, and also mediates privately in healthcare, family, and other disputes.
Lei Theng is also a trainer of lawyers, teaching advocacy for the Law Society since 1996, running courses on legal skills and legal writing, and running training in negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution.
Lei Theng is in Eden to be of service to the community. She will take on family, criminal, and civil litigation matters, and assist charitable institutions with corporate governance and transactional matters. She aims to provide quality legal services, working pro bono for those whose finances are tight, and charging on the basis of ability to pay for those who can afford it.
We welcome Lei Theng to Eden!