Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Inter-Pacific Bar Association

The College of Law and IPBA

The College of Law and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) have been working together under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) since November 2017.

The College of Law and IPBA signed an MOU to develop exciting new courses for its respective students and members. This was a historic event and marks the start of an exciting time for postgraduate legal education in the Asia-Pacific region.



About the IBPA

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) is an international association of business and commercial lawyers who live in, or otherwise have a strong interest in, the Asia-Pacific region.

Founded in 1991, at a conference in Tokyo, IPBA has grown to become the preeminent legal association in this region, with membership drawn from throughout the world. IPBA currently has members from over 65 jurisdictions worldwide.

“The growth of the IPBA has been spurred by the tremendous growth of the Asian economies. The IPBA helps lawyers to keep abreast of business and commercial legal and related developments that affect their clients as well as providing valuable opportunities for business and commercial lawyers throughout the region to network with fellow lawyers of similar interests and related fields of practice.”




Master of Laws (Applied Law) in ASEAN+6 Legal Practice

The first programme that The College of Law and IPBA will jointly offer is the Master of Laws (Applied Law) in ASEAN+6 Legal Practice.

This programme is designed to meet the needs of legal professionals engaged in cross-border practice between the ASEAN+6 group. This is an increasingly significant area of practice as cross-border transactions and trade becomes the norm in the ASEAN region. If you are interested in learning more about this programme, please check the course page or feel free to contact us at

A complimentary IPBA membership (in the Young Lawyer category) is given to all College students under the age of 35 enrolled in the ASEAN+6 LLM programme. This IPBA membership will entitle students to access the member benefits and networks of the region’s pre-eminent legal community.



IPBA Scholarship Program

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) is now accepting applications for its Scholarship Program, which will bring up to 10 lawyers to its Annual Meeting and Conference in Singapore, April 25-27, 2019. The chosen Scholars will receive roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations during the Conference, a conference fee waiver, and a 3-year membership in the IPBA.

Lawyers from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao, Mongolia, Myanmar, and the Pacific Islands, as well as any lawyer aged 35 and under from any jurisdiction, is welcome to apply. The deadline for application is October 31, 2018.

Find out more via the IPBA Scholarships website.