Last updated on: 7/2/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Seow Hon Tan, SJD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Twenty years after the Advance Medical Directive Act came
into force in Singapore, the issue of the legalisation of
physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia
remains live… [T]he contention of Toh and Yeo that the benefits of allowing terminally-ill patients the option of physician-assisted suicide far outweigh the harms is not supported. A fortiori, voluntary active euthanasia should not be legalised.”

“The Case against Physician-Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Active Euthanasia: A Jurisprudential Consideration,” Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Aug. 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Dean of Student, Alumni, and Staff Affairs, School of Law, Singapore Management University, July 2010-present
  • Associate Professor of Law, School of Law, Singapore Management University, Jan. 2010-present
  • Alumni Relations Director, School of Law, Singapore Management University
  • Associate Dean of Research, School of Law, Singapore Management University, 2014-2015
  • Member, Singapore Management University Senate, Mar. 2011-Mar. 2013
  • Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, July 2009-Dec. 2009
  • Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore, 1999-2009
  • Clark Byse Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2003-2004
  • Advocate and Solicitor, 2002
  • Landon Gammon Fellow, Harvard Law School, 1998-1999
  • Senior Tutor, National University of Singapore, 1997-1999
Education:
  • SJD, Harvard Law School, 2004
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 1999
  • LLB, National University of Singapore, 1997
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide or Voluntary Euthanasia Create a Slippery Slope to Non-Voluntary or Involuntary Euthanasia?