3-Year Graduate LL.B. Programme (GLB)


The objective of this Programme is to inject multidisciplinary talent into the legal profession, as the demands of the profession become more sophisticated and technical in certain areas like patent law, environmental law and computer law. This Programme is open to University graduates with a first degree. Applicants must be prepared to do the course full-time for three years.

Graduate LL.B. Programme students must complete a total minimum of 120 credits in three years, 88 credits of which consist of the compulsory core law curriculum (CCLC).

Student Exchange Programme

The Student Exchange Programme enables NUS law students to spend one semester of their Third Year at a foreign university on an exchange programme. Selection is based on merit. The Faculty of Law has Student Exchange Programmes with leading law schools in Australia, Canada, Asia, Europe, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.

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International Mooting Competitions

The Faculty of Law has been recognized for the outstanding performance of its teams in several leading international mooting competitions. In their Third Year, students are eligible to try out for one of the NUS international mooting teams.

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Degree and Class of Honours

Graduate LL.B. students obtain the same LL.B. degree as students who complete the four- year LL.B. programme. Successful completion of the LL.B.programme leads to the award of classes of degrees namely, First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (Upper Division and Lower Division), and Third Class Honours. With effect from 1997, only graduates holding at least a Second Lower degree are permitted to qualify for legal practice in Singapore. Please visit the Singapore Institute of Legal Education for information on admission to the Singapore Bar.

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Admission to the 3-Year Graduate LL.B. Programme

» Applicants should possess a university degree, preferably in a non-law discipline, or are completing their first degree by June of the year of admission (August intake).
» Two academic referees will be required. If you have left school for some years and are unable to submit academic referees, please provide 2 recommendation letters from your employers as an alternative. Please download a copy of the Referee Report Form. Applicants are to submit the completed Referee Report Forms to NUS Office of Admissions.
» Foreign applicants whose university degree is in the non-English medium are required to submit proof of their proficiency in the English language for example, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) or IELTS score of 7.0.
  How to Apply
» Apply online via the Office of Admissions website. Under “Apply To NUS”, please select ‘Transfer Applicants’ if you are a Singaporean or PR. The application period usually begins in early February for a period of three weeks only.

Please select ‘International Qualifications’ if you are an international applicant. The application period usually begins in October of the preceding year of admission and closes on different dates depending on the high school qualification you obtained prior to the first degree.
» To be considered for the shortlisting for the written test and interview, please select “LAW (3-year Law for University Graduates)” under the choice of courses.
  Written Test and interview
» Shortlisted applicants will be required to sit for a written test and attend a formal interview, usually held in mid-April in Singapore. Selection shall be solely within the discretion of the University and will depend upon the number of places available in the Faculty.


Compulsory Core Law Curriculum (CCLC)

The objectives of the CCLC are:

» to give students an understanding of the basic law modules and general principles of law that are essential for every law graduate and lawyer;
» to provide students with training in the basic skills essential for every lawyer, including analysis, research, writing, advocacy and problem-solving; and
» to give students an appreciation of the role of law and lawyers in their own society and in the global community that will better equip them to deal with the challenges of globalization
For more information on CCLC, please click HERE to visit our website.


Elective Modules

In their Third Year, students are permitted to choose from a wide range of elective modules. The electives enable students to specialize in areas such as corporate and financial law, intellectual property and information technology law, and international law. There are also elective modules that enable students to improve their skills in negotiation, mediation, advocacy and legal research and writing.

Please refer  HERE for our course Listings and other information on elective subjects offered.

Other Relevant Pages

» Office of Admissions
» Office of Students Affairs
» International Students Services
» Admission to the Singapore Bar
Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations
Practice Training Period