4-Year LL.B.Programme

Overview

Each year, we admit around 250 students into the LL.B. programmes at the Faculty of Law. Although most of the LL.B. students are Singaporeans, the programme is also open to international students.

The LL.B. degree is an honours degree. Students must complete a minimum total of 160 credits in four years.

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Curriculum

Compulsory modules

The compulsory modules are taught during the first two years. One module is taught in the third or fourth year. We aim to

» give an understanding of the basic law modules and general principles;
» provide training in the basic skills essential for every lawyer, including analysis, research, writing, advocacy and problem-solving; and
» give an appreciation of the role of law and lawyers in their own society and in the global community to better quip a lawyer to deal with the challenges of globalization.

Elective modules

The elective modules are chosen by students in the third and fourth year from a broad and diverse range, allowing them to pursue their interest in a particular field of law. We aim to provide a liberal education through the medium of law that will allow students to maximize their potential to the fullest degree.

Students choose from many clusters, including Asian Legal Studies, Civil Law, Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law, International & Comparative Law, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Maritime Law, Law & Society, Research & Skills.

Student Exchange Programme (SEP)

The SEP offers an excellent opportunity for students to spend either one or both semesters of their third year at a foreign university to study the laws of a foreign legal system up close. We have partnerships with leading law schools in Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. More than one third of our Third year students have the opportunity to participate in a SEP.

International Mooting Competitions

One of the most intense and valuable educational experiences a student can have is to represent NUS in an international competition. The Faculty of Law has an unparalleled track record in international mooting competitions.

Degree and Class of Honours

Successful completion of the LL.B. programme leads to the award of the following classes of degrees: First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (Upper Division and Lower Division), and Third Class Honours.

Since 1997, only graduate with at least a Second Class (Lower Division) degree qualify for legal practice in Singapore.

Admission and Application
  Local Applicants
 

High School Qualifications

Requirements

Singapore-Cambridge A level

-          Good overall ‘A’ level results 

-          At least B grade in H1 General Paper, or a good pass in H2 Knowledge & Inquiry (KI); or SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum E grade for GP/KI.

 

Note: An improved GP grade of B or better in GP or a good pass in KI (for new syllabus) from another sitting can qualify one for application to Law, but only the GP or KI grade obtained in the same sitting as the other main 'A' level content papers can be used for computation of the admission score.

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

 

-          Good IB results, including a grade 5 or better in SL English or SL Literature & Performance, or a minimum SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grade 4 for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

 

Note: Those completing IB in the year of admission to NUS may apply based on their projected results.
 

Diplomas from local polytechnics

-          Excellent 'O' level results 

-          At least A2 grade in English Language at 'O' level and preferably a Certificate of Merit (COM). 

 

NUS High School Diploma

-          At least B+ grade for English modules EL5101 AND EL6103 or SAT Critical Reading / Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of at least 700, with at least C grade for English modules EL5101 AND EL6103.

 

  International Qualifications
Detailed admissions requirements for those presenting international qualifications are available at the NUS Office of Admissions website:

Singaporeans / Singapore PRs with international qualifications
International applicants with international qualifications

Those who possess high school qualifications which are 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. International applicants presenting the International Baccalaureate (IB) are required to meet the stated admissions requirements.
  How to Apply
  The NUS Office of Admissions administers all applications for undergraduate programmes. Different application deadlines and procedures apply to different categories and high school qualifications.
  Apply online via the Office of Admissions website. Under “Apply To NUS”, please check the applicant category to file your application.
  To be considered for the shortlisting for the Law test and interview, please indicate Law in your application form as the first and/or second choice. The only exception granted is where applicants place Law as their third choice with Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture, Industrial Design or Nursing as their first two choices. If you are interested in the Double Degree Programmes or Concurrent Degree, you should opt for these in the same application form.
  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.
  Other Relevant Pages
Office of Admissions
Office of Students Affairs
Singapore Institute of Legal Education (Admission to the Singapore Bar)
Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations
Practice Training Period
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