NUS Law to widen scholar pool, with major 5% in any JC or MI eligible for take a look at and interview shortlist

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SINGAPORE — The Nationwide College of Singapore’s Faculty of Legislation (NUS Legislation) will be introducing a pilot initiative to widen its pool of prospective learners for its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) honours programme for the 2021/22 tutorial calendar year.

In a media release by NUS on Monday (8 February), the faculty explained that learners who are in the leading 5 for every cent of the cohort at any junior college or university and Millennia Institute – centered on their GCE “A” Stage final results, International Baccalaureate diploma or equivalent – will be suitable for shortlisting to sit for the prepared examination and job interview.

These pupils will want to location Legislation as their first selection in their applications to study in NUS. They will go as a result of the similar assortment course of action as other candidates to ascertain their admission to NUS Legislation – performance at created exam and interview, alongside one another with educational qualifications and other achievements.

About 800 candidates shortlisted each year for LLB programme

At the moment, about 2,000 candidates apply to NUS Law’s LLB programme every yr, with about 800 currently being shortlisted for the prepared examination and interview. Under the normal admissions procedure, candidates are shortlisted based on their academic scores and a discretionary admissions policy which recognises excellence in locations other than academic grades.

The new pilot admissions initiative is expected to include about 50 additional shortlisted applicants, coming in specific from educational institutions with lessen representation in NUS Legislation.

The faculty explained the initiative will allow it to fulfill a broader pool of candidates to pick the strongest and most deserving – such as those who reveal a deep enthusiasm for the regulation – to join its yearly consumption of about 240 students.

“Inclusion and variety in the college student population does not only reward those who make a place in legislation school. It also benefits the entire cohort, by greater reflecting the variety of society as a full and making sure that assorted voices and perspectives are current in the classroom – as they are in lifestyle,” said Professor Simon Chesterman, dean of NUS Law.

“We require extra varied pathways to admission to the Singapore Bar. Law corporations of the upcoming will need a assortment of individuals with legal expertise – in certain, combining people expertise with technological and organization sensibilities.”

Transferring undergrads can attain a lot quicker completion of programme

NUS Legislation also introduced that it is enabling NUS undergraduates from other colleges and faculties who use for transfer into the faculty in their 2nd 12 months, and who fulfill admission prerequisites, to finish the LLB programme within just four years.

These learners would have done their 1st 12 months of studies in yet another system of study and reached extraordinary grades. Tutorial credits gained in the to start with yr will be recognised as non-law electives or a slight, contributing to the necessities for graduation.

The college also introduced that its new Juris Physician (JD) programme – which replaces its Graduate LLB and admits its initially cohort of students in August – may possibly be accelerated from a few several years to 2.5 many years for candidates holding a non-legislation diploma, centered on strong final results in the 1st calendar year.

Worldwide candidates who wish to practise law in Singapore and previously have a standard regulation diploma, may well be ready to comprehensive the JD programme in two years.