Why UK Law Degree?
Singapore Law is heavily influence by the English law, in areas such as contract, Tort and Restitution than in other statue based areas such as criminal law, company law and the law of evidence. Singapore lawyers may perform both as an advocate and a solicitor.
Studying Law in the UK gets you a 3 year undergraduate degree which is an LLB. With this academic qualification one is not allow to practice as a lawyer. But once the academic qualification is completed, there comes the spilt of being a solicitor or barrister. It takes one academic year to complete the bar vocational course. Successful students will be called to the bar a professional qualification to practice as a lawyer.
Law Degree Curriculum
Law school is a place to learn how to think analytically and solve problems. In addition to critical-thinking skills, students are taught how the legal system works, as well as substantive areas of the law, such as the Constitution, tax law and evidence.
Sample Law Degree Curriculum
- Analysing Law
- Civil Justice System
- Commercial Law
- Company Law
- Competition Law & Policy
- Conflict of Laws
- Constitutional & Administrative Law
- Criminal Justice System
- Criminal Law
- Employment Law
- EU Law
- Equity & Trusts
- Family Law
- Health Care Law
- Human Rights & Civil Liberties
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
- Land Law
- Law of Evidence
- Law and Political Theory
- Law of Torts
- Learning Legal Skills
- Legal History
Law Degrees Recognized by Singapore
In February 2009, the Ministry for Law has made changes to the legal education framework. Law graduates from universities in the United Kingdom or Australia should satisfy the following conditions for the purpose of admission to the Singapore Bar:
- they have obtained their law degrees from one of following universities
- they have to complete Part A and Part B of the Bar Examination
- they have to fulfil a 12 months training contract
External law degrees obtained from any overseas university in or after 1996 should no longer be recognised for the purpose of admission to the Singapore Bar.
** NOTE: There’s change to the list of recognized law school. Please refer to Change to Singapore Approved Law School List 2015.
Recognized Law Schools in the UK
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bristol
- University of Cambridge
- University of Durham
University of Exeter(To Be Removed from 2016 Intake) University of Leeds(To Be Removed from 2016 Intake) University of Leicester(To Be Removed from 2016 Intake) University of Liverpool(To Be Removed from 2016 Intake)
- King’s College, University of London
- LSE, University of London
- Queen Mary, University of London
SOAS, University of London(To Be Removed from 2016 Intake)
- University College, University of London
University of Manchester(To Be Removed from 2016 Intake)
- University of Nottingham
- University of Oxford
University of Sheffield(To Be Removed from 2016 Intake) University of Southampton(To Be Removed from 2016 Intake)
- University of Warwick
Recognized Law Schools in Australia
- Australian National University
- Flinders University
- Monash University
- Murdoch University
- University of Melbourne
- University of New South Wales
- University of Queensland
- University of Sydney
- University of Tasmania
- University of Western Australia
Recognized Law Schools in New Zealand
- University of Auckland
- Victoria University of Wellington
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