Dean’s Welcome

Professor Andrew Simester
Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore

Message from our Vice Dean (Graduate Studies)

What can you expect from an NUS Law education?

Associate Professor Arif Jamal
Vice Dean (Graduate Studies)
Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore

Welcome to the NUS Faculty of Law! At this stage, you will probably be mulling over your choice of courses and universities. As you contemplate your options, let us acquaint you with the NUS Law Advantage and tell you what it is that makes our law school special, and why we want you to be a part of our community.

Watch the recorded webinars to learn more about the various LLM specialisations:
Alternatively, read about our coursework programmes here

Associate Professor Gary Bell
Director, LLM (Asian Legal Studies)
Associate Professor Dora Neo
Director, LLM (Corporate & Financial Services Law)
Director, Centre for Banking & Finance Law  
Associate Professor Daniel Seng
Director, LLM (Intellectual Property & Technology Law)
Director, Centre for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Law
Associate Professor Gary Bell
Director, LLM (International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution)
  Associate Professor Stephen Phua
Director, LLM (International Business Law)
Tax Director, EW Barker Centre for Law & Business
Associate Professor Simon Tay
Director, LLM (International & Comparative Law)
Professor Stephen Girvin
MPA Professor of Maritime Law
Director, LLM (Maritime Law)
Director, Centre for Maritime Law
  Professor Hans Tjio
Director, LLM (General)
Director, EW Barker Centre for Law & Business 


Explore our Campus and Student Groups

Campus Tour Video

Let us bring you on a tour to see the environment of our beautiful campus, our facilities and the wide range of student clubs and interest groups you can be part of!
  View the 360 Virtual Tour of our Bukit Timah Campus


Hear from our Students
"The LLM programme at NUS provides me with a fantastic opportunity to get familiar with a different legal system and meet fellow students from various backgrounds. I enjoy the diversity of the elective modules offered in each specialisation, as well as the innovative teaching methods applied by the faculty."
Alain von Wattenwyl
Class of 2023
LLM (General)
“As a Korean who grew up in Abu Dhabi and studied in the UK, this cosmopolitan city and law school is the perfect fit. I have met many lawyers and law students from multiple jurisdictions - it is always exciting to vicariously experience a different life through their stories. As an LLM student specialising in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, it is especially motivating to hear what the professors, lawyers and students see as the future of arbitration and why they want to specialise in this field. NUS is the place to be to meet future thriving arbitrators.”
Anna Koh Yeonji
Class of 2023
LLM (International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution)
“With well-established institutions, world-class facilities and deep expertise, it is no wonder that Singapore ranks as one of the top seats of arbitration in the world and that Singapore law is increasingly adopted as the choice of governing law in cross-border transactions in Asia and beyond. Set in this favourable environment, the LLM programme in NUS Law makes it possible to broaden our horizons, whilst being surrounded by brilliant international experts.”
Shigeki Kajima
Class of 2023
LLM (General)
“NUS Law offers a wide range of electives making it possible to create a truly customised programme, with both theoretical and practical modules. The sterling curriculum, the academic discourse with the professors, the students of various backgrounds and origins, and the quality of life here in Singapore - all these elements combined make this LLM experience remarkable and unique.”
Manon Chalopin
Class of 2023
LLM (Corporate and Financial Services)
"The LLM programme provides a conducive environment for learning which I enjoy. The combination of an outstanding faculty and diverse student body contributes to an entirely enriching experience for me. The educational value afforded by the breadth of modules available also deepens my understanding of the law and helps me be a better lawyer."
Dwayne Lum
Class of 2023
LLM (General)
“Studying in NUS is amazing. The fantastic LLM programmes provide us with a quality education and opportunities to learn from experienced professors. It has also been wonderful to make new friends and build relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds. I am enjoying my time here at NUS Law, and I can’t wait to explore more of NUS and Singapore!”
Guo Xiaohan
Class of 2023
LLM (International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution)
“After practising as a commercial dispute resolution lawyer for a few years, I felt the need for an in-depth study of international arbitration. The LLM (IADR) programme at NUS was a natural choice for me, not just because of its fantastic reputation and the topnotch academicians and practitioners who teach at NUS Law, but also because of how Singapore as a country has emerged as a hub for international arbitration over the years and as a preferred seat of arbitration for clients in several jurisdictions.”
Nishanth Kadur
Class of 2023
LLM (International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution)


Hear from our Alumni
“My time at NUS Law was a life-changing experience. The LLM and PhD programmes prepared me very well for an academic career. I benefited a lot from the wide variety of academic seminars offered at NUS Law and the generous funding for research and conferences. I am very grateful to the extremely dedicated and engaging faculty for the high quality supervision. The incredibly brilliant fellow students and the exceptionally supportive administrative staff also made a great difference to the graduate programmes.”
Associate Professor Lin Lin
Class of 2006 LLM, 2010 PhD
"My experience at NUS has been invaluable in developing my legal skillset, expanding my knowledge of public international law and helping me land my dream job. The quality of academic teaching was excellent and encouraged me to think critically about international law. Opportunities on offer such as international internships and mooting made for a wholesome learning experience."
Yomna Elewa
Class of 2020 LLM (International & Comparative Law)
Associate, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
“The LLM programme was outstanding on many levels, including the extensive curriculum offerings and the high quality teaching. Remarkably, I also highly benefited from a multicultural environment where respect, trust and inclusivity were the guiding principles."
Matteo Sini
Class of 2019 LLM (Corporate & Financial Services Law)
Legal Expert, Single Resolution Board
"The LLM (IPTL) programme is just perfect for me as a Chinese legal counsel in the IT industry to refresh my knowledge and expand my horizons. I enjoyed my time here interacting with the most outstanding professors who have inspired me with their cutting-edge academic insights and views relevant to my practice.”
Jiang Shuang
Class of 2019 LLM (Intellectual Property & Technology Law)
In-house Counsel, Xmov AI Visual Technology Co., Ltd
“The LLM in International Arbitration programme was structured extremely well. We had leading practitioners and academics from around the world teaching different courses; and there were many interesting talks and events on international arbitration throughout the year. It is undoubtedly an excellent world-class programme.”
Chahat Chawla
Class of 2018 LLM (International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution)
Associate Counsel, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
“To be a part of one of the most prestigious law schools in the world is what every future lawyer always dreams of. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to learn from the best in the corporate and financial services department with supportive friends from various backgrounds.”
Bidadari Mahardhika Respaty
Class of 2020 LLM (Corporate & Financial Services Law)
Legal Assistant, UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions, Indonesia


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