Member Details

Name National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law
Address Eu Tong Sen Building, 469G Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259776, SINGAPORE
Join Date 21/03/2003
Staffed by an outstanding permanent faculty with law degrees from more than a dozen jurisdictions, the NUS Faculty of Law is an institution dedicated to building a community and an environment in which faculty and students can discuss and reflect on the fundamental legal issues that affect societies in today’s globalised world.

The strength of the NUS law school is seen in the broad and diverse range of subjects that it offers. Students at the law school can choose subjects from many clusters including Asian legal studies, banking and finance, biomedical law, commercial law, comparative law, corporate law, criminal law, intellectual property, international law, law and social justice, legal jurisprudence, legal process and skills, public law, and transportation law, just to name a few. While the subjects range from the theoretical to the practical, the overriding objective is to provide students with a liberal education through the medium of law that will allow them to maximise their potential to the fullest degree.

Located in Singapore, which for almost 200 years has been a major international commercial centre and a cosmopolitan city, the NUS law school is very much Asia’s Global Law School. Ever since its establishment in 1957, the teaching of law at NUS has been conducted against the backdrop of legal developments in other parts of the world. Today, virtually all faculty at the NUS law school incorporate global perspectives from civil law or other common law jurisdictions in their teaching. In addition, each year the law school plays host to around a dozen visiting faculty who add to the cosmopolitanism of the law school by bringing their own unique perspectives to legal education. All this reflects the strong belief of the law school that with the increasing demands placed on legal practice by globalisation, it is essential for legal professionals to approach the study of law from a broader, multi-jurisdictional perspective.

Global perspectives are also very much evident in the cutting edge research produced by faculty at the NUS law school. In the constant search for better legal solutions to the issues that confront all societies, faculty often incorporate comparative material in their articles and monographs. Writing as they do for a global audience, articles from NUS faculty are published regularly in leading academic journals.

Reflecting the cosmopolitan nature of the law school, our undergraduate and graduate students come from over 40 countries and territories, representing all the continents in their diversity. In the 2008/09 academic year, our students hail from: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela and Vietnam. In addition, the law school plays host each year to students from more than 40 student exchange partners all over the world, including law schools in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The diversity of students at NUS adds to a vibrant and stimulating intellectual environment.

The city and country of Singapore also provides a wonderful environment for a legal education. Singapore is a gracious Asian city that has long been regarded as a meeting point between the East and the West. It is a natural place to live in to understand Asia better. There are also internship opportunities with public and private organisations in Singapore or other parts of Asia.