Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (GCIADR) is aimed at graduates with a law degree, who are seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge as in-house counsel, lawyers, arbitrators and legal service officers engaged in the practice of arbitration and dispute resolution.

This programme offers a wide selection of regular and intensive modules taught in Singapore by our own faculty members as well as visiting professors, who are top arbitrators and academics from around the world. It is conducted on a part-time basis and legal professionals have the flexibility to read a minimum of one 4½-day super-intensive, one 3-week intensive module or one regular 13-week module at 4 or 5 modular credits (MC) per semester.

Candidates who have not read and passed a general module in arbitration at NUS or its equivalent in a common law jurisdiction are required to read International Commercial Arbitration as the first course they take in the GCIADR. Candidates who have read and passed this module at NUS or their equivalent in a common law jurisdiction may apply for exemption. Candidates who can show that they have practised for a number of years in the field of International Commercial Arbitration and that they have sufficient knowledge of International Commercial Arbitration may also apply for exemption.


Admission Requirements

Candidates will be admitted based on the following admission requirements:

» A good Bachelor’s degree in Law or its equivalent (eg. Juris Doctor)
» Minimum TOEFL iBT 100 / TOEFL paper-based score of 600-603 / IELTS 7.0, if Law degree was not in English.


Duration & Graduation Criteria

Candidates must pass all modules and successfully obtain a total of 12 to 14 modular credits (MCs) (generally 3 modules) within a maximum period of 36 months of their candidature in order to be awarded the GCIADR.


Modes of Instruction & Course Duration

A semester-long module is a 36-hour, 5 modular credits course taught once a week over the course of 13 weeks from August to November (Semester One) and from January to April (Semester Two). In addition, some courses may have an examination some time after the 13th week. The time and date of the exam will be made known at the time of course selection.

An intensive module is a 27-hour, 4 modular credits course taught intensively over 3 weeks and scheduled as follows:

Day Time
Monday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday 2:30pm - 5:30pm

The following are the periods when intensive modules are conducted in the Faculty:

Semester Weeks Weeks
Semester One Week 1 to 3 (August) Week 4 to 6 (September)
Semester Two Week 1 to 3 (January) Week 4 to 6 (February)

A super-intensive module is an 18-hour, 2.5 modular credit course taught intensively over 4½ days during the mid-semester recess week (Semester One - 21 to 27 Sep 2020 and Semester Two – 22 to 28 Feb 2021).

The examination and assessment of student performances in the programme will be conducted through various assessment modes such as class participation, assignments, research papers, take-home examinations and final examinations as stated in each module description. Students are encouraged to review the examination and assessment details for each module before opting for it.


List of Modules

The following modules are offered in AY2020-21:

Semester One

Compulsory
Course Description This course aims to equip students with the basic understanding of the law of arbitration to enable them to advise and represent parties in the arbitral process confidence. Legal concepts peculiar to arbitration viz. separability, arbitrability and kompetenz-kompetenz will considered together with the procedural laws on the conduct of the arbitral process, the making and the enforcement of awards. Students will examine the UNCITRAL Model Law and the New York Convention, 1958. This course is most suited for students with some knowledge of the law of commercial transactions, shipping, banking, international sale of goods or construction. 
Course Convenor(s) Associate Professor Gary Bell
Modular Credits 5
Class Dates Mondays: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Course Duration 10 August 2020 to 13 November 2020 
Modes of Assessment Written Assignment (4000 words) - 20%; Moots - 10%; Class Participation - 10% & 3-Hr Take Home Exam - 60% [Release: Date to be confirmed later (9am); Due: Date to be confirmed later (12pm)]
Preclusion(s) Not open to LLM (IBL) students who will be reading this module in Semester 2 at ECUPL (Shanghai)
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.


Electives
Course Description This course considers the way that international adjudicators approach fact-finding and factual determinations. The course analyses essential policy questions as to the way legal systems should deal with evidence; considers comparative law perspectives; and aims to integrate these perspectives with practical consideration of the way documents and witnesses are dealt with in international arbitration.

There is no greater divergence between legal families than that pertaining to the treatment of evidence. For international adjudication to meet the needs of participants from all legal families, a proper understanding of comparative approaches and the degree of convergence, is essential to arbitrators and practitioners.
Course Convenor(s) Professor Jeffrey Waincymer
Modular Credits 4
Class Dates Mondays (6.30pm to 9.30pm); Wednesdays (6.30pm to 9.30pm) & Fridays (2.30pm to 5.30pm) 
Course Duration 31 August to 18 September 2020 
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 20%; 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 80%
[Release: Dates to be confirmed (3.00pm); Due: Date to be confirmed later (9.00pm)]
Preclusion(s) LL4339V/LL5339V/LL6339V Comparative Evidence in International Arbitration
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Curriculum or its equivalent.
Course Description The New York Convention of 1958 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards provides for the international enforcement of arbitral awards. Considered as the most successful international convention in international private law, the Convention now has 164 Contracting States and more than 2,500 court decisions interpreting and applying the Convention (as of June 2020). The course will analyze and compare the most important of those decisions. It will offer a unique insight in treaty design, statutory enactments, varying court approaches, and the practice of international arbitration. The course materials will be made available at www.newyorkconvention.org.
Course Convenor(s) Professor Albert Jan van den Berg
Modular Credits 2.5
Class Dates Saturday, 19 September: (9.00am to 1.00pm);
Monday, 21 September: (9.00am to 2.00pm);
Tuesday, 22 September: (9.00am to 2.00pm);
Wednesday, 23 September: (9.00am to 1.00pm)
Course Duration 19 September to 23 September 2020
Modes of Assessment

Research Paper - 100% [Due: Thurs, 29 Oct 2020 (9pm)]

Preclusion(s) NIL
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
Course Description This course will give the students an in-depth look at how cases proceed under the SIAC, HKIAC and MCIA rules, with some comparative coverage of the ICC, CIETAC and AIAC rules. Highlighted will be the salient features of these arbitral institutional rules including the introduction of cutting-edge procedures such as the emergency arbitrator and expedited arbitration procedures and consolidation/joinder. The course will also provide a comparative analysis of the arbitral legislative framework in Singapore, Hong Kong and India and offer an in-depth analysis, with case studies, of the role of the courts in Singapore, Hong Kong and India in dealing with specific issues such as challenges to tribunal jurisdiction, enforcement and setting aside of awards. Finally, the course will also look at the peculiar relationship between arbitration and mediation in Asia.
Course Convenor(s) Adjunct Associate Professor Prakash Pillai
Course Convenor(s) Mr Koh Junxiang
Modular Credits 5
Class Dates Mondays: 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Course Duration 10 August 2020 to 13 November 2020 
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 20%; 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 80%
[Release: Date to be confirmed later (9.00am) ; Date to be confirmed later (3.00pm)]
Preclusion(s) LL4317/LL5317/LL6317 International Arbitration in Asian Centres
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
Course Description What types of situations give rise to disputes in the international arena and how are these disputes settled? This course provides an overview of the various types of disputes and settlement mechanisms available for the resolution of international disputes - State to State, Individual/Investor to State and between international non-State entities. The course will explore the law pertaining to dispute settlement before the ICJ, WTO and ITLOS as well as international arbitration - both Investor to State Arbitration and Commercial Arbitration. The course will compare these different processes on issues such as jurisdiction, provisional remedies, equal treatment, evidence and enforcement.
Course Convenor(s) Associate Professor Vincent-Joël Proulx
Modular Credits 5
Class Dates Thursdays: 12.00nn to 3.00pm (Group 1); Fridays: 9.00am - 12.00nn (Group 2)
Course Duration 10 August 2020 to 13 November 2020 
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 20%; 4-Hr Take Home Exam - 80%
[Release: Date to be confirmed later (9.00am); Due: Date to be confirmed later (1.00pm)]
Preclusion(s) LL4325/LL5325/LL6325;LL4325V/LL5325V/LL6325V - The Int'l Litigation & Procedure of State Disputes
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Curriculum or its equivalent.
Course Description This course focuses on the nature of risks to foreign investment and the elimination of those risks through legal means. As a prelude, it discusses the different economic theories on foreign investment, the formation of foreign investment contracts and the methods of eliminating potential risks through contractual provisions. It then examines the different types of interferences with foreign investment and looks at the nature of the treaty protection available against such interference. It concludes by examining the different methods of dispute settlement available in the area. The techniques of arbitration of investment disputes available are fully explored.
Course Convenor(s) Emeritus Professor M Sornarajah
Modular Credits 4
Class Dates Mondays (6.30pm to 9.30pm); Wednesdays (6.30pm to 9.30pm) & Fridays (2.30pm to 5.30pm) 
Course Duration 31 August to 18 September 2020 
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 10% & 6-hr Take Home Exam - 90%
[Release: Date to be confirmed later (3.00pm); Due: Date to be confirmed later (9.00pm)]
Preclusion(s) LL4178/LL5178/LL6178/LL4178V/LL5178V/LL6178V International Legal Protection of Investment Flows; LL4032V/LL5032V/LL6032V International Investment Law; International Investment Law and Arbitration [Module code: LW.12001]; International Investment [Module code: LW.12137] under the NYU@NUS Summer Session.
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
Course Description This module examines the treaties used by States to protect the interests of their investors when making investments abroad and to attract foreign investment into host economies. It will pay particular attention to investor-State arbitration under investment treaties, which is increasingly becoming widespread in Asia and a growing part of international legal practice. It will examine not only the legal and theoretical underpinnings of these treaties and this form of dispute settlement, but also their practical application to concrete cases and their utility as a tool of government policy.
Course Convenor(s) Research Associate Professor (Centre for International Law) N Jansen Calamita
Modular Credits 5
Class Dates Thursdays: 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Course Duration 10 August 2020 to 13 November 2020 
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 10%; Written Assignment - 25% 6-hr Take Home Exam - 65%
[Release: Date to be confirmed later (9.00am); Due: Date to be confirmed later (3.00pm)]
Preclusion(s) Must not have taken a substantially similar course. Not open to students who have taken/taking
(1) LL4032/LL5032/LL6032; LL4032V/LL5032V/LL6032V International Investment Law;
(2) LL4078/LL5078/LL6078; LL4078V/LL5078V/LL6078V Law & Practice of Investment Treaty Arbitration.
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
Course Description The course seeks to introduce participants to the role and function of arbitral institutions in the practice of international arbitration, and to the complex issues that arbitral institutions face in the administration of arbitrations, including, amongst others, appointment of arbitrators, issuance of arbitral rules and practice notes, and guiding and shaping the development of international arbitration. The course will be taught by visiting lecturers from the Board of Directors, Court of Arbitration and Secretariat of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
Course Convenor(s) Mr Gary Born
Modular Credits 2.5
Class Dates Thursday, 24 September (6.00pm to 9.00pm);
Friday, 25 September (6.00 to 9.00pm);
Saturday, 26 September (9.00am to 12nn) & (2.00pm to 5.00pm);
Sunday, 27 September, (9.00am to 12nn) & (2.00pm to 5.00pm)
Course Duration 24 September to 27 September 2020 
Modes of Assessment Research Paper (3000 words) - 100%
[Due: Date to be confirmed later (12.00pm)]
Preclusion(s) Nil
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent. At least one prior course in international arbitration.
Course Description The phenomenon of globalization over the last 50 years has been fuelled not just by technological innovation but also legal innovation. However, in 2016, the vote for Brexit in the UK and the election of Mr Donald Trump as the US President, has challenged the movement towards economic integration. Indeed, one of President Trump's first Executive Orders was to cancel the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that the previous Obama Administration had worked on for 5 years. It is thus, even more important than ever before to understand and appreciate the existing rules so as to promote the rule of law in what may be an increasingly protectionist environment.

The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its successor institution, the World Trade Organization (WTO) have attempted to create a system where the rules for the trade in goods and services are clearer and fairer. The legal innovations found in the GATT and subsequent WTO Agreements have also influenced Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) like the TPP and even International Investment Agreements (IIAs).

Fundamental to the WTO disciplines is the principle of non-discrimination. The problem often is, however, what constitutes discrimination, whether such discrimination can be justified and whether non-economic factors such as health and the environment or other public policy considerations can modify the rules. This tension in World Trade Law is a theme in both the disciplines for trade in goods and services as well as the agreements on standards like the TBT and SPS as well as even the trade remedies rules such as Safeguards, Subsidies and Anti-Dumping. 
Course Convenor(s) Associate Professor Michael Ewing-Chow
Modular Credits 8
Class Dates Tuesdays: 3.00pm to 6.00pm; Thursdays: 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Course Duration 10 August 2020 to 13 November 2020 
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 10%; Written Assignment - 10% & 6-Hr Take Home Exam: 80%
[Release: Date to be confirmed later (9am); Due: Date to be confirmed later (3pm)]
Preclusion(s) Not opened to student who have taken or are taking
(1) World Trade Law (4MC) [LL4060/LL5060/LL6060];
(2) World Trade Law I [LL4199A/LL5199A/LL6199A];
(3) World Trade Law II [LL4199B/LL5199B/LL6199B].
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.


Semester Two

Electives
Course Description Over the last few decades, international arbitration activity has dramatically increased along with the widespread expansion in international trade, cross-border commerce and foreign investment. International arbitration is by now widely regarded as the preferred mode of resolving transnational disputes between individuals, corporations, and States. The enduring popularity of international arbitration is in large part due to its advantages over traditional litigation as a private, flexible process of adjudication that results in a final, binding and enforceable award under the New York Convention. This intensive course will expose students to contemporary trends and controversies in international arbitration. It will cover both commercial and investment arbitration, focusing on topics of recent practical and academic discussion. The course is designed for students and practitioners who are already acquainted with the fundamentals of international arbitration, and may also be useful for those who are inclined towards specializing in international arbitration practice. An international and comparative approach will be adopted and students can expect to review a substantial amount of comparative law sources, including academic commentaries and jurisprudence from China, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as public international law sources.
Course Convenor(s) Visiting Professor Gary B. Born & Visiting Senior Fellow Jonathan Lim
Modular Credits 4
Class Dates Mondays (6.30pm to 9.30pm); Wednesdays (6.30pm to 9.30pm) & Fridays (2.30pm to 5.30pm)
*Make-up for 12 February (Chinese New Year) will be held on Saturday, 6 February (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
Course Duration 1 February to 19 February 2021
Modes of Assessment 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 100%, Release: Friday, 26 March 2021 (3.00pm); Due: Friday, 26 March 2021 (9.00pm)
Preclusion(s) LL4299V/LL5299V/LL6299V Advanced Issues in the Law & Practice of Int'l Arbitration.
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
SILE Public CPD Points Up to 27 points
Course Description As reflected in the title, this is an advanced practice-oriented course designed to build on students' basic knowledge of international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Using factual scenarios, students will take part in strategy, drafting and advocacy exercises. The emphasis will be on primary materials: statutes, institution rules, treaties, case law, commentary and "soft law" instruments. To maximize the benefit of the exercises, the focus will be on SIAC practice on the commercial side, and on ICSID practice on the investment treaty side. There will be comparative coverage of other commercial and treaty arbitration options, including the ICC and UNCITRAL. The course will introduce students to the strategic decisions, practice skills, analytical tools and ethics considerations that underlie key phases of an international arbitration. These phases, common to commercial and investment treaty arbitration (with necessary variation), include: arbitration clause drafting; commencing arbitration with the Notice of Arbitration/Request for Arbitration; emergency arbitration; tribunal constitution, in particular arbitrator selection; the Preliminary Meeting/First Session, and related Procedural Orders and Timetables; interim/provisional measures applications; written submissions, with witness statements; evidentiary hearings; drafting decisions/awards (as arbitrator); and, finally, proceedings to enforce, set-aside or annul the award.
Course Convenor(s) Adjunct Professor Romesh Weeramantry (CIL) & Adjunct Associate Professor Benjamin Hughes
Modular Credits 5
Class Dates Tuesdays: 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Course Duration 11 January to 16 April 2021
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 25%; 6 Written Assignments (1000 - 2000 words); will be assigned a week before the due dates; dates for the written assignments are subject to change - 75%
Preclusion(s) LL4338/LL5338/LL6338 Advanced Practicum in International Arbitration
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
LL4029/LL5029/LC5262/LL6029; LL4029V/LL5029V/LC5262V/LL6029V International Commercial Arbitration;
OR LL4285/LL5285/LC5285/LL6285; LL4285V/LL5285V/LC5285V/LL6285V International Dispute Settlement;
OR their equivalent at another university
SILE Public CPD Points Up to 36 points
Course Description The course will cover the following issues:
Who are the parties to the contract(s) or to the arbitration clause(s) contained therein?
The theories applied by courts and arbitral tribunals.
The extension of the arbitration clause to non-signatories: individuals, states or other companies of the group.
The possibility of bringing together in one single proceeding all the parties who have participated in the performance of one economic transaction through interrelated contracts.
Joinder of parties and joinder of claims: voluntary and compelled intervention of third parties, cross-claims and consolidation.
Appointment of arbitrators in multiparty arbitration cases.
Specific issues relating to the enforcement of an award in multiparty, multicontract cases.
The res judicata effect of an award rendered in a connected arbitration arising from the same project.
Course Convenor(s) Visiting Professor Bernard Hanotiau
Modular Credits 2.5
Class Dates Saturday (1.00pm to 4.00pm); Sunday & Monday (1.00pm to 5.00pm); Tuesday (11.00am to 3.00pm);
Wednesday (9.00am to 12.00pm)
Course Duration 20 February to 24 February 2021
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 20%; 6-hr Take-home Exam - 80%, Release: Wednesday, 31 March 2021 (3.00pm);
Due: Wednesday, 31 March 2021 (9.00pm)
Preclusion(s) NIL
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
SILE Public CPD Points Up to 18 points
Course Description This course will focus in detail on the instances in which resort to conflict of laws is necessary in the international arbitration context. The objective of this course is to allow participants to realise on how many occasions both State courts and arbitrators will need to report a conflict of laws analysis despite the claim that conflict of laws issues are not relevant in the international commercial arbitration context. Participants will first be taught to identify what conflict of laws rules may apply and will then be given hypothetical cases and will be asked to critically examine whether a solution can be found that does not require a conflict of laws approach.
Course Convenor(s) Visiting Professor Franco Ferrari
Modular Credits 4
Class Dates Mondays (6.30pm to 9.30pm); Wednesdays (6.30pm to 9.30pm) & Fridays (2.30pm to 5.30pm)
Course Duration 11 January to 29 January 2021
Modes of Assessment Research Paper - 100%, Due: Friday, 5 March 2021 (9.00pm)
Preclusion(s) LL4295V/LL5295V/LL6295V Conflict of Laws in Int'l Commercial Arbitration
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Curriculum or its equivalent.
SILE Public CPD Points Up to 27 points
Course Description This module will focus on the current challenges faced by investment arbitration at the global level. It will adopt a three-step approach. Students will first acquire an in-depth understanding of the history and functioning of the existing system. On this basis, the different criticisms and reform proposals will be scrutinized. Finally, students will be invited to make their own informed assessment of the existing system, to discuss its evolution and debate possible improvements. The module will be diversified, as it will address both legal and extra-legal issues. Seminars will be interactive and students will be encouraged to participate actively.
Course Convenor(s) Visiting Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
Modular Credits 2.5
Class Dates Wednesday (2.00pm to 6.00pm); Thursday & Friday (9.00am to 2.00pm); Saturday (9.00am to 1.00pm)
Course Duration 24 February to 27 February 2021
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 20%;
6-hr Take-home Exam - 80%, Release: Saturday, 3 April 2021 (3.00pm); Due: Saturday, 3 April 2021 (9.00pm)
Preclusion(s) NIL
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
SILE Public CPD Points Up to 18 points
Course Description This course introduces international arbitration's role in resolving energy disputes. Seminars will address both commercial and investment arbitration. The substantive content of national and international energy laws will be discussed together with the procedural specificities of energy disputes. The course will explore the political aspects of energy disputes, both domestic (resource sovereignty) and international (inter-state boundary disputes). Participants will study the recent debates on the role of international arbitration vis-à-vis climate change and sustainable development. The course incorporates practical exercises that will help participants interested in a career in international arbitration and public international law.
Course Convenor(s) Adjunct Associate Professor Matthew Secomb & Adjunct Lecturer Aditya Singh
Modular Credits 5
Class Dates Mondays: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Course Duration 11 January to 16 April 2021
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 10%; Practical Exercise - 20%;
6-hr Take-Home Exam - 70%, Release Mon, 12 April 2021 (9.00am); Due: Monday, 12 April 2021 (3.00pm)
Preclusion(s) LL4349/LL5349/LL6349 Energy Arbitration
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Curriculum or its equivalent.
SILE Public CPD Points Up to 36 points
Course Description This course aims to set out the practical realities of dispute resolution in Asia and aims to make students step into the shoes of lawyers and understand how to tackle and strategize real disputes. The course covers topics related to jurisdiction, interim relief, defence and guerrilla tactics, issue estoppel, choice of remedies and dealing with a State in relation to investment treaty disputes to give students a real life understanding of the issues which arise in international disputes. In the context of the substantive issues, the students would also go through facets of the New York Convention and a comparative analysis of the laws of Singapore, England & Wales, India and Hong Kong.
Course Convenor(s) Adjunct Associate Professor Nakul Dewan
Adjunct Associate Professor Sheila Ahuja
Modular Credits 5
Class Dates Mondays: 8.30am to 12.30pm
[Week 1 to 8: Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm & Saturday, 20 February 9.00am - 1.00pm]
Course Duration 11 January to 16 April 2021
Modes of Assessment Class Participation - 20%; Class-room exercises - 20% &
Research Paper - 60%, Due, Friday, 16 April 2021 (9.00am)
Preclusion(s) LL4309/LL5309/LL6309 Strategies for Asian Disputes - A Comparative Analysis
Prerequisite(s) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
SILE Public CPD Points Up to 36 points



Course Fees

Students will be required to pay SGD5,778.00 (inclusive of 7% GST) per 4 MC or 5MC module and will be billed before the start of each semester.

A 2.5 MC super-intensive module is SGD2,889 (inclusive of 7% GST). A 8 MC module costs twice the fee of a 4 MC or 5 MC module.

The total programme fee for 3 modules (assuming student passes all 3 modules and obtains the required modular credits for graduation) is SGD17,334 (inclusive of 7% GST).

A Student Services Fee of SGD25.23 is also applicable each semester.


Application

The following are the two application periods for the respective semesters:

Intake Period Application Period
AY2020/21 Semester One (commencing Aug/Sep) 1 to 31 May 2020
AY2020/21 Semester Two (commencing Jan/Feb)* 1 to 31 October 2020

* To be admitted in this semester, applicants must have already read International Commercial Arbitration and have obtained an exemption for the compulsory module.

This online application will take you approximately 15 mins to complete. Before you start, you should have details of your academic qualifications and employment and the PDF version of the following required documents at hand:

» A personal statement on why you wish to enrol in this programme, the nature of your work and such other information that you would like us to consider (not more than 1 page)
» Curriculum Vitae
» Scanned copy of NRIC/FIN/Passport (for foreigner)
» Scanned copy of your LLB Degree Certificate (or other first law degree)
» Scanned copies of your LLB Transcripts (or other first law degree)
» Any other supporting documents (e.g. TOEFL/IELTS results), if applicable 

Any omission of supporting documents or information required in the Online Application Form will render the application void. All supporting documents, if not in English, must be accompanied by copies of their English translation.

You will need to register for an account in the NUS Online Application Portal after selecting “Executive / Graduate Certificate (GC) Programmes”.


Click HERE to apply.
The Application Portal will be open from 1 October 2020.


Application Deadline

31 October 2020, Saturday


Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE to view the FAQs relating to this programme.


SILE-CPD Points

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes having their attendance recorded in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from each day of a module for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy for any particular day of a module will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day of the module.

Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Public CPD Points : Up to 72 points for 8 Modular Credits (Semester Course)
Up to 36 points for 5 Modular Credits (Semester Course)
Up to 27 points for 4 Modular Credits (Intensive Course)
Up to 18 points for 2.5 Modular Credits (Super Intensive Course)
Practice Area Code : Others/Multi-disciplinary
Training Level: : Intermediate



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