Module Registration Information

Students will select and drop elective modules using the University's Module Registration at Education Records System (ModReg@EduRec). For more information and the User Guide, please refer to ModReg@EduRec

Overall quota for Law elective modules in Sem 2, AY2020/2021 (applicable to all Law GD/UG/NG students) - Please click here.
Overall vacancy after Round 1 (applicable to all Law GD/UG/NG students) – Please click here.
Overall vacancy after Round 2 (applicable to all Law GD/UG/NG students) – Please click here.
Overall vacancy after Round 3 (applicable to all Law GD/UG/NG students) – Please click here.

Allocation will be based on the priority table as shared in the email communications.

Before you select your elective modules, please refer to the specific Degree Requirements and Curriculum of your respective programmes below:
» Degree Requirements for LLB & Exchange Students
» Curriculum & Modules for Graduate Students


Modules, Credits and Contact Hours
1. Information on Modules Offered
The list of elective modules offered in a semester is subject to changes. Information on elective modules is posted on the Faculty’s Module Listings page. This include
·         Module descriptions
·         Names of the module convener and other module teachers
·         Class timetable
·         Examination timetable
·         Modes of assessment
Students are expected to take this information into account when selecting electives.

2. Number of Credits
Elective modules in NUS Faculty of Law carry a weight of 4, 5 or 8 credits. Elective modules with 4/5-credit have 3 contact hours for students per week for 12 weeks, and are usually taught using an interactive method of teaching. Elective 8-credit modules have 6 contact hours for students per week for 12 weeks, and are taught using a combination of lecture-style and interactive-style teaching.

3. Intensive Modules
Every semester, Visiting Professors come to NUS to teach intensive 4-credit modules, usually in 3 weeks. These modules are taught in the evenings in 3-hour sessions three times a week. Intensive modules are usually assessed by a take-home examination or research paper about 3-4 weeks after the last class of that module. Students will only be allowed to read up to two (2) intensive modules per semester (i.e. one in each Phase).

4. Super-Intensive Modules
During the recess week, top arbitration specialists from around the world come to NUS to teach super-intensive 2.5-credit modules. The contact hours for these modules will be 18 hours. Similar to intensive modules, the modules are assessed by a take-home examination or research paper. Students will only be allowed to read up to two (2) super-intensive modules per semester.

5. Cap on Students in Elective Modules
Most elective modules are taught using the interactive seminar style of teaching, and the cap is usually 50 students.

6. Authority for Admission to a Module
An academic staff member who teaches a module does not have the authority to admit a student into a module or to waive the cap for an oversubscribed module to allow a student to read or audit it. Only the Office of Academic Affairs has the authority to change a student's allocated modules.

Prerequisites and Preclusions
7. General Prerequisites
Most elective modules in the Faculty of Law are open only to students who have completed the first two years of compulsory core law curriculum at the Faculty of Law, or its equivalent at another institution.

8. Specific Prerequisites
The course descriptions for certain elective modules provide that they are open only to students who have read a specific module or its equivalent. For example, many advanced electives in the corporate and financial services area require students to have read Company Law at NUS or an equivalent module in a common law jurisdiction. In some cases, the prerequisite module can be taken concurrently. Certain advanced skills modules are restricted to a small number of students, and students must apply in advance and receive the consent of the module convener to register.

9. General Preclusion
As a general rule, no student will be permitted to take an elective module that covers substantially the same ground as a module they have already read at NUS or elsewhere (e.g. on exchange or prior law studies). Students will be required to drop the affected module and make up the credits. Where there are doubts concerning modules you have completed elsewhere and NUS modules that you intend to read, clarification should be sought directly from the respective module convenors with a copy to Office of Academic Affairs at and Student Exchange (for UG students); (for GD students), by providing the following details:
·         Student’s Full Name and Student Number
·         Name and Country of University
·         Course Name
·         Course Description (course details/syllabus, contact hours, number of teaching weeks, etc.)

10. Specific Preclusions
The course descriptions for certain modules specifically state that students who have read and passed particular modules at the NUS Faculty of Law (or their equivalent) are precluded from taking these modules.

Modes of Assessment
11. Modes of Assessment
Most elective modules are assessed using both a final examination and modes of continuous assessment such as essays, research assignments, class presentations or general class performance. The specific percentage allocated to continuous assessment is available on the Faculty’s Module Listings page.

12. Importance in Selecting Electives
The planned modes of assessment in elective modules will be published in advance to enable students to plan their workload when selecting their electives. As soon as they are finalized, the planned modes of assessment for each module will be listed in the information under its module description. When selecting modules, students should note the number of assignments in each module and the weight the assignments will carry. Students should also note that the deadlines for most assignments are usually during the final 4 weeks of classes.

13. Possible Change in Modes of Assessment
Module convenors plan the modes of assessments based on the projected number of students who will be taking the module. If the actual number of students who have selected the module differs significantly from the projected number, the module convenor concerned may wish to re-consider the modes of assessment and methods of teaching. If so, students will be advised by the module convenor of any changes.

Lecture/ Seminar and Exam Timetables
14. Please click HERE for information on the lecture/seminar and examination timetable. Students should check and ensure there are no clashes in class and/or exam timetable before selecting their electives.

Important Timelines
15.  Please refer to the table below for Semester 2 AY2020/2021 Timelines for which “Drop with Penalty” takes effect.


Phase 1 Intensive Modules

Phase 2 Intensive Modules

Recess Week Intensive Modules

Regular Modules

“W” grade

18 January 2021

8 February 2021

By end of 1st 

25 January 2021 (0000hrs)

“F” grade

25 January 2021

15 February 2021

By end of 2nd 

1 March 2021 (0000hrs)







LL4043; LL4246; LL4295; LL4388; LL4394; LL4435; LL4440; LL4441

LL4054; LL4219;
 LL4299; LL4302;
LL4306 ; LL4386

LL4360Z; LL4361Z

All other modules

Enquiries/ Appeal Contact Info
16.  All enquiries/ appeals to Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) should be directed to          
- For Undergraduate Students - Office of Academic Affairs at and Student Exchange
-  For Graduate Students – Office of Academic Affairs (Graduate Coursework) at