Course Registration InformationStudents will select and drop elective courses using the University's Course Registration at Education Records System (CourseReg@EduRec). For more information and the User Guide, please refer to Important Notice for Law Students and CourseReg@EduRec
Overall quota for Law elective courses in Sem 2, AY2023/2024 (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 courses, please refer to the specific Degree Requirements and Curriculum of your respective programmes below:
Degree Requirements for LLB Students
|Curriculum & Courses for Graduate Students
|Courses, Units and Contact Hours
Information on Courses Offered
The list of elective courses offered in a semester is subject to changes. Information on elective courses is posted on the Faculty’s Course Listings page. This include
· Course descriptions
· Names of the course convener and other course teachers
· Class timetable
· Examination timetable
· Modes of assessment
Students are expected to take this information into account when selecting electives.
Number of Units
Elective courses in NUS Faculty of Law carry a weight of 4, 5 or 8 units. Elective courses with 4/5-unit have 3 contact hours for students per week for 12 weeks, and are usually taught using an interactive method of teaching. Elective 8-unit courses have 6 contact hours for students per week for 12 weeks, and are taught using a combination of lecture-style and interactive-style teaching.
Every semester, Visiting Professors come to NUS to teach intensive 4-unit courses, usually in 3 weeks. These courses are taught in the evenings in 3-hour sessions three times a week. Intensive courses are usually assessed by a take-home examination or research paper about 3-4 weeks after the last class of that course. Students will only be allowed to read up to two (2) intensive courses per semester (i.e. one in each Phase).
During the recess week, top arbitration specialists from around the world come to NUS to teach super-intensive 2.5-unit courses. The contact hours for these courses will be 18 hours. Similar to intensive courses, the courses are assessed by a take-home examination or research paper. Students will only be allowed to read up to two (2) super-intensive courses per semester.
Cap on Students in Elective Courses
Most elective courses are taught using the interactive seminar style of teaching, and the cap is usually 50 students.
Authority for Admission to a Course
An academic staff member who teaches a course does not have the authority to admit a student into a course or to waive the cap for an oversubscribed course to allow a student to read or audit it. Only the Office of Academic Affairs has the authority to change a student's allocated courses.
|Prerequisites and Preclusions
Most elective courses 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.
The course descriptions for certain elective courses provide that they are open only to students who have read a specific course 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 course in a common law jurisdiction. In some cases, the prerequisite course can be taken concurrently. Certain advanced skills courses are restricted to a small number of students, and students must apply in advance and receive the consent of the course convener to register.
As a general rule, no student will be permitted to take an elective course that covers substantially the same ground as a course they have already read at NUS or elsewhere (e.g. on exchange or prior law studies). Students will be required to drop the affected course and make up the units. Where there are doubts concerning courses you have completed elsewhere and NUS courses that you intend to read, clarification should be sought directly from the respective course convenors with a copy to Office of Academic Affairs at email@example.com and Student Exchange firstname.lastname@example.org (for UG students); email@example.com (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.)
The course descriptions for certain courses specifically state that students who have read and passed particular courses at the NUS Faculty of Law (or their equivalent) are precluded from taking these courses.
|Modes of Assessment
Modes of Assessment
Most elective courses 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 Course Listings page.
Importance in Selecting Electives
The planned modes of assessment in elective courses 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 course will be listed in the information under its course description. When selecting courses, students should note the number of assignments in each course 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.
Possible Change in Modes of Assessment
Course convenors plan the modes of assessments based on the projected number of students who will be taking the course. If the actual number of students who have selected the course differs significantly from the projected number, the course convenor concerned may wish to re-consider the modes of assessment and methods of teaching. If so, students will be advised by the course convenor of any changes.
|Lecture/ Seminar and Exam Timetables
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.
Please refer to the table below for Semester
2 AY2023/2024 Timelines for which “Drop with Penalty” takes effect.
|* The corresponding GD course codes are: GDMLA – LLD5xxx; JD – LLJ5xxx; LLM – LL5xxx; PhD – LL6xxx
|Enquiries/ Appeal Contact Info
All enquiries/ appeals to Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) / Vice Dean (Graduate Studies) should be directed