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Singapore Law in Context
Last Updated Date:   7 June 2022


4 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This module will introduce the history of the common law and Singapore legal institutions (including Islamic law), as well as briefly situate Singapore's law and institutions in relation to other approaches, notably the civil law approach adopted in most Asian jurisdictions. The module may be complemented by field trips to court, a prison, and/or parliament. It should also include an examination of ADR mechanisms in Singapore and an introduction to professional ethics.

Course Convenor: Adjunct Prof Kevin Tan

Co-teacher(s): A/P Helena Whalen-Bridge; Prof Lee Tye Beng, Joe; Mr Justin Jerzy Tan & Ms Gwendolyn Oh

Module Codes: LC1025 / LCJ5025

Contact Hours: 3 hours: 1.5 hours - pre-recorded lectures and videos & in-class tutorials; 1.5 hours engaging in discussion in class

Workload: Module is taught through a combination of pre-recorded lectures & videos & in-class tutorials. Students are expected to engage with the material online for 1.5hrs a wk and spend another 1.5hrs engaging in discussion in-class after mastering the readings.

Mode of Assessment: Graded - Class participation - 30%; Final Exam - 70% [Closed Book]

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: Nil

Examination Date: Monday, 21 November 2022 (PM)

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