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NUS-State Courts Judicial Clerkship Programme
Last Updated Date:   21 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
The State Courts Clerkship Programme is a judicial clinical legal education programme designed to provide law students with the opportunity to be attached to Senior District Court Judges and acquire experiential knowledge of law practice through direct exposure to judicial work. The Clerkship Programme is focused on the work undertaken in the Criminal Courts cluster, while exposing students to the work undertaken in the Civil Courts cluster and the Community Courts and Tribunals cluster. It is a unique course which allows law students to acquire a different perspective of legal work through personalised interaction with senior Judges, working on actual cases from a judicial perspective and experiencing legal practice in a real-life court setting.

All interested applicants must apply directly to the Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education at lawclinic@nus.edu.sg

Course Convenor: Adjunct Prof Jennifer Marie; Adjunct Prof Bala Reddy, As/P Benny Tan (coordinator only)

Co-teacher(s): Various State Courts District Judges

Module Codes: LL4094BV

Contact Hours: In addition to observing court hearings weekly, fortnightly lectures will be held on Thursdays from 5.30pm to 7.00pm.

Workload: Fieldwork, Projects, assignments etc

Mode of Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

Preclusions: Students who have been in practice as qualified lawyers in the local or other jurisdictions are precluded.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent. NUS Legal Skills Programme or equivalent, in particular, Legal Analysis, Research and Communication or its equivalent. Singapore Legal System or its equivalent.

Examination Date: 100% Continuous Assessment

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