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The Access to Justice Low Bono Litigation Clinic
Last Updated Date:   21 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
Access to justice is a fundamental tenet of the rule of law. Many individuals of low means do not qualify for legal aid. Low bono seeks to fill this lacuna. This legal clinic provides students with the experiential learning opportunity of assisting lawyers, from Covenant Chambers LLC, with low bono cases. These cases could cover the area of workplace, personal injury, employment, estate or probate law. Under guided mentorship students will gain valuable professional practice skills, further substantive legal knowledge, and refine their research, analysis, and drafting skills while helping those who otherwise may not have adequate access to justice.

This course is offered through the year in tranches, including during university vacation.


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

Course Convenor: As/P Benny Tan (coordinator only)

Co-teacher(s): Wilbur Lua; Jonathan Cho; Benedict Eoon

Module Codes: LL4094CV / LL5094CV / LLJ5094CV

Contact Hours: No Formal contact hours

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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