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The Pro Bono Criminal Law Litigation Clinic
Last Updated Date:   7 June 2022


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This clinic will provide students with the opportunity of being heavily involved in assisting a seasoned practitioner with the handling of a Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) case. Under close mentorship students will embark upon a hands-on learning journey that will allow them to gain valuable professional practice skills, and deepen their substantive criminal law knowledge. Students could be dealing with cases involving offences under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (Cap. 50A) or the Moneylenders Act (Cap. 188). Students will be involved in tasks such as attending client interviews, drafting pleadings and possibly attending court hearings.

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: A/P Cheong Jun Ming Mervyn (coordinator only)

Co-teacher(s): Megan Chia

Module Codes: LL4094DV / LLJ5094DV

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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