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The Capital Offences Criminal Litigation Clinic
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This clinic will provide students with the eye-opening experience of assisting a seasoned practitioner with the handling of a case under the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO). Under guided mentorship clinical students will experience a learning journey that will allow them to gain valuable professional practice skills, and increase their substantive criminal law knowledge. Students may be involved in tasks such as attending client meetings, drafting pleadings and attending court hearings. Students will be able to help accused individuals when they need it most. The experience may cause students to question their own views on justice, and life!

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

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4094EV / LL5094EV / LLJ5094EV

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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