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Advanced Criminal Legal Process
Last Updated Date:   30 November 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This course is for students who are fascinated by the practical, policy and social dimensions of criminal litigation in Singapore.

Building on criminal law concepts and principles in Singapore, this course will bring students through the various stages of criminal litigation, from charging to sentencing, and in the process provide them with critical analysis of the relevant issues, considerations and challenges.

Through a series of interesting discussions, students will have a lot of opportunities to interact with senior criminal justice practitioners (e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, law enforcers) and benefit from their unique perspectives on leading criminal law issues of the day, as well as their practical advice on how to deal with the challenges of criminal practice.

Students will also work on interesting problem statements, and have the opportunity to suggest innovative solutions to real-life criminal justice issues.

At the end of the course, students will be able to obtain significant appreciation of:
1. Practical application of substantive legal principles and concepts;
2. The complex interplay and interaction between the legal institutions and stakeholders in the criminal justice system;
3. The evolution of the criminal legal landscape engendered by developments in law and technology; and
4. The importance and relevance of criminal advocacy and adjudication to the ordinary man-in-the-street and the local community.


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Course Convenor: Adjunct Prof Jennifer Marie, S.C.

Co-teacher(s): Adjunct Prof Kow Keng Siong; Adjunct A/P Paul Quan Kaih Shiuh

Module Codes: LL4208V / LL5208V / LL6208V / LLJ5208V

Contact Hours: 3hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Advocacy - 50% (Written: 30%; Oral: 20%); Class Presentation - 30% (Panel Discussion Format); and Class Participation - 20%

Preclusions: Students who have taken or taking this module will be precluded from LL4244/LL5244/LL6244; LL4244V/LL5244V/LL6244V Criminal Practice.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.
Singapore Criminal Law and Singapore Constitutional Law.
*Note: Students, regardless of academic careers - (i.e. Undergraduate, Exchange and Masters) who have not read Singapore Criminal Law and Singapore Constitutional Law would not be eligible to read the module.

**Note: Exchange and Masters students with prior practice experience (including public sector experience) would not be eligible to read the module.

Examination Date: 100% Continuous Assessment

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