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Criminal Practice
Last Updated Date:   10 June 2022

5 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
The administration of criminal justice in Singapore requires a robust defence. A good criminal defence counsel needs a sound grounding in criminal law and criminal procedure, and a strong base of written and oral advocacy and communication skills. This is an experiential course that takes students through a case from taking instructions all the way through to an appeal, using the structure of the criminal process to teach criminal law, procedure and advocacy skills. Taught by defence counsel, this course will give an insight into the realities of criminal practice - and includes a clinical component which will give students the opportunity to work with volunteer lawyers on active cases.

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Course Convenor: Adjunct A/P Anand Nalachandran; Adjunct A/P R. Thrumurgan


Module Codes: LL4244V / LL5244V / LL6244V / LLJ5244V

Contact Hours: 3 hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Clinical - 20%; Drafting - 40%; Performance - 30%; Participation - 10%

Preclusions: Students taking this module will be precluded from LL4208/LL5208/LL6208; LL4208V/LL5208V/LL6208V Advanced Criminal Legal Process.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent. Singapore Criminal Law & Singapore Constitutional Law.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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