Degree Requirements

LLB Programme

4-Year LLB Programme students must complete a total minimum of 160-164 credits in four years.

Please refer to the curriculum below:

Modules

4-year LLB Programme

Credits

Compulsory Modules

(Compulsory core law curriculum CCLC)

Year 1

Criminal Law

Introduction to Legal Theory

Law of Contract

Law of Torts

Legal Analysis, Research and Communication

Singapore Law in Context

 

Year 2

Company Law

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Equity and Trusts

Legal Systems of Asia

Principles of Property Law

Trial Advocacy OR Corporate Deals

Pro Bono Service

 

Year 3

Evidence

 

88

Elective Modules

(Module Listings)

 

Students are allowed to choose elective modules from many clusters including Asian Legal Studies, ^Civil Law, Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law, International & Comparative Law, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Law & Society, Maritime Law, Private Law, Research, and Skills.

 

^ All students from Cohort AY2014-15 onwards must complete at least one law elective module from the Civil Law cluster list.

 

72-76

Total Credits

 

160-164


Please refer HERE for more information on curriculum and modules.
 
Students are allowed to register for *17-23 credits of elective modules per semester. In the final graduating semester, students may be allowed to read less than 17 credits to meet graduation requirement.
 
* Students will need to adjust their credits of elective modules accordingly if they are reading compulsory module(s) in the same semester. Students should indicate the total number of law credits required in the semester including compulsory (if any) in the online Module Registration System.

Eg. If a student is reading 8 credits of compulsory module in a particular semester, student is required to select a range of 20-23 credits in the online Module Registration system. As such, no more than 15 credits of elective modules will be allocated.
 
When students go overseas on exchange, a total number of 20 NUS credits per semester may be transferred back for courses completed, subject to the approval of the Faculty of Law. Please click HERE for Eligibility and Application.

Typical schedule of module for Cohort AY1415 and after
Typical schedule of module for Cohort AY1819 and after
Typical schedule of module for Cohort AY1920 and after



Graduate LLB Programme

The 3-year Graduate LLB (GLB) Programme will no longer be offered from Academic Year 2021/22 and will be replaced by the 3-year Juris Doctor (JD) Programme. Please contact us at lawGRADadm@nus.edu.sg  for more information.


Graduate LLB Programme (GLB) students must complete a total minimum of 120-124 credits in three years.

Please refer to the curriculum below:

Modules

GLB Programme

Credits

Compulsory Modules

(Compulsory core law curriculum CCLC)

Year 1

Criminal Law

Introduction to Legal Theory

Law of Contract

Law of Torts

Legal Analysis, Research and Communication

Singapore Law in Context

 

Year 2

Company Law

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Equity and Trusts

Legal Systems of Asia

Principles of Property Law

Trial Advocacy OR Corporate Deals

Pro Bono Service

 

Year 3

Evidence

 

88

Elective Modules

(Module Listings)

 

Students are allowed to choose elective modules from many clusters including Asian Legal Studies, ^Civil Law, Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law, International & Comparative Law, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Law & Society, Maritime Law, Private Law, Research, and Skills.

 

^ All students from Cohort AY2014-15 onwards must complete at least one law elective module from the Civil Law cluster list.

 

32-36

Total Credits

 

120-124


Please refer HERE for more information on curriculum and modules.
 
Students are allowed to register for *17-23 credits of elective modules per semester. In the final graduating semester, students may be allowed to read less than 17 credits to meet graduation requirement.
 
* Students will need to adjust their credits of elective modules accordingly if they are reading compulsory module(s) in the same semester. Students should indicate the total number of law credits required in the semester including compulsory (if any) in the online Module Registration System.

Eg. If a student is reading 8 credits of compulsory module in a particular semester, student is required to select a range of 20-23 credits in the online Module Registration system. As such, no more than 15 credits of elective modules will be allocated.
 
When students go overseas on exchange, a total number of 20 NUS credits per semester may be transferred back for courses completed, subject to the approval of the Faculty of Law. Please click HERE for Eligibility and Application.

Typical schedule of module for Cohort AY1415 and after
Typical schedule of module for Cohort AY1819 and after
Typical schedule of module for Cohort AY1920 and after



Module Requirements

Pro Bono Service


All LLB and GLB students from Cohort AY2014-15 onwards must complete the law compulsory module, LC2009 Pro Bono Service.


Civil Law Modules


All LLB and GLB students from Cohort AY2014-15 onwards must complete at least one law elective module from the Civil Law cluster list. This requirement may also be satisfied by a module taken while on exchange subject to the approval of the Office of Academic Affairs. Students are to indicate clearly when submitting their exchange course list form for approval.

These modules build on the first year introduction to civil law, particularly as it has developed in Asian legal traditions, in the module Legal Systems of Asia. "Civil Law" is a legal system, in contrast to "common law", originating in Europe where legal principles are codified and case law/judicial decisions are generally seen to be secondary to statutory codes. Modules dealing with Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch law are typically considered to be "civil law" modules for the fulfillment of this requirement. Note that Public international law modules, even when taken on exchange in a university situated in a civil law jurisdiction, are not considered to be "civil law" modules.


University Research Opportunities Programme / Directed Research (DR)


All LLB and GLB students from Cohort AY2014-15 onwards are allowed to read one University Research Opportunities Programme / Directed Research (DR) in their candidature.

 
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