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Yuusuke
05-09-2009, 05:49 PM
I figured since we do not have an official Law Application thread, I'd start one. As with Medicine & Pharmacy, let's compile a list of people who are offered Law at NUS.

Please post in this format:
username (college / gender / date of offer / [accepting, matriculating in 2009/10/11 /considering/rejecting])

Considering the lowest cut-off so far was 87.5 University Admission Score, it's pretty true that the 90th and 10th percentiles are both AAA/A, assuming GP C and PW C.

NUS Law Orientation 2009: http://laworientation.nuslawclub.com/

Admissions to NUS Law - Offered in 2009

Matriculating in 2009
Resurgency (AJC / Male / 7 May 2009)
chocolatechip (TJC / Female / 7 May 2009)
honeyrider (HCI / Female / 7 May 2009)
valalelor (NJC / Female / 7 May 2009)
xharisse (ACJC / Female / 8 May 2009)
xinyi11190 (HCJC / Female / 7 May 2009)

Matriculating in 2010

Matriculating in 2011
Radmatist (NJC / Male / 8 May 2009)
zijie1990 (VJC / Male / 27 May 2009)


Pending offer

Rejected offer

Will update the list as time passes.

Please post in this format:
username (college / gender / date of offer / [accepting, matriculating in 2009/10/11 /considering/rejecting])

LockT31W
05-09-2009, 05:55 PM
Hi, I have stickied this thread as with the other threads. Please feel free to update your offers in this thread, thanks! :)

xinyi11190
05-09-2009, 06:00 PM
I'm from HC and I'm female? And I'll most probably be accepting the offer unless SMU manages to convince me otherwise =)

chocolatechip
05-09-2009, 07:02 PM
Matriculating in 2009
chocolatechip (TJC / Female / 7 May 2009) =D

Radmatist
05-10-2009, 01:09 AM
Radmatist (NJC / Male / 8th May 09 / Accepting)

probably be accepting, so matriculating in 2011!

valalelor
05-10-2009, 10:28 AM
oh! sorry for late response:

Valalelor (NJC / Female / 7th May 09 / Most Probably Accepting- unless i decide to choose my overseas option)

Donoghue v Stevenson
05-10-2009, 11:47 PM
Hi, sorry to disturb. If you're coming to law school this year, do join us in the orientation camp. It's a great opportunity to ask all you need to know about textbooks, professors, grades and so on.

http://laworientation.nuslawclub.com/

Lord.Denning
05-10-2009, 11:55 PM
Yes, I concur my learned friend. Do attend the camp!

Yuusuke
05-11-2009, 07:19 PM
Either there are very few law students on BrightSparks, or nobody wants to post :/

xinyi11190
05-11-2009, 08:59 PM
Either there are very few law students on BrightSparks, or nobody wants to post :/

Yeah seems like only the 4-5 of us are posting

Rocaway
05-13-2009, 01:11 AM
see yall at BTC, law tea session coming soon.

Resurgency
05-13-2009, 10:32 AM
Anybody going to the tea session?

Resurgency
05-13-2009, 10:10 PM
And the law camp?

xharisse
05-14-2009, 12:22 PM
xharisse (acjc / female / 8 may 2009 / accepting, matriculating in 2009)

Still deciding if I should go for the law camp but prob not, just accepted my offer.

Yuusuke
05-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Anybody going to the tea session?

Yup I am.

Not for the Law Camp though, since I'm matriculating in 2011.

xinyi11190
05-14-2009, 08:52 PM
Yup I am.

Not for the Law Camp though, since I'm matriculating in 2011.

I'm going for the tea session too. Not going for Law Camp cause I'll be in Europe

chocolatechip
05-15-2009, 01:44 PM
hey does anyone know where to accept online? oam or joint acceptance?

im supposed to go to the maldives during the same time as law camp. =( is law camp very impt or smth? can i give it a miss?

but im most prob gg to the tea =D

honeyrider
05-15-2009, 08:52 PM
From what I understand, I think we just have to accept via the joint acceptance platform and mail in Form P.

Yuusuke
05-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Form P ??

What's that? I didn't receive anything like that.

honeyrider
05-15-2009, 09:04 PM
It's inside the admission package. Basically it's a form that is already pre-filled (iirc) and we just have to attached a photo of ourselves and mail back to them by Jun something. It's for the minting of our matriculation card.

Yuusuke
05-15-2009, 09:05 PM
I'm assuming it's only for students matriculating this year? :)

xinyi11190
05-18-2009, 08:33 PM
xinyi11190 (HCI / Female / 7 May 2009/ Accepting)

Yupp I've decided so you can shift me up now :)

Yuusuke
05-23-2009, 08:31 AM
Just wondering, what's the typical schedule for a NUS Law undergrad like? Lessons for the whole day?

Do Law students have time for CCAs? Maybe 2 CCAs?

Resurgency
05-27-2009, 12:58 AM
I assume everyone of you here is going to Law Camp? With the seniors' efforts at "coercing" us to sign up for camp, ill be quite surprised if any of you are planning to give it a miss. The mystery factor do add a lot of excitement into this whole thing. I'm definitely looking forward to this.

xharisse
05-27-2009, 10:09 PM
No I already planned a holiday before I got accepted and it clashes! Anw heard that the week long orientation commencing 3rd Aug is sufficient?

xinyi11190
05-28-2009, 08:35 PM
No I already planned a holiday before I got accepted and it clashes! Anw heard that the week long orientation commencing 3rd Aug is sufficient?

I'll be doing that too :) My senior assures me that the week long orientation is enough

zijie1990
05-29-2009, 07:50 AM
zijie1990 (vjc / male / 27 may 2009 (ya i know its late but i went for the 11 may interview/test) / considering

bcdefghij
05-29-2009, 11:14 AM
there's lots of time for CCAs so long as you plan your time well, havent we all heard that time management line before.

but yes, its all a matter of just how hard you intend to study. U can mug all day, come out with (hopefully) a decent degree but no uni life to speak of, or you can study smart, come out with a decent degree and but have a uni life you can say you'd do it all over again if you had a choice.

End of the day, from experience, there's no great real correlation with amount of "hard work" you put in, and the grades you get (unless its first class u're aiming for then yeah, you'll probably need to work hard)

enjoy law school : )

zijie1990
05-29-2009, 12:39 PM
ok i think i am accepting the NUS offer.

xharisse
05-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Did I miss the tea session alr?

Yuusuke
05-29-2009, 05:44 PM
Did I miss the tea session alr?

Yeah, it was last Saturday, 23rd May.

zijie1990
06-12-2009, 01:37 AM
change mine to accepted. thanks.

guy1234
06-20-2009, 07:19 PM
Would studying law prevent or hinder you from pursuing a career in business management? I want to study law, but am not interested in practicing

zijie1990
06-20-2009, 09:29 PM
i don't see how learning anything could be a hinder to future career developement. besides the law can actually be useful in certain aspects of business developement. there are also law students who go on to do things totally unrelated to law, like acting, however bear in mind that there are many great students out there aspiring to read law and want to practice law but probably couldn't get a place in law school due to the competition. So if you feel that business is your calling, its better to go to business school straight, and allow another student to take your place in law school.
just my 2 cents worth.

guy1234
06-21-2009, 01:35 PM
im an ns man. anyone know about re-applying to nus law? cos i got in last year but i rejected it, then i tried again this year but this time nus rejected me. can i apply again next yr?

Oracle_163
06-21-2009, 02:31 PM
im an ns man. anyone know about re-applying to nus law? cos i got in last year but i rejected it, then i tried again this year but this time nus rejected me. can i apply again next yr?

why'd you reject the first offer?

Zyvroklsayt
06-23-2009, 12:47 AM
im an ns man. anyone know about re-applying to nus law? cos i got in last year but i rejected it, then i tried again this year but this time nus rejected me. can i apply again next yr?

I doubt so. Unlike faculties such as Science and Engineering, everyone is only given one application's chance for faculties such as Law and Medicine.

LockT31W
06-23-2009, 02:01 AM
I doubt so. Unlike faculties such as Science and Engineering, everyone is only given one application's chance for faculties such as Law and Medicine.

NUS Law does give more than one chance:

I was invited to attend the interview and test last year but was not offered a place in Law. Can I re-apply?
An unsuccessful applicant can always reapply. However, he/she will have to compete with the same cohort of applicants for a place in Law.

http://law.nus.edu.sg/prospective/admfaqs.htm

guy1234
06-23-2009, 03:22 PM
NUS Law does give more than one chance:



http://law.nus.edu.sg/prospective/admfaqs.htm

Thanks for the reply lockT31W

Zyvroklsayt
06-26-2009, 11:17 AM
Ah thanks. Seems my information was wrong. Sorry about that. <blush>

rui
01-02-2010, 10:29 PM
Hi all,

Does anyone have statistics of the awarding of grades and honours from NUS? Say, the % of students who obtains 1:1 (1st class honours) and 2:1 (2nd upper).

LockT31W
01-02-2010, 10:34 PM
ah, this is always very interesting. First class, probably 12-13 out of a cohort of 250 a year. Second upper, maybe close to 50%. It is simply put, a major achievement to get a first class from NUS Law. Usually all of those who get first class honours are invited to be Justices' Law Clerks for a year or two in the Supreme Court.

http://law.nus.edu.sg/current/LLB/classofhonours.pdf

rui
01-02-2010, 10:39 PM
ah, this is always very interesting. First class, probably 12-13 out of a cohort of 250 a year. Second upper, maybe close to 50%. It is simply put, a major achievement to get a first class from NUS Law. Usually all of those who get first class honours are invited to be Justices' Law Clerks for a year or two in the Supreme Court.

http://law.nus.edu.sg/current/LLB/classofhonours.pdf

Thanks for the reply!

mckky
01-04-2010, 12:56 AM
hi all

mckky (AJC / male / matriculating in 2010)

sorry i have forgotten the date of acceptance. i was accepted back in 2008.

guy1234
01-08-2010, 09:07 PM
Question: I'm finishing NS this year and entering Uni in Aug. If I apply to law NOW, will my chances be bad? (as opposed to 2 yrs ago!)

terence
01-08-2010, 10:14 PM
Question: I'm finishing NS this year and entering Uni in Aug. If I apply to law NOW, will my chances be bad? (as opposed to 2 yrs ago!)

They look more at yr portfolio and your faculty score rather than which year u apply in. The main thing is still the interview so if u can excel in that, I don see why they won't accept u :)

yujacha
02-08-2010, 11:14 AM
hello, I am going to apply for the GLB programme for this coming sem. I am wondering if the selection criteria is the same as the those applying for the LLB? would really appreciate some advice. tks.

PS. I recently graduated in 2009.

Zyvroklsayt
02-12-2010, 06:04 PM
If you have a contact number or something I could hook you up with a few friendly GLBs I know?

rui
02-25-2010, 11:14 PM
Hi!

Can any present NUS Law students post the reading list NUS dishes out before school starts (if any)?

mero
03-06-2010, 08:22 PM
Hi!

Can any present NUS Law students post the reading list NUS dishes out before school starts (if any)?

I'm a year 1 currently. Honestly, you'll be stuck studying for most of your waking hours when you enter law school, just enjoy your time before matriculating instead of reading up. Without knowing basic legal skills and techniques, reading ahead without guidance would probably confuse you more. Do go for law orientation, it's a fun experience and you'll make lots of friends. Or at the very least, get to know seniors who will sell you their textbooks and pass down study notes :D

Oh and for all people interested in studying law, NUS law will be having an open house next weekend (13-14 March)!

lumas7
05-04-2010, 02:47 PM
oic....thanks for the information......have you got a place in NUS law yet? What was your GPA? Sigh.....I did my law with management in TP and my GPA was 3.2. I registered several times and didnt get a place in the end......right now, I have to do with my LLB from UOL external.....I guess I've to go overseas to read law if I still can't get in....

hi rock, i m sorry to hear, but just because u can't study law now,does not necessarily mean you won't be able to study it in the future, u could always work in the law industry for a few years and apply in the future as a mature candidate, i would think that your chances then might be higher, but this is just me speculating

my sister herself is a lawyer and she told me about this guy who worked as a paralegal for a few years and i think he applied to enter law as a mature applicant later, needless to say, he had a lot of experience and he did quite well (that was what i remembered her telling me)

gpa wise, i have to say that the gpa required to enter law would have to be top end, mine was 3.8 plus and even then i wasn't sure they would shortlist me for the interview, i had to keep my fingers crossed all the way

Zyvroklsayt
05-05-2010, 12:23 AM
Hello all,

All the best for your applications. :) If you get in you can always pop me a PM here or something, make friends eh... :P my NUS email address is below in my sig too. I can point you in the direction of Law Camp too. My advice is to go for it. Makes you loads of friends whom you'll be with for the 4 years you're in.

For the guys who succeeded, you may want to join during the year you matriculate, that's after you're done with NS. :)

Feel free to ask questions, anything, I'll be glad to help. Girls, look forward to seeing you in Law Camp. (I'll be having internships during that period but I'll try to pop in when I can, because I'll be staying on campus in the summer hols, and anyway I'm technically still in Law Club. :P )

Jiayou then! :D

LockT31W
05-06-2010, 12:11 AM
what exactly do you want to do, kencon? why do you want to take up a scholarship with some organization if you want to be a lawyer?

Wen Jie
05-06-2010, 02:36 AM
Erm, if possible, or anyone with the knowledge, can anyone tell me. If example say, im working in an organisation under the legal dept, would i need to be admitted into the sg bar before i'll be able to do so and considered a lawyer, or i just go into the legal dept and already considered a lawyer?

It depends on whether the organisation requires you to be a licensed practicing lawyer i.e. an "Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore" to be able to work in their legal dept.

To be an "Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore" you'll have to be admitted to the SG Bar by passing the bar exam.

Its possible to have a Law Degree, work in an organisation's legal department but not be an "Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore". It all depends on the organisation you're working for.

Here's a link which provides details of the requirements to be admitted as an "Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore".

http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/ble/c_requirements.htm
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zijie1990
05-06-2010, 02:55 AM
you can work as a legal consult. Getting a law degree does not mean you must be a lawyer, however people who are going for law degrees usually do not go for scholarships with bonds as they may restrict future career plans, and most scholarship providers have this requirement that you will not be called to the bar during the bond period, meaning you will lose important and crucial experience needed right after graduation.

LockT31W
05-06-2010, 04:21 AM
unless the scholarship is the only way for you to work with that organization, or unless the scholarship would fast-track your career in that organization, i don't think you should take the scholarship. then you could make up your mind at the end of your studies, where you'd be in a much better position to decide.

ghostparties
05-12-2010, 02:16 AM
Hi is anyone going for law camp?
what's the difference between law camp and matric week?
is it ok if i just attend matric?

LockT31W
05-12-2010, 04:03 AM
Hi is anyone going for law camp?
what's the difference between law camp and matric week?
is it ok if i just attend matric?

you can miss law camp, but you'll also be missing out on lots of new friends. if you're the more introverted kind, i suggest you go for it.

ghostparties
05-12-2010, 10:49 AM
Thanks (: I may not be able to make it for law camp so was wonderin if it was basically the same format as matric week I.e og, stay-over camp sorta thing?

Zyvroklsayt
05-12-2010, 11:50 AM
Nope. Matric Week is just activities and a couple of talks. No stay-over. Law Camp is where most of the fun is. Though if you miss Law Camp but come down for rag anyway you'll still make lots of friends. You can make friends in Matric Week too, it's all actually up to you. :)

jen
05-15-2010, 02:18 PM
hey, does it mean that if i decide to take a ddp law+ __something else__, i won't be able to take law elective modules?

cause in the curriculum, it's only the compulsory law modules for two years in the ddp schedule.

if so, how does taking electives in a normal law programme differ from not being able to take electives in a ddp programme?

Zyvroklsayt
05-15-2010, 04:11 PM
Have you read any of these?

Law+Business Admin (http://www.nus.edu.sg/prog/bbalaw/overview.html)

Law + Econs (http://www.nus.edu.sg/prog/econlaw/)

Law + Life Sciences (http://www.nus.edu.sg/prog/lawlifesciences/)


Yes, you do get to do electives. Just that you do less electives compared to one who is in a 4-year LLB programme.

Research, people, research! :) I think doing one's own research is actually way more productive than asking on a forum - though this does not, of course, mean that it is bad to ask here. But there are things that are more accurately stated in an official website than would be said by someone here.

Btw, most of law studies, and a large portion of being a lawyer, is about research. ;)

jen
05-16-2010, 04:34 PM
Have you read any of these?

Law+Business Admin (http://www.nus.edu.sg/prog/bbalaw/overview.html)

Law + Econs (http://www.nus.edu.sg/prog/econlaw/)

Law + Life Sciences (http://www.nus.edu.sg/prog/lawlifesciences/)


Yes, you do get to do electives. Just that you do less electives compared to one who is in a 4-year LLB programme.

Research, people, research! :) I think doing one's own research is actually way more productive than asking on a forum - though this does not, of course, mean that it is bad to ask here. But there are things that are more accurately stated in an official website than would be said by someone here.

Btw, most of law studies, and a large portion of being a lawyer, is about research. ;)

yup, i've read on that already. but it's about the year 3and4, where in a 4 year LLB prog, you get to do specialisations(electives) totalling 80MC. wheras in a ddp programme, you get to do like lesser electives? 4MC plus common modules only.

so eg, say you can specialise/ in corporate law in a 4year llb. wheras in ddp, you probably dont get to specialise. so does this actually shortchange you? cause you dont specialise in an area?

Zyvroklsayt
05-16-2010, 06:03 PM
It all depends what you're looking to be in the future.

Personally, I do not personally place much emphasis on the 'knowledge' part of education. 'Knowledge' is maybe 20-30% of legal education. The rest is about critical thinking, application, argumentation, and presentation. The idea of going through legal education should be to gain the skills to do further research/self-education/re-education in the future. Many lawyers in practice also have to frequently read up and research on areas in which they have no prior experience. A substantial portion of the compulsory law modules are Legal Skills Programme modules - Legal Writing, Analysis and Research, Trial and Advocacy, Legal Case Studies. These are aimed to impart certain fundamental skills for future use in the legal profession, which skills I would argue can compensate for lack of knowledge - because knowing how to get knowledge is arguably more important than mere possession of knowledge. So on one hand, if you can pick up the relevant skills, you really needn't worry terribly about having studied less modules.

Of course, having studied only 4 MCs of Law electives, compared to 4-year LLB students who take 72 MCs' worth, you'll definitely be less 'specialised', as you say. However, the compulsory modules cover most of the common/basic areas of law, including Company, Property, Contract, Tort, Criminal, Equity/Trusts and Public Law. These are the common things one might encounter. Many electives are essentially in-depth studies of other areas, not exactly 'specialisations', which only maybe applies to modules like Banking Law, Environmental Law, etc.

If one takes the principle of 'picking courses for future career options', then I daresay that taking a double degree does mean forgoing working in a specialised field of law, since such a choice means trading off knowledge in law for knowledge in another field (the other degree). In that sense, your future range of options in the legal field may possibly decrease (I say 'possibly' because there's nothing stopping a determined person from learning law on his/her own, using the skills gained from Law school), but at the same time, there is a corresponding increase in the non-legal career options you may get from your exposure in your second degree.

There are a lot of possibilities. Whether one is 'shortchanged' really depends on how one sees it. There are advantages and disadvantages either way. I was in the LLB-BSc(Life Science), but am no longer in it. I personally find more interesting things to study in Law, both from interest and career perspectives.

manutd
05-25-2010, 09:40 PM
hey i have a place to do law at nus and at a university in london...does anyone have any advice on which one i should accept?

rui
05-26-2010, 12:14 AM
hey i have a place to do law at nus and at a university in london...does anyone have any advice on which one i should accept?

Please refer here (http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showpost.php?p=35836&postcount=143) for my reply. :)

chihuahua
05-26-2010, 04:01 PM
Any GLP applicants received news from NUS so far?

thanks!

edkoo825
05-28-2010, 08:18 PM
hey guys,
i want some advice from ppl who know something about nus law....

i go to school in canada right now (starting second year in september 2010)... In canada, our law school system is that u get ur bachelor's degree and then go to law school to get a JD. this would mean like 8 years of school (4-5years for bachelor's/ 3 for JD). in singapore, u can obviously practise with llb, an undergraduate degree... i want to work in asia/ south east asia so obviously nus is a real attractive choice.
the problem is, i don't know my chances of getting in. i asked NUS, and they gave me just a vague answer.
so, i wonder if u guys can answer some questions for me.
1. they told me i gotta take SAT... if there's any of u guys who took SAT, what kind of scores are needed to get accepted? also, as for SAT II, i suck at math and cannot possibly study for MATHII- my forte is english, so i'd probably go english, english lit, and euro history.... what kinda scores would be required in that? what kinda scores do u local kids have?
2. can u give me some pointers for the interview or whatever?


the bigger problem, though, is this. im a korean citizen, so my fees in canada are ridiculously expensive, and it would save money to go to nus due to cheaper tuition, and substantially less time for studies. however, if were to apply, all of my credits (or modules as u guys would say) will be useless, and i'd be starting as first year. this would mean instead of going to school, i'd take a year off doing god knows what. if i choose to apply and not get accepted, i'd be fucking myself pretty hard for wasting a lot of time since i already took time off to do military service for last three years since im korean (im 23).
my current school, ubc, is of similar calibre as nus (in fact a partner school- although apparently that doesnt mean shit to nus administrators), and canadian law schools would be of simliar calibre as nus as well.
i do, however, want to go to nus because of shorter school time for similar quality education, substantially cheaper fees, and singapore being closer to korea, which would mean i can see my family and stuff more often.
if you are in my situation, what would u do? would u take the gamble and try to go to nus for 2011 and take another year off? what would be my chances of getting accepted based on rough statistics? u think it's worth it?
in addition to that, if i go working holidays and come to singapore, would that be a good idea? are there jobs around for uni students? (my english is really good as i intended to major in it- what kinda jobs should i look for other than teaching, cuz teaching sucks?)
give me some pointers. thakns

Haecceity
05-29-2010, 11:16 AM
Hey,

1. Regarding SAT, you should check out the NUS website here (http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply/international/admissionreq/BYA-admissionreq.html#SAT). It says that you need:
The minimum acceptable Reasoning Test scores are 600 for the Critical Reading Section, 600 for the Writing Section, and 650 for the Mathematics Section.

Although for law, it does add: A high level of proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B3, IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or SAT I Verbal / Critical reading score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4).

For SAT2, you should note that they say:Mathematics Level II is a compulsory subject for all courses except Law. Applicants applying for admission to Law may take Mathematics Level I in lieu of Mathematics Level II.

2. Please read this thread, and check out this thread (http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=3012&page=3) as well. Basically, the interview rather self-directed - they really want to find out more about who you are.

I'm not sure when the Canadian term lasts from, but why not continue studying til next year? Then if you do get into NUS Law 2011, you can transfer, but if you don't get into NUS Law 2011, you can continue your studies in Canada.

Jobs in Singapore - since you won't count as a uni grad, you'll have to look for jobs that fit the education level you have attained. What kind of jobs do you want? There are definitely jobs in the service industry, for one. You can always look at Singapore job sites.

I suggest you apply for NUS in the next academic cycle, but ONLY come over if you're accepted. Just my two cents.

manutd
05-30-2010, 04:45 PM
hi rui

thank you very much for that reply. it was really informative. I am now leaning more towards NUS law.

however just another concern that im hoping students from NUS will be able to answer

I have a friend who absolutely hated her time at NUS law because she said the environment was extremely competitive, to the extent where people started hiding books in the library so that their course mates wouldnt find it and people use to refuse to share notes and awful things like that

she also says it gets very demoralising in NUS because everyone is so worked up about grades

pls any frank opinions on this anyone?

thank you very much

Zyvroklsayt
05-31-2010, 10:28 AM
I don't mean any offense to anyone, including your friend, but I believe experience is largely what the person himself/herself makes of it. For example, if you attend an outdoor camp, you'd say it's great if you like getting dirty, if you're someone who's prim and clean and doesn't like menial work and filth then maybe you'd hate it after.

My own experience is that it's really quite fun. Sure, everyone studies hard for grades, but that's not because we're out to kill each other and compete the next person out of the door. People in Law School just study hard, that's all. So really there's no bad feeling between people. In fact I've found the friendships and fun you get in Law School to be enjoyable. Maybe some nasty ones hide library books, but I would say those are isolated, rare cases. It does not happen every day. Also, about sharing notes... I don't know, man... everyone I know shares notes like anything... even the Dean's Listers.

I'm pretty sure it's not as horrible as some may make it out to be.

edkoo825
05-31-2010, 07:18 PM
hi, are there any international students doing LLB on the forum?? if so, what's it like at NUS? admission process anymore difficult?

Zyvroklsayt
05-31-2010, 10:50 PM
Do you mean international as in 'international student having studied Singapore A levels for pre-U' or 'international student applying directly to NUS Law, not having done Singapore A-levels'?

I'm Malaysian but I did A-levels in Singapore. In your context I suppose you mean the latter of the two?

edkoo825
06-01-2010, 08:29 AM
Do you mean international as in 'international student having studied Singapore A levels for pre-U' or 'international student applying directly to NUS Law, not having done Singapore A-levels'?

I'm Malaysian but I did A-levels in Singapore. In your context I suppose you mean the latter of the two?

yes... i want to know how ppl who took SATs and stuff fared out in the admission process

lumas7
06-16-2010, 01:40 PM
hi peeps, well to those who know me during my short time at brighstar forums, i will be starting law in aug this year.

so from what i understand, we will be spending most or possibly all of our time at the bukit timah campus. I m wondering, just how is the food at the bukit timah campus? Is it good, or can anyone recommend alternatives?

Lol, just wondering out aloud, thanks!

red_devilz
06-16-2010, 06:01 PM
hi peeps, well to those who know me during my short time at brighstar forums, i will be starting law in aug this year.

so from what i understand, we will be spending most or possibly all of our time at the bukit timah campus. I m wondering, just how is the food at the bukit timah campus? Is it good, or can anyone recommend alternatives?

Lol, just wondering out aloud, thanks!

There is a small food court there (Koufu IIRC), and some restaurants dotting the campus. My friend complained about the food at the food court, but then again it's near the city so you can always head out for some quick bites :)

Ashearo
06-16-2010, 06:35 PM
Hey guys I made a thread for you all to chat in at the Brightsparks Cafe. Please move all non-academic/admission related discussions to the chit chat thread. Let me know if you guys want a name change because I can't think of anything fancy.

http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=5192

kraikk
06-24-2010, 05:35 PM
There is a small food court there (Koufu IIRC), and some restaurants dotting the campus. My friend complained about the food at the food court, but then again it's near the city so you can always head out for some quick bites :)

The "food court" is called the Summit, and in terms of culinary achievement it is nowhere near any summit. Everyone complains about the food. Personally I try not to complain too much but it is just about bearable. Quality varies, prices are reasonable, variety is the non-existent. And no, there are no "restaurants dotting the campus". Those that drive usually leave school to eat. The rest of us occasionally take the long walk out to the Bukit Timah area.

lumas7
06-29-2010, 09:45 AM
well its me again folks... with about a month to go b4 school starts, i m wondering this time bout the text books?

do they give out a book list for us to go book hunting or do we wait till school starts b4 we starting buying our books?

can anyone advise me on the procedures or how does it go about?

i also understand that there r people out there who sells secondhand text books too, if anyone is interested, pls drop me a pm as i m definitely keen to buy =) thanks

lumas7
06-29-2010, 09:46 AM
and thanks to everyone who replied me on my earlier post on food, i think i ll just drive out to eat... if i m not wrong, newton market should be quite nearby :p

kraikk
06-29-2010, 10:39 AM
Avoid Newton. Plenty of food along Bukit Timah Road, or go to Little India.

There will be a reading list for each module. Tutors may recommend certain texts, but usually there is a range of options. You can ask seniors for advice. I suggest getting a feel of the subject before buying a textbook you like. You may also decide, as I did for some subjects, that you don't need a textbook at all. There are also casebooks, which I personally think are bad but to each his own. Or if you are scared to lose out and can afford it you can buy a lot of books on the first day.

There should be a sale of second hand books organised by Law Club in the first week or so of school.

shin
12-13-2010, 01:23 AM
hi ppl, i want to ask,
for admission to nus law, how much would ur GPA need to be? (If i'm a year1, not from NUS though).
assuming my Alevel grades fell short of the min. requirements for admission to law..thanks! :D

pastelclouds
03-06-2011, 11:02 PM
A stupid question here: I have gotten a B for GP and A for everything else. Will there be disadvantages when taking law since my command of language is not as good as the rest?

Haecceity
03-06-2011, 11:10 PM
No - it'll actually depend more on other factors, like essay writing ability. Ability to understand the topic, etc. Willingness to work hard.

GP doesn't really test command of the language anyway.

EduSeeker
03-07-2011, 09:03 AM
Hi. I am interested in studying Law but after going to the SMU open house, the professor commented that on average, there are more than 100pages worth of readings for each module per week and a law student will take roughly 5 modules concurrently. That will amount to a whopping 500+ pages of readings per week. That seems a little too frightening, especially to someone who does not really read on a regular basis (I only read articles that interest me). My command of the language isn't top-class as well. Have been getting Ds and Es (there was once I got a S!) for GP and it was only until A levels, where I got an A. I would say my command of the language is slightly above the average Singaporean? So the question I have is, am I suited for law and how is life as a law student?

I understand law students really have to slog and sometimes, it extends all the way till the wee hours of the morning (2-3am), but is this the case all year round?

eripys
03-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Hi I am new to this forum. I am interested to apply for NUS GLB next year, I missed the application due date for this year :( I am wondering what is the selection criteria for GLB in terms of academic portion? Is it the same as LLB?
FYI, I will be graduating from NUS science (master) this year.

Haecceity
03-08-2011, 10:39 AM
Hi. I am interested in studying Law but after going to the SMU open house, the professor commented that on average, there are more than 100pages worth of readings for each module per week and a law student will take roughly 5 modules concurrently. That will amount to a whopping 500+ pages of readings per week. That seems a little too frightening, especially to someone who does not really read on a regular basis (I only read articles that interest me). My command of the language isn't top-class as well. Have been getting Ds and Es (there was once I got a S!) for GP and it was only until A levels, where I got an A. I would say my command of the language is slightly above the average Singaporean? So the question I have is, am I suited for law and how is life as a law student?
That's SMU. In NUS, you only take four per semester.
There will definitely be a lot of readings.

I understand law students really have to slog and sometimes, it extends all the way till the wee hours of the morning (2-3am), but is this the case all year round?
Not during the holidays. :p
It depends on your time management skills and how seriously you want to take your studies. You don't have to slog into the wee hours of the morning if you don't want to.

Hi I am new to this forum. I am interested to apply for NUS GLB next year, I missed the application due date for this year :( I am wondering what is the selection criteria for GLB in terms of academic portion? Is it the same as LLB?
FYI, I will be graduating from NUS science (master) this year.
I think they take into account your GPA. I'm not too familiar with this though.

EduSeeker
03-08-2011, 11:03 AM
That's SMU. In NUS, you only take four per semester.
There will definitely be a lot of readings.

Assuming I do not have the habit of reading books, will I be at a disadvantage? And also I would like to get some advice from a current law student regarding my GP grade. Hovering around a D, and it was only until A levels, where I shot up to an A. I got an A2 for my IP exams though (I did not take O levels).

Haecceity
03-08-2011, 12:37 PM
You'll have to get into the habit of reading notes/cases then.

What do you want to know regarding your GP grade?

orlulu
03-10-2011, 09:04 AM
Hi, what career prospects would I have if i choose to take up Law? Is it possible for me to be joining MNCS and big organizations?

EduSeeker
03-10-2011, 09:29 AM
for discretionary admission, do i apply under that scheme if i'm afraid i wouldn't be shortlisted or do i apply because i'm afraid i may not fare well for the interview and test?

abcde12345
03-10-2011, 10:29 AM
for discretionary admission, do i apply under that scheme if i'm afraid i wouldn't be shortlisted or do i apply because i'm afraid i may not fare well for the interview and test?

Because you're afriad you wouldnt be shortlisted. You have to fare well for interview & test either way.

pastelclouds
03-10-2011, 08:43 PM
Do you think I should apply through Discretionary admission?

I got all As except for GP (B). ><

ultrasc
03-10-2011, 08:46 PM
Do you think I should apply through Discretionary admission?

I got all As except for GP (B). ><

nope, you should be shortlisted via the normal route. you meet the min requirement of a B in GP for law, and your UAS meets the cut as well.

good luck!

PacMan
03-15-2011, 09:21 PM
comments about studying at nus law, from another forum:

To answer your first question: yes for certain subjects cases is more or less all we study. Our textbooks on tort and contract are more or less compilations of case summaries and commentaries. It gets dull after a while, but by and large tort at least makes for interesting reading. The medical negligence cases have a certain 'wtf' element to them. I'm sure even ordinary people (albeit ones with a strange degree of curiosity and perhaps a twisted sense of humour) would enjoy some of them.

To answer your second question: yes I enjoy school, and that is an unqualified 'yes'. No buts. Except maybe the pathetic food selection (5 canteen stalls and one 'cafe' serving microwaved pasta). The campus is nice and small, with much greenery, unlike Kent Ridge. The internet's also pretty fast - I don't recall ever having to wait for a Youtube video to load (law students do A LOT of youtubing between classes. Sometimes even during classes). The workload can be as heavy or light as you want it to be - a lot of the work is optional, and so are the tutorials and lectures. If class participation isn't something you really want then classes are really just for fun/enrichment. But oddly enough classes have unbelievable attendance rates - less than half of my tort tutorials had at least 1 person missing. And never more than 1 in a given session. Guess it's the legendary Singaporean 'kiasuism' par excellence.

http://www.funkygrad.com/forum/read_msg.php?tid=4206&forumid=chitchat&offset=0

drip
03-16-2011, 09:36 AM
Hi, is it advisable to take up law if one has no wish to become a lawyer. I wish to go into corporate management after graduation. Personally, I would feel that someone with a law degree with a minor in business would be valued much more than someone with a degree in business. Any truth in this?
And by the way how is the environment like in law school? Are people there in the elitist mould? And im guessing that law school must be a very english centred (ang moh pai) school?

rashlyanicon
03-16-2011, 09:45 AM
rashlyanicon vjc / m / Accepted offer in 2010/ accepted, matriculating in 2011


Wanted to ask, anyone have any good scholarships for law in mind? It seems only SMU ties up with local entites like lexisnexis or khattarwong in providing scholarships, and the PSC main page does not even have a link to Minlaw...

And what about the scholarships for NUSlaw?

Your advice is appreciated : )

jan
03-19-2011, 10:46 AM
Hi , could i have some information on what will usually be asked for the nus law interview? and also, what is the law essay usually on? thanks , will appreciate if i could get some of the past year essay topics

rui
03-19-2011, 10:51 AM
There's no point in looking at the past year questions. There isn't any way of preparing for it either. Just be prepared for the unexpected, and keep an active and analytical mind.

jan
03-19-2011, 10:57 AM
ok sure :) bt i just wanted to have an idea of it so that I won't panic..... anyway, what are the interviews like?

rui
03-19-2011, 10:55 PM
ok sure :) bt i just wanted to have an idea of it so that I won't panic..... anyway, what are the interviews like?

The problem is, there is no fixed method of testing. My year was a passage with 2 questions, while I understand that the previous year was a passage with 1 question. The aim of the test is simply to test your thinking and whether you're suited for Law.

The interviews - 1 student to 2 faculty tutors. If you're lucky, you'll get away with a simple textbook controversy question - which will be manipulated into the strangest of scenarios with variation of factors, as the tutor deems fit. All in all, you should be given questions that get you to think, and as each question comes along, the tutors want to know how you think.

jan
03-20-2011, 11:33 AM
hmmm... i see thanks :)

if u dont mind, the questions are they like based on ur analysis of the passage so u have to give an essay like answer or a short ans?

jan
03-20-2011, 11:33 AM
oh and what would really help is how long is the essay and interview respectively?

zijie1990
03-20-2011, 10:49 PM
For nus although they call it essay test, its more of like a source base question, where they give you the statues and ask you to apply to a hypothetical scenario.

More of application than analysis, but of course you must be able to understand the statue.

For example if i may reference from a sample video of oxford law interview, the statue given "A person guilty of an offence if, without having the consent of the owner or any other lawful authority, he takes any conveyance for his own or another's use or, knowing that any conveyance have been taken without such authority, drives it or allows himself to be carried in or on it."

When applied to a hypothetical scenario, how it would play out. More than 1 statue maybe given if im not wrong. How you understand that statue i guess would be how you analyse it as you put it, but thereafter proper logic must flow from how you apply it.

EduSeeker
03-21-2011, 02:38 PM
For nus although they call it essay test, its more of like a source base question, where they give you the statues and ask you to apply to a hypothetical scenario.

More of application than analysis, but of course you must be able to understand the statue.

For example if i may reference from a sample video of oxford law interview, the statue given "A person guilty of an offence if, without having the consent of the owner or any other lawful authority, he takes any conveyance for his own or another's use or, knowing that any conveyance have been taken without such authority, drives it or allows himself to be carried in or on it."

When applied to a hypothetical scenario, how it would play out. More than 1 statue maybe given if im not wrong. How you understand that statue i guess would be how you analyse it as you put it, but thereafter proper logic must flow from how you apply it.

does this mean that we are required to have prior knowledge of the law before we go for the interview and test? I've read somewhere that we are not expected to have any prior knowledge. interested to know as I have applied to NUS law as well. Currently my first and most wanted choice.

zijie1990
03-21-2011, 02:53 PM
What you read is correct. This is why the statue is given.

jan
03-21-2011, 08:38 PM
do we have to wear blazer for interview? and did most of the ppl who got in put law as first choice??

zijie1990
03-21-2011, 10:22 PM
no need blazer, maybe something that looks professional though. Since you are a girl i don't think im fit to comment more.

Yes law as first choice, don't do something like law and med 1st and 2nd choice. They are very likely to ask why you did that since the 2 fields are so vastly different. And very few people who do put these combinations are able to explain it away.

orlulu
03-22-2011, 12:01 PM
can any seniors here advise if it is wise to take up a law double degree? I've spoken to the professors and they say it is much wiser to take up a minor in another field instead. Will life be very very hectic if i were to take up a double degree?

Groupon
03-24-2011, 01:51 PM
Hi, is it advisable to take up law if one has no wish to become a lawyer. I wish to go into corporate management after graduation. Personally, I would feel that someone with a law degree with a minor in business would be valued much more than someone with a degree in business.


Yes, it is possible to go into corporate management. Whether it would be valued really depends on the position, the hiring manager and the company. It varies too much to make such a sweeping statement.

Are people there in the elitist mould? And im guessing that law school must be a very english centred (ang moh pai) school?

Yes, and yes. (personal feelings)

manutd
03-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Yes, it is possible to go into corporate management. Whether it would be valued really depends on the position, the hiring manager and the company. It varies too much to make such a sweeping statement.



Yes, and yes. (personal feelings)

This is on the point of law school students being elitist. Ill have to disagree with Groupon that law school is elitist and i think most law students will agree with me on this. I did have that fear, coming into law school. But I have met here, some of the most friendly people who actually go out of the way to help one another. The people are quite amazing and they help you get through the tough times and the stress. So, i would say, no law school kids are not elitist (though admittedly exceptions exist) and you will find most people down to earth and friendly. :)

Groupon
03-27-2011, 07:13 PM
This is on the point of law school students being elitist. Ill have to disagree with Groupon that law school is elitist and i think most law students will agree with me on this. I did have that fear, coming into law school. But I have met here, some of the most friendly people who actually go out of the way to help one another. The people are quite amazing and they help you get through the tough times and the stress. So, i would say, no law school kids are not elitist (though admittedly exceptions exist) and you will find most people down to earth and friendly. :)

Drunk people don't realize it when they are drunk.
Mad people don't realize it when they are mad.

jan
03-28-2011, 10:08 AM
has law shortisted anyone yet? i havent gotten the notification but I know med has already started shortlisting 1st batch.....

rui
03-28-2011, 11:04 AM
has law shortisted anyone yet? i havent gotten the notification but I know med has already started shortlisting 1st batch.....

Law and Medicine handles their shortlisting procedures separately. Just because one has started shortlisting doesn't mean the other has, or should. Just wait patiently :)

swirlywebs
03-28-2011, 04:05 PM
Hi guys, I am currently applying for NUS Law. Got any tips on how to prepare for the essay and interview? Haha i am a bit scared since I have been slothing for months!

greedy
03-28-2011, 04:12 PM
Hey how do we know if we're shortlisted or not? Is there going to be a status change or sth on the online app? Anyway my uas is 86.25 w/o mtl i'm really afraid that i wont even get shortlisted.

Haecceity
03-28-2011, 04:29 PM
You'll get mailed a letter telling you that you've been shortlisted.

@greedy - you might be shortlisted, if your Discretionary Admission is good enough.

jmism
03-29-2011, 02:24 PM
Hi is anyone doing DDP for Law & public policy now? I applied for that programme but just changed it to a single degree because I'm still not very sure if I want to do a MPP yet. Also I don't really want to jeopardize my chances of getting into NUS law :S.
So any seniors out there doing the DDP for Law & MPP? what is it like?
Also can I still apply for it in the 2nd/3rd year if i want to?

twinge
03-31-2011, 04:29 PM
hey everyone, I've heard that NUS law students typically only participate in law school activities, like nus law club. What about other CCAs like performing arts-related ones? Is the workload for law too heavy or something? I'm just interested to know if law students can join non-law-school extra-curriculars, like orchestra. Thanks in advance.

Haecceity
04-01-2011, 09:00 PM
@twinge: I know people who are in the NUS Orchestra and are in law. Or in hall and in law. You can - a CCA is a personal choice.
The workload for law is heavy. But I think the distance (NUS law is on a different campus) is also a factor as people might not be that eager to travel.

@jmism: you focus on your law degree for the first two years, if I'm not wrong. I'm not sure if you can apply for it later if you want to though - you could try asking the office of admissions?

TYY
04-05-2011, 10:08 PM
Hi all.

I'm really interested in taking law in NUS and I'm currently into my second year in JC.
I'm thinking if any seniors have any idea which admission criteria is the most important? (Interview, essay...)
And will CCA be given a heavy weightage during NUS's selection?
Lastly, will H3 Economics distinction/merit play a great role in differentiating myself and other potential peers?

Please let me know soon as I'm stucked in a dilemma, esp regarding dropping H3.
Many thanks in advance!

Oracle_163
04-06-2011, 12:34 AM
поздравляю, какие нужные слова..., отличная мысль

LOL mother russia speaks to us in strange ways

Mod Haecceity note: Lol, thanks for the heads up; Mod deleted now. :)

drip
04-06-2011, 09:09 AM
Hi all.

I'm really interested in taking law in NUS and I'm currently into my second year in JC.
I'm thinking if any seniors have any idea which admission criteria is the most important? (Interview, essay...)
And will CCA be given a heavy weightage during NUS's selection?
Lastly, will H3 Economics distinction/merit play a great role in differentiating myself and other potential peers?

Please let me know soon as I'm stucked in a dilemma, esp regarding dropping H3.
Many thanks in advance!

NUS bases your admission solely on your A-level grades. CCA plays no part unless you are applying through DA. A H3 doesnt put you in any sort of advantage for NUS admission. It definitely gives you an edge in scholarship applications though.

For NUS, 50% of the admission score is based on your results while the other 50% comes from the interview/written test.

IMO hold on to your H3 unless you do not have 100% confidence of securing 4 H2 As or if you are having trouble coping right now.

TYY
04-07-2011, 04:28 PM
NUS bases your admission solely on your A-level grades. CCA plays no part unless you are applying through DA. A H3 doesnt put you in any sort of advantage for NUS admission. It definitely gives you an edge in scholarship applications though.

For NUS, 50% of the admission score is based on your results while the other 50% comes from the interview/written test.

IMO hold on to your H3 unless you do not have 100% confidence of securing 4 H2 As or if you are having trouble coping right now.

Thank you so so so much for the reply! :D
I'm just left with one question. In a dialogue with the NUS law dean, he mentioned that they will only select the top 800 students based on A'level grades for interviews/writing test. So hypothetically, what happens if the 800th and 801th students have the same score? How would NUS select?

euporie
04-14-2011, 12:45 PM
Thank you so so so much for the reply! :D
I'm just left with one question. In a dialogue with the NUS law dean, he mentioned that they will only select the top 800 students based on A'level grades for interviews/writing test. So hypothetically, what happens if the 800th and 801th students have the same score? How would NUS select?

I think they select around 800 students, not exactly 800 students? >.<

mobadaso
04-16-2011, 12:07 AM
Hi is anyone doing DDP for Law & public policy now? I applied for that programme but just changed it to a single degree because I'm still not very sure if I want to do a MPP yet. Also I don't really want to jeopardize my chances of getting into NUS law :S.
So any seniors out there doing the DDP for Law & MPP? what is it like?
Also can I still apply for it in the 2nd/3rd year if i want to?

I think its concurrent degree and not double degree.. correct me if im wrong.

jan
07-09-2011, 05:26 PM
hey guys! ive just changed my course so i wont be doing law anymore but ive bought all the books for year 1. i was charged $380. im willing to sell the full set with notes & tutorials and soft copy notes for just $300 or even lesser. I just wanna quickly sell them off cos i wont be using them ready ! pm me if u wanna buy ok

bjlim
11-22-2011, 08:19 PM
Any idea how affected are chances for a returning NSmen (completed NS and applying next year to matriculate in Aug 2012)

Thanks

skyhigh91
11-23-2011, 08:30 AM
Any idea how affected are chances for a returning NSmen (completed NS and applying next year to matriculate in Aug 2012)

Thanks

There shouldn't be any disparity in terms of chances. You'll just compete with the class of 2011 A level grads for the places in NUS Law.

kimchipancake
11-24-2011, 12:48 AM
if i failed to get into law last year but apply this year again will i have a chance?

rui
11-27-2011, 10:32 AM
You're allowed to apply more than one time.

However you'll be pitched against the batch you're entering with, not the new batch that you're applying with.

emilmei
12-19-2011, 12:43 AM
Just curious, does NUS law modules involve assessment by coursework? Or are they all exams?

rui
12-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Just curious, does NUS law modules involve assessment by coursework? Or are they all exams?

Certain modules are graded by coursework (3-4 different assignments), certain modules are by exams. There is also a class participation component in most modules.

emilmei
12-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Certain modules are graded by coursework (3-4 different assignments), certain modules are by exams. There is also a class participation component in most modules.

Thanks rui. Me studying in UK now. The same scenario too. Don't u think coursework is better? Exams is just 1 big memory game!

rui
12-20-2011, 08:18 AM
Thanks rui. Me studying in UK now. The same scenario too. Don't u think coursework is better? Exams is just 1 big memory game!

Well people often talk about how there're pro's and con's with different grading systems, and I agree! I'm used to the traditional learn-learn-learn-final exam kind of system, so I appreciated having the final exams system. On the other hand, it was great to have one or two subjects being graded via coursework, although it means you cannot be fully prepared for it - as opposed to final exams. Pro's and Con's I guess ;)

dadude
02-22-2012, 12:09 PM
Just wondering: What type of questions (eg. essays, case studies) are asked in NUS Law's exams?

rui
02-22-2012, 11:23 PM
Just wondering: What type of questions (eg. essays, case studies) are asked in NUS Law's exams?

For exams, I'm supposing you mean sit-down timed assessments. For most modules, essays will be commonplace. Certain black-letter law subjects will pose you situation-based questions. You can't really escape from those two.

dadude
02-23-2012, 05:01 PM
Oh i see...alright then. Thanks for your reply!

yellow
03-07-2012, 02:43 PM
what are my chances of getting into law if my rank points is 85?

so borderline :O

EduSeeker
03-08-2012, 06:06 PM
Hi all. I applied for NUS law last year and got rejected. Was offered SMU law but I much prefer the former so I'm applying this year again. What are some hot topics of discussion that could surface during the interview? Haven't been keeping myself up to date but I suppose reading up on the new lemon law, the government's initiative to upgrade the transport system, etc. For common topics, I can only think of Education. Any other common topics to add on?

rui
03-09-2012, 11:18 PM
what are my chances of getting into law if my rank points is 85?

so borderline :O

Going by past trends I'm afraid 85 might not get you shortlisted into NUS Law. Try applying through Discretionary Admissions to bolster your chances.

dapyro
03-11-2012, 07:25 PM
Hi,
just wondering if letters of recommendations are required for entry into NUS law undergraduate programme?

SonicWest
03-11-2012, 08:19 PM
Hi,
just wondering if letters of recommendations are required for entry into NUS law undergraduate programme?

No, as directly stated at their website (can find ref if needed). Plus it was a notion in their confirmation e-mail (I believe they send generic emails confirming application receipts).

Since it is undergrad degree it is assumed you have none to recommend you (academic in particular).

Your grades shall speak for you.

In my case (I am applying for NUS Grad LLB) they DO require 2 references (however they do require my grades too, even high school transcript), no matter that I already hold 2 degrees (undergrad + masters) + 3 years of working exp.

linz
03-13-2012, 06:06 PM
Hi... Really interested to do Law (either NUS or SMU is fine). Currently J2, studying in an IP school. I've a few questions :)

1) Do they look at past results? Year 4 or J1 results. Pretty horrible results.. But I'm working really hard now!
2) Do I need leadership positions, service learning or any other non-academic achievements?
3) What are the chances of getting selected if I do not score straight As?
4) Will 3H2+1H1 put me at a disadvantage? I know there are manyyyy other applicants who take 4H2+H3 and scoring very good results.

Thank you :D

rui
03-13-2012, 09:40 PM
Hi... Really interested to do Law (either NUS or SMU is fine). Currently J2, studying in an IP school. I've a few questions :)

1) Do they look at past results? Year 4 or J1 results. Pretty horrible results.. But I'm working really hard now!
2) Do I need leadership positions, service learning or any other non-academic achievements?
3) What are the chances of getting selected if I do not score straight As?
4) Will 3H2+1H1 put me at a disadvantage? I know there are manyyyy other applicants who take 4H2+H3 and scoring very good results.

Thank you :D

1) Nope.
2) Nope, unless you are applying via Discretionary Admissions.
3) It depends how far off you are. Minimally you need a university admission score of 87.5 to get shortlisted, thereafter there will be an interview and a written test on which candidates will be further filtered.
4) Nope. Ultimately your 4th H2 will be "converted" to a H1 for the sake of computation of the university admission score.

linz
03-15-2012, 02:34 PM
1) Nope.
2) Nope, unless you are applying via Discretionary Admissions.
3) It depends how far off you are. Minimally you need a university admission score of 87.5 to get shortlisted, thereafter there will be an interview and a written test on which candidates will be further filtered.
4) Nope. Ultimately your 4th H2 will be "converted" to a H1 for the sake of computation of the university admission score.

Thank you for your reply!

I thought of heading to UK/Australia/New Zealand (exclude Oxbridge, UCL, LSE, KCL) if I'm unable to secure a seat at NUS/SMU. But will it affect my career in SG? Especially if I graduate from a university that is not so highly ranked.

Thanks again :)

JYM
03-15-2012, 05:00 PM
Hi there,

I am a Polytechnic Student with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 out of 4.0, as of Y3S1 (final semester results to be received in 5 days' time). I understand that the probability of having acceptance for a polytechnic student into the course is really meagre, relying on past admission trends. Nonetheless, still trying my luck because my passion for Law is ignited having coming into touch with 2 related modules in my course of education.

Here's my question - if I received an acceptance offer from NUS for the Business Administration course to be conducted in AY14/15, does that also imply that my application for Law is rejected? I reckon the reason for the rejection could be due to my inadequacy in meeting the prerequisite grade of A2 in 'O' Levels English; and I need a rough indication from someone experienced in admissions if this seems to be the case. If so, can I appeal through a request for a Written Proficiency test or something related?

Thanks a lot in advance!

dindin
03-16-2012, 12:47 AM
Hey JYM!
i am not sure about the trend for Poly admission but usually when NUS send it the offer letter for B admin,it means your application for Law is rejected.
regarding the appeal letter, it depends whether they have interviewed you before.
Most of the time, the interview is the last phase of filtering freshies and for those without interview its either clear cut superb results or clear cut reject outcome.

ANYHOW, WHO is interested in staying hall? my senior told me about this Raffles hall exposure camp thingy and it sounds really interesting, you guys can check out about the hall and the camp at the Raffles Hall booth in the upcoming NUS Open house :)
lets have fun before school starts!

JYM
03-16-2012, 02:54 AM
Hey JYM!
i am not sure about the trend for Poly admission but usually when NUS send it the offer letter for B admin,it means your application for Law is rejected.
regarding the appeal letter, it depends whether they have interviewed you before.
Most of the time, the interview is the last phase of filtering freshies and for those without interview its either clear cut superb results or clear cut reject outcome.


Hi Dindin,

Thank you for the info! Seems like I've not even made the cut for the interview. :p But that's okay, life goes on anyway. To those awaiting/applying for the school, all the best!

rui
03-17-2012, 10:08 PM
Thank you for your reply!

I thought of heading to UK/Australia/New Zealand (exclude Oxbridge, UCL, LSE, KCL) if I'm unable to secure a seat at NUS/SMU. But will it affect my career in SG? Especially if I graduate from a university that is not so highly ranked.

Thanks again :)

There is a list of Ministry of Law approved universities that you should be choosing your university from. A Law degree from those universities will qualify you to sit for the bar. Considering recent trends, especially that of small firms finding it hard to recruit pupils, getting a job should not be that hard of a problem, if you aren't aiming for the top firm etc.

chromni
04-05-2012, 10:36 PM
hey, anyone knows what law interviews about? like, is it personal or case study?

rui
04-07-2012, 09:10 AM
hey, anyone knows what law interviews about? like, is it personal or case study?

Both. Do expect to be asked questions that tests your critical thinking skills - that's all.

eastereggs
05-03-2012, 03:05 PM
hi, does anybody know if nus law gives everyone a chance for the interview and test even though your grades do not qualify the tenth percentile? would like to know what are my chances ):

v09876
05-03-2012, 03:17 PM
Hey any idea when the offers will be given out? Do post here if you or if you know anyone has recieved the offer. :)

kallygirll
05-03-2012, 04:17 PM
hi, does anybody know if nus law gives everyone a chance for the interview and test even though your grades do not qualify the tenth percentile? would like to know what are my chances ):

I don't think so? The tests and interviews were done last month already, but they did say 800+ people were asked to go to the interviews and to do the test.

eastereggs
05-03-2012, 04:19 PM
really? oh dear? i actually just received the notice that i have an interview and the test.

destrel
05-03-2012, 04:50 PM
i would actually think at this point in time, offers have pretty much been made to the bulk of applicants who attended the tests and interviews last month. those who got it just don't know yet.

now that you have an invitation to the interview and test, you are pretty much on level ground with the rest of the applicants. Probably they have a portion of slots that have not gone out to the rest of the applicants last month.

You, along with the rest of the other people who just got their notice will be... roughing it out for these spots. Don't think about your grades now. Think about how you can excel at the interview.. the normal interview prep procedures should kick in now.

And just a side note, the law test is definitely not about how much you write, but what you write (pretty well-worn advice, but yeah.)

eastereggs
05-03-2012, 05:22 PM
alright. thank you so much for your help. i thought they were giving interviews to all applicants :o as my grades were pretty way off, didn't had much hope initially. but since i am given this chance, i'll go all out and strive for the best. getting real nervous for the test and interview now :confused:

jerald
05-03-2012, 06:27 PM
i would actually think at this point in time, offers have pretty much been made to the bulk of applicants who attended the tests and interviews last month. those who got it just don't know yet.

now that you have an invitation to the interview and test, you are pretty much on level ground with the rest of the applicants. Probably they have a portion of slots that have not gone out to the rest of the applicants last month.

You, along with the rest of the other people who just got their notice will be... roughing it out for these spots. Don't think about your grades now. Think about how you can excel at the interview.. the normal interview prep procedures should kick in now.

And just a side note, the law test is definitely not about how much you write, but what you write (pretty well-worn advice, but yeah.)

Is that right? Has anyone received offers from NUS Law yet? Or does anyone know of anyone else who has received offers?

destrel
05-03-2012, 06:38 PM
i don't think anybody has got any offers yet, hence the "those who got it just don't know yet."

jellybelly
05-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Hey I believe they reserve a number of slots each year for applicants who are shortlisted via discretionary admission. They shortlist you based on achievements apart from grades according to what you wrote in the DA section and this interview and test you've been shortlisted for should be for DA applicants mostly! But once you've been called down for the interview, whether or not you're eventually selected hinges mainly on your performance at the interview, so just do your best at it and don't worry about the grades! :)

Also, do you guys happen to know if it's true that the first batch of offers are usually made on a Friday so we can likely expect it to be next Friday going by the trend in previous years??

Shampoo
05-06-2012, 10:56 PM
Yes join the Orientation camp. It's beneficial to newbies!

Shampoo
05-06-2012, 10:57 PM
They will usually still tell you even late in May/June cos some pp do drop out eg to go to medicine or overseas. So keep fingers crossed!

Milktea
05-09-2012, 11:37 PM
Just a random question, but does anyone from law stay in hall?

rui
05-09-2012, 11:45 PM
Just a random question, but does anyone from law stay in hall?

Yes, there are students who reside on campus. Some are in the halls, while a larger portion stay at University Town.

iqnewnat
05-14-2012, 12:09 PM
They will usually still tell you even late in May/June cos some pp do drop out eg to go to medicine or overseas. So keep fingers crossed!

Is that so even after NUS has given you your second choice, that is rejected by law? Or do you have to appeal? :(

iamstrong
05-14-2012, 12:26 PM
u got ur 2nd choice dy?

iamstrong
05-14-2012, 12:27 PM
what is ur 2nd choice by the way?

iqnewnat
05-15-2012, 12:07 PM
Yup I did, my second choice is material science and engineering. But I'm thinking of appealing to law. So yea, rating my chances.

harajuku
05-15-2012, 01:11 PM
Yup I did, my second choice is material science and engineering. But I'm thinking of appealing to law. So yea, rating my chances.

I am thinking of appealing too but honestly...lol.

Ergodicity
05-15-2012, 03:35 PM
i heard appeals have low success rates :/

all the best though! :)

jerald
05-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Has anyone received offers yet? Heard that some
received their offers already.

coffeebeans
05-16-2012, 11:57 AM
Has anyone received offers yet? Heard that some
received their offers already.

yup the offers are out. But i'm guessing there are still some on the waiting list. Good luck! :)

iqnewnat
05-16-2012, 03:57 PM
Will those on the waiting list receive offers from other faculty first? Because it'll be the deadline soon?

Ergodicity
05-24-2012, 10:54 PM
:/

As t increase, hope decreases.

jellybelly
05-29-2012, 03:42 PM
I am thinking of appealing too but honestly...lol.

Are you still gonna appeal for law! Have there been any successful cases at all in the history of appeals?

harajuku
05-29-2012, 03:45 PM
Are you still gonna appeal for law! Have there been any successful cases at all in the history of appeals?

I might, tonight. If I can think of anything else to write for the essay part. Haha. Yourself?

jellybelly
05-29-2012, 07:36 PM
I might, tonight. If I can think of anything else to write for the essay part. Haha. Yourself?

Don't think so, don't have much to add on to my original application.. All the best in your appeal! I'll be heading to smu law instead :)

lishanshung
05-30-2012, 10:09 PM
Hey guys,

Some questions here.

I just graduated from NUS with a CAP of 3.2 in BSc (Life Sciences). I didn't even take honours year (meaning I won't be graduating with honours). Does that mean that I sort of kill all my chances of entering NUS Graduate LLB programme?

Is there any way I can still go into law in NUS? Thanks.

caesar123
06-10-2012, 09:23 AM
Is there absolutely 0 chance that I will get shortlisted if my UAS is 86.25 (PW/GP/Chem B, Math/physics/econs A)? I don't think I can apply using EIS either as my cca records are not good either.

rui
06-10-2012, 08:42 PM
Is there absolutely 0 chance that I will get shortlisted if my UAS is 86.25 (PW/GP/Chem B, Math/physics/econs A)? I don't think I can apply using EIS either as my cca records are not good either.

Judging by previous trends I'm afraid the minimum cut-off seems to be a UAS of 87.5.

acrylic2345
06-14-2012, 01:55 PM
Is there absolutely 0 chance that I will get shortlisted if my UAS is 86.25 (PW/GP/Chem B, Math/physics/econs A)? I don't think I can apply using EIS either as my cca records are not good either.

On the contrary I think you stand a decent chance (unless there has been massive grade inflation in recent years), had similar grades to yours just that my GP was A. I know of a friend with AABB who managed to get into law too.

acrylic2345
06-14-2012, 01:56 PM
Hey guys,

Some questions here.

I just graduated from NUS with a CAP of 3.2 in BSc (Life Sciences). I didn't even take honours year (meaning I won't be graduating with honours). Does that mean that I sort of kill all my chances of entering NUS Graduate LLB programme?

Is there any way I can still go into law in NUS? Thanks.

Very low chance imho since most of the GLB students I know have at least a 2:1 degree (2nd upper Hons. and above)

acrylic2345
06-14-2012, 01:59 PM
Also I just want to state that university education is a different ball game from A levels altogether... many of the straight "A" students are just mediocre/underperforming in law school, while some of the students who didn't do well in A levels/got in through EIS/appealed in are doing very well (on dean's list, amongst the top 5-10% of the cohort). It suffices to say that you require a completely different set of skills to do well in university as compared to doing well in A levels.

For the avoidance of doubt I am a current student in NUS Law.

iamstrong
06-22-2012, 09:57 AM
there are always some place for miracle

kashiva
06-25-2012, 11:50 PM
Also I just want to state that university education is a different ball game from A levels altogether... many of the straight "A" students are just mediocre/underperforming in law school, while some of the students who didn't do well in A levels/got in through EIS/appealed in are doing very well (on dean's list, amongst the top 5-10% of the cohort). It suffices to say that you require a completely different set of skills to do well in university as compared to doing well in A levels.

For the avoidance of doubt I am a current student in NUS Law.

yup, it's a reset from the A levels. kinda. although i must say most of the people doing well have always done well all their lives.. so... hard to say one way or the other. bottom line is that there's a reset though

jimjoker1
06-26-2012, 10:59 PM
Also I just want to state that university education is a different ball game from A levels altogether... many of the straight "A" students are just mediocre/underperforming in law school, while some of the students who didn't do well in A levels/got in through EIS/appealed in are doing very well (on dean's list, amongst the top 5-10% of the cohort). It suffices to say that you require a completely different set of skills to do well in university as compared to doing well in A levels.

For the avoidance of doubt I am a current student in NUS Law.

What's the benefits or advantage of being in hte "Dean's List" ?
Does this mean you will study free of charge?

lobbystar
10-10-2012, 07:26 PM
I'm a j1 student currently taking 4h2 subjects. May I know if it is possible to apply for law in NUS if I drop one of my subjects to a h1? Thanks very much!

Misconception
10-10-2012, 07:31 PM
I'm a j1 student currently taking 4h2 subjects. May I know if it is possible to apply for law in NUS if I drop one of my subjects to a h1? Thanks very much!

It is.

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lobbystar
10-10-2012, 07:45 PM
Oh, thanks. However, does it lower your chances against peers with 4h2 or even h3? I'm assuming straight As are the norm to secure a place for an interview. Please enlighten me thanks!

shin
10-11-2012, 12:17 AM
Oh, thanks. However, does it lower your chances against peers with 4h2 or even h3? I'm assuming straight As are the norm to secure a place for an interview. Please enlighten me thanks!

Not exactly. 4H2 doesnt mean that you have an advantage over university entrance; it only means that you are eligible to apply for certain scholarships.

To your second question: not necessarily, but usually, yes.

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watermelons
03-22-2013, 01:30 AM
Hi.

I just got back my alevel results and I got 85 rankpoints.

H2 GEOG -A
H2 ECONS -A
H2 MATH -B

H1 CHEM-C
H1 GP -A
H1 PW - A

The thing is, I got c for my H1 chemistry so yeah, it's kinda ugly. But i did get an A for gp.
I'm hoping that helps me get an interview. Anyone knows of any student getting in Smu law or Nus law with such mediocre grades?

Anyway, my friend's sister studies in SMU law and i hear that she is absolutely dying there, and she got straight A's for alevels. Is it very tough in there? I am good at essay writing and (at least i hope so) debating. Even if, by some miracle, i get to read law, would i just die in there?

pokkaGT
03-22-2013, 01:41 AM
Not impossible but you have to be exceptional. The ones I heard of getting accepted that didn't get straight 'A's proved to the interviewers that law is their calling and/or some non-academic commitment affected their studies.

Uh... I hope SMU law is not that tough such that your sister can't speak to you much. Talk to your sister! Read her notes! Of course, everyone is different and you may do better/worse than her.

But if everyone is truly different... Not many people would want to read law eh? haha!

watermelons
03-22-2013, 04:37 PM
well, it's my friend's sister. Not mine. Uh well, can't worry too much. changes nothing. Thanks for your help!

manutd
03-23-2013, 01:32 AM
Hi.

I just got back my alevel results and I got 85 rankpoints.

H2 GEOG -A
H2 ECONS -A
H2 MATH -B

H1 CHEM-C
H1 GP -A
H1 PW - A

The thing is, I got c for my H1 chemistry so yeah, it's kinda ugly. But i did get an A for gp.
I'm hoping that helps me get an interview. Anyone knows of any student getting in Smu law or Nus law with such mediocre grades?

Anyway, my friend's sister studies in SMU law and i hear that she is absolutely dying there, and she got straight A's for alevels. Is it very tough in there? I am good at essay writing and (at least i hope so) debating. Even if, by some miracle, i get to read law, would i just die in there?

HELLO! i got almost the exact grades as you. B for math, C for chem and A for the all the rest. Im in NUS Law now, so yes it is possible. You need to have a pretty good CV and you have to try for the DSA scheme. I know of people with 2As for their H2s in law school but they had to prove themselves at the interview. If you have a debating background and an impressive CV you should be able to get the interview even with those grades.

Also, yes law school is tough. But A level grades are not a measure at all of how you will eventually perform there. Everyone starts on a clean slate and you have to work incredibly hard but do not let your A level grades deter you in anyway.
All the best!

watermelons
03-23-2013, 03:39 AM
hahahha. I got happy ... then i got sad. I have no such impressive CV. i just played a sport. School team but don't hold no position. You got in through discretionary admission? or normally? If you got an interview via the normal route, i would be soooo happy. Anyway, very late, but congrats on being on your way to fulfill your dream.

And it's kinda cool how we got the same grades and almost the same subjects!

... but i'm really very sad right now, can't believe my law dream is gone just like that ... and all cause i suck at chem.

allenleonhart
03-23-2013, 01:31 PM
Hi.

I just got back my alevel results and I got 85 rankpoints.

H2 GEOG -A
H2 ECONS -A
H2 MATH -B

H1 CHEM-C
H1 GP -A
H1 PW - A

The thing is, I got c for my H1 chemistry so yeah, it's kinda ugly. But i did get an A for gp.
I'm hoping that helps me get an interview. Anyone knows of any student getting in Smu law or Nus law with such mediocre grades?

Anyway, my friend's sister studies in SMU law and i hear that she is absolutely dying there, and she got straight A's for alevels. Is it very tough in there? I am good at essay writing and (at least i hope so) debating. Even if, by some miracle, i get to read law, would i just die in there?

hahahha. I got happy ... then i got sad. I have no such impressive CV. i just played a sport. School team but don't hold no position. You got in through discretionary admission? or normally? If you got an interview via the normal route, i would be soooo happy. Anyway, very late, but congrats on being on your way to fulfill your dream.

And it's kinda cool how we got the same grades and almost the same subjects!

... but i'm really very sad right now, can't believe my law dream is gone just like that ... and all cause i suck at chem.

well. i took 4h2s, had math as my B, the rest As. no h3s though

i somehow got accepted into nus law + lkyspp concurrent degree. all i can say is the interview is really stressful. i had to do a retest for my law entrance test, due to me missing the first one as a result of a medical condition.

the first question my interviewer shot at me was

"Do you have anything to say? or we can just end this right here right now."

exileshadow
03-23-2013, 03:41 PM
If i scored AAB/A Gp: B, is it a must to apply through discretionary admissions?

watermelons
03-23-2013, 06:35 PM
well, you have no c. So i'm not surprised you got shortlisted. good for you i guess. And why would they ask you that! that's kinda mean of them.

zstar
03-23-2013, 08:54 PM
Has anyone gotten shortlisted for interviews? Reading previous year threads seem to indicate people often get shortlisted even before the deadline of 1st April, getting kinda worried now :(

allenleonhart
03-24-2013, 12:58 AM
If i scored AAB/A Gp: B, is it a must to apply through discretionary admissions?

I have no idea. but the DA just fill in i guess? kinda like an insurance. if your score allows you to immediately enter the course, i doubt the DA part would kick in anyways. but if you are the borderline, the DA might be handy. so just fill it up. i believe its pretty short no? just a list of top 3 achievements, and a short essay.

well, you have no c. So i'm not surprised you got shortlisted. good for you i guess. And why would they ask you that! that's kinda mean of them.

perhaps to just see how you react to stress and pressure? well i think C isn't a deal breaker. the important thing is still GP at least a B?

allenleonhart
03-24-2013, 01:02 AM
Has anyone gotten shortlisted for interviews? Reading previous year threads seem to indicate people often get shortlisted even before the deadline of 1st April, getting kinda worried now :(

on 7th april, i received my letter for the law admissions written test and interview. i submitted my application on 31st march, just right before the deadline.

their law test and interview was held on 14th april (interview) and 15th april (entrance test). can see why they will let the shortlisted ppl know asap due to the tight deadline.

because i missed the entrance test due to med reasons, i had a retest which was on 12th may. 12th may is also for those who appealed, couldn't make for the first test or were under DA, if i'm not mistaken.

allenleonhart
03-24-2013, 01:06 AM
check the application guide which NUS should had sent to everyone. it lists the selection tests and interview dates.

manutd
03-24-2013, 02:13 AM
hahahha. I got happy ... then i got sad. I have no such impressive CV. i just played a sport. School team but don't hold no position. You got in through discretionary admission? or normally? If you got an interview via the normal route, i would be soooo happy. Anyway, very late, but congrats on being on your way to fulfill your dream.

And it's kinda cool how we got the same grades and almost the same subjects!

... but i'm really very sad right now, can't believe my law dream is gone just like that ... and all cause i suck at chem.

hahah gosh i suck at chem too. anyway yes i got in through the discretionary scheme. if you are a guy, try and beef up your cv during ns and reapply. if not just apply through DSA anyway, they do interview quite a few through dsa. did you apply to smu law? i got into smu law with my grades and via the normal route so you have a chance too!

kpkp
03-25-2013, 03:34 PM
Hey! At the nus open house, I checked with them. Apparently they only shortlist for interview once all the applications are in. zstar, maybe those who got their letters earlier are from ib (they have an earlier deadline). Also does having a B for gp significantly lower my chances? because online elsewhere people are saying I should just not even apply. I have A's for the rest and a h3 distinction. Also is there anyone who could tell me more about the selection for the law and lkyspp concurrent degree?

allenleonhart
03-25-2013, 09:47 PM
Hey! At the nus open house, I checked with them. Apparently they only shortlist for interview once all the applications are in. zstar, maybe those who got their letters earlier are from ib (they have an earlier deadline). Also does having a B for gp significantly lower my chances? because online elsewhere people are saying I should just not even apply. I have A's for the rest and a h3 distinction. Also is there anyone who could tell me more about the selection for the law and lkyspp concurrent degree?

just apply and give it a shot. i think you stand a fair chance if you ask me. how's your CV/portfolio like? if you want it private you can contact me via PM.

allenleonhart
03-25-2013, 09:49 PM
reading your posts, if you can make it for PSC provisional scholarship? you pretty much make the cut for law also. no issues i think.

zstar
03-25-2013, 09:57 PM
Hey! At the nus open house, I checked with them. Apparently they only shortlist for interview once all the applications are in. zstar, maybe those who got their letters earlier are from ib (they have an earlier deadline). Also does having a B for gp significantly lower my chances? because online elsewhere people are saying I should just not even apply. I have A's for the rest and a h3 distinction. Also is there anyone who could tell me more about the selection for the law and lkyspp concurrent degree?

Hey, thanks for the info!

I'd urge you to apply anyway, even with a B in GP. (It doesn't hurt) That's what I'd do, good luck and hope to see you in the interviews! :)

kpkp
03-26-2013, 09:47 AM
Thanks allenleonhart! I think I'll take you up on your offer. And zstar all the best. Maybe we'll see each other during interviews:)

Wurbly
03-27-2013, 02:47 AM
Has anyone received interview/test offers yet?

kpkp
03-27-2013, 01:29 PM
haha i just submitted my application. i heard that they only process the apps after the deadline

Keith23
03-27-2013, 08:56 PM
hahah gosh i suck at chem too. anyway yes i got in through the discretionary scheme. if you are a guy, try and beef up your cv during ns and reapply. if not just apply through DSA anyway, they do interview quite a few through dsa. did you apply to smu law? i got into smu law with my grades and via the normal route so you have a chance too!

Hi, out of curiosity, may I know roughly what your achievements are? :) So I can sort of gauge how good achievements have to be? :)

allenleonhart
03-27-2013, 11:02 PM
quite fast. shld get a reply by 7th april or thereabout

Keith23
03-27-2013, 11:58 PM
quite fast. shld get a reply by 7th april or thereabout

Do you know when they will notify the candidates who were unsuccessful? :/

allenleonhart
03-28-2013, 12:08 AM
if unsuccessful there will be no notification i believe. only successful applicants/shortlisted will be notified. so if you don't get a letter by 7th april, probably cmi liao...

interview/test is usually around mid april. that's why the notification has to be early. but don't sweat it lah. this year they increase the number of shortlisted ppl to 1000 from 700, and added 10 extra spaces from 240 students to 250.

can always check the OAM system taht you all log in with to see the process and where it is at. if got any interview/entrance test, there will tell you.

at here.
https://aces01.nus.edu.sg/uasonline/Login

Keith23
03-28-2013, 10:05 AM
Okay thanks :) That's really helpful haha >< any idea when DA notifications come in? Since my UAP is only 82.5, it is highly unlikely for me to get in through the normal route ><

tsunderemustache
03-28-2013, 11:15 AM
but don't sweat it lah. this year they increase the number of shortlisted ppl to 1000 from 700, and added 10 extra spaces from 240 students to 250.

Lol only 25% of the candidates who initially got shortlisted eventually make it in. How to not sweat??

kpkp
03-28-2013, 11:22 AM
Lol only 25% of the candidates who initially got shortlisted eventually make it in. How to not sweat??

Haha I think he means dont sweat he's talking about getting an interview spot I think. not a place in nus. Are you applying for any other courses?

allenleonhart
03-28-2013, 06:06 PM
Lol only 25% of the candidates who initially got shortlisted eventually make it in. How to not sweat??

hmm. i dunno. i also dunno how i got so lucky to get in their law + mpp:confused:

i not say very smart. i got medical condition also. its really nice of them to accept me and help me along. grateful grateful.

allenleonhart
03-29-2013, 08:51 PM
Okay thanks :) That's really helpful haha >< any idea when DA notifications come in? Since my UAP is only 82.5, it is highly unlikely for me to get in through the normal route ><

if i'm not mistaken, the appeal/da tests should be on.... tsk tsk tsk

12 may or thereabouts.

Keith23
03-29-2013, 10:21 PM
if i'm not mistaken, the appeal/da tests should be on.... tsk tsk tsk

12 may or thereabouts.

Okay :) and what about the notification that we have been selected for DA? :)

allenleonhart
03-30-2013, 12:09 AM
Okay :) and what about the notification that we have been selected for DA? :)

probably... early may. like may 7 perhaps?

Keith23
03-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Alright thanks :) So it would be a good thing if I dont hear from NUS so early haha >< By the way, what is the estimated allowable grades to be considered for DA? >< From your experience

allenleonhart
03-30-2013, 11:36 PM
Alright thanks :) So it would be a good thing if I dont hear from NUS so early haha >< By the way, what is the estimated allowable grades to be considered for DA? >< From your experience

well. looking at the IGP? if bottom 10 percentile is still an AAA/A...

you are looking at the most optimistic score being an AAA/A, GP C PW C.

my guess is average at least a AAA/B GP A PW B? the norm would be 1 H1 B (which isnt GP)
unless you do really well in the interview, written test, and your GP/KI is outstanding.

its still cutting it close. that's a lot of people fighting for 25 spaces in the DA. I won't be surprised if there aren't many people with outstanding AAA/B AA who are going via DA.

short list 1000 people, 225 gets admitted via the normal route. you are still left with... around 775. lets assume 50 of the students who apply, also applied SMU and decided to go SMU. it will free up another 50 seats.

so you are left with 725 pupils, fighting for 25 seats. roughly 3% per person?

Wurbly
04-01-2013, 01:41 PM
Please post when you receive interview offers! Worried as hell now.

watermelons
04-01-2013, 03:55 PM
got a call from SMU law for interview and test. Guess it's together. Still crossin' my fingers for NUS!

Wurbly
04-01-2013, 09:16 PM
I have AAB/A with Gp C PW A with 85 rank points as well but got rejected by SMU law (Pre-interview) even though I scored 800 for critical reading...

Fingers crossed for NUS law too! I applied DA for both

allenleonhart
04-02-2013, 07:56 PM
I have AAB/A with Gp C PW A with 85 rank points as well but got rejected by SMU law (Pre-interview) even though I scored 800 for critical reading...

Fingers crossed for NUS law too! I applied DA for both

icic. all the best to you then!

watermelons
04-05-2013, 02:13 AM
i think those who are shortlisted for the interviews (not under DA) has been notified comparing to last year. I think by the internet portal thing. Oh god, am i totally upset now. wanna swear. but shall not in case i get banned. but damn...

Wurbly
04-05-2013, 04:22 AM
Under DA, not shortlisted as expected. Online portal still lists application status as "Application received".

allenleonhart
04-05-2013, 06:28 AM
i think those who are shortlisted for the interviews (not under DA) has been notified comparing to last year. I think by the internet portal thing. Oh god, am i totally upset now. wanna swear. but shall not in case i get banned. but damn...

Mine was by snail mail actually. Give it some time. Should arrive by..... Today?

allenleonhart
04-05-2013, 06:52 AM
BTW guys remember. If first choice don't get will be relegated to 2nd choice. If they outrightly reject you will be receive the offer for your next course already. No news is good news for a competitive course:)

HappyNS
04-05-2013, 12:02 PM
Anybody receive Law interview?

Wurbly
04-05-2013, 12:11 PM
The problem is... I HAVE NO SECOND CHOICE. HAHAHA

allenleonhart
04-05-2013, 05:20 PM
Waddaheck you mean no second choice:o you didn't fill it in/use all your choices?

Wurbly
04-05-2013, 05:58 PM
Only wanted law, otherwise will head to durham for law this year.

More details about my application in my thread under 'rate my chances'

zoelic
04-06-2013, 01:58 PM
What's law DA like? i heard that selected students will have to go for some interview. Is it a group or an individual one? please tell me if you know >.<

Wurbly
04-06-2013, 05:11 PM
Interview procedure is same for da and normal entry. It's individual.

allenleonhart
04-06-2013, 08:28 PM
why smu got news... and nus still so quiet?

watermelons
04-06-2013, 08:44 PM
maybe cause none of us got in?

But seeing some other people's grades they look like they would be shortlisted leh. Maybe they can't be bothered to reply here. But my eyes are like stuck to this forum hoping for some news. If no one else has been shortlisted, i still have a chance.

But isn't this like way too late? Maybe the expansion of no. of shortlist candidate this year is taking some time. I sure am hoping that's the case.

Keith23
04-06-2013, 08:44 PM
why smu got news... and nus still so quiet?

Mainly cause NUS interviews strictly in order of merit, and the nus interview date is a fixed date unlike smu which has it all over the place.

Wurbly
04-06-2013, 10:53 PM
Flippin' out, just like watermelons ):

zoelic
04-07-2013, 01:05 AM
Oh.... hmmm... means people who apply through DA have to sit for a written test too? Are you in law school? xD

Wurbly
04-07-2013, 03:26 AM
Please read the previous replies...

zoelic
04-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Just did! Thanks ^^ how did you get to know so much about DA? i called the admission office previously, and they dont seem to know.

allenleonhart
04-07-2013, 11:12 AM
da is the same as normal admission. just that it is what i nickname "2nd round of interview and tests". lumped together with those who appeal for their course choice, those who missed first round interview/test etc etc.

zoelic
04-07-2013, 11:15 PM
Woah! Okay! :/ do you know of anyone who got into law school through DA?

allenleonhart
04-08-2013, 12:37 AM
technically i got in via DA considering that i missed the 1st written test and i requested for a retest. i saw a few of my friends who were appealing to get to law there also.

zoelic
04-08-2013, 01:24 PM
WOW. Thats cool! which year are you in now? As for DA, what cca achievements must i have to be considered under DA? i know that sports and aesthetics are definitely considered. Are there others?