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Old 12-27-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i have some questions.

i just completed my A levels this year, and also got my SAT 1 results yesterday. i think i got 2110 for it. anyway im thinking of reading law overseas, and also practicing overseas, maybe in Brooklyn. Im into Human rights and the constitution and stuff like that. I was just wondering if you guys have any recommendations on the law schools i could go to, and can i read law in the US with my A levels results , that is to say after my NS. THanks!

o and if anyone has some info on the liberalization of the legal industry in Singapore, do you think i can join the international firms by the time they settle in singapore?
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Law school in the US are graduate schools, so you must possess a first degree to apply. You cannot apply with A level results. You might want to consider UK or Australia for overseas law studies
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:16 PM   #3
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er then can i just choose any degree, should i wish to read in the US for undergrad studies? or are there specific fields that i must choose from?
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:58 AM   #4
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it can be any degree, but you can refer to this for a suggested pre-law curriculum :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre_law

You must take the LSAT for law school admission, and it's very impt. LSAT and GPA are the two main considerations inb law school admissions.

are you sure you wanna do law in the US? it usually takes 7 years in total.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:14 AM   #5
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i think its ok. thanks for input. should i choose uk will there be a time difference?

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Old 12-28-2008, 06:41 PM   #6
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i think its ok. thanks for input. should i choose uk will there be a time difference?
Yes, it'll be much shorter in UK since law is an undergraduate degree. You can read more here:
http://www.britishcouncil.org/learni...sheets-law.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_e...United_Kingdom

Why don't you just play safe and choose a school that is in the list here:
http://www.lawsociety.org.sg/ble/outline.htm
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:36 PM   #7
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but is the law degree in the states a graduate degree?then won't it be recognised as the same as i having done a graduate level course in the uk? they call it juris doctor or doctor of jurisprudence. what is first schedule of rules?

i found these 4 schools

1. Harvard University Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
2. Columbia University Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
3. New York University Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
4. University of Michigan Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:34 PM   #8
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no, J.D. is equal to LL.B in status and recognition as a professional degree that qualifies you as a lawyer.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:32 PM   #9
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thanks lock, i didn't know that, then it seems so much better to pursue law in the UK. ok, so will it be possible to get LLB in the UK, then pursue a master of law in the US after that?
how long will such a venture take?
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:16 PM   #10
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sure, you can get your LL.M from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a recognised LL.B that qualifies you to practice. hmmm LL.Ms are usually 1 year, and British LL.Bs are 3-year, but do remember that to qualify with a recognised overseas LL.B you need to spend an extra 1 year at NUS to do your Diploma in Singapore Law. So altogether 5 years?
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