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Old 04-09-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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HI, I am currently working in a different field and would like to switch to practising law in Singapore. I wish to enquire what are the steps i have to take. Have anyone heard about Diploma in Law offered by Stansfield college (University of London)? How will it help me to pursue my career in Singapore? Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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Hi,
From what i know, u have to complete the diploma in law and then switch to one of the uk uni that is recognised by spore legal society to do your LLB, then u have to come back to do a conversion course at NUS for one year, then do pupilage for 6mths and do the bar for 5mths before you can practise in spore. And oh, you have to graduate within the top 30% in the uni before you are qualified to do the bar... (i hope i aint wrong in any of the info..)
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From what i know, u have to complete the diploma in law and then switch to one of the uk uni that is recognised by spore legal society to do your LLB, then u have to come back to do a conversion course at NUS for one year, then do pupilage for 6mths and do the bar for 5mths before you can practise in spore. And oh, you have to graduate within the top 30% in the uni before you are qualified to do the bar... (i hope i aint wrong in any of the info..)
Yes you are wrong. There have been amendments and you need to be in the top 70% now to qualify.

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MOD Ashearo EDIT: Please DO NOT use profanities here. This is a second warning to you.

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Old 08-24-2008, 03:41 AM   #5
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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HI, I am currently working in a different field and would like to switch to practising law in Singapore. I wish to enquire what are the steps i have to take. Have anyone heard about Diploma in Law offered by Stansfield college (University of London)? How will it help me to pursue my career in Singapore? Thanks for your help.
If you already have a first degree, I think the fastest way would be to either:

a. NUS Graduate LL.B Programme: 3 years LL.B + 6 mth pupillage + 5 mth PLC
b. Oxbridge Senior Status law degrees: 2 years B.A. + 1 year DipSing + 6 mth pupillage + 5 mth PLC

of course, I imagine the competition is fierce for those places.

The Diploma in Law doesn't help you to qualify as a laywer at all.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:06 PM   #8
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The private schools offering Dip in Law or LLB will not lead to a Law degree you can practice in Singapore. With AAA/AAB at A level you can try for NUS, SMU, UK (LLB in 3 yrs) or Australia (LLB in 4 years)

Otherwise with good O level results you need an extra 8 months in UK or 10 months in Australia taking a foundation. PM me if you need more info


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Hi Can anyone tell me is it too old to start studying law at age 26? and eventually graduating at age 29-30 before doing the 1 year PLC and pupilage??
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Hi Pulse, I think "too old" is really up to your definition. What about the age are you concerned about? There's nothing wrong with starting any career at any age. At 30, you're still employable as a law associate if your degree is as good as everyone else's. If you can afford it financially, then there should be no problem.
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