The LL.B. is a 4-year meritorious honours programme with 36 course units worth of courses, comprising a careful mix of University Core courses, Law Core courses, Law-related courses, Law electives as well as General Education courses to ensure that graduates possess the desired contextual and cross-border knowledge and expertise.
The J.D. programme is a full-time 3-year programme, comprising 22 courses totaling 25 course units. The programme may be accelerated in some cases for completion within 2 to 2.5 years subject to the approval of the J.D. Committee.
The rise of Asian economies has fuelled demand for legal services in the region, especially in terms of structuring cross-border deals as well as dealing with transnational disputes. The aim of this LLM programme is to expose students to a broad range of legal issues that businesses in Asia are likely to encounter so that they will be better prepared to advise on cross-border matters in the region.
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The main objective of the CLE is to organise and conduct professional and executive programmes that are not only of relevance to the legal profession in the practice of the law, but also of interest to the larger legal community.
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