LLM at NUS (Singapore)


Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some first hand information about LLM at NUS. Recently the NUS figured as a top 20 University in the world. That gave me the idea of pursuing an LLM from NUS instead of in the UK/ USA (significantly cheaper). Any suggestions?

Cheers!
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some first hand information about LLM at NUS. Recently the NUS figured as a top 20 University in the world. That gave me the idea of pursuing an LLM from NUS instead of in the UK/ USA (significantly cheaper). Any suggestions?

Cheers!
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kikko78
Hi,
If u are interested in doing a LLM in China i think u have only 3 possibilities (if u don't speak chinese).
The Hong Kong University, The City Hong Kong University and the Tsinghua University of Beijing
they all organize LLM taght in english about chinese law. if u are interested in working with China they are a good gateway.
I am personaly applying to all of them. I strongly belive that china is becoming the largest economy n the world and having a competence in the chinese legal system can be very interesting.
Chicco
Hi,
If u are interested in doing a LLM in China i think u have only 3 possibilities (if u don't speak chinese).
The Hong Kong University, The City Hong Kong University and the Tsinghua University of Beijing
they all organize LLM taght in english about chinese law. if u are interested in working with China they are a good gateway.
I am personaly applying to all of them. I strongly belive that china is becoming the largest economy n the world and having a competence in the chinese legal system can be very interesting.
Chicco
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kikko78
About the LLM in Singapore.. well, i didn't mentioned it becosue the deadline was december 2004. The deadline for the Hong Kong university is expired too.. but u can still send your application, they will accept it if any post is left.
For the City University and Tsinghua University u still have time.. the deadline is between may and june 2005.
About the LLM in Singapore.. well, i didn't mentioned it becosue the deadline was december 2004. The deadline for the Hong Kong university is expired too.. but u can still send your application, they will accept it if any post is left.
For the City University and Tsinghua University u still have time.. the deadline is between may and june 2005.
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Hi kikko78,

Thanks for your post. I know the deadline for NUS has passed. However, I was thinking for admission in 2006. Could you please let me know what are the best and internationally renowned 1-year LLM courses in Asia for international students (mainly in areas of Taxation, Corporate law, IP, International Business)?

Cheers!
Hi kikko78,

Thanks for your post. I know the deadline for NUS has passed. However, I was thinking for admission in 2006. Could you please let me know what are the best and internationally renowned 1-year LLM courses in Asia for international students (mainly in areas of Taxation, Corporate law, IP, International Business)?

Cheers!
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Meaw P
Yes .. I'm also interested in LLM in NUS in 2006 programme
Could you please give us infomation

Cheers,
Yes .. I'm also interested in LLM in NUS in 2006 programme
Could you please give us infomation

Cheers,
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Kevin
Frankly it depends on which LL.M speciality you are looking at. The NUS LL.M in Chinese Law is a collaboration with ECUPL in Shanghai. If you look at the subjects offered closely, however, it may not seem comprehensive in the area of Chinese Law. But the up-side about it is that it's conducted in English, and there is a good mix of common law (Singapore follows the British systems) and civil law systems.

And the costs / living enviroment in SIngapore aren't that high. You can choose to study in hostel (
Frankly it depends on which LL.M speciality you are looking at. The NUS LL.M in Chinese Law is a collaboration with ECUPL in Shanghai. If you look at the subjects offered closely, however, it may not seem comprehensive in the area of Chinese Law. But the up-side about it is that it's conducted in English, and there is a good mix of common law (Singapore follows the British systems) and civil law systems.

And the costs / living enviroment in SIngapore aren't that high. You can choose to study in hostel (
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Vlad
Hi! any news on when NUS will be sending out acceptance/rejection letters?
Hi! any news on when NUS will be sending out acceptance/rejection letters?

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can anyone kindly gimme details about : jobs in singapore..is it possible for me to work in singapore whilst doing an LLm and after i complete the same can i get a work permit to work for a couple of years?
can anyone kindly gimme details about : jobs in singapore..is it possible for me to work in singapore whilst doing an LLm and after i complete the same can i get a work permit to work for a couple of years?
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Kevin
Hi Raj,

Am from Singapore. I think you'd be given a student pass during your studies in Sg. If you want to work during that time, you have to apply for a concurrent work permit from Immigrations & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Can checkout their website. But the most LLM tracks are full time, so u must be sure abt the commitments.
If you have an LLM in Singapore, and are employed here as a professional (P pass), there shouldn't be any problem getting PR status in a short while :)
Hi Raj,

Am from Singapore. I think you'd be given a student pass during your studies in Sg. If you want to work during that time, you have to apply for a concurrent work permit from Immigrations & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Can checkout their website. But the most LLM tracks are full time, so u must be sure abt the commitments.
If you have an LLM in Singapore, and are employed here as a professional (P pass), there shouldn't be any problem getting PR status in a short while :)
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dexter
To Kevin: What I have heard of about LLM@NUS is that it is pretty hard, for most LLM students, to land a job there. Is that true? Thans.
To Kevin: What I have heard of about LLM@NUS is that it is pretty hard, for most LLM students, to land a job there. Is that true? Thans.
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@kevin
thank you kevin. That info was useful, i will factor that in while making my choice!
regards.
@kevin
thank you kevin. That info was useful, i will factor that in while making my choice!
regards.
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In short, don't do it. It's not worth it. I got into the program last year, but withdrew at the urging of many scholars and practitioners in China with whom I spoke.

If you don't want to learn Chinese at least well enough to take a Chinese LLM program, you shouldn't bother going to China at all. It's a really trendy endeavor, and will be full of heartbreak for you.

NUS has a great rep in Asia, but the law school doesn't really. That law school has a very poor reputation in the Western world. Tsinghua's law school doesn't have a good reputation anywhere, and their students can't get jobs. City University's law school has the reputation of being a Mickey Mouse school, and it's true.
In short, don't do it. It's not worth it. I got into the program last year, but withdrew at the urging of many scholars and practitioners in China with whom I spoke.

If you don't want to learn Chinese at least well enough to take a Chinese LLM program, you shouldn't bother going to China at all. It's a really trendy endeavor, and will be full of heartbreak for you.

NUS has a great rep in Asia, but the law school doesn't really. That law school has a very poor reputation in the Western world. Tsinghua's law school doesn't have a good reputation anywhere, and their students can't get jobs. City University's law school has the reputation of being a Mickey Mouse school, and it's true.
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hi.. i am interested in knowing about the quality of the LLm program on Corporate and Financial Services law at NUS. could anyone with first hand information please bother to tell me about the same.. any information on how respected the program from the recruitment perspective would be great.. thanx
hi.. i am interested in knowing about the quality of the LLm program on Corporate and Financial Services law at NUS. could anyone with first hand information please bother to tell me about the same.. any information on how respected the program from the recruitment perspective would be great.. thanx
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phoeniks
I have got admission ofr the LLM at NUs (Corporate and finaancial services law) . I would liketo know about the job prospects after the course.......can anyone enlighten me :-)
I have got admission ofr the LLM at NUs (Corporate and finaancial services law) . I would liketo know about the job prospects after the course.......can anyone enlighten me :-)
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Vlad
Hi, guys!

just got accepted at NUS. anyone here in the same boat as me? im looking for some people to share an apartment with. (i heard this is the best way to live in singapore while studying for one's LLM)
Hi, guys!

just got accepted at NUS. anyone here in the same boat as me? im looking for some people to share an apartment with. (i heard this is the best way to live in singapore while studying for one's LLM)

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Kylie
Hi...I haven't registered for the LLM yet, however I am planing to do so. Can anyone tell me how much time I need to spend for the studies there. I know that it is a fulltime program, however, in Germany (where I come from), some LLMs have the rep just to go abroad to have some fun...so, how is the life like to do a LLM at NUS?

Thanks for any reply
Hi...I haven't registered for the LLM yet, however I am planing to do so. Can anyone tell me how much time I need to spend for the studies there. I know that it is a fulltime program, however, in Germany (where I come from), some LLMs have the rep just to go abroad to have some fun...so, how is the life like to do a LLM at NUS?

Thanks for any reply
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Vlad
Help guys,

i have received mails here at LLM-Guide from Dexter and Vikas100 but i cant seem to open them.. are you guys experiencing the same?
Help guys,

i have received mails here at LLM-Guide from Dexter and Vikas100 but i cant seem to open them.. are you guys experiencing the same?
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Nikolas
No problems here. The reason may be that you have a pop-up blocker. You cannnot open the PMs in a new window, but only with a regular click (which triggers a pop-up).
No problems here. The reason may be that you have a pop-up blocker. You cannnot open the PMs in a new window, but only with a regular click (which triggers a pop-up).
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kloo
Hi Guys,
I'm final year LLB at University of Auckland, NZ and am thinking of doing my Masters in international business @ NUS - i hear that the programme is held in Shanghai.

Has anyone done this course? thoughts?
Also - will there be an opportunity to enrol in Mandarin courses while there?

Thanks heaps!
Hi Guys,
I'm final year LLB at University of Auckland, NZ and am thinking of doing my Masters in international business @ NUS - i hear that the programme is held in Shanghai.

Has anyone done this course? thoughts?
Also - will there be an opportunity to enrol in Mandarin courses while there?

Thanks heaps!
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I just obtained master from NUS (Corporate & Financial Service Law) and found job in a British law firm, Hongkong office.

Most of my Chinese classmates have found job in Singapore, although the starting salary is not so high, but it is a valuable chance to have some working experiece.

I think LLM at NUS is quite worthy, the reasons are as follows:

(1) The tuitions and living costs are quite low,aroud 20,000 Singapore Dollars equivalent to 12,000 US Dollars in total, only one-third of total costs in UK and one-fouth of total costs in US. The money problem is of much importance to our Chinese students and those from developing countries.

(2) NUS offered 40 credits to LLM student, account for 8-10 courses, however, UK law schools only offer 4 courses and US law schools may offer 6 courses. SO, the workload in NUS is definitley heavier than that in UK.

(3) Generally speaking, the professors at NUS are very good and responsible, although someone may not be so qualified.

(4) You can have more chances to find a job in Singapore than elsewhere.

In sum, consider the investment (low costs), the process (acceptable teaching quality) and the result (easy job seeking), I am convinced that LLM at NUS is a good choice especially for those from civi law tradition jurisdictions and without much working experience.


Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some first hand information about LLM at NUS. Recently the NUS figured as a top 20 University in the world. That gave me the idea of pursuing an LLM from NUS instead of in the UK/ USA (significantly cheaper). Any suggestions?

Cheers!
I just obtained master from NUS (Corporate & Financial Service Law) and found job in a British law firm, Hongkong office.

Most of my Chinese classmates have found job in Singapore, although the starting salary is not so high, but it is a valuable chance to have some working experiece.

I think LLM at NUS is quite worthy, the reasons are as follows:

(1) The tuitions and living costs are quite low,aroud 20,000 Singapore Dollars equivalent to 12,000 US Dollars in total, only one-third of total costs in UK and one-fouth of total costs in US. The money problem is of much importance to our Chinese students and those from developing countries.

(2) NUS offered 40 credits to LLM student, account for 8-10 courses, however, UK law schools only offer 4 courses and US law schools may offer 6 courses. SO, the workload in NUS is definitley heavier than that in UK.

(3) Generally speaking, the professors at NUS are very good and responsible, although someone may not be so qualified.

(4) You can have more chances to find a job in Singapore than elsewhere.

In sum, consider the investment (low costs), the process (acceptable teaching quality) and the result (easy job seeking), I am convinced that LLM at NUS is a good choice especially for those from civi law tradition jurisdictions and without much working experience.



<blockquote>Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some first hand information about LLM at NUS. Recently the NUS figured as a top 20 University in the world. That gave me the idea of pursuing an LLM from NUS instead of in the UK/ USA (significantly cheaper). Any suggestions?

Cheers!</blockquote>
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