New LLM at SMU, Singapore


LegalIndia

Dear All,
Please see following news clips on LLM program introduced by SMU and then follows my questions:

Singapore Management University (SMU) Announces LL.M. Program
3 tracks offered: Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, and Islamic Law & Finance
Singapore Management University (SMU) has announced it will offer an LL.M. program beginning this autumn. Students will be able to specialize in Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, and Islamic Law & Finance.

The one-year program will be made up of eight courses: two mandatory, four specialization courses, and two electives.

Now follows my queries:

Would like clarifications on the following:

-Is it a full time program with full one year residency requirement on the compus. As it is seen from the program schedule, the classes are held on the week ends only, it looks more executive type program.

-If it is a full time program with residency requirement, then whether the foreign students (with work exprience) are permitted to work part-time legal jobs during the remaining days of the week in Singapore.

Any clarifications from anybody who has some knowledge on this.

Thanks in advance.
_LegalIndia

Dear All,
Please see following news clips on LLM program introduced by SMU and then follows my questions:

Singapore Management University (SMU) Announces LL.M. Program
3 tracks offered: Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, and Islamic Law & Finance
Singapore Management University (SMU) has announced it will offer an LL.M. program beginning this autumn. Students will be able to specialize in Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, and Islamic Law & Finance.

The one-year program will be made up of eight courses: two mandatory, four specialization courses, and two electives.

Now follows my queries:

Would like clarifications on the following:

-Is it a full time program with full one year residency requirement on the compus. As it is seen from the program schedule, the classes are held on the week ends only, it looks more executive type program.

-If it is a full time program with residency requirement, then whether the foreign students (with work exprience) are permitted to work part-time legal jobs during the remaining days of the week in Singapore.

Any clarifications from anybody who has some knowledge on this.

Thanks in advance.
_LegalIndia
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Interalia

The LLM at SMU seems to be more expensive and certainly less established than the one at NUS.

If you want to do a LLM in Singapore, why not choose NUS instead?

The LLM at SMU seems to be more expensive and certainly less established than the one at NUS.

If you want to do a LLM in Singapore, why not choose NUS instead?
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LegalIndia

Thanks Interalia.
I agree that LLM at NUS is more established where as SMU is starting its LLM only from the coming academic year. Its costly (some 8000 S$ difference) and also limited curcullum. However, reason why I am showing interest is that its looks like more executive type program with week end classes(fri & sat) giving the participants more space to work in Singapore and by the way earn valuable Singapore work exp. I see it as more convenient for working professionals who are interested to study LLM at the same time to work in singapore. (I am not sure whether you understand my idea).
Where as LLM at NUS is full time with week long classes and I am not sure whether the students be allowed to work part-time jobs to gain some local exp.

Please let me know of your ideas on this. Thanks in advance.
-LegalIndia

Thanks Interalia.
I agree that LLM at NUS is more established where as SMU is starting its LLM only from the coming academic year. Its costly (some 8000 S$ difference) and also limited curcullum. However, reason why I am showing interest is that its looks like more executive type program with week end classes(fri & sat) giving the participants more space to work in Singapore and by the way earn valuable Singapore work exp. I see it as more convenient for working professionals who are interested to study LLM at the same time to work in singapore. (I am not sure whether you understand my idea).
Where as LLM at NUS is full time with week long classes and I am not sure whether the students be allowed to work part-time jobs to gain some local exp.

Please let me know of your ideas on this. Thanks in advance.
-LegalIndia

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Alain

If you can't find an answer to your questions here: http://www.law.smu.edu.sg/llm/documents/LLM_Brochure_v10.pdf you should contact SMU directly.

If you can't find an answer to your questions here: http://www.law.smu.edu.sg/llm/documents/LLM_Brochure_v10.pdf you should contact SMU directly.
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LegalIndia

Thanks Alain.

Thanks Alain.
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Haly.do

It is described as a full time LLM programme. I was admitted for the Commercial Law year 2013-2014.

The reason why I don't choose NUS' one instead is that the subjects of the course. I also met and asked for advices from people who are studying the course of 2012-2013 (the classes just came back from Hong Kong after 1 month for exchange study). Some of them graduated from NUS and work for big four in Singapore and they shared that the courses at SMU are better than NUS.

There are some schools that foreign students are allowed to work full time and part time. You can check at the website of Ministry of Manpower Singapore, the information is very clear.

It is described as a full time LLM programme. I was admitted for the Commercial Law year 2013-2014.

The reason why I don't choose NUS' one instead is that the subjects of the course. I also met and asked for advices from people who are studying the course of 2012-2013 (the classes just came back from Hong Kong after 1 month for exchange study). Some of them graduated from NUS and work for big four in Singapore and they shared that the courses at SMU are better than NUS.

There are some schools that foreign students are allowed to work full time and part time. You can check at the website of Ministry of Manpower Singapore, the information is very clear.

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