NUS LLM 2011/12


amrapalli

@ Ayeshia: Hiii! First of all I have just sent you a mail. Read it. And I'll be giving you a call after 9.30 tonight. Am back home :) And have checked my cell. Its working now, whew!

Yes you would be required to pay half of your total fees so thats 5000 SGD for Maritime guys.

@ Ayeshia: Hiii! First of all I have just sent you a mail. Read it. And I'll be giving you a call after 9.30 tonight. Am back home :) And have checked my cell. Its working now, whew!

Yes you would be required to pay half of your total fees so thats 5000 SGD for Maritime guys.
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fay

@ Fay: There is no need for a separate work permit to do a part time job during term period and full time job durig vacations. As per the ICA website, " Work Privileges for IHL Students

Under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Cap 91A, S4) Work Permit (Exemption) (Consolidation) Notification, foreign students studying in IHL are exempted from applying for a Work Permit if they wish to work during vacation time.

The exemption to apply for a Work Permit is also applicable to specific IHL students who do not work more than 16 hours per week during term time. Students are strongly advised to check under the relevant section of the Employment of Foreign Works Act on the work privileges granted to their institutions."

You can look at it in detail @ http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=325&secid=182


Ok, thanks for correcting me :)!

<blockquote>@ Fay: There is no need for a separate work permit to do a part time job during term period and full time job durig vacations. As per the ICA website, " Work Privileges for IHL Students

Under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Cap 91A, S4) Work Permit (Exemption) (Consolidation) Notification, foreign students studying in IHL are exempted from applying for a Work Permit if they wish to work during vacation time.

The exemption to apply for a Work Permit is also applicable to specific IHL students who do not work more than 16 hours per week during term time. Students are strongly advised to check under the relevant section of the Employment of Foreign Works Act on the work privileges granted to their institutions."

You can look at it in detail @ http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=325&secid=182
</blockquote>

Ok, thanks for correcting me :)!
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imarkon

also , did you see that every nus student must necessarily subscribe an insurance plan from this site: http://mycg.com.sg/nusstudent/

which plan is the one to subscribe and which one are you guys getting?

also , did you see that every nus student must necessarily subscribe an insurance plan from this site: http://mycg.com.sg/nusstudent/

which plan is the one to subscribe and which one are you guys getting?
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amrapalli

I'll be going either for the GPA or the Group Outpatient Specialist Insurance. Will make up my mind once am there. I don't think we are required to subscribe for the insurance on the registration day itself, atleast I couldn't find anything like that mentioned in the attachments from NUS or the NUS websites. These things are generally explained during the student orientation so I guess the NUS guys will be giving us a detailed outline about the entire concept then.

I'll be going either for the GPA or the Group Outpatient Specialist Insurance. Will make up my mind once am there. I don't think we are required to subscribe for the insurance on the registration day itself, atleast I couldn't find anything like that mentioned in the attachments from NUS or the NUS websites. These things are generally explained during the student orientation so I guess the NUS guys will be giving us a detailed outline about the entire concept then.
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fay

Hey does anybody know if I need a return ticket already when arriving to Singapore? It is said at ICA's websites that if you are with Social Visit Pass, you need the return ticket. But how about as I have applied the Student Pass, is it required?? However, first we receive the Social Visit Pass (before completing the Student Pass formalities after registration to NUS).. I do not need a separate VISA.. Thank you for your help guys!

Hey does anybody know if I need a return ticket already when arriving to Singapore? It is said at ICA's websites that if you are with Social Visit Pass, you need the return ticket. But how about as I have applied the Student Pass, is it required?? However, first we receive the Social Visit Pass (before completing the Student Pass formalities after registration to NUS).. I do not need a separate VISA.. Thank you for your help guys!
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dhar

@ Fay, i don't think you need a return cos although you get a social visit pass at first, you give immigration your IPA letter, so they will know you would be applying for the long term pass.. better to check though, just email the law dept.

Have you guys finished all the solar/IPA procedures; it's refreshingly quick and simple, not like waiting for ages for a visa to be processed.

They've sent the next letter, looks like the international orientation is on the 22nd, but it's not compulsory, which is good cos I wont be able to make it.. and we have holidays on the first three official days of uni (8-10 aug) so that's kinda nice..

Has anyone doing maritime checked out the timetable and subject choices? looks decent, albeit the classes which run till 9pm.. but i guess it's to fit the lecturer's timetable..

@Mads, have you had any more luck with the accom?

@ Fay, i don't think you need a return cos although you get a social visit pass at first, you give immigration your IPA letter, so they will know you would be applying for the long term pass.. better to check though, just email the law dept.

Have you guys finished all the solar/IPA procedures; it's refreshingly quick and simple, not like waiting for ages for a visa to be processed.

They've sent the next letter, looks like the international orientation is on the 22nd, but it's not compulsory, which is good cos I wont be able to make it.. and we have holidays on the first three official days of uni (8-10 aug) so that's kinda nice..

Has anyone doing maritime checked out the timetable and subject choices? looks decent, albeit the classes which run till 9pm.. but i guess it's to fit the lecturer's timetable..

@Mads, have you had any more luck with the accom?
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Ayeshia

@Fay: Once you receive your In-Principle Approval letter ("IPA") through NUS, that will serve as a single entry permit into Singapore. The IPA is conditional upon the outcome of your medicals. Submission of these would be done at the time of completion of the Student Pass ("STP") formalities by visiting
a) The KR Campus of NUS on 27th and 28h June 2011 ELSE
b) Through the e-appointment system available on the ICA website which would need tobe done after 29th July.
You do not need a separate Visa for entry into Singapore (referring to your Social Visit Pass), Hence, you do not need a return ticket. Hope this helps.

@Fay: Once you receive your In-Principle Approval letter ("IPA") through NUS, that will serve as a single entry permit into Singapore. The IPA is conditional upon the outcome of your medicals. Submission of these would be done at the time of completion of the Student Pass ("STP") formalities by visiting
a) The KR Campus of NUS on 27th and 28h June 2011 ELSE
b) Through the e-appointment system available on the ICA website which would need tobe done after 29th July.
You do not need a separate Visa for entry into Singapore (referring to your Social Visit Pass), Hence, you do not need a return ticket. Hope this helps.
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Ayeshia

@ Dhar: Checked the electives for Maritime Law. International Legal Process however doesnt seem to be available for persons licensed to practice,
Check the Prerequisites particularly the second for selecting the module:
(ii) LLM students who have not qualified to practice in any jurisdiction.
The others look quite decent.
I'm trying to get information regarding the lecture timings? Do you have any idea.

@ Dhar: Checked the electives for Maritime Law. International Legal Process however doesnt seem to be available for persons licensed to practice,
Check the Prerequisites particularly the second for selecting the module:
(ii) LLM students who have not qualified to practice in any jurisdiction.
The others look quite decent.
I'm trying to get information regarding the lecture timings? Do you have any idea.
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imarkon

so i received this Welcome Letter. Here come all my doubts:
when i'll go there on july 27th:
-Proof of PR status, dont think i need this
-In-Principle Approval Letter, dont know when i'll receive this
-The following relevant forms, duly signed and completed, which you can download from the online pre-registration system, i havent seen these yet but think i will as soon as the ID system unlocks.
-Original copy of your NUS Pre-enrollment Medical Report form if you have done your medical examination elsewhere, NOW ABOUT THIS, i have my certificates and medical reports here with NUS forms filled, what should I do with them? do i have to send them beforehand or can i just keep them with them and give them when i go there on the 27th?

so i received this Welcome Letter. Here come all my doubts:
when i'll go there on july 27th:
-Proof of PR status, dont think i need this
-In-Principle Approval Letter, dont know when i'll receive this
-The following relevant forms, duly signed and completed, which you can download from the online pre-registration system, i havent seen these yet but think i will as soon as the ID system unlocks.
-Original copy of your NUS Pre-enrollment Medical Report form if you have done your medical examination elsewhere, NOW ABOUT THIS, i have my certificates and medical reports here with NUS forms filled, what should I do with them? do i have to send them beforehand or can i just keep them with them and give them when i go there on the 27th?
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fay

Great, thanks Ayeshia and Dhar!! I am familiar with the procedures regarding IPA and student pass but wanted to be sure.. I've been also looking for the timetables; I don't know if I can choose certain courses if I don't know what time those lectures will be.. (so that I don't take courses that have lectures at the same time). So, if somebody finds more precise schedule, would appreciate it!

Great, thanks Ayeshia and Dhar!! I am familiar with the procedures regarding IPA and student pass but wanted to be sure.. I've been also looking for the timetables; I don't know if I can choose certain courses if I don't know what time those lectures will be.. (so that I don't take courses that have lectures at the same time). So, if somebody finds more precise schedule, would appreciate it!
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dhar

http://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/ay1112/sem1/Sem1_AY1112_Lect-Sem.pdf - That is the timetable they've put up..

@Ayeshia: wasn't gonna do that partic module, so i hadn't seen it, but yeah i guess going by what you've said - it's not allowed.

@imarkon: the IPA shouldn't take too long i think. i got mine a day or two after i submitted n paid, but then you have to pay the issuance fee- are we to expect another letter after that as well? and i think you should hang on to your medicals and just bring them with you, there's nothing about sending them in early. plus immigration will want to see them in addition to nus when you sign up for the student pass.

http://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/ay1112/sem1/Sem1_AY1112_Lect-Sem.pdf - That is the timetable they've put up..

@Ayeshia: wasn't gonna do that partic module, so i hadn't seen it, but yeah i guess going by what you've said - it's not allowed.

@imarkon: the IPA shouldn't take too long i think. i got mine a day or two after i submitted n paid, but then you have to pay the issuance fee- are we to expect another letter after that as well? and i think you should hang on to your medicals and just bring them with you, there's nothing about sending them in early. plus immigration will want to see them in addition to nus when you sign up for the student pass.
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amrapalli

Hi, does anybody have any idea about the module registration process? I went through the mail they sent and checked the website too but they have not mentioned the actual process for module registration, apart from stating that it starts from 23 June and continues till the 27th. In case any of you knows anything about the process then do let me know!

Hi, does anybody have any idea about the module registration process? I went through the mail they sent and checked the website too but they have not mentioned the actual process for module registration, apart from stating that it starts from 23 June and continues till the 27th. In case any of you knows anything about the process then do let me know!
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Ayeshia

http://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/ay1112/infoall.html

Amrapalli, hope the above info helps.
Please clarify the exemption in the common law module. Would we be eligible??

http://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/ay1112/infoall.html

Amrapalli, hope the above info helps.
Please clarify the exemption in the common law module. Would we be eligible??
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amrapalli

@ Ayeshia: Thanxxx for the info dear! Just sent you an sms :) hehee

Yup we are definitely exempt from the common law thingy. I was planning to mail them the requisite application with the necessary attachments validating my application for the same. We dont need to study common law reasoning and writing for gawd's sake!!!!!!!!!!! Atleast that was never my intention in enlisting at NUS hahahaa :)

Chal will catch up with ya either by call or chat tonight, byeeee

@ Ayeshia: Thanxxx for the info dear! Just sent you an sms :) hehee

Yup we are definitely exempt from the common law thingy. I was planning to mail them the requisite application with the necessary attachments validating my application for the same. We dont need to study common law reasoning and writing for gawd's sake!!!!!!!!!!! Atleast that was never my intention in enlisting at NUS hahahaa :)

Chal will catch up with ya either by call or chat tonight, byeeee
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imarkon

i suppose im not exempted at all from common law studying, myself coming from a civil law country.
still the letter doesnt explain hows it supposed to work. where do i even find the books to study from??

i suppose im not exempted at all from common law studying, myself coming from a civil law country.
still the letter doesnt explain hows it supposed to work. where do i even find the books to study from??
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amrapalli

@Imarkon: Dont worry about the common law thing too much. I know its horrid having to sit for an exam the moment you land in Singapore, but its actually not too big a deal. If you clear the test you are exempt from studying the common law module but in case you should flunk it then the worst that can happen is you attending a few classes for "common law reasoning & writing". So be happy and cheer up coz there are loads of new & exciting things to look forward to in the coming months :)

@Imarkon: Dont worry about the common law thing too much. I know its horrid having to sit for an exam the moment you land in Singapore, but its actually not too big a deal. If you clear the test you are exempt from studying the common law module but in case you should flunk it then the worst that can happen is you attending a few classes for "common law reasoning & writing". So be happy and cheer up coz there are loads of new & exciting things to look forward to in the coming months :)
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imarkon

@Imarkon: Dont worry about the common law thing too much. I know its horrid having to sit for an exam the moment you land in Singapore, but its actually not too big a deal. If you clear the test you are exempt from studying the common law module but in case you should flunk it then the worst that can happen is you attending a few classes for "common law reasoning & writing". So be happy and cheer up coz there are loads of new & exciting things to look forward to in the coming months :)


what i worry about is not the exam per se, but how should i do to
1. check if im truly exempted
2. check what my level of knowledge is
3. prepare for such test

<blockquote>@Imarkon: Dont worry about the common law thing too much. I know its horrid having to sit for an exam the moment you land in Singapore, but its actually not too big a deal. If you clear the test you are exempt from studying the common law module but in case you should flunk it then the worst that can happen is you attending a few classes for "common law reasoning & writing". So be happy and cheer up coz there are loads of new & exciting things to look forward to in the coming months :)</blockquote>

what i worry about is not the exam per se, but how should i do to
1. check if im truly exempted
2. check what my level of knowledge is
3. prepare for such test
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amrapalli

Sheeeeeet! I got it wrong. You see there are two common law modules. The first is the Common law reasoning and writing and the second is the Common law legal system of Singapore. The first common law module is compulsory for all of us unless we pass the exemption test to be held on 5th Aug....oh nooooo :( So even people like me from common law countries need to give the d*** test!

For exemption from the second common law module we need to put in an application highlighting our study or work experience in common law. We need to send in the applications by 5th Aug.

Sheeeeeet! I got it wrong. You see there are two common law modules. The first is the Common law reasoning and writing and the second is the Common law legal system of Singapore. The first common law module is compulsory for all of us unless we pass the exemption test to be held on 5th Aug....oh nooooo :( So even people like me from common law countries need to give the d*** test!

For exemption from the second common law module we need to put in an application highlighting our study or work experience in common law. We need to send in the applications by 5th Aug.
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imarkon

unless we pass the exemption test to be held on 5th Aug....

For exemption from the second common law module we need to put in an application highlighting our study or work experience in common law. We need to send in the applications by 5th Aug.

how do we do the 2nd part?

regarding the 1st, how does one pass the test?

<blockquote> unless we pass the exemption test to be held on 5th Aug....

For exemption from the second common law module we need to put in an application highlighting our study or work experience in common law. We need to send in the applications by 5th Aug. </blockquote>
how do we do the 2nd part?

regarding the 1st, how does one pass the test?
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amrapalli

Take a look at this website http://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/grad_prog/pdf/Memo_Common_Law_Courses.pdf

As for what to study for this horrid exam here's a list of some books on common law which should help:
1. The Common Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes
2. Jurisprudence by RWM Dias
3. The Common Law & Legal Theory by AWB Simpson
4. Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition by Harold J. Berman

These should be more than enough to give you an idea. Dont actually read all these. I would suggest skim through them considering the time constraint. And above all try googling common law. That I hope should be more than enough!!

Take a look at this website http://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/grad_prog/pdf/Memo_Common_Law_Courses.pdf

As for what to study for this horrid exam here's a list of some books on common law which should help:
1. The Common Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes
2. Jurisprudence by RWM Dias
3. The Common Law & Legal Theory by AWB Simpson
4. Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition by Harold J. Berman

These should be more than enough to give you an idea. Dont actually read all these. I would suggest skim through them considering the time constraint. And above all try googling common law. That I hope should be more than enough!!
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