NUS LLM 2011/12


mandavi

@Rahul: Definitely KCL n UCLA r colleges to go to especially for LLM... they have a long standing of reputation and admiration, NUS on the other hand is a renowned University.. so tht is whr d difference lies as long as money is not the concern for you. Placements wise.. yes England is in a bad shape and doesn luk to b any better any time soon... But m surprised hw ur frnds haven been placed aftr KCL cs all the leading firms in India look upto to KCL n UCLA... Rest it depends on how u perform in your interviews... thr is ntn to confirm you a job even aftr an LLM Degree... be it India or Singapore.
What is important actually is to assess ur course and subjects.. if you are geting d specialization you desire and the subjects that you wish to study.. then the choice of college can be made accordingly.

@Rahul: Definitely KCL n UCLA r colleges to go to especially for LLM... they have a long standing of reputation and admiration, NUS on the other hand is a renowned University.. so tht is whr d difference lies as long as money is not the concern for you. Placements wise.. yes England is in a bad shape and doesn luk to b any better any time soon... But m surprised hw ur frnds haven been placed aftr KCL cs all the leading firms in India look upto to KCL n UCLA... Rest it depends on how u perform in your interviews... thr is ntn to confirm you a job even aftr an LLM Degree... be it India or Singapore.
What is important actually is to assess ur course and subjects.. if you are geting d specialization you desire and the subjects that you wish to study.. then the choice of college can be made accordingly.
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mandavi

And yes.. compared to England, job opportunities are better and higher in Singapore.

And yes.. compared to England, job opportunities are better and higher in Singapore.
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@Rahul: Definitely KCL n UCLA r colleges to go to especially for LLM... they have a long standing of reputation and admiration, NUS on the other hand is a renowned University.. so tht is whr d difference lies as long as money is not the concern for you. Placements wise.. yes England is in a bad shape and doesn luk to b any better any time soon... But m surprised hw ur frnds haven been placed aftr KCL cs all the leading firms in India look upto to KCL n UCLA... Rest it depends on how u perform in your interviews... thr is ntn to confirm you a job even aftr an LLM Degree... be it India or Singapore.
What is important actually is to assess ur course and subjects.. if you are geting d specialization you desire and the subjects that you wish to study.. then the choice of college can be made accordingly.

what I meant, 1 of them has found a job in a firm but not too attractive to pay back his loans. Second one couldn't find a better job so he has joined litigation and assisting a senior advocate. I am being told that even recruiters in India are not giving very high regards for LLM these days unless of course its Harvards, cambridge or likewise universities. so, job hunting after LLM and waiting for long is too much to ask for especially, after returning to India.

<blockquote>@Rahul: Definitely KCL n UCLA r colleges to go to especially for LLM... they have a long standing of reputation and admiration, NUS on the other hand is a renowned University.. so tht is whr d difference lies as long as money is not the concern for you. Placements wise.. yes England is in a bad shape and doesn luk to b any better any time soon... But m surprised hw ur frnds haven been placed aftr KCL cs all the leading firms in India look upto to KCL n UCLA... Rest it depends on how u perform in your interviews... thr is ntn to confirm you a job even aftr an LLM Degree... be it India or Singapore.
What is important actually is to assess ur course and subjects.. if you are geting d specialization you desire and the subjects that you wish to study.. then the choice of college can be made accordingly.</blockquote>
what I meant, 1 of them has found a job in a firm but not too attractive to pay back his loans. Second one couldn't find a better job so he has joined litigation and assisting a senior advocate. I am being told that even recruiters in India are not giving very high regards for LLM these days unless of course its Harvards, cambridge or likewise universities. so, job hunting after LLM and waiting for long is too much to ask for especially, after returning to India.
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Ayeshia

Has anyone shortlisted their electives??

Has anyone shortlisted their electives??
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fay

Has anyone shortlisted their electives??

I just submitted my Module Registration. Since I am Maritime Law student, I took compulsory courses Carriage of Goods by Sea and Common Law Legal System of Singapore (hence I am from civil-law country) and electives International Commercial Arbitration, Admiralty Law & Practice, Principles of Conflict of Laws and An Introduction to Negotiating & Drafting Commercial Contracts. NUS recommends that you should choose as many electives as possible. However, I didn't find any other suitable courses for me so I hope there is enough room in the classes so that I am able to attend to the abovementioned. You have to take 20 credits per semester and if you would like to carry out more electives, you have to apply a permission from NUS.

<blockquote>Has anyone shortlisted their electives??</blockquote>
I just submitted my Module Registration. Since I am Maritime Law student, I took compulsory courses Carriage of Goods by Sea and Common Law Legal System of Singapore (hence I am from civil-law country) and electives International Commercial Arbitration, Admiralty Law & Practice, Principles of Conflict of Laws and An Introduction to Negotiating & Drafting Commercial Contracts. NUS recommends that you should choose as many electives as possible. However, I didn't find any other suitable courses for me so I hope there is enough room in the classes so that I am able to attend to the abovementioned. You have to take 20 credits per semester and if you would like to carry out more electives, you have to apply a permission from NUS.
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Ayeshia

Thanks Fay. I'm from Maritime Law too, and I cant tell u how much ur reply helped. I was feeling at sea :)

Thanks Fay. I'm from Maritime Law too, and I cant tell u how much ur reply helped. I was feeling at sea :)
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amrapalli

@ Ayeshia: Lost my celll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

@ Ayeshia: Lost my celll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(
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Ashi_r

Please any one tell me how to convert marks into grades.
For seeking exemption in compulsory module grades are to be mentioned BUT our university(DU) never provided grades.

Please any one tell me how to convert marks into grades.
For seeking exemption in compulsory module grades are to be mentioned BUT our university(DU) never provided grades.
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Ayeshia

Why aren't we exempted already!!

Why aren't we exempted already!!
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mandavi

@Ashi: I guess if u r from a common law background u do not need to apply for exemption as even when u register yourself for the modules, it asks you for an option. So jus choose common law and m sure u r exempted straight away... there is no application to be given...
However, if its d other way then kindly let me know... cs i ve already registered for the Modules and have not chosen the compulsory subjects.

@Ashi: I guess if u r from a common law background u do not need to apply for exemption as even when u register yourself for the modules, it asks you for an option. So jus choose common law and m sure u r exempted straight away... there is no application to be given...
However, if its d other way then kindly let me know... cs i ve already registered for the Modules and have not chosen the compulsory subjects.
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Ayeshia

@Ashi_r: I agree with Mandavi. The default selection during mod regn was common law degree. Hence I didn't see the need for a formal exemption application. Please clarify if its otherwise.

@Ashi_r: I agree with Mandavi. The default selection during mod regn was common law degree. Hence I didn't see the need for a formal exemption application. Please clarify if its otherwise.
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Ashi_r

When you choose the option that you are from common law background, you will find at the end of the next page asking whether you have studied Company Law,(a compulsory module for C&FSL) If yes, YOU have to mention- in which year, what was the name of the module studied and the grade you got in that subject.

May be it is specifically for C&FSL guys.

I even dropped a mail to NUS and got the reply- 'proceed only after converting your marks into grades.' Despite asking, they didn't reply- HOW??

I think every country has a set pattern... how should I proceed?

If anyone of you can help.

When you choose the option that you are from common law background, you will find at the end of the next page asking whether you have studied Company Law,(a compulsory module for C&FSL) If yes, YOU have to mention- in which year, what was the name of the module studied and the grade you got in that subject.

May be it is specifically for C&FSL guys.

I even dropped a mail to NUS and got the reply- 'proceed only after converting your marks into grades.' Despite asking, they didn't reply- HOW??

I think every country has a set pattern... how should I proceed?

If anyone of you can help.
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Ayeshia

@Ashi_r: u must write to the faculty of law (not grad registration) right away and seek clarification. Or call them.

@Ashi_r: u must write to the faculty of law (not grad registration) right away and seek clarification. Or call them.
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mandavi

Ashi: I have applied for C&FSL too, but surprisingly i did not have that question with regard to Company law anywhre while I was registering.. Infact as Ayesha said.. by default common law was selected as an option and i did not have to make a choice !! The next page only asked for my options and that was all I was supposed to do.
So if by any chance, i've missed answering the question with regard to Company law as a subject studied during LLB... How do i go about it now ?? any idea !!

Ashi: I have applied for C&FSL too, but surprisingly i did not have that question with regard to Company law anywhre while I was registering.. Infact as Ayesha said.. by default common law was selected as an option and i did not have to make a choice !! The next page only asked for my options and that was all I was supposed to do.
So if by any chance, i've missed answering the question with regard to Company law as a subject studied during LLB... How do i go about it now ?? any idea !!
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Ayeshia

@ Mandavi: & as for d credits requested I submitted 20. (Half of d total prog credits) is it k Mandavi???

@ Mandavi: & as for d credits requested I submitted 20. (Half of d total prog credits) is it k Mandavi???
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Ashi_r

Oh Mandavi! you have to mention the electives on 3rd page. On 2nd page you are given a few instructions and by default the option chosen is that you have not read Company Law. So you have to click another option and fill in the details regarding Company Law.

Just drop a mail to lawgrad deptt. that you missed the second page and ask them what can be done...

Oh Mandavi! you have to mention the electives on 3rd page. On 2nd page you are given a few instructions and by default the option chosen is that you have not read Company Law. So you have to click another option and fill in the details regarding Company Law.

Just drop a mail to lawgrad deptt. that you missed the second page and ask them what can be done...
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mandavi

@Ayeshia: Yes ayeshia.. total credits have to be 20 for d 1st Sem n anothr 20 for the second sem... so total 20 is fine !!

@Ayeshia: Yes ayeshia.. total credits have to be 20 for d 1st Sem n anothr 20 for the second sem... so total 20 is fine !!
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Ayeshia

@Mandavi: Thanks a bunch for clearing that Mandavi :)

@Mandavi: Thanks a bunch for clearing that Mandavi :)
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