NUS LLM (2014-2015)


@aarsh346
I don't think ICL is that much a favourite in my batch, but a classmate of mine from ICL is off for a fellowship in Den Haag (forgot which institution though.. sigh) which he received from the school :) also the Centre of International Law has been blossoming lately so I wouldn't worry too much about job prospects post graduation!

@APatt
I'm not trying to discourage you, but I don't think there would be much to do during your first semester at least. Not a lot of internship offers will be around in the first half of the course save for the winter break, plus I won't really suggest paralleling your studies with internship somewhere else. The studying load alone would be rather much. But if you're into it, the law journals in campus are constantly looking for Research Assistants (and they pay quite awesome money as well!) :)

@aarsh346
I don't think ICL is that much a favourite in my batch, but a classmate of mine from ICL is off for a fellowship in Den Haag (forgot which institution though.. sigh) which he received from the school :) also the Centre of International Law has been blossoming lately so I wouldn't worry too much about job prospects post graduation!

@APatt
I'm not trying to discourage you, but I don't think there would be much to do during your first semester at least. Not a lot of internship offers will be around in the first half of the course save for the winter break, plus I won't really suggest paralleling your studies with internship somewhere else. The studying load alone would be rather much. But if you're into it, the law journals in campus are constantly looking for Research Assistants (and they pay quite awesome money as well!) :)
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APatt

Thanks so much @winaindiarto! Will look further into that!

Thanks so much @winaindiarto! Will look further into that!
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miratp

@winaindiarto
Thank you so much for your help! I have taken up the CFL course for 2014-15. Can you give me some inputs on the most preferred modules for the CFL course?

Also, can we select more than 10 modules for the LL.M course? The information given by NUS says that a total of at least 40 credits have to be completed. So, is a student allowed to complete more than 40 credits, which would mean selecting more than 10 modules (as most modules carry 4 credits).

@winaindiarto
Thank you so much for your help! I have taken up the CFL course for 2014-15. Can you give me some inputs on the most preferred modules for the CFL course?

Also, can we select more than 10 modules for the LL.M course? The information given by NUS says that a total of at least 40 credits have to be completed. So, is a student allowed to complete more than 40 credits, which would mean selecting more than 10 modules (as most modules carry 4 credits).
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aarsh346

Thank you @winaindiarto!

Yes, ICL isn't a favourite in our batch either, but it feels like the right choice for me. :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Also, we received information about the fellowship at ICJ and World Bank in our offer letter. Is there a way to contact your classmate regarding this? I'm sending you my email id in a PM.

Let me know.

Thank you @winaindiarto!

Yes, ICL isn't a favourite in our batch either, but it feels like the right choice for me. :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Also, we received information about the fellowship at ICJ and World Bank in our offer letter. Is there a way to contact your classmate regarding this? I'm sending you my email id in a PM.

Let me know.
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Yeah.. ICL, though might seem the least populated course, it just is d right course for me!.. and please do let me know too about any other information on the fellowship or job prospects.

Thank u.

Yeah.. ICL, though might seem the least populated course, it just is d right course for me!.. and please do let me know too about any other information on the fellowship or job prospects.

Thank u.
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swatitata

Anyone got through College Green?

I did not :(

Anyone got through College Green?

I did not :(
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Belli

Neither did I. Wonder what the other options are !

Neither did I. Wonder what the other options are !
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swatitata

NUS Hostel application results still pending...Anyone here planning to take up apt for rent?

NUS Hostel application results still pending...Anyone here planning to take up apt for rent?
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pawel

well, im open for ideas :) college green and nus accom may be tough... other hostels seem dirty/expensive...

well, im open for ideas :) college green and nus accom may be tough... other hostels seem dirty/expensive...
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aarsh346

I didn't get College Green either, and I'm looking at rooms/apartments for rent too. :-/

This page on facebook is pretty useful to look for places to stay in - https://www.facebook.com/groups/findyourroominsg/
You're less likely to run into agents here who'll charge a crazy amount of fee.

Heads up, there's a nice ad for a 3 bedroom apartment by a Chloé Sengsavang. 4k per month rent.

I didn't get College Green either, and I'm looking at rooms/apartments for rent too. :-/

This page on facebook is pretty useful to look for places to stay in - https://www.facebook.com/groups/findyourroominsg/
You're less likely to run into agents here who'll charge a crazy amount of fee.

Heads up, there's a nice ad for a 3 bedroom apartment by a Chloé Sengsavang. 4k per month rent.
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swatitata

Oh!!! Thanks...Shud be helpful...In case anyone is looking for a roomie please PM me and we can discuss :)

Oh!!! Thanks...Shud be helpful...In case anyone is looking for a roomie please PM me and we can discuss :)

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swatitata

Anyone lucky enough to get through the NUS hostels?

I wasn't :(

Anyone lucky enough to get through the NUS hostels?

I wasn't :(
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Belli

No luck here either... Waiting for the College green Second application Period..

No luck here either... Waiting for the College green Second application Period..
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Guys, don't be in too much despair if you don't get through to NUS hostels. Most people from my batch didn't get through the first time round, you just have to keep applying :) Myself, I didn't get into College Green until 2 weeks before moving out to Singapore (I think someone who got in the second wave didn't accept after all and I was put in the waiting list or something). UTown tends to not take in Law students because of the distance I think, and most of the exchange students get placed there -- and there are loads and loads of them..

If you're into getting rooms on your own, you can try easyroommate.com.sg, the people who advertise there are really responsive. If bad comes to worse and you don't get school housing at all, try getting a short-term lease and look for a new place in the first term. Propertyguru offers you a lot of choices but from what I've encountered last year the agents are not that responsive to enquiries from outside Singapore.

Hope everyone gets the housing situation sorted out real soon!

Guys, don't be in too much despair if you don't get through to NUS hostels. Most people from my batch didn't get through the first time round, you just have to keep applying :) Myself, I didn't get into College Green until 2 weeks before moving out to Singapore (I think someone who got in the second wave didn't accept after all and I was put in the waiting list or something). UTown tends to not take in Law students because of the distance I think, and most of the exchange students get placed there -- and there are loads and loads of them..

If you're into getting rooms on your own, you can try easyroommate.com.sg, the people who advertise there are really responsive. If bad comes to worse and you don't get school housing at all, try getting a short-term lease and look for a new place in the first term. Propertyguru offers you a lot of choices but from what I've encountered last year the agents are not that responsive to enquiries from outside Singapore.

Hope everyone gets the housing situation sorted out real soon!
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@winaindiarto
Thank you so much for your help! I have taken up the CFL course for 2014-15. Can you give me some inputs on the most preferred modules for the CFL course?

Also, can we select more than 10 modules for the LL.M course? The information given by NUS says that a total of at least 40 credits have to be completed. So, is a student allowed to complete more than 40 credits, which would mean selecting more than 10 modules (as most modules carry 4 credits).


Hi miratp,

Modules to pick on for the first semester depends on your home jurisdiction. If your first degree is from a common law country, then you're free to pick from the vast list of courses offered. If you're from a civil law jurisdiction like me, you're "stuck" with only 3 classes which take up 20 credits already, one of which is Singaporean Company Law. I can't say if there is a certain favourite selection of classes, you can basically just pick whatever you like.

As for taking more than 40 credits.. I wouldn't suggest doing so. First of all, you have to write to the Vice Dean on how you "deserve" to read more than 10 classes for approval, and from what I went through, 20 credits each (which is about 5 classes each semester, provided you don't take any classes worth 8 credits) will be quite a lot for you to take in. I don't mean to scare you guys at this point, but 5 classes each semester will consume a massive amount of your time with the workload.

Hope this helps everyone concerned about this :)

<blockquote>@winaindiarto
Thank you so much for your help! I have taken up the CFL course for 2014-15. Can you give me some inputs on the most preferred modules for the CFL course?

Also, can we select more than 10 modules for the LL.M course? The information given by NUS says that a total of at least 40 credits have to be completed. So, is a student allowed to complete more than 40 credits, which would mean selecting more than 10 modules (as most modules carry 4 credits).
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Hi miratp,

Modules to pick on for the first semester depends on your home jurisdiction. If your first degree is from a common law country, then you're free to pick from the vast list of courses offered. If you're from a civil law jurisdiction like me, you're "stuck" with only 3 classes which take up 20 credits already, one of which is Singaporean Company Law. I can't say if there is a certain favourite selection of classes, you can basically just pick whatever you like.

As for taking more than 40 credits.. I wouldn't suggest doing so. First of all, you have to write to the Vice Dean on how you "deserve" to read more than 10 classes for approval, and from what I went through, 20 credits each (which is about 5 classes each semester, provided you don't take any classes worth 8 credits) will be quite a lot for you to take in. I don't mean to scare you guys at this point, but 5 classes each semester will consume a massive amount of your time with the workload.

Hope this helps everyone concerned about this :)
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Hi Guys.

Congratulations to all those who got in.

Iam a prospective student for batch 2015.
I have an agreegate of 57% from Campus Law Centre ,Delhi University with internships at reputed law firms in India and advocates. I have done social work and also have good recommendation letters.
If any of you could help me with letting me know the chances of making it to NUS next year and also if you guys have any idea about any other decent colleges in Singapore.

Thankyou

Hi Guys.

Congratulations to all those who got in.

Iam a prospective student for batch 2015.
I have an agreegate of 57% from Campus Law Centre ,Delhi University with internships at reputed law firms in India and advocates. I have done social work and also have good recommendation letters.
If any of you could help me with letting me know the chances of making it to NUS next year and also if you guys have any idea about any other decent colleges in Singapore.

Thankyou
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Belli

Hey guys.. Its been a while.. any news on the module registration n stuff??

Hey guys.. Its been a while.. any news on the module registration n stuff??
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swatitata

Just the confirmation email on the selected modules nothing else!

Just the confirmation email on the selected modules nothing else!
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ashumshr

Hi.... I am a student of ICL course. Anyone who has arrived in Singapore.

Hi.... I am a student of ICL course. Anyone who has arrived in Singapore.
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