LAW & PRACTICE - THE LAW CLINIC
2018/2019, Semester 1
Modular Credits: 5
Clinical Legal Education (CLE) is the acquisition and development of legal skills through working on live cases under the supervision of qualified lawyers. Developed as an extension to the NUS Legal Skills Programme, the NUS CLE programme has a strong pro bono emphasis. Students will undertake legal work including civil and family litigation through the Legal Aid Bureau; criminal defence; and transactional, structuring, and governance advice for social service organisations, charities and NGOs. Clinical staff with teaching and practice experience supervise students individually. This course is offered through the year in tranches, including during university vacation.
NUS Compulsory Core Curriculum or its equivalent. NUS Legal Skills Programme or equivalent, in particular, Legal Analysis, Research and Communication or its equivalent. Singapore Legal System or its equivalent.
Students who have been in practice as qualified lawyers in the local or other jurisdictions are precluded.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week