Title

Legal Education: Current Issues and Challenges

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

8-2015

Abstract

Legal education has had a short history in Singapore. The first law school in what is today known as the Naional University of Singapore (NUS) had its first cohort of graduates in 1961. NUS maintained a monopoly in local legal education for half a century until the second law school was set up in the Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2007. At the time of writing this chapter, a third law school is in the works, to be established in SIM University (UniSIM), with a view to "developing specialist expertise in family and criminal law" and a focus on "multi-disciplinary and applied learning.

Keywords

Law, Singapore, legal education, universities

Discipline

Higher Education | Law | Legal Education

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

The Legal System of Singapore: Institutions, Principles and Practices

Editor

Chan, Gary Kok Yew; Lee, Jack Tsen-Ta

First Page

235

Last Page

275

ISBN

9789814608404

Publisher

LexisNexis

City or Country

Singapore

Additional URL

http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789814608404

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