Birthing the Lawyer: The Impact of three years of law school on law students in the National University of Singapore
This article examines the impact of law school and legal education on the moral and professional identities of law students through surveys and interviews of law students from the Class of 2010 at the National University of Singapore. Questions were asked to ascertain how students viewed the relationship between their personal convictions and professionalism, what they thought of lawyers and the work they would do as lawyers in future, student's opinions as to law's relationship with justice, morality and other social phenomena, and students' expectations of legal education. This article seeks to increase consciousness of how law school is remaking students and developing the moral and professional identities of future lawyers, and to facilitate conversation that reshapes legal education to achieve its aims.
Asian Studies | Legal Education
Law, Society and Governance
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
TAN, Seow Hon.
Birthing the Lawyer: The Impact of three years of law school on law students in the National University of Singapore. (2010). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. 2010, (2), 417-458. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/964