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National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law (NUS Law) is Asia’s leading law school, and ranks among the top 10 law schools in the world, according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2023.

Staffed by an outstanding permanent faculty diverse in origin and qualifications, NUS Law is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues in our interconnected world.

Since 1957, the curriculum has been infused with perspectives from other jurisdictions and disciplines. NUS Law hosts many visiting faculty and students from leading universities globally, bringing diverse perspectives into the classroom so that our students’ learning experience can further be enhanced through lively interaction and discussions both inside and outside the classroom.

The strength of the NUS Law curriculum lies in the broad and diverse range of subjects it offers. In addition to a rigorous core curriculum, students can choose from more than a hundred electives. Students can tailor their specialisations according to their aspirations, career goals and public interest inclinations.

In addition to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, NUS Law also offers aMaster of Laws(LLM) by coursework programme, with seven unique specialisations:

·      Asian Legal Studies

·      Corporate & Financial Services Law

·      Intellectual Property & Technology Law

·      International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

·      International & Comparative Law

·      Maritime Law

·      International Business Law

It also offers two Double Degree Programmeswith the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, an NUS autonomous professional graduate school which educates and trains policymakers and leaders.

NUS Law is also home to various centres and institutes that cater to specialised areas within the international legal infrastructure, providing students with research opportunities on significant legal issues locally, regionally and globally.


Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Law and also Co-President of the Law Schools Global League, says: “NUS Law was a founding member of the Law Schools Global League, which brought together a group of like-minded schools committed to research and education on the impact of globalisation and technology on the practice of law. Over the past decade, that network has strengthened and deepened our joint commitment to ensuring that our students aren’t just ready for the changed legal profession – they embrace it.”