The road to join the law profession is challenging and enduring one. It will require an enormous amount of time and effort to eventually be admitted into the Singapore Bar to practice as a lawyer. Click to see the “5 Steps to Qualifying for Admission to the Singapore Bar through studying in an Overseas Scheduled University”
As listed under the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) website, to be admitted to the Singapore Bar, a person:
(1) must meet all the requirements of being a “qualified person” as defined in the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161) read together with the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons); and
(2) must also:
- have attained the age of 21 years;
- be of good character;
- have satisfactorily served the practice training period applicable to him;
- have attended and satisfactorily completed such courses of instruction as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors; and
- have passed such examinations as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
At present, the course of instruction referred to in 2(d) is the Preparatory Course leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations and the examinations referred to in 2(e) is Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations.
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To be admitted into the Singapore Bar as a Qualified Person, you will have to obtain your law qualifications from one of the following universities (apart from approved universities in Singapore)
|Country||Approved University||Applicable Law Degree|
|Australia||Australian National University||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|Flinders University||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|Monash University||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|Murdoch University||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|University of Melbourne||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|University of New South Wales||LL.B|
|University of Queensland||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|University of Sydney||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|University of Tasmania||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|University of Western Australia||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|New Zealand||University of Auckland||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|Victoria University of Wellington||LL.B, LL.B (Honours)|
|United Kingdom||University of Birmingham||LL.B (Honours)|
|University of Bristol||LL.B (Single Honours)|
|University of Cambridge||B.A. Law|
|University of Durham||LL.B (Honours)|
|King’s College, London, University of London||LL.B (Honours)|
|London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London||LL.B (Honours)|
|Queen Mary University of London (formerly known as Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London)||LL.B (Honours)|
|University College, University of London||LL.B (Honours)|
|University of Nottingham||LL.B (Honours)|
|University of Oxford||B.A. (Honours) Jurisprudence|
|University of Warwick||LL.B (Honours)|
|United States of America||Harvard University||Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)|
|Columbia University||Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)|
|New York University||Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)|
|University of Michigan||Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)|
Bellerbys College offers a Law Foundation program that will allow Singaporean A Level students to progress into UK universities such as Durham University, Nottingham University and University of Birmingham. O Level students will 5 options – Durham University, Nottingham University, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol and University Warwick.
University of Sydney and Australian National University are recommended universities with suitable Law Foundation studies in Australia. In New Zealand, University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington can also be considered for possible Law Foundation options.
If you are interested to study a Law degree and enter into a rewarding career as a lawyer or related areas, look no further. We will assess your education qualifications accordingly and help you to achieve your dream.
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