The Juris Doctor (JD) degree is a graduate law degree that may lead to qualification for the practice of law in Singapore. At NUS, you may select from one of two JD programmes: (i) a 2-year single graduate degree programme for candidates holding a basic law degree from another jurisdiction; or (ii) a 3-year single graduate degree programme for candidates holding a non-law degree.
In our flagship Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework programme, a wide variety of modules is available, taught by the most highly-qualified academic faculty. All students are enrolled as Master of Laws (LLM) candidates, with the option to pursue specializations in a variety of areas such as Asian Legal Studies, Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, International & Comparative Law and Maritime Law.
The 3-year JD will replace the Graduate LLB (GLB) programme, and it can be completed in 2.5 years in exceptional circumstances.
NUS Law is ranked the #12 law school in the world, and #1 in Asia by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2020. We offer a comprehensive range of specialisations in areas such as Corporate & Financial Services Law, Intellectual Property & Technology Law and International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, taught by over 70 full-time faculty members and over two dozen adjunct faculty members.
Each year, a number of visiting professors from some of the top universities in the world, including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, the LSE, Melbourne, Seoul National University and University of Hong Kong among many others, also offer elective modules taught intensively over three weeks, thus increasing the richness of your academic experience at NUS Law.