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3.3.1    Double Degree with NUS Law

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This double degree programme in Law and Liberal Arts is an innovative programme, offered jointly by Yale-NUS College and NUS Law for those seeking a broad liberal arts education in addition to their professional training in the law. The five-year honours programme was established by Yale-NUS and NUS with the aim of attracting students of the highest calibre to undertake a truly unique and interdisciplinary legal education in a residential, liberal arts setting and prepare for the practice of law in Singapore.

This programme will provide an interdisciplinary legal education in a residential, liberal arts setting.

For the first four years of the programme, students will live at Yale-NUS College and enjoy the full benefits of the residential college experience. Double Degree students spend their entire first year at Yale-NUS College, taking the Common Curriculum and a specific law-related elective. In Years 2-4, students will split their time between the Common Curriculum, elective courses at Yale-NUS, and core and elective law courses at NUS Law’s Bukit Timah campus. It will also be possible to incorporate a semester-long overseas exchange programme at one of NUS Law’s partner institutions. In Year 5, students will move out of their Yale-NUS residential college and take classes full-time at Bukit Timah. A capstone project will also be pursued in Year 5, entailing a research and writing project in a topic combining law and the liberal arts.

Successful candidates will graduate after five years of study with a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) degree from Yale-NUS College and a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) degree from the NUS Faculty of Law.

Graduates of the Double Degree Programme qualify for admissions to the legal profession as Advocates and Solicitors of the High Court of Singapore. They may expect to work for a diverse set of global employers including Singapore and international law firms, large commercial banks, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations.

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