B.A. Mallal Moots 2016

B.A. Mallal Moots 2016

It’s that time of the year for awesome reception food the intellectually-stimulating Mallal Moot Finals! Two months of intensive preparation ultimately boiled down to an exciting stand-off on the evening of 14th September, where our four finalists duelled to win this prestigious competition. A little background information: Proudly sponsored by...
Children's Day 2016

Children’s Day 2016

Remember when you used to think JC/Poly was tough?? You know before you descended into the endless despair of legal research, struggling to make sense of all kinds gibberish and madness only to discover hours later that “eh actually this case doesn’t help me at all”   Well LSIRC tried...
IFG Roundup: DOTA 2

IFG Roundup: DOTA 2

For those who are new to the world of gaming (shame on you), DOTA 2 is a team game, where each team of five players start alongside their throne at opposing ends of the map. The main objective is to take down the enemy throne with superb teamwork and objective...
IFG Roundup: Dodgeball

IFG Roundup: Dodgeball

On a freezing, pouring Saturday morning, the Law IFG dodge ball team braved the rain and gathered in the UTown Sports Hall 1 in an attempt to bring glory to the revered name of NUS Law. Bearing in mind our greatest achievement in the previous year (a single draw), we...
IFG Roundup: Basketball (Mens)

IFG Roundup: Basketball (Mens)

Dr James Naismith really knew what he was doing. In December 1891, he nailed a peach basket onto a ten-foot pole, and got players to throw soccer balls inside. Balls had to be manually retrieved after every goal, and the laces on the ball made the bouncing unpredictable and erratic....
The Ling Brothers on TC Applications: Part II

The Ling Brothers on TC Applications: Part II

As mentioned by my bro, this post is aimed at those (esp Y4) looking to non-law careers.   Despite official denials, many of you are finding it tough to secure a TC. “Pursue other career choices!” they say, and expect you to go job-hunting in the open market with very...
The Ling Brothers on TC Applications: Part I

The Ling Brothers on TC Applications: Part I

It’s that time of the year, where year 3 (and some year 4) seniors are anxiously going for their TC interviews. For many of you, it may be your first job interview. I’ve been asked separately by quite a few of my batchmates for interview tips, so I thought I’d...
Law Camp 2016

Law Camp 2016

From the 6th to 9th of June, 180 enthusiastic freshmen brought their friendly smiles to our beloved Bukit Timah Campus, eagerly anticipating 4 days of fun and laughter. Kicking off NUS Law Orientation 2016, Law Camp sought to set the bar for the orientation events to follow, while allowing the...
Rodyk Moots 2016

Rodyk Moots 2016

It’s that time of the year again for the Rodyk Moots, an annual event where the LARC bell-curve destroyers are invited on stage to strut their stuff. It is truly a mark of their mad skills that despite the bench’s unrelenting questions and red herrings, none failed to please the...
[Dialawgues] Not Just A Coffee-Making Uncle

[Dialawgues] Not Just A Coffee-Making Uncle

You’ve read some stories about the non-academic staff in law school – Remember Auntie Saddiah from the NUS Co-op @ BTC, who’s always game for a little chat with us students? Remember our former Summit chef Suresh Krishnan the ‘Briyani man’, and Auntie Tara who works relentlessly behind the scenes so our classrooms are...

You are not stupid

On weekends, I teach tuition (so that I can afford stupidly expensive coffee on dates). I can tell one of my students is very bright. Strangely enough, the light seems to have dimmed recently ever since she got a new tuition buddy. Don’t blame the buddy. Buddy too, is vocal and engaged, albeit a little too receptive to suggestions (no, not in that way, you pervert). I thought Buddy would have been the perfect match for my once vocal and engaged tutee. What was up with that? I recognized in her the same sort of thing that happens in many of my friends. Placed in a classroom with many well-read, well-spoken personalities, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Cowed by the level of engagement that rings in the class, many bright, exceptional students retreat somewhere else. The retreat however, is not surrender. In fact, most seek clarification and answers of...
Law IV 2016: Built To Order

Law IV 2016: Built To Order

Cast & Crew. Photo Credit: Leung Liwen On the weekend just before Recess Week, the year 4s put up their long-awaited musical production, Built to Order, with three shows over as many days (spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st of February 2016). The shows were sold clean out for all...
The 7 Best Instagram Spots At BTC

The 7 Best Instagram Spots At BTC

Many would contend that the pursuit of #instafame and #feedgoals is a highly noble one. As seen from the sacrifices of Instagram Husbands (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFzKi-o4rHw), being a star on Instagram is pretty much a full-time job. Not everyone can do it, and pulling it off is not just any small achievement....
Seasons of Love 2016

Seasons of Love 2016

So it was recess week and I was holed up in the library; because let’s be real. Concurrently, there were white tents being erected and sound checks being done; there was going to be a concert at Bukit Timah Campus (BTC)!   Seasons of Love (SOL) was a spanking new...
Law School Food Guide [Part 2]

Law School Food Guide [Part 2]

Law School Food Guide [Part 2]   “Ça plane pour moi!” (Plastic Bertrand, 1977)   I hope all is well with you —  allez hop, it’s time to explore the Continent, and maybe bring your señor/señorita mas fina out for a day.     La Nonna Address: 26 Lorong Mambong,...
How To Get Your Training Contract (A Pro’s Guide)

How To Get Your Training Contract (A Pro’s Guide)

Last Friday, 50 students gathered to “Parley with the Pros” in a panel and networking session with current practicing lawyers. The session was pretty light-hearted as all 6 panelists had entered practice not that long ago.   The panelists consist of: Mr Nigel Yeo from Allen & Gledhill Mr Imran...

I like writing by hand

I like writing by hand. I hate using a computer. I think that the worst thing about using a computer is that it is convenient. And because it is convenient, it becomes easy to lose yourself in its convenience. Using a computer in the lecture hall is subject to the same sort of problem. In the lecture, those with computers are struggling to write everything down as quickly as possible. I sit in a lecture hall full of these people and I am not one of them. I have a yellow pad in front of me and two pens, one blue, one black. I use the black to write down what the lecturer said and I use the blue to write my own thoughts about what he/she just said. I use both at the same time. I don’t struggle to capture everything the lecturer is trying to say because I...
Law School Food Guide [Part 1]

Law School Food Guide [Part 1]

Welcome to the Law School Food Guide! One of the first things freshmen and freshwomen notice about the Bukit Timah Campus, other than its heritage, is simply how detached it is from everything else. Whether this is a mere accident of history, or subtly reflective of a certain stereotype mentality,...
Law School Women's Fashion (Year 2)

Law School Women’s Fashion (Year 2)

Greetings law school! The Law School Fashion is back this semester with a bigger and better collection of fashionable styles from the ladies – It’s LAW SCHOOL WOMEN’S FASHION! This time, we bring you five chic and fashionable ladies from Year 2 to share their individual fashion philosophies. 1. Venessa...
IFG DOTA 2

IFG DOTA 2

For the uninitiated, DOTA (Defense of the Ancients) is a video game played between two teams of 5 players. Each player controls a hero and the aim of the game is to destroy the other team’s ancient. Warning: From this point on, levels of DOTA jargon and memery increase tenfold....
Law School Men's Fashion (Part 4)

Law School Men’s Fashion (Part 4)

Greetings law school! Today, we have invited not five, but SIX dashing guys from Year 2 (a.k.a. BTC BOYZ) to share with us their fashion philosophies! This would be the last article of our four-part Men’s Fashion series, but do look out for more updates from Justified for the upcoming...
Interview With Aunty Tara: Likeabox

Interview With Aunty Tara: Likeabox

  With limited lunch options in and around the school, what better news is there than an initiative which brings to you yummy meals? The brainchild of Anupriya A Daniel, Zhang Zhefei, Christina Liew, and Low Jia Yan, Like a Box is a non-profit social enterprise which aims to bring joy to our...
Law School Men’s Fashion (Part 3)

Law School Men’s Fashion (Part 3)

Greetings law school! The Men’s Fashion Column is back yet again and this time, we bring you the stylish knockouts from Year 4! Before they graduate and step out into the workforce to have a life (or the lack thereof), they have kindly shared with us some fashion advice for...
Law School Men's Fashion (Part 2)

Law School Men’s Fashion (Part 2)

Greetings law school! The Men’s fashion is back yet again to brighten up your day with some fashionable/interesting/creative looks around. This time round, we have gathered five Year 3 law students to share with us their creative looks and their fashion philosophies. 1. Leslie Lim What is your fashion philosophy?...
Reflections: Thai-Ed With Love (NUS-KKU Pro Bono Collaboration)

Reflections: Thai-Ed With Love (NUS-KKU Pro Bono Collaboration)

On the 7th to 14th January 2015, a team of 23 NUS Law students and two NUS Lecturers (Ms. Sheila N. Hayre, from NUS Law; and Ms. Rungnapa Kitiarsa, whom we affectionately call Ajarn Tukta, from NUS Centre of Language Studies) embarked on our first trip to Khon Kaen after...
2015 Jessup Moot Nationals: Running Diary

2015 Jessup Moot Nationals: Running Diary

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the 2015 Jessup Moot National Round. This year, Joseph Tay and myself will be bringing you live updates. Do join us over on Twitter this Saturday, from 9am onwards, to keep up with the fresh updates (if you retweet @WassupInJessup enough, we may possibly win the...
[Dialawgues] Summit Senior Chef Raj

[Dialawgues] Summit Senior Chef Raj

You’ve read some stories about the non-academic staff and personnel in law school – Remember Auntie Saddiah from the NUS Co-op @ BTC, who’s always game for a little chat with us students? There was also Summit chef Suresh Krishnan, the ‘Briyani man’, who’s pretty much the teacher-shifu to current Senior Chef of the...
Law IV Interviews: On the Upper Quad

Law IV Interviews: On the Upper Quad

At this point in time, the Law IV Production On the Upper Quad has seen massive pre-event success, with tickets selling out faster than most SISTIC events, and an absolutely gorgeous event website (found at  http://www.ontheupperquad.com). With roughly 2 weeks to go till its debut, Justified interviews the heads of...
Righting an injustice: Innocence Project (Singapore)'s first successful case

Righting an injustice: Innocence Project (Singapore)’s first successful case

This article is reproduced from the Innocence Project (Singapore) Website. Get the latest news, articles and updates from them here. In September 2013, a student team from the Innocence Project (Singapore) took on the case of Abdul [1], who had been sentenced to imprisonment and caning for unlawful consumption of drugs....
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Coming back from a continent so wholly different from yours after a seven-month jaunt is (very) daunting. Humidity, accents and bright lights aside, there exists a sense of displacement. Many of us woke up in our beds after this extended period only to think: Was it all a dream?*  ...

Poems of Law School

In the past few weeks, the wave of poetry had hit the school hard, as we saw brilliant submissions of works of literature that were comparable to the likes of Lang Leav and Shakespeare! Hidden within the school’s population, here are some incredible poems from budding poets that will definitely keep you reading on and yearning for more! To begin, David Aw from Year 1, a seasoned Casanova, will melt your heart with his romantic poem, which has some Tort Law weaved in. Sometimes, you do just negligently fall in love, don’t you?  — Loving you is more than a matter of proximity a thing of real substance; close ties and affection My reliance on you is a surrender to your professional expertise (at shattering my soul) But there has never been any voluntary assumption of responsibility on your part for my heart Which is why as a matter of...
[Dialawgues]: A Guardian, A Servant of the People

[Dialawgues]: A Guardian, A Servant of the People

You’ve read some stories about the non-academic staff and personnel in law school.. Remember Auntie Tara and how she wakes up at 3:50am every morning to travel to our school? Or perhaps you’ve forgotten it was Suresh Krishnan‘s impeccable culinary skills passed down to the halal food stall chefs in the Summit that blest...
Interview with Asst Professor Goh Yihan

Interview with Asst Professor Goh Yihan

On Friday, what started out as an ordinary contract lecture on unconscionability concluded in the most heartwarming of ways. During his final lecture here at NUS, Assistant Professor Goh Yihan devoted the last 15 minutes to bid farewell to the year 1 batch. Get those tissue boxes out right now....
Stress-Busters

Stress-Busters

Before you know it, Reading Week will soon come to greet us with its arms wide open. Caffeine consumption increases, textbooks are stacked high, pens are scribbling, highlighters are running out of ink and; printed statutes and notes are getting tattoos all over. People are sighing over the rhythmic keyboard...
Fireside Chat: Chan Sek Keong

Fireside Chat: Chan Sek Keong

If you could ask the former CJ one question, what would it be?  On the 12th of February 2014, a group of law students engaged in an insightful dialogue with Former Chief Justice Mr Chan Sek Keong, moderated by Associate Professor Chan Wing Cheong. During the one and a half...
[Dialawgues]: The Man Behind Our Briyani

[Dialawgues]: The Man Behind Our Briyani

“Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men…” For countless young, aspiring lawyers who have experienced bloody, barren years of culinary catastrophe, the curmudgeon-cry of the NUS Law populace has centered primarily on the all-important commodity of… Brace yourselves – this will be momentous… The –all important...
The People You Meet Along The Way: Bucerius Law School

The People You Meet Along The Way: Bucerius Law School

Bucerius Law School has been hailed as the German Ivy. You know they mean business when they give you an email address that ends with @law-school.de – they’re that big of a deal. When I had to decide where to apply for the student exchange programme, I had no idea...
[Dialawgues]: A Chat with a School Custodian

[Dialawgues]: A Chat with a School Custodian

Coming to school at the crack of dawn and leaving long after nightfall might describe the life of a law student during term time, but is mere routine for the custodians on our campus. As we pound away at   our laptops and pore over pages of readings, we are perhaps...
Love, Actually

Love, Actually

Author’s Note: The following is a work of fiction. While inspired from real life observations about law school, this is not an accurate portrayal of anyone around. All names are selected for pretentious literary purposes, and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.  ——- Valentine’s Day is...
Non-academic Staff Appreciation Tea

Non-academic Staff Appreciation Tea

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust Johor Bahru, the capital city of Johor in Southern Malaysia, is a place that is culturally synonymous with Singapore, and familiar with Singaporeans. A considerable number...
Family Gatherings: A Survival Guide

Family Gatherings: A Survival Guide

It’s family gathering season (Chinese New Year is the next big event right up)! This is the season that you specifically set aside time to reunite and catch up with your grandmother’s sister’s son’s daughter’s niece. Or find out that your cousin’s cousin’s father’s uncle is a professor in your...
Bah Hamburg!

Bah Hamburg!

This is part of Justified‘s Travel series, where NUS Law Students chronicle their experiences on exchange. This week,  Kok Yee Keong (Year 3) shares about his time at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany, in Semester One. *** I had the good fortune to attend an International Exchange Programme at Bucerius...
A Journey in Twelve

A Journey in Twelve

{ 12 } is a photographic essay on life as a stranger in a foreign land: the initial wonder that enthralled, the subsequent loneliness that engulfed, the rediscovery of the self, and eventually – yearning to return to a newfound home. *** #1: Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland #2: Kangasala, Kangasala,...
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Children's Day 2016

Children’s Day 2016

Remember when you used to think JC/Poly was tough?? You know before you descended into the endless despair of legal research, struggling to make sense of all kinds gibberish and madness only to discover hours later that “eh actually this case doesn’t help me at all”   Well LSIRC tried to make your day a...
B.A. Mallal Moots 2016

B.A. Mallal Moots 2016

It’s that time of the year for awesome reception food the intellectually-stimulating Mallal Moot Finals! Two months of intensive preparation ultimately boiled down to an exciting stand-off on the evening of 14th September, where our four finalists duelled to win this prestigious competition. A little background information: Proudly sponsored by Allen & Gledhill LLP, the...

An Apology on the Recent Matter

Dear fellow students from SMU Law/whomever this may concern, Justified is a student-run news website at NUS Law. Earlier this month, we published an article on the recently concluded Attorney General’s Cup. The article contained comments which were made in bad taste and painted the mooters representing SMU, Tessa Tan and Lloyd Tan, in a...
IFG Roundup: Netball (Woman's)

IFG Roundup: Netball (Woman’s)

  After several false starts, the Netball IFGs, which were postponed once due to the haze and then again because of the rain, kicked off at 12.30pm at the Netball courts near Utown. I arrived at the tail end of warm-ups and players were doing last minute stretches, trimming their finger nails to pass the...
IFG Roundup: Frisbee

IFG Roundup: Frisbee

Like all other sports, Frisbee requires sacrifice. Frisbee players don grandma, knee-length pants in zany colours and romp around in muddy fields. They go to fantastical lengths to grab the flying disc before it zips past them (looking a lil funny in the process, as you’ll see later) and would readily perform layouts (essentially jumping...
IFG Roundup: DOTA 2

IFG Roundup: DOTA 2

For those who are new to the world of gaming (shame on you), DOTA 2 is a team game, where each team of five players start alongside their throne at opposing ends of the map. The main objective is to take down the enemy throne with superb teamwork and objective aggression. Law team (Team SEEDZ)...
IFG Roundup: Dodgeball

IFG Roundup: Dodgeball

On a freezing, pouring Saturday morning, the Law IFG dodge ball team braved the rain and gathered in the UTown Sports Hall 1 in an attempt to bring glory to the revered name of NUS Law. Bearing in mind our greatest achievement in the previous year (a single draw), we endeavoured to overcome all odds...
IFG Roundup: Basketball (Mens)

IFG Roundup: Basketball (Mens)

Dr James Naismith really knew what he was doing. In December 1891, he nailed a peach basket onto a ten-foot pole, and got players to throw soccer balls inside. Balls had to be manually retrieved after every goal, and the laces on the ball made the bouncing unpredictable and erratic. Move forward one hundred and...
The Ling Brothers on TC Applications: Part II

The Ling Brothers on TC Applications: Part II

As mentioned by my bro, this post is aimed at those (esp Y4) looking to non-law careers.   Despite official denials, many of you are finding it tough to secure a TC. “Pursue other career choices!” they say, and expect you to go job-hunting in the open market with very little institutional support or resources,...
The Ling Brothers on TC Applications: Part I

The Ling Brothers on TC Applications: Part I

It’s that time of the year, where year 3 (and some year 4) seniors are anxiously going for their TC interviews. For many of you, it may be your first job interview. I’ve been asked separately by quite a few of my batchmates for interview tips, so I thought I’d share my own personal experience....
IFG Roundup: Volleyball (Men)

IFG Roundup: Volleyball (Men)

To shamelessly steal the opening line from last year’s IFG article, it is that time of the year again where 12 sweaty men pound balls in a hot, stuffy room. That’s right, volleyball season is in! The men’s team this year comprised of Andre Koh, Norman Aziz, Hyrum Li, Gan Xian Kai (all year 4),...
IFG Roundup: Soccer (Men)

IFG Roundup: Soccer (Men)

Kids, it was Semester 1 of AY 16/17 and I’m going to tell you the story of how the Law Men’s Football team started its long and arduous journey to the summit (no pun intended). Our boys fought valiantly and courageously over 3 (THREE!!!) weekends, so the least you could do is to read until...