The Sub-Club Series: Pro Bono Group

The Sub-Club Series: Pro Bono Group

In the third segment of the Justified Sub-Club Series, we speak with the Pro Bono Group (“PBG”). Doing pro bono work is a rite of passage that most law students partake in, and PBG is the umbrella club for pro bono activities in law school. So what is the PBG...
Rodyk Moots 2014

Rodyk Moots 2014

The much-loved LAWR module culminated in the exciting Rodyk Moots. The top mooters from each LAWR Tutorial Group were selected to strut their stuff in front of a bench that consisted of Mr Kirindeep Singh, Mr Lok Vi Ming SC, and Mr Paul Wong. Simply put, it was intense. The...
Welfare Week!

Welfare Week!

Exams are around the corner, and its crunch time… But that hasn’t been the only crunching we’ve had, because thanks to our beloved Law Club, it’s Welfare Week once again! For the past week, Law Club has been taking time from their own study timetables to present you all with...
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....
Advocacy Cup Finals 2014

Advocacy Cup Finals 2014

“If the facts don’t fit, the court should acquit”. If this sounds familiar, you were probably at the Advocacy Cup Finals on 3rd April. And if you weren’t, it’s a good thing you’re reading this article. The Advocacy Cup, organised annually by Drew and Napier, represents the pinnacle of mock...
LawMed 2014: Handball (Womens)

LawMed 2014: Handball (Womens)

The Handball (W) match between Law and Medicine was held on the 18th Feb 2014. Both teams arrived on the courts to warm up right after classes have ended that day. The atmosphere was intense, with both teams placing top 3 in the Inter Faculty Games held the previous year....
LawMed 2014: Handball (Men's)

LawMed 2014: Handball (Men’s)

As one approached the SRC, it wasn’t hard to spot from a distance the conspicuously well-dressed crowd gathered at the handball court. Standing neatly around the court’s perimeters, the spectators made the place seem more like an outdoor conference venue than the setting of an epic fight for supremacy between...
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...
The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project

Do you remember fighting your way through the hallways that were crowded with people jostling for a look at the various booths managed by the sub-clubs? As bright-eyed Year Ones during the sub-clubs’ showcase, we were following the crowd from booth to booth, when something stole our attention. We gravitated...
Best study spots off BTC

Best study spots off BTC

If I am not the only unlucky one, either one or both of the below scenarios should have happened to you before. Scenario 1: Walked around in the CJ Koh library, the angsana, the summit, all the five storeys in block B, peered into all the classrooms, meeting rooms and...
LawMed 2014: Touch Rugby

LawMed 2014: Touch Rugby

In the final showdown of LawMed 2014, Team Law lost out to Team Medicine as both schools saw the entire tournament end in a harmonious 8-8 draw. Truly, everyone was a winner, at least morally.. Robert W. Service successfully applies the trite law of Descartes’ “I think therefore I am”...
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...
WongPartnership International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2014

WongPartnership International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2014

After months of intense mooting, the Wong Partnership International Commercial Arbitration Moot has finally yielded a winner! Arguing their way through more than 80 teams of contestants, the evening saw the four finalists – Hairul Hakkim, Chui Li Wen, Chua Yong Quan and Douglas Wong – pitting their wits against...
LawMed 2014: Badminton

LawMed 2014: Badminton

Photoblog from the Badminton match against Medicine: Law lost 4-1. Photography by: 
LawMed 2014: Rugby (Men's)

LawMed 2014: Rugby (Men’s)

Team Law went into the final match of the LawMed Challenge knowing that it was going to be a tough fight. Our contact rugby boys, led by the fearless Martin Eddie Butler, who unfortunately had to pass on the big opportunity to end our dry spell sat out the entire...
LawMed 2014: Captain's Ball

LawMed 2014: Captain’s Ball

Are you ready kids? Aye aye CAPTAIN!! With the score between Medicine and Law tied at 7:7, the competitive spirit was at an all-time high… except that the matches that were about to commence was previously agreed upon as being non-competitive. Nonetheless, this was not going to stop the Law...
LawMed 2014: Soccer (Women's)

LawMed 2014: Soccer (Women’s)

* Rookie reporter disclaimer: I don’t really like watching soccer matches (heck, I could count the number of soccer matches I’ve watched on my fingers) and conveniently deafen myself when friends talk about Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal. But I got to admit, this was one riveting match to cover. A...
LawMed 2014: Volleyball

LawMed 2014: Volleyball

The Volleyball match for the MedLaw series was nothing less than electrifying and spectacular. It was an impressive showdown for Team Law. Regrettably, the odds were not in our favour as Team Medicine proved a formidable adversary. Team Law lost 2:0 by a close margin in each round (18:25 for...
LawMed 2014: Floorball (Men's)

LawMed 2014: Floorball (Men’s)

Law 4-4 Medicine (ET: Law 4 -5 Medicine)  “Through passion, I gain strength.  Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory” - The Sith Code The floorball teams from Medicine and Law met at the start of recess week to contest the annual Law-Med Games. The blazing sun...
LawMed 2014: Floorball (Women's)

LawMed 2014: Floorball (Women’s)

Since many may not know much about the sport of Floorball, here’s how it’s been gaining ground in Singapore:  Floorball was introduced to the shores of Singapore in 1994. Mr. Stefan Dahlgren was the man responsible for bringing the sport to Singapore. He introduced Floorball to the mass community by...
LawMed 2014: Soccer (Men's)

LawMed 2014: Soccer (Men’s)

Law avenged their loss at the hand of Medicine in the Inter-Faculty Games earlier this semester with an emphatic 3-0 win at NUS SRC last Saturday. Buoyed by the ladies’ football team’s dramatic victory just minutes before, the men’s team took to the field in anticipation of completing a remarkable...
LawMed 2014: Frisbee

LawMed 2014: Frisbee

In summer frisbee is the delight of many. They put down their heavy books and pick up mercurial plastic discs. Young men and women gather in the fields. They train for the Games. Day after day they celebrate miraculous youth – by passing the Frisbee to one another. With a...
LawMed 2014: Squash

LawMed 2014: Squash

If squash were an Olympic sport, there is no doubt that the players from the Law team will make it into the Singapore squad. Both teams from the Law and medicine faculty put up a good fight in a gruelling battle between the kings and queens of the sport. The Law team which...
LawMed 2014: Debate

LawMed 2014: Debate

After having been placed second (note the word second is intentional) for the past 9 years, Law finally emerged victorious this year against Medicine in the annual Law-Med debate. Unlike previous years, the motion for the debate this year deliberately excluded law and medical elements so as to simulate a...
LawMed 2014: Basketball (Men's)

LawMed 2014: Basketball (Men’s)

Fans of basketball were treated to some of the most exciting events in recent memory over the past few days, beginning with the NBA Rising Stars Challenge on Saturday (15th February) and culminating in Law’s clash with Medicine on Monday (17th February). To mark the gravity of the match and the...
LawMed 2014: Netball

LawMed 2014: Netball

True to tradition, competition between the 2 rival faculties was fierce from the get go.  Our Law netball girls, led by second-year Eunice Chiam, started intensive warm-ups and a half-court practice before the match. It was clear that they were going into a tough fight, and were prepared to fight...
2014 Jessup Moot Nationals: Running Diary

2014 Jessup Moot Nationals: Running Diary

Here’s a running diary of this morning’s Singapore National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition via some live tweets (sorry that’s all we can offer, there was too much to pay attention to) from the Court of Appeal. Here are the teams from both schools:...
Chicago

Chicago

There is much to see and do in Chicago. Run along Lake Michigan. Watch the endless pendulum of waves as you make your way down Lakeshore Drive. Breathe in the fresh morning air, or be a spectator of beach volleyball enthusiasts as they try to make the best out of...
Foodpanda: Online Food Delivery

Foodpanda: Online Food Delivery

I have a confession to make: I spent my entire Contract class thinking about food. From the moment the Professor walked in, I was scanning through menus, trying to figure out the combination of dishes that would enable me to maximise my dollar. And given the wide variety of food...
Valentine's Day 2014

Valentine’s Day 2014

Valentine’s Day is usually an opportunity for amorous lovers to shower their affection upon their valentines, and, in general, a celebration of romantic love. However, the occasion has always been more than just that in NUS Law. Traditionally organised every year by the NUS Law Students’ International Relations Committee (LSIRC),...
Law IV: Novus Actus the Musical

Law IV: Novus Actus the Musical

The topic of causation and its derivatives have never failed to bring joy unspeakable to the tender hearts of law students. It is with great sadness that a year one student puts concepts of legal causation behind him (or her). Therefore, imagine our incredulity when we saw the title of...
The Man Behind Our Briyani

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...
Behind-the-Scenes at Law IV: Novus Actus

Behind-the-Scenes at Law IV: Novus Actus

Last Monday, I walked into what could be described as organized chaos. The Law IV cast and crew were preparing for a full run that was to start in 45 minutes, and the anticipation in the air was palpable. Some of the crew members were putting props in their proper places; Arias, the...
Assembly Coffee

Assembly Coffee

If you haven’t heard of Assembly before, you could be forgiven. Nestled in a quiet corner of Evans lodge – next to the Prata House – Assembly is a newcomer (or latecomer as it were) to the Bukit Timah café scene. Serving up a delectable combination of unabashedly simple fare...
Camera Rental Centre

Camera Rental Centre

Located right opposite The Central at Clarke Quay, Camera Rental Centre (CRC) is the official media partner of the upcoming Law IV musical organized by the graduating year 4s. CRC occupies 3 floors of the building at 23 New Bridge Road, with a level each dedicated to photography and videography....
JustOne

JustOne

Let’s face it: The thought of a new semester of school is hardly a cause for celebration. By the second Thursday of the new semester, deadlines are looming and even the last vestiges of hope that this semester will be a better one have been crushed by the harsh realities...
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2014

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2014

Before you dismiss the Laneway Festival line up as another hipster party full of obscure music you won’t understand, you’ll be happy to note that Of Monsters and Men and Mumford and Sons are just some of quite a few acts that have gone on to mainstream success. You never...
Purring Good Time

Purring Good Time

Are you one of those that have been dying to visit one of those raved-about cat cafes in Japan or Korea? Is taking a plane ride there not a very feasible option in the near future? Have you always wished for a cat of your own, but either your parents...
Aotearoa, Middle Earth: Victoria University of Wellington

Aotearoa, Middle Earth: Victoria University of Wellington

Hi law school, last semester, I did my overseas exchange in New Zealand, aka Aotearoa: The Land of the Long White Cloud. Here is a write-up on my experience in the beautiful country we now call Middle Earth. Introduction: I began the semester at Victoria University of Wellington, in early...
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...
WongP Arbitration Moot Preview

WongP Arbitration Moot Preview

The WongPartnership International Commercial Arbitration Moot is unique for two reasons. First, it is the only sit-down local moot that is available to students. Second, it is only open to first- and second-year students. For these reasons, many year-ones and twos flock to the WongP moots in the hopes of...
"Momma, life has just begun!"

“Momma, life has just begun!”

So the holidays have rolled in and the vicissitudes of law school life take a backseat… As I metamorphosize into a couch potato, I stopped and wondered about the magnitude of the reality that a tremendous part of the year has gone by yet again; we are 26 days away...
The Sub-Club Series: MDC

The Sub-Club Series: MDC

In the second segment of the sub-club series, we sit down with the MDC, another one of the more prominent sub-clubs in school, and talk to them about mooting, debating, and life in general. Let’s start from the beginning: what exactly is the MDC? For the uninitiated and generally unaware,...
Sweet Treats Near School (under $10!)

Sweet Treats Near School (under $10!)

For the adventurous, who have plenty of time to kill before a lecture, you may take a short trip to Holland Village! ——— Dessert Stall @ Holland Village Hawker Centre 1 Lorong Mambong If you’re desperate to retain your Chinese heritage, order a bowl of Cheng Teng or Ice Kachang...
The Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Hysterically, ridiculously, side-splittingly funny. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare(abridged) made for a remarkable night of fun and laughter as the three-man cast of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, comprised of Jeff Marlow, Tiger Reel and Dan Saski, ambitiously attempted to condense all of the Bard’s 37 plays in a mere...
Hot Chicks: An Afternoon at Jerry's with Spicy-Hot Buffalo Wings

Hot Chicks: An Afternoon at Jerry’s with Spicy-Hot Buffalo Wings

Some of you may have heard of the Yoshimaru ramen challenge at Holland Village. In fact, we know that a few of you brave souls have, indeed, attempted this gargantuan feat and succeeded (well, almost). Finish a bowl of ramen three times the usual portion within 15 minutes, and that...
The Sub-Club Series: LSIRC

The Sub-Club Series: LSIRC

In the first of Justified’s feature on sub-clubs, we have a chat with LSIRC, one of the most popular sub-clubs in school, and get to know a little more about it and the people behind it. Starting off with the basics, what exactly is LSIRC? It stands for the Law...
A Chat with a School Custodian

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...
Sentosa Spooktacular

Sentosa Spooktacular

Halloween. That elusive time of the year when you get to dress up, become someone else, and act all silly. It is one of the few occasions where you get to unleash your inner monster/demon/vamp and not be judged for it. Held in Singapore since 2009, this year’s Sentosa Spooktacular...
Harry Elias Partnership - SMU Moot Tournament 2013

Harry Elias Partnership – SMU Moot Tournament 2013

It was a change for a start – a Moot occurring in the morning! If you think waking up and trying to mug at 0800 hrs on a sunny, dreamy Saturday morning is bad enough – think of our valiant friends who had to moot in front of a distinguished...
A Trip Down Memory Lane: Student Exchange Program Applications

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Student Exchange Program Applications

Life is damn tough, folks. We all know that it is not easy to wake up for a 9am lecture and listen to the lecturers talk about share buybacks, or caveats for that matter, however much you convince yourself that you are interested in a career in corporate law. If...
Best Sleeping Spots On Campus

Best Sleeping Spots On Campus

‘Sleep is for the weak.’ This old adage is indeed one of the biggest fallacies in the history of mankind. In fact, extensive scientific studies has shown that lack of sleep could cause fatigue (and hence, weakness). Much of our lack of sleep these days are caused by endless law...
A White Suit in Monte Carlo

A White Suit in Monte Carlo

I think I can safely say that we all are guilty of falling into certain amusing fantasies. For me, the most common fantasy I seem to perpetually relive is imagining myself in a music video or as a character in a song as I look out the bus window on...
Beer Market: Choose Your Booze!

Beer Market: Choose Your Booze!

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes”—Oscar Wilde  Indeed for beer aficionados, they might find law school an unpleasant distraction from their true passion in life. The fervent passion for law and justice which we all professed to possess during the interview process has dissipated quickly and now all...
Sultan Jazz Club

Sultan Jazz Club

Tucked away in a quiet corner on Aliwal Street, the Sultan Jazz Club may not look terribly hip or trendy from the outside. Yet, the place’s understated charm soon gets to you as jazz standards begin wafting into your ears from beyond the steps of the Sultan Hotel… Although the...
SLR Lecture 2013

SLR Lecture 2013

The full transcript of the Singapore Law Review Lecture can be found on the Singapore Law Watch website here. For one and a half hours, the Honourable Chief Justice, Sundaresh Menon captured the attention of the packed Moot Court with the fascinating topic of “The Interpretation of Documents: Meaning What They...
Mallal Moots 2013

Mallal Moots 2013

The Mallal Moots Finals 2013 began at 6.30pm on the 3rd of October. Individuals present ranged from 1st to 3rd year Law students, coming down to show their support for their peers and listen in on the arguments the participants had prepared. Judges presiding over the event included Senior District Judge Leslie Chew...
Hairspray The Musical

Hairspray The Musical

For one glorious night, Hairspray the Musical transported theatregoers back in time to Baltimore in the glitzy 1960s, a period and place this writer knows nothing about. But ignorance ignored, the musical was amazing all the same. Hairspray balances a magical double act in addressing hard topics of racism and...
Children's Day

Children’s Day

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the only fashionable way to be seen on Children’s Day is to be clad in old school uniforms. Bursting through the arteries of the law campus on 1st October were kids, or (who are we kidding), ostensibly full-grown adults pretending to be kids...
34th Law Club Management Committee Part II: Great Expectations

34th Law Club Management Committee Part II: Great Expectations

It’s been a couple of weeks since the 34th Management Committee has been elected. Here is a picture of them smiling. Well, Justified managed to talk to a few members of the law school community from the various years and here are some of their great expectations they have for...
Things Law Students Don't Say

Things Law Students Don’t Say

“Dono-who?” A question asked by no law student ever. The salient features of this article include its ratio, which will ascertain the new lingua franca adopted by the Year 1s and its obiter, which shall largely comprise of hopefully humorous and wholly unrelated jokes. Disclaimer: The writer will not be...
IFG 2013: Squash

IFG 2013: Squash

We said that we would settle it in court – and we did. The squash campaign began with the group rounds on the 23rd August 2013. This year’s team was extremely promising, especially since we managed to field a full team of experienced (and very hard-to-find) female players. However, the...
IFG 2013: Soccer (Women)

IFG 2013: Soccer (Women)

Welcome to Fashion Week Watch: your one-stop Singapore Fashion Week official reports blog. This week we look at some jaw droppingly stylish looks for Law’s new collection ‘Field Girls’. So grab a latte (skim milk please!), sit back and peruse the styles that are all the rage this summer. The...
IFG 2013: Floorball

IFG 2013: Floorball

Sunday (15th Sept 2013), our athletes from the floorball team marched on to Kent Ridge to vie for the highest honours in the IFG semi-finals. Both the men’s and women’s teams fought valiantly, their courage and skill unparalleled within the four hallowed walls of the sports hall. Despite the overwhelming...
IFG 2013: Handball (Womens)

IFG 2013: Handball (Womens)

Women’s Handball Semi Finals Location: SRC Handball Court 2 Time: 140913 1018H Opponents: School of Business Both teams were determined to win this match, doing so would mean playing in the finals 2 hours later against Team Medicine (Who went into the finals directly as SDE players did not show...
IFG 2013: Handball (Mens)

IFG 2013: Handball (Mens)

The much anticipated Men’s Handball semi-final match between Law and Business took place at the SRC Handball Courts on the 14th of September 2013. Before we begin the match report, here is the summary on how handball is played. After scrolling down and reading the actual rules. Handball is basically...
IFG 2013: Volleyball (Womens)

IFG 2013: Volleyball (Womens)

Inspired leadership both on-court (from Monika and Melanie) and off it (from captain Charmaine) as well as some hard and accurate hitting by the girls saw Team Law achieve its best ever result in women’s Volleyball for the annual IFG. The girls were placed in Group A comprising against seeded...
Mid-Autumn Festival Chillout

Mid-Autumn Festival Chillout

Mid-Autumn Festival, an age-old event that is celebrated by millions around the world, including Law School. As a kid I used to play with sparkles and candles at the risk of burning down playgrounds that still had sand (yes I belong to that generation) – this served as a trip...
34th Law Club Management Committee

34th Law Club Management Committee

After the first contested elections in recent memory, the 34th Law Club MC was elected on August 26th 2013 after a day of voting. With the conclusion of the internal elections on September 2nd, Justified interviewed the new MC to get to know them better, as well as members of...
Attorney-General’s Cup 2013

Attorney-General’s Cup 2013

There was a sense of occasion in the air. The court waited with bated breath as the judges took their seats. Their arrival signaled that a battle was about to begin. As Singapore’s only criminal law moot, the Attorney General’s Cup is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the mooting...
IFG 2013: Volleyball (Mens)

IFG 2013: Volleyball (Mens)

A cloudy Saturday afternoon did nothing to dampen the Law spirit as the men’s volleyball team took an early lead in their match against Medicine. Medicine soon equalized and from then on, the scores were nail-bitingly close. Law gave a tough fight, with their captain (Kelvin Toh, Year 4) displaying...
IFG 2013: Frisbee

IFG 2013: Frisbee

For those uneducated in the game of Frisbee, here’s how the game works, in 1 short minute: Source: How to Play Ultimate Frisbee St. Joseph’s Institution can be found at 38 Malcom Road, just a short distance from our very own Law school. According to the internet, it is the...
Stamford Moots 2013

Stamford Moots 2013

“You two reignited the love of my life!” That was the exclamation of judge and senior director at Stamford Law, Mrs Lee Suet Fern, upon the completion of the Stamford moot finals. The challengers were Jonathan Yong (year 2) from NUS, and Jasper Wong (year 3) from SMU. Their challenge:...
IFG 2013: Table Tennis

IFG 2013: Table Tennis

It was a testy semi-final as Law and Business raced to three games out of five. With Law being the dark horse in the draw, the players had to give it their all to make table tennis history. In addition to being dressed for success in their signature navy blue...
IFG 2013: Road Relay

IFG 2013: Road Relay

31st August 2013, Saturday Morning 7 AM, Dawn – All is quiet and still at Kent Ridge MRT Station. The shuttle buses had not even started operating (any sane student would still be in bed enjoying his timely respite from the hectic school week). Not for some. The various teams...
Mooncake Wars

Mooncake Wars

As a first year law student, I find myself already prone to the occupational hazard of defining terms before embarking on any course of business. Hence, to wit, what constitutes a mooncake? The variety and amalgamation of cakes today has essentially blurred the lines as to what can be called...
IFG 2013: Badminton

IFG 2013: Badminton

What’s fast, furious and not for the faint-hearted? That’s right folks, IFG badminton was upon us once again last Saturday, 7th September. Even before breaking a sweat, our Law shuttlers had already made history by reaching the semi-finals for the first time in our faculty’s history. And as Lady Luck...

IFG 2013: Soccer (Mens)

All groups in a football tournament are equal, but some are more equal than others. The less ‘equal’ group is deemed the group of death, the group with a disproportionate amount of quality opposition. While most teams will try to convince observers that their group is the group of death (like England), the objective standard will always prevail. Objectively speaking then, there was no denying that Law was in the group of death this year for the IFG tournament. Grouped with Engineering, a traditional powerhouse, along with archrivals Medicine, it was never going to be easy qualifying from a group which also featured team SDE (School of Design) and USP (University Scholars’ Programme). While the team did not manage to progress from this group, it was indeed an admirable performance. 3 years ago, Law had not registered a single win against Medicine in 7 years, yet this time, the team...
IFG 2013: Netball

IFG 2013: Netball

IFG 2013 Netball (Full Report) The Law IFG Netball team performed credibly against all odds to finish 4th in Group B at the group stages which took place at the SRC Outdoor Courts on Saturday, 31 August. Our girls were placed in a tough group alongside traditional powerhouses Engineering and...
NUS Law Freshmen Orientation Series: Mulan - Law Rag 2013

NUS Law Freshmen Orientation Series: Mulan – Law Rag 2013

“…the Law Faculty has prepared a spell-binding story of love, both for one’s paramour and for one’s nation. A story of a brave and courageous young woman, who in the face of incredible danger, willing went out into battle against the laws of her country, to defend the place that...
NUS Law Freshmen Orientation Series: Incognito – Matric Week 2013

NUS Law Freshmen Orientation Series: Incognito – Matric Week 2013

Matriculation Week 2013 took place from the 31st  of July to 7th of August. Talks and events were held to ease the transition of freshmen into law school by giving them an introduction into the administrative matters, the activities they could participate in, as well as a glimpse of what...
NUS Law Freshmen Orientation Series: Incognito – Law Camp 2013

NUS Law Freshmen Orientation Series: Incognito – Law Camp 2013

(Warning: picture-intensive post) Incognito, held from 3rd June to 6th June 2013, saw the freshmen batch come together to bond over games and activities over a week at KRC, BTC and Sentosa. Freshies took the personae of spies working incognito for their respective spy agencies to solve a murder mystery....
Chief Editor's Note for AY 2013/2014

Chief Editor’s Note for AY 2013/2014

Dear readers, Welcome back to school, and welcome back to Justified. It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable summer away and despite the overwhelming volume of readings that await us, we here at Justified are excited for the new year. After all, new years are the best time for a fresh start....
Criminal Justice Conference 2013

Criminal Justice Conference 2013

On a little red dot, a factory of sorts churns away faithfully in its ceaseless, daily humdrum. Here in “Disneyland with the Death Penalty“ (as the naysayers call it), that ageless factory rumbles on in regurgitating ennui, machines grinding, workers chattering, all in endless, ceaseless toil. The products: young urban professionals (also known in...
Rodyk Moots 2013

Rodyk Moots 2013

The Rodyk Moots marked my first-ever experience witnessing the ten best mooters within my batch (champs of their respective LAWR issues, also otherwise known as, the LAWR bellcurve gods) in a battle of wit and courage. Despite the Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune casted upon them by the judges,...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Dean's List

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Dean’s List

Sim Bing Wen Age: 23 Junior College: RJC Relationship status: Single Mugging hours/week: 30-40 School-Related Justified: What kinds of foods do you recommend for aspiring juniors hoping to land a spot on the dean’s list? Okay but seriously, in light of the perennial lamentations about the Summit, what kinds of...
Standing Sushi Bar

Standing Sushi Bar

I contemplated making a pun out of “Bar”, but figured it would be too cheesy. In the second instalment of our LCS dinner series, we found ourselves at the Marina Bay Link Mall after an intense round of negotiations over Thai vegetables. All that talk about food got us hungry,...
AppLAWd 2013

AppLAWd 2013

As dusk descended upon the Upper Quad of NUS Bukit Timah Campus, a rowdy carnivalesque atmosphere, not unfamiliar to most Law students, was bubbling beneath the serenity and halcyon of campus. Onlookers watched from the perimeter of the field the ongoing battle for Captain’s Ball supremacy while a battle of...
Advocacy Cup Finals 2013

Advocacy Cup Finals 2013

I almost could not find a seat when I entered the moot court. That made me really excited. After pulling a random chair from the side of the moot court, I sat down and waited for the bench to make their arrival. In fact, I took up this assignment in...
Food Review: Tiong Bahru Bakery

Food Review: Tiong Bahru Bakery

It’s not very often that Law students get to make a trip into town (no, U-Town does not count). It’s one of those things that seniors and friends don’t warn you about before you enter Law school, in the exuberance of receiving the acceptance letter. But in all unlikelihood, the...
Year One Class Comm: Talentime

Year One Class Comm: Talentime

It was a dark and stormy night. Simply walking past the Summit, one could sense the forces of evil threatening to destroy the peace of the school. Entering the Moot Court, one would witness bizarre events: a fish swimming through the air… the Malayan Law Journal (MLJ) singing tribal African...
MOOTS: A Survival Kit (Part 1)

MOOTS: A Survival Kit (Part 1)

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to replace your LAWR tutorials. As the semester draws to a close, there is a growing sense of anxiety in the air. The source of this anxiety? The LAWR moots. Whether the issue is defamation or negligence, appellants and respondents alike are filled with...
Why you should listen to KPOP

Why you should listen to KPOP

You might be thinking you know what KPOP is all about. You’ve heard of PSY, and you even know how to dance to Gangnam Style. Alas, that is but the tip of the iceberg. It’s like saying you’re Japanese because you watch Doraemon. Or you’re British because you listen to One Direction....
LAWMED 2013: Debate

LAWMED 2013: Debate

Editor’s note: Like fellow headline-maker President Barack Obama, Team Law showed that they were capable of playful banter and witty comebacks at the LAWMED 2013 Debates, while Team Med was busy looking for their ulnar nerve.  To those readers who had enough school spirit to be present in the Block B Auditorium...
LAWMED 2013: Football (Men's)

LAWMED 2013: Football (Men’s)

The much anticipated men’s soccer match between the NUS Law and NUS Medicine team kicked off at the Bukit Timah Campus Upper Quad  on the 23rd of February and Justified is here once again, to bring you the latest report. The weather was good and the pitch was relatively dry....
LAWMED 2013: DotA 2

LAWMED 2013: DotA 2

It is the dawn of a new era. For the first time since the Law-Med challenge started in 2008, Law students and Medicine students face off in cyberspace. And the first game to capture and exhibit the traditional rivalry between the two faculties is non-other than the all-time popular Multiplayer...
Quare: Prof David Tan

Quare: Prof David Tan

We know Prof David Tan as a Torts and Entertainment Law tutor (he also teaches Freedom of Speech). Some of us may also know him as a high fashion photographer who hangs out with the celebs. His photographs have graced the pages of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Men’s Folio, Singapore Tatler and Men’s Uno. However, most...
WongPartnership Moot 2013

WongPartnership Moot 2013

It was a dark and stormy night. The finals of the WongPartnership International Commercial Arbitration Moots 2013 had finally arrived, and we were outnumbered three to one. The SMU representatives were tall, dark and handsome— Jeremiah Cunningham, Qabir Sandhu and Kenneth Lim. Our sole representative that night, Hannah Lee (Year...
Law Careers Fair: Seminars

Law Careers Fair: Seminars

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LAWMED 2013: Basketball (Men's)

LAWMED 2013: Basketball (Men’s)

Serangoon is a town situated in the central part of the city-state of Singapore. Serangoon boasts of awesome places such as the humongous shopping center Nex, fantastic Chomp Chomp Hokkien Mee and a quiet little provision shop that sells ‘Post’ brand cereal at incredibly cheap prices. A little known fact...
LAWMED 2013: Football (Women's)

LAWMED 2013: Football (Women’s)

On a hot Friday afternoon, the soccer girls from Team Law and Team Med went against each other in the 5pm heat. After a brief warm up, Team Captain Chng Yan (Year 2) demonstrated the tactics and strategies to be used for the match – with the help of some...
LAWMED 2013: Floorball (Men's)

LAWMED 2013: Floorball (Men’s)

The match began on a high, when our Law team rushed through our warm-up and sent in our starting line to face-off against the doctors. A few slips and stumbles later, Medicine popped in their first goal, leaving us hungrier. A few sleek passes and quick reflexes later, Hijazi received...
LAWMED 2013: Touch Rugby

LAWMED 2013: Touch Rugby

As the spectators trod their way through the muck of the field, we all knew we were in for a muddy match – not that the soil was enough to hold the Team Law Touch Rugby girls back from making things difficult for Team Med! “In Xinying We Trust” was...
LAW-MED GAMES DEBATES/FINALE

LAW-MED GAMES DEBATES/FINALE

Come on down to the Auditorium today for an entertaining evening where both faculties will exchange witty remarks in the Law-Med Debates! It will be followed by prize presentations & student performances from BOTH faculties! Dinner is provided too! So, if you’ve got plans, cancel them. If you’re gonna be in...
LAWMED 2013: Handball (Women's)

LAWMED 2013: Handball (Women’s)

Following the Men’s Handball team’s victory last week, the Women’s team, led by captain Jaime Lye (Year 2), had lofty expectations to meet. Nevertheless, it was clear that they were invigorated by the success of their male counterparts. Resident Handball mentor and Law Club lao jiao, Eddy Hirono (Year 4),...
LAWMED 2013: Handball (Men's)

LAWMED 2013: Handball (Men’s)

After weeks of training where almost everything that needed to be said had been said, it was finally time for our annual game with our Medicine counterparts. We had talked the talk – saying that their win over us during the Inter-Faculty Games in August was a blip for us,...
LAWMED 2013: Ultimate Frisbee

LAWMED 2013: Ultimate Frisbee

9.30am – The morning mist had barely settled and the ground was still damp from the previous night’s downpour. They formed up at the line. Two teams – each on either side of the upper quad. The person in the middle of the line held up a white disc. The...
LAWMED 2013: Volleyball

LAWMED 2013: Volleyball

As the rain clouds began to clear, the teams stepped onto the volleyball court at the Sports & Recreation Centre at Kent Ridge Campus. While the drizzle continued to create circles of ripples on the court, the slight pitter patter did nothing to dampen the spirits. Team Law consists of...
Three Things to Note about the NUS Law Careers Fair 2013

Three Things to Note about the NUS Law Careers Fair 2013

So you may have heard about the Law Careers Fair coming up on the 22 February 2013 at the Oei Tiong Ham Lobby from 10AM to 6PM. Or about the Law Graduate Careers Fair on the 20 February 2013 from 10am to 3pm. But if you haven’t, you heard about...
LAWMED 2013: Team Law Captains (Girls)

LAWMED 2013: Team Law Captains (Girls)

In keeping with our tradition of saving the best for last, we spoke to the leading ladies of Team Law and asked them several questions. But the real question is this: WHY NO LOVE FOR MIKE ROSS? Note to self – a photographic memory is not as much an attractive quality...
LAWMED 2013: Team Law Captains (Boys)

LAWMED 2013: Team Law Captains (Boys)

You know it’s the LAWMED season again when you suddenly feel so popular because the Law Club Sports Secretary Director starts inviting you to all sorts of events on Facebook. LAWMED is nothing without the hours and hours of hard work and dedication that our sportsmen put into their sport...
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...
Law Frat Games 2013

Law Frat Games 2013

Sport 1st 2nd 3rd Breakdown Basketball (men’s) Law Soc NUS SMU LS – NUS: 58 – 37 LS – SMU: NUS – SMU: 60 – 30 Soccer (women’s) NUS Law Soc - Tennis (mixed) Law Soc NUS SMU SMU – NUS: 0 -3 NUS – LS: 1 -2 LS –...
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...
UM NUS Moot 2013

UM NUS Moot 2013

Everyone knows that Singapore and Malaysia share a special relationship as neighbours- sometimes competitive and heated but at the end of the day our shared history allows us to be good friends. Most should also know (that is, if you were listening attentively in your first SLS lesson in Year...
Great Expectations: Law IV 2013

Great Expectations: Law IV 2013

Best Law IV I have watched in years! - Assoc Prof Eleanor Wong (from Overheard@BTC) I looked forward to Law IV 2013 with great expectations. I had volunteered to write this article, and the thought of seeing my first artsy-fartsy review online thrilled me. There were also many (less bimbotic) reasons...
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...
Quare: Tay Eu-Yen

Quare: Tay Eu-Yen

We walked past the magic garden of eclectic furniture on a rainy Friday evening and into SAUCE, the bar by the Esplanade run by the folks at The Butter Factory that serves $6 bottles of Asahi. Someone was cool enough to be having a business meeting at a bar and,...
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2013

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2013

It’s the time of the year when hipsters congregate to party to independent music most people haven’t heard of. Billed as Australia’s, New Zealand’s and Singapore’s most well regarded boutique music festival, the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival began in 2006 at a tight alley somewhere in Melbourne, and then hipsters...
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,...
Law IV 2013 - Faces of Life (FoL)

Law IV 2013 – Faces of Life (FoL)

While some of us might have been revising and preparing for tutorials for the coming semester, a motley crew of final year Law students were busy preparing for this year’s Law IV musical, Faces of Life, over the holidays and Justified had the privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes look and...
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The Sub-Club Series: Pro Bono Group

The Sub-Club Series: Pro Bono Group

In the third segment of the Justified Sub-Club Series, we speak with the Pro Bono Group (“PBG”). Doing pro bono work is a rite of passage that most law students partake in, and PBG is the umbrella club for pro bono activities in law school. So what is the PBG all about, and what are...
Rodyk Moots 2014

Rodyk Moots 2014

The much-loved LAWR module culminated in the exciting Rodyk Moots. The top mooters from each LAWR Tutorial Group were selected to strut their stuff in front of a bench that consisted of Mr Kirindeep Singh, Mr Lok Vi Ming SC, and Mr Paul Wong. Simply put, it was intense. The mooters performed admirably amidst a...
Welfare Week!

Welfare Week!

Exams are around the corner, and its crunch time… But that hasn’t been the only crunching we’ve had, because thanks to our beloved Law Club, it’s Welfare Week once again! For the past week, Law Club has been taking time from their own study timetables to present you all with a week of food, sweets...
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. This is gonna hurt real...
Advocacy Cup Finals 2014

Advocacy Cup Finals 2014

“If the facts don’t fit, the court should acquit”. If this sounds familiar, you were probably at the Advocacy Cup Finals on 3rd April. And if you weren’t, it’s a good thing you’re reading this article. The Advocacy Cup, organised annually by Drew and Napier, represents the pinnacle of mock trial advocacy, pitting the quickest...
LawMed 2014: Handball (Womens)

LawMed 2014: Handball (Womens)

The Handball (W) match between Law and Medicine was held on the 18th Feb 2014. Both teams arrived on the courts to warm up right after classes have ended that day. The atmosphere was intense, with both teams placing top 3 in the Inter Faculty Games held the previous year. Team Law was lead by...
LawMed 2014: Handball (Men's)

LawMed 2014: Handball (Men’s)

As one approached the SRC, it wasn’t hard to spot from a distance the conspicuously well-dressed crowd gathered at the handball court. Standing neatly around the court’s perimeters, the spectators made the place seem more like an outdoor conference venue than the setting of an epic fight for supremacy between two long-time rivals. But the...
Stress-Busters

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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 tapping sounds and murmurs of...
The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project

Do you remember fighting your way through the hallways that were crowded with people jostling for a look at the various booths managed by the sub-clubs? As bright-eyed Year Ones during the sub-clubs’ showcase, we were following the crowd from booth to booth, when something stole our attention. We gravitated towards it like moths to...
Best study spots off BTC

Best study spots off BTC

If I am not the only unlucky one, either one or both of the below scenarios should have happened to you before. Scenario 1: Walked around in the CJ Koh library, the angsana, the summit, all the five storeys in block B, peered into all the classrooms, meeting rooms and seminar rooms, and still not...
LawMed 2014: Touch Rugby

LawMed 2014: Touch Rugby

In the final showdown of LawMed 2014, Team Law lost out to Team Medicine as both schools saw the entire tournament end in a harmonious 8-8 draw. Truly, everyone was a winner, at least morally.. Robert W. Service successfully applies the trite law of Descartes’ “I think therefore I am”  in a quote found on...
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 hour dialogue session, he offered...
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