Dentons Rodyk Moots 2017

Dentons Rodyk Moots 2017

Every year, first years spend weeks and weeks preparing to “please the court”. After the culmination of this preparation, five outstanding mooters are chosen to go before real judges and practitioners to test their mettle. It is a display of linguistic mastery, intimate knowledge of the law, and if that...
Advocacy Cup 2017

Advocacy Cup 2017

2017’s edition of the annual Advocacy Cup, sponsored once again by Drew & Napier, was the stuff out of thrillers. It involved drugs, betrayal, two forms of piracy (criminal conspiracy and pirate piracy), luxurious sailboats and copious usage of the word ‘Sayang’. And this year’s finalists duked it out like...
Gowling WLP IP Moot 2017

Gowling WLP IP Moot 2017

I’d always thought that Regina was just an ordinary name (think: Regina George from Mean Girls), but of course, that’s largely attributed to my atrocious knowledge of Latin.   The Moot Problem The finalists had to deal with two main issues; firstly, whether the application for the mark “REX &...
WongPartnership Arbitration Moot Finals 2017

WongPartnership Arbitration Moot Finals 2017

With the dreaded Y1 LARC moots coming up in less than a month, I thought it would be a pretty good idea to watch the WongP International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2017 Finals, in order to get a rough idea of what I’ll be getting myself into. And I get to...
LawMed 2017: Debates

LawMed 2017: Debates

They say all good things must come to an end. It is on this note that the much awaited debate on Friday drew a proper closure to the LawMed Games. Both teams convened in the Auditorium, ready to spill blood. Perhaps to reflect current concerns, the motion this year struck...
LawMed 2017: Netball

LawMed 2017: Netball

The strong team of 18 girls, after months of consistent training sessions each week with blood, sweat and tears were raring to go on the scheduled date for LawMed (24th of February) but were thwarted by heavy rain throughout the day. Having run afoul of the Weather gods and with...
LawMed 2017: Ultimate Frisbee

LawMed 2017: Ultimate Frisbee

The popularity of Ultimate Frisbee continues to rise – a few years back, it was formally recognised as a potential Olympic sport. The rules of the game are simple: teams of seven (made up of both men and women, a truly egalitarian sport) try and pass the disc up the...
LawMed 2017: Dota 2

LawMed 2017: Dota 2

What’s DOTA 2? DOTA 2 or DotA (as it was originally known) is the Defence of the Ancients 2, is a multiplayer online battle arena game where five players take on another five in a super complicated fight where deaths do not matter at all – but rather the Defence...
Romance, Murder, Ambition: A review of Law IV’s Judicial Review

Romance, Murder, Ambition: A review of Law IV’s Judicial Review

As with every year, the graduating batch demonstrates their “free time” by showcasing a musical to the school. The batch of 2017, being the first batch to go through the mandatory Pro Bono scheme, decided to dedicate their play to the fund going towards Pro Bono projects by NUS. Months of work was...
LawMed 2017: Floorball (Women's)

LawMed 2017: Floorball (Women’s)

It was a scorching Saturday morning during recess week when the women’s floorball team gathered at Valhall to face off against their rivals from Medicine. Some dedicated members of the team had even come from an earlier Lawmed match, but still tirelessly warmed up before the floorball game.   Both...
LawMed 2017: Handball (Women's)

LawMed 2017: Handball (Women’s)

The rays of the sun broke through the skies after what was a rainy morning (presumably, since the ground was moist to the touch and the seats had mini water puddles on them). Under the glare of the hot sun, the Women’s Handball match took place at the courts near...
LawMed 2017: Soccer (Women's)

LawMed 2017: Soccer (Women’s)

Presenting to you… *drum roll please* your star players, history makers, game changers from the Faculty of Law! Okay, I kid, but we (or rather, our star player, Shannon) did make history by scoring our very first 2 goals since the beginning of time.     The first half proved...
LawMed 2017: Handball (Men's)

LawMed 2017: Handball (Men’s)

“Eh, Law vs Medicine sia! But why only these two faculties ah like so elitist…” Shifting uncomfortably, I tried to cover the ‘NUS LAW’ logo on my shirt in case the passer-by directed that question to me. I focussed my attention on our warriors in red: Our dedicated team arrived...
LawMed 2017: Captain's Ball

LawMed 2017: Captain’s Ball

It is sometimes frustrating that man plays second fiddle to nature – for example, when one has taken the time to plan something, only for the weather to threaten to ruin everything. The day of the LawMed Captain’s Ball match was one of such instances. The weather was not kind – cloudy skies, intermittent...
LawMed 2017: Basketball (Men's)

LawMed 2017: Basketball (Men’s)

It is that time of the year again. That’s right folks, the annual LawMed games (men’s basketball series) is back again to showcase the finest players of the sport from both the Law and Medicine faculties. For this year’s edition, the author has the pleasure of providing in-depth coverage straight...
LawMed 2017: Volleyball (Men's)

LawMed 2017: Volleyball (Men’s)

One thing I remember being told countless times by many different volleyball enthusiasts is that volleyball is a rather mechanical sport. One guy gets the ball in control (the dig), the next guy pushes into the air (the set) and the last guy tries to slam it into the opponent’s...
LawMed 2017: Basketball (Women's)

LawMed 2017: Basketball (Women’s)

Once upon a time, I naively thought that basketball meant “ooh, assault” and “ooh, battery”. I stand corrected (as my Learned Friend whispered to me as I was wincing at a spectacular fall of one of the players, “You know that there’s a reason why we don’t get basketball match...
LawMed 2017: Floorball (Men)

LawMed 2017: Floorball (Men)

TLDR WE WERE 1st RUNNER UP.   In the wee hours of Sunday morning, a group of young men woke up and eagerly grabbed their sticks to make their way down for the Law-Med floorball match. (With the exception of Ryan Ong who had no respect for the reporting time...
LawMed 2017: Tchoukball

LawMed 2017: Tchoukball

As of time of writing, I have become possibly the only person in the history of NUS Law to have ever attended two consecutive Tchoukball competitions. In light of this revelation, I hereby declare that I have become, consequently, the number one fan of Tchoukball in the Faculty of Law,...
LawMed 2017: Contract Bridge

LawMed 2017: Contract Bridge

Last year at the Inter-Faculty Games, Team Law fought tooth and nail in an arduous battle that spanned two long days. Victory was at hand, but Team Law narrowly missed a shot at the finals after Medicine squeezed a 1.8-point lead that dashed the hopes and dreams of Team Captain...
LawMed 2017: Foosball

LawMed 2017: Foosball

tl;dr law won 6-1. This year’s LawMed foosball was almost as scintillating as the men’s football game in which our young lads led by Athletics Director Josiah Tham beat Medicine 1-0 the day before. In fact, it was probably more exciting. It was non-stop excitement the entire afternoon at BTC...
LawMed 2017: Soccer (Men)

LawMed 2017: Soccer (Men)

The next twist in the footballing rivalry between our two esteemed faculties took place on the afternoon of the 11th of February 2017. Having played to a 0-0 stalemate in our previous encounter at Inter-Faculty Games 2016 before watching Medicine eventually go on to lift the trophy, this was the...
LawMed 2017: Badminton

LawMed 2017: Badminton

  Here’s how Badminton at LawMed 2016 went down: The first thing Kyle (Y3), the team captain, told me was that about half the proper Law badminton team was gone, and amongst them were our best players. Could team Law overcome this disastrous setback to pull an upset victory? After...
Law IV 2017: An Interview with the Production Heads

Law IV 2017: An Interview with the Production Heads

Stepping into the Auditorium at 6.30 pm on a Friday evening was like changing trains at City Hall — people were criss-crossing in various directions, either in deep conversation with fellow actors or engrossed in checking messages on their phones after finishing rehearsals for their specific parts. With less than...
Atlas Coffeehouse Review

Atlas Coffeehouse Review

Atlas Coffeehouse Review When I first heard that Assembly Coffee closed earlier last year, I was upset as it was one of my favourite cafés. I miss it fondly for its unassuming and rustic atmosphere, its savoury coffee and famous waffles – I am sure many people can sympathise. Fortunately...
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...
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...
[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...
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....
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 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...
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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LawMed 2017: Handball (Men's)

LawMed 2017: Handball (Men’s)

“Eh, Law vs Medicine sia! But why only these two faculties ah like so elitist…” Shifting uncomfortably, I tried to cover the ‘NUS LAW’ logo on my shirt in case the passer-by directed that question to me. I focussed my attention on our warriors in red: Our dedicated team arrived early in the morning to...
LawMed 2017: Captain's Ball

LawMed 2017: Captain’s Ball

It is sometimes frustrating that man plays second fiddle to nature – for example, when one has taken the time to plan something, only for the weather to threaten to ruin everything. The day of the LawMed Captain’s Ball match was one of such instances. The weather was not kind – cloudy skies, intermittent strong winds and persistent lightning...
LawMed 2017: Basketball (Men's)

LawMed 2017: Basketball (Men’s)

It is that time of the year again. That’s right folks, the annual LawMed games (men’s basketball series) is back again to showcase the finest players of the sport from both the Law and Medicine faculties. For this year’s edition, the author has the pleasure of providing in-depth coverage straight out of the players’ bench....
LawMed 2017: Volleyball (Men's)

LawMed 2017: Volleyball (Men’s)

One thing I remember being told countless times by many different volleyball enthusiasts is that volleyball is a rather mechanical sport. One guy gets the ball in control (the dig), the next guy pushes into the air (the set) and the last guy tries to slam it into the opponent’s half of the court (the...
LawMed 2017: Basketball (Women's)

LawMed 2017: Basketball (Women’s)

Once upon a time, I naively thought that basketball meant “ooh, assault” and “ooh, battery”. I stand corrected (as my Learned Friend whispered to me as I was wincing at a spectacular fall of one of the players, “You know that there’s a reason why we don’t get basketball match related cases for torts, right?”)....
LawMed 2017: Floorball (Men)

LawMed 2017: Floorball (Men)

TLDR WE WERE 1st RUNNER UP.   In the wee hours of Sunday morning, a group of young men woke up and eagerly grabbed their sticks to make their way down for the Law-Med floorball match. (With the exception of Ryan Ong who had no respect for the reporting time and sauntered in an hour...
LawMed 2017: Tchoukball

LawMed 2017: Tchoukball

As of time of writing, I have become possibly the only person in the history of NUS Law to have ever attended two consecutive Tchoukball competitions. In light of this revelation, I hereby declare that I have become, consequently, the number one fan of Tchoukball in the Faculty of Law, for now and possibly forever....
LawMed 2017: Contract Bridge

LawMed 2017: Contract Bridge

Last year at the Inter-Faculty Games, Team Law fought tooth and nail in an arduous battle that spanned two long days. Victory was at hand, but Team Law narrowly missed a shot at the finals after Medicine squeezed a 1.8-point lead that dashed the hopes and dreams of Team Captain Simon Poh (Y2). He swore...
LawMed 2017: Foosball

LawMed 2017: Foosball

tl;dr law won 6-1. This year’s LawMed foosball was almost as scintillating as the men’s football game in which our young lads led by Athletics Director Josiah Tham beat Medicine 1-0 the day before. In fact, it was probably more exciting. It was non-stop excitement the entire afternoon at BTC with 5 men’s doubles matches...
LawMed 2017: Soccer (Men)

LawMed 2017: Soccer (Men)

The next twist in the footballing rivalry between our two esteemed faculties took place on the afternoon of the 11th of February 2017. Having played to a 0-0 stalemate in our previous encounter at Inter-Faculty Games 2016 before watching Medicine eventually go on to lift the trophy, this was the chance for redemption. It was...
LawMed 2017: Badminton

LawMed 2017: Badminton

  Here’s how Badminton at LawMed 2016 went down: The first thing Kyle (Y3), the team captain, told me was that about half the proper Law badminton team was gone, and amongst them were our best players. Could team Law overcome this disastrous setback to pull an upset victory? After a series of warmups, team...

LCF x Justified: Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP

Our second law firm featured is Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP. Being the first law firm that was set up in 1861 as Rodyk & Davidson (now Dentons Rodyk & Davidson), the firm has had a long and fulfilling history in Singapore. Since the early days, Dentons Rodyk has grown significantly from a small law firm to...