CJC Just Punishment - Conversations on the Death Penalty

CJC Just Punishment – Conversations on the Death Penalty

Singapore’s death penalty is shrouded in constant debate, both within and beyond Singapore’s borders. Its exercise and usage has often been privy to public speculation. Some decry the death penalty to be against human rights, or to be abolished altogether, saying that it is simply unnecessary. Others stand by it, describing...
B.A. Mallal Moot 2017

B.A. Mallal Moot 2017

The annual B.A. Mallal Moot is one of Singapore’s oldest and most prestigious domestic mooting competitions, organized by the NUS Law Mooting and Debating Club (MDC). Proudly sponsored by Allen & Gledhill LLP, all semi-finalists were awarded A&G internships. The top 4 finalists and the best memorial submission also received...
Our (?) Top 3 Char Kway Teows

Our (?) Top 3 Char Kway Teows

When asked about our favourite Singaporean dishes, many rush to mind. Although many dishes could be in the running for our fav, we dare say that the humble, but ~amazing~  char kway teow (“CKT”) is the quintessential Singaporean classic. Here, we have reviewed three of what are arguably the best...
SLR Annual Lecture 2017: Prosecution in the Public Interest

SLR Annual Lecture 2017: Prosecution in the Public Interest

Since its inception in 1984, the Singapore Law Review (SLR) Annual Lecture has been organised to further the SLR’s objectives of creating awareness of current legal issues and promoting legal thought and discussion amongst law students. Each lecture features a legal luminary on a topic of his or her choice,...
6th Asia Pro Bono Conference

6th Asia Pro Bono Conference

The NUS Law Pro Bono Group (PBG) represented NUS Law at the 6th Asia Pro Bono Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This year, many universities – such as those in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam – sent representatives to take part in the conference. Having benefitted greatly from the conference, we...
Welcome to Woonderland - Insights with Professor Walter Woon

Welcome to Woonderland – Insights with Professor Walter Woon

Professor Woon’s office is packed – full of books, trophies, pictures, shelves, and just about everything. He sits comfortably, in his office chair, framed by the row of books (some, his own), arranged neatly. Behind the area where he works there is an alcove – as all staff offices do...
Getting Cozy with the 38th Law Club - Part 1

Getting Cozy with the 38th Law Club – Part 1

The NUS Students’ Law Club (affectionately known as the “Law Club”) is a constituent club of NUS Students’ Union and is made up of the law undergraduate, graduate and masters students in NUS. Or at least that is what the page on Justified says. But that was back in 2011,...
The Coconut Club Review

The Coconut Club Review

It’s a club, alright. For a start, getting through the doors hinges on specific time slots for entry. Not everyone gets a seat at the coveted indoor tables. Less so if all parties aren’t present. To top it all off, they don’t even take reservations, which probably explains the line...
BTC: Bites To Consider – Noodle House @ Canopy

BTC: Bites To Consider – Noodle House @ Canopy

When Summit just won’t cut it, fret not! Canopy is located just 5 minutes away by foot (even less if you dare cut through the professors’ lounge!!!) and offers a wide array of delectable dishes that would satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.
BTC: Bites To Consider – Malay Cuisine @ Canopy

BTC: Bites To Consider – Malay Cuisine @ Canopy

On those days when your stressed and want to treat your body to decadent delectable greasy goodness of the Malay Cuisine stall at Canopy is for you! As its name suggests, it sells Malay cuisine to satisfy your cravings!
IFG Roundup: Week 4

IFG Roundup: Week 4

Team Law has finally landed itself in the medal tally, having bagged 2 medals this week! Find out which are the teams that made it to the podium as we bring to you all the exciting action from this week’s roundup.
Film Review: Okja (2017) 

Film Review: Okja (2017) 

 Looking for a way to wind down during the upcoming recess week? Here’s a novel film for your consideration, perhaps to offset any studying-induced frustration! (hur hur)  That aside, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja (2017) was released on Netflix in July this year, with much critical acclaim. As an action-adventure film, it is truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind. Here’s a trailer from Netflix to whet your appetite:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjCebKn4iic ...
BTC: Bites To Consider – Reedz Cafe

BTC: Bites To Consider – Reedz Cafe

On the face of it, Reedz, with its classy glass exterior and the calm of a hipster cafe, does not seem like a place one would frequent for bites. However, a quick assessment of the place registered a small, quaint, cozy interior. One can also elect between the air-conditioned indoors segment...
iO Italian Osteria Review

iO Italian Osteria Review

iO Italian Osteria is more Italian than its name suggests. The rapid flow of Italian in the kitchen followed by the all-too-familiar pop of the cork, enhances the vibe and surrounding atmosphere of the restaurant. Paired against a minimalist interior of glass, stainless steel and whitewashed wood furnishing, there’s also...
IFG Roundup: Week 3

IFG Roundup: Week 3

Led by their dedicated and talented captains from the women’s floorball and men’s basketball teams, find out how far Team Law made it in this week’s roundup of  IFG!
BTC: Bites To Consider – eatwhat (Western) @ Summit

BTC: Bites To Consider – eatwhat (Western) @ Summit

If you frequent the Summit, you’ve probably noticed the entrance of a new stall in the recent weeks! I have to admit that on first sight, I was extremely excited. With its self-explanatory name of “eat what is good for you”, it definitely gives off very healthy and wholesome vibes...
BTC: Bites To Consider – Malay Stall @ Summit

BTC: Bites To Consider – Malay Stall @ Summit

When you think of soul food, you think of greasy juicy hamburgers with a side of fries topped off with some chocolate milkshake. But I guess the Malay stall is the closest you can get to soul food here in the Summit.
IFG Roundup: Week 2

IFG Roundup: Week 2

This week we cover a wide array of sports, from the hard-hitting tennis players to the show-stopping display of dominance by our men’s football team, read on to find out more about Team Law’s amazing performance in week 2 of IFG! Spoiler alert: some historic results within! (We even have videos!)
Humans, Extended: David Tan

Humans, Extended: David Tan

At Humans of BTC, we shine the spotlight on various individuals and personalities that truly define the BTC experience. Whether they are students involved in worthy causes  or our hardworking campus staff , everyone has a story to tell, and perhaps, a lesson to teach. This week, we interview Associate Professor...
IFG Roundup: Week 1

IFG Roundup: Week 1

First week of school and the IFG season is back in full swing! Last weekend featured games from the men’s floorball and handball, with both teams looking to build on their success from the previous year. Click on through to read about how our Floorball and Handball teams fared this...
BTC: Bites To Consider - Hwang's @ Summit

BTC: Bites To Consider – Hwang’s @ Summit

According to BTC folklore, the story goes that hugging a petite Chinese lady in a bright yellow polo and three-quarter pants at the Summit will get you a free kimbap. I refuse to confirm nor deny this but that small lady is the guardian of a stall that many (including...
Exchange Exposure 2017

Exchange Exposure 2017

Last Saturday, members of the Law Students International Relations Club (LSIRC) as well as students from all over NUS Law came together to welcome this semester’s batch of foreign exchange students. All in all, it was a fruitful evening, both fulfilling (from all the food perhaps!) and culturally enriching. Click...
D&D 2017

D&D 2017

Every year, freshman get a chance to dress to the nines, indulge in fine dining, and pretend that they are sophisticated. Well not every year, but this was the first year back for Dinner and Dance after a strangely absent 2016 rendition cough salt cough, and the enthusiasm was shared...
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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BTC: Bites To Consider – Noodle House @ Canopy

BTC: Bites To Consider – Noodle House @ Canopy

When Summit just won’t cut it, fret not! Canopy is located just 5 minutes away by foot (even less if you dare cut through the professors’ lounge!!!) and offers a wide array of delectable dishes that would satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.
IFG Roundup: Week 5

IFG Roundup: Week 5

As promised, Team Law has delivered yet another outstanding finish to land ourselves another medal! Promising results from this year’s IFG Atheletes. Check out all the thrills and spills as we bring you the final roundup of the season.
CJC Conference 2017

CJC Conference 2017

The Criminal Justice Conference 2017 was held on 25 August 2017 at the NUS Law Moot Court.  This year’s iteration of the conference took participants behind the scenes to find out what the Singapore Police Force, Prosecution and Defence do after a crime is committed. To give the audience a holistic picture, we invited 3...
BTC: Bites To Consider – Malay Cuisine @ Canopy

BTC: Bites To Consider – Malay Cuisine @ Canopy

On those days when your stressed and want to treat your body to decadent delectable greasy goodness of the Malay Cuisine stall at Canopy is for you! As its name suggests, it sells Malay cuisine to satisfy your cravings!
IFG Roundup: Week 4

IFG Roundup: Week 4

Team Law has finally landed itself in the medal tally, having bagged 2 medals this week! Find out which are the teams that made it to the podium as we bring to you all the exciting action from this week’s roundup.
Film Review: Okja (2017) 

Film Review: Okja (2017) 

 Looking for a way to wind down during the upcoming recess week? Here’s a novel film for your consideration, perhaps to offset any studying-induced frustration! (hur hur)  That aside, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja (2017) was released on Netflix in July this year, with much critical acclaim. As an action-adventure film, it is truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind. Here’s a trailer from Netflix to whet your appetite:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjCebKn4iic  Without giving too much away, the plot...
BTC: Bites To Consider – Reedz Cafe

BTC: Bites To Consider – Reedz Cafe

On the face of it, Reedz, with its classy glass exterior and the calm of a hipster cafe, does not seem like a place one would frequent for bites. However, a quick assessment of the place registered a small, quaint, cozy interior. One can also elect between the air-conditioned indoors segment or the breezy outdoor area...
iO Italian Osteria Review

iO Italian Osteria Review

iO Italian Osteria is more Italian than its name suggests. The rapid flow of Italian in the kitchen followed by the all-too-familiar pop of the cork, enhances the vibe and surrounding atmosphere of the restaurant. Paired against a minimalist interior of glass, stainless steel and whitewashed wood furnishing, there’s also a sense of style that...
IFG Roundup: Week 3

IFG Roundup: Week 3

Led by their dedicated and talented captains from the women’s floorball and men’s basketball teams, find out how far Team Law made it in this week’s roundup of  IFG!
BTC: Bites To Consider – eatwhat (Western) @ Summit

BTC: Bites To Consider – eatwhat (Western) @ Summit

If you frequent the Summit, you’ve probably noticed the entrance of a new stall in the recent weeks! I have to admit that on first sight, I was extremely excited. With its self-explanatory name of “eat what is good for you”, it definitely gives off very healthy and wholesome vibes – and you’ll be happy...
BTC: Bites To Consider – Malay Stall @ Summit

BTC: Bites To Consider – Malay Stall @ Summit

When you think of soul food, you think of greasy juicy hamburgers with a side of fries topped off with some chocolate milkshake. But I guess the Malay stall is the closest you can get to soul food here in the Summit.
IFG Roundup: Week 2

IFG Roundup: Week 2

This week we cover a wide array of sports, from the hard-hitting tennis players to the show-stopping display of dominance by our men’s football team, read on to find out more about Team Law’s amazing performance in week 2 of IFG! Spoiler alert: some historic results within! (We even have videos!)