Dear fellow NUS Law students,

Mid-way through the first semester of Academic Year 2011/12, a group of students got together to do the impossible. Their mission, should they choose to accept, was to create an online media platform to foster a greater sense of law school culture. They needed to create something vibrant and fun, something that could relate to all law students, something that reported of all NUS Law School’s events and activities. Unsurprisingly, it was a mission fraught with difficulties: a dearth of support and a huge uncertainty of its success — the inevitable characteristics of a bold and unchartered venture. Nonetheless, they trudged on.

Fast forward half a semester later, Justified is now the go-to website for all the latest happenings in NUS Law School with over 17,000 pages views and 3,600 unique visitors. Our viewers include NUS students (from the Law Faculty and beyond), faculty staffs, students on overseas exchange and even NUS Law alumni and members of the legal fraternity. On behalf of Law Annual, I would like to thank everyone for the tremendous support. We are deeply encouraged and will strive even harder towards our goal of forging a closely-knitted law school community in NUS.

This semester, Justified is BIGGER AND BETTER with NON-STOP EXCITEMENT and you really have to SEE IT FOR YOURSELF! (clue for deciphering the posters around school)

We have very thoughtfully (and painstakingly) created four new initiatives on Justified to enhance your otherwise daily-routine experience in law school. XX (Cross-examination) is a fortnightly article where we bring you the inside story of the various specializations of law. Through interviews with distinguished members of the legal fraternity, we will help to debunk myths and shed some light on these various fields of law — for those of you (yea, you dean’s listers) who are already planning ahead. Just In Season is a special monthly feature where interesting activities will be organized under the theme of the month (e.g. Jan: Chinese New Year, Feb: Valentine’s Day) and attractive prizes stand to be won. Just Yours is a collaboration with NUSS where we giveaway a lunch-for-two at NUSS Guild House @ Bukit Timah, every week — all you need to do is to answer questions about NUSS. In addition, we have heard you, and Just-In Cases will be having more lifestyle articles — so get ready to know more places to eat, shop, and enjoy!

As you can see, all our exciting initiatives are geared towards increasing the welfare of law students — to make even the longest day of school a little brighter and cheerful. We are certain that you will enjoy Justified even more than before. In return, all we ask is for you to spread the word to your friends, to participate actively in our activities and to visit Justified whenever you are bored (from lectures perhaps).

Lastly, we are opening recruitments for Law Annual this semester — especially since you have finally witnessed what we are all about. So if you love what we do and hope to be part of our team, please sign up here.

May the New Year be a great one for you!


Kok Yee Keong
Chief Editor
[email protected]

Law Annual (New Directions)
Creator of Justified — the go-to website for all the latest happenings in NUS Law School

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