Posts tagged "Acad Advice"
The Importance of Seating Well

The Importance of Seating Well

I’m not a good student, but there are those who are. I’m not a bad student, but there are those who are. I’m just somewhere in between.  Good, bad, just somewhere in between – all of us choose our seats in tutorials with our own rationales, subconscious or intentional. I’ve interviewed students who identify as...
My First Moot

My First Moot

Heart-racing, palms sweating, mind spinning — does this sound familiar to you? No, I’m not describing the average guy before he confesses to his crush, I’m just describing what the average person feels like before he enters the room for his first moot. Mooting can be an overwhelming yet enriching (or so they say) experience,...
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 Rahim from Drew & Napier...
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Coming back from a continent so wholly different from yours after a seven-month jaunt is (very) daunting. Humidity, accents and bright lights aside, there exists a sense of displacement. Many of us woke up in our beds after this extended period only to think: Was it all a dream?*   In some sense, it was...
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 school is a torture, how...
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 food there are, in your...
MOOTS: A Survival Kit (Part Two)

MOOTS: A Survival Kit (Part Two)

For many of us, the thought of getting moots over and done with may be the only thing that will get us through the next two weeks. But, as our seniors can attest, LAWR moots are only the beginning. Mooting is an integral part of law school and with the multitude of moot competitions available...
How to Ride the Bell Curve

How to Ride the Bell Curve

It’s about four weeks to battle. We speak to some members of the faculty, and ask them about how they managed to survive the bell curve when they were in law school, as they share with us the tips and tricks of getting ahead of the game to get your hands on that coveted A+....
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 dread at the thought of...
Law Graduates Careers Fair (for LLM Students)

Law Graduates Careers Fair (for LLM Students)

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 it here first. Every year,...
Law Careers Fair 2013

Law Careers Fair 2013

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! The NUS Law Careers Fair this year is happening on the 22nd Feb 2013. That’s right, ONE DAY ONLY! So if you haven’t applied for internships, want to know about internships, or training contracts, want to ask about working in so-and-so firm or you just want to soak up the hustle and...