Posts tagged "Opinions"
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...
How to Spend Your Stay-Home-Notice Period: Workouts, Movies and TV Recommendations

How to Spend Your Stay-Home-Notice Period: Workouts, Movies and TV Recommendations

“Hey! Let’s go to Johor this weekend!” “Umm… That’s not really a good idea with the Covid-19 situation though…” “Never mind la – it’ll be alright!” So, you’re now stuck at home for 14 days and you’ve got nothing to do. Except study, finish your readings and catch up on the lessons you missed. Well,...
Weighing In On The BTC Gym

Weighing In On The BTC Gym

DISCLAIMER: I am neither a medical professional nor a certified personal trainer. The following information is GENERAL fitness advice based off the ANECDOTAL experiences of myself and others. Always consult a physician before starting any exercise program. Located on the first floor of Block B, the Bukit Timah Campus’ resident gym is probably less than...
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,...

You are not stupid

On weekends, I teach tuition (so that I can afford stupidly expensive coffee on dates). I can tell one of my students is very bright. Strangely enough, the light seems to have dimmed recently ever since she got a new tuition buddy. Don’t blame the buddy. Buddy too, is vocal and engaged, albeit a little...
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...

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...

Four Species of Endangered Lawyers

Littered everywhere in the Singapore media is a doomsday prophecy for “young lawyers”. Even if they manage to beat the odds of getting a job amid the ‘glut’ of young lawyers, they are now told to hold off the (self-)congratulations as junior lawyers’ jobs are on the verge of being cannibalised by artificial intelligence. Last...
What to do during the December Vacation

What to do during the December Vacation

Admittedly during the study term, many of us would have sacrificed sleep in trying to complete the readings, prepare for tutorial classes and assignments. The December vacation is an opportunity for all students to recuperate from our excessive studying during the past four months. Without proper planning however, these 6 weeks of vacation time can...

The Law School Companion

The Law School Companion – The E-version Perspectives – Dealing with the First Year The Law School E-Companion features interviews with 4 different seniors. It contains snippets of advice and perspectives on the different pathways that can be taken in NUS Law. We hope that their advice would prove useful and instructive as you embark on your...
17 Signs you're an NUS Law Freshman

17 Signs you’re an NUS Law Freshman

    This is a light-hearted article written from the point of view of a reasonable freshman, who tried to observe and imagine what most freshmen would have gone through up until now. If you’re a freshman, you’d probably relate. If you aren’t, you can still look back and laugh as you reminisce your year...
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 held liable for improper usage...