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Old 02-01-2016, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
My two cents worth here as a partner looking at law graduates to be retained.

While there is no discrimination against SMU students, I noticed that a number of SMU students lack basic legal knowledge whether due to the way the modules are taught or otherwise.

In addition, they are more outspoken which is a good trait except when they argue over legal points without any legal basis.
I'm a 3 PQE in an international firm and have spoken to the partners / HR. One factor is that they need to justify their overall hires to the international headquarters once in a while. Not individual hires, but overall hire statistics in the Singapore branch. Of course, NUS students are at an advantage because NUS law is ranked #1 in Asia, and it is easy to justify hires from NUS law. It is far more difficult to justify SMU law hires to international lawyers who are unlikely to have heard of SMU.
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