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Old 01-02-2016, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I think much has been said about Oseas law grads. Firstly, U.K. law exams are closed notes exams. That's a major difference with Sg law schools. Do a closed book law exam and you'll know that it's very difficult and require different set of skills. U.K. does not have a bell curve unlike sg law schools bcos its v simple. If u meet the standards of the professors who are marking the papers, then it's a first class. No questions asked. It's a different culture and one that is very much based on challenging yourself rather than beating your peers.

Secondly, u need to know that Singaporean students who go to uk universities to read law have their own set of challenges. What kind of challenges these are - you have to go through yourself to find out. Many bright individuals who go overseas to study, eventually they snap at some point in time because it's really difficult psychologically.

Thirdly, the 5% of FCH - in the local unis Singaporeans are the majority and they have 100% chance to be part of the 5%. In uk unis, and the uni that I'm from gives out only 7% of FCH - you are a minority fighting for the 7% of FCH. And they cannot give all the Singaporeans a first for that matter. So if u consider it carefully, it's harder to get a first class in the uk. 2:1 yes, but not first.
Yes. Totally agree. One need to go through that kind of academic structure then they will know why SG grade B is their grade A. No bell curve. No question asked. You manage to prove psychologically and meet the prof standard. You get it. It is of challenging yourself then beating your peers through papers. When you are outside working as a real lawyers, you will see having good writing doesn't lead you to have good ideas. If you are not good at certain skill set and mindset, what's the use of having a good writing skill?
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