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Old 30-07-2017, 09:36 PM
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But remember anything international entails long hours, factoring in time differences, and the fact that you're competing with other hubs (like Hong Kong, India) for international cross border work. On the outset, all these international cross border work is something that every law student aspire to land a job in, but they are not aware (as interns) the true reality of international practice. You're required to sleep with your BB/IPhone, pull in all nighters consistently (with no lull), skip lunches/dinners because of the time difference (our lunch is someone's start of business, our sleeping hours is someone start of business, etc).

So it sounds rosy on paper but the reality is bad.
How much better is the pay?

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I disagree with you.

I know many GLBs who are very capable and quite a handful of them are in big 4 firms and international law firms and JLCs. Also, for moots at least one from every cohort have been representing school and winning local competitions. Also it is not uncommon that a GLB gets onto the Dean's list as well.

In fact their achievements in their very own small numbers are beyond the proportion of the general LLB cohort they are competing against.



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I have friends who did the GLB, most of them only managed to secure TCs with small or medium firms. Only one person who was on the deans list once got into big 4. Somehow the GLBs just didn't do well enough in school, didn't get placed on dean's list, didn't do well in moots.


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I disagree with you.

I know many GLBs who are very capable and quite a handful of them are in big 4 firms and international law firms and JLCs. Also, for moots at least one from every cohort have been representing school and winning local competitions. Also it is not uncommon that a GLB gets onto the Dean's list as well.

In fact their achievements in their very own small numbers are beyond the proportion of the general LLB cohort they are competing against.
How was it studying as a GLB?

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If international work is the way for jobs growth

Why are law grads not entering this field?

Because they don't learn these international courses in school?

Or is the work simply too demanding so nobody wants to enter?
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how is the law society addressing the glut of law graduates situation?

it has been almost half a decade
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I just ended SMU JD. However my tc is with a very small firm which pays rather pathetic and not paying for my Part B course. The firm is also not retaining. I wonder why must I put myself through this torture.

I am in debt. I spent $70,000 on JD.

I want to know whether is the NUS Graduate Law Program students are also facing same issues as I am? Do they make it to big 4 law firms / international firms?
I graduated 2015, NUS. The GLBs in my batch mostly went to Big 4, one became a JLC and another is in CC HK now. So very different, I should say.
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I graduated 2015, NUS. The GLBs in my batch mostly went to Big 4, one became a JLC and another is in CC HK now. So very different, I should say.
Hi all,

I am a year 2 law student looking at options. Is it better to go to CC or JLC? Seems like international work is the way to go now?
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Hi all,

I am a year 2 law student looking at options. Is it better to go to CC or JLC? Seems like international work is the way to go now?
it is better to go to TSMP. The top tier firm for "Wall Street Work" in SG. They will set you up for a successful career in law.
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Same, the GLBs in my batch goes to Big 4 and international firms.

Maybe SMU JD is just having big cohort but still many goes to big 4 plus international firms?

. Perhaps it's their life experience.


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Hi all,

I am a year 2 law student looking at options. Is it better to go to CC or JLC? Seems like international work is the way to go now?
You sound as if you can get in both easily like that.
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