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Old 19-04-2018, 02:57 PM
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this is not america where people value you as a person of experience; so law is done as a Jd post grad degree. US western society values diversity and maturity.

. in singapore, it is about being young and born with connections especially in law.

donít believe all the talk by government about education is a life long journey bs.

once you try make a move or start from bottom of a new field, you will be discriminated.

to your question, i would choose nus gllb over smu jd. smu jd is over 70,000 dollars and nus one is undergraduate fee.

also most gllb i know are in decent mid sized, big 4, jlcs despite their small cohort.

as for smu jd, iím not too sure

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Old 19-04-2018, 07:51 PM
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lunch any one? raffles place.
trainee here not getting retained
not going to take up legal executive job
i felt cheated frankly
worked so hard and long hours get scolded
never felt worse in life
and now jobless soon
what is the difference between legal executive and associate positions?

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Old 19-04-2018, 10:31 PM
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legal executive no billable hours
associate need churn out billable hours
legal exec cannot be partner
associate can rise to partner

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this is not america where people value you as a person of experience; so law is done as a Jd post grad degree. US western society values diversity and maturity.

. in singapore, it is about being young and born with connections especially in law.

donít believe all the talk by government about education is a life long journey bs.

once you try make a move or start from bottom of a new field, you will be discriminated.

to your question, i would choose nus gllb over smu jd. smu jd is over 70,000 dollars and nus one is undergraduate fee.

also most gllb i know are in decent mid sized, big 4, jlcs despite their small cohort.

as for smu jd, iím not too sure
Aiya most people here studied law either because they didnt know what they wanted to do at 18, or were rejected from medicine, or parents told them being a lawyer was good, or a combination of these.

In America law must be taken as an expensive post-grad with expensive opportunity cost, so there is a real considered decision before jumping in.

Worst are the kiddos who can't get into either NUS or SMU die die must study law and spend heaps of parents' money to go overseas, play and party and come back with an LLB then bitch about how dismal the job market is.

Moral of the story: do your research before jumping into law!!
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Hello seniors,

I have a few questions about joining the public service (i.e. AGC) immediately upon graduation and would be grateful for any advice.

1) How stifling is it, if it is in the first place, given that the entire place is replete with scholars?

2) Is work experience in public service of value in private practice - not only in respect of civil litigation, but also corporate work?

4) Is it easier to switch practice areas (e.g. litigation to corporate) in private practice, rather than to switch from government to private practice?

5) How is PQE counted for LSOs given that they are called only 2 years later?

6) Is it comparatively better to TC in a well-established mid-sized firm rather than the AGC, having regard to the possibility that one may not be retained (cf a 2-year contract)?

Thanks!
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Hello seniors,

I have a few questions about joining the public service (i.e. AGC) immediately upon graduation and would be grateful for any advice.

1) How stifling is it, if it is in the first place, given that the entire place is replete with scholars?

2) Is work experience in public service of value in private practice - not only in respect of civil litigation, but also corporate work?

4) Is it easier to switch practice areas (e.g. litigation to corporate) in private practice, rather than to switch from government to private practice?

5) How is PQE counted for LSOs given that they are called only 2 years later?

6) Is it comparatively better to TC in a well-established mid-sized firm rather than the AGC, having regard to the possibility that one may not be retained (cf a 2-year contract)?

Thanks!
1) How stifling is it, if it is in the first place, given that the entire place is replete with scholars?

If you are ok with rank and file and having a stable ok-high salary, i dont think this is any problem. The fact that you are able to get in, arguably you should be able to survive inside.

2) Is work experience in public service of value in private practice - not only in respect of civil litigation, but also corporate work?

This really depends on luck and opportunity. No real answer.

4) Is it easier to switch practice areas (e.g. litigation to corporate) in private practice, rather than to switch from government to private practice?

This really depends on luck and opportunity. No real answer.

5) How is PQE counted for LSOs given that they are called only 2 years later?

PQE only counted after you are called. Thats why some people called before joining government.

6) Is it comparatively better to TC in a well-established mid-sized firm rather than the AGC, having regard to the possibility that one may not be retained (cf a 2-year contract)?

This really depends on luck and opportunity. No real answer.


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anyone doing part a next week
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anyone doing part a next week
This really depends on luck and opportunity. No real answer.
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This really depends on luck and opportunity. No real answer.
Nice. Part A exam nxt week?
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This really depends on luck and opportunity. No real answer.
counsel that was a y/n question, what is your reply supposed to mean
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