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Old 03-12-2018, 08:20 PM
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Personally, I recommend you do the 4 years at NUS Law. After that, go do your BCL/LLM at oxbridge can liao. Here's why:

(1) tbh nus is as good as oxford. most of my profs were from oxford BCL/PHD anyway and teach in a similar fashion.
(2) you can get oxford profs as well when they visit - just take their intensives.
(3) exams are generally open book - why the hell you wanna memorise like mad?
(4) where is it you wanna practice? If you want to practice SG Law, don't waste 1 year for Part A and RLT - easier to just study at NUS for that additional period - heard of oxbridge people failing Part A (bless their souls).
(5) Do your BCL/LLM. you can then call yourself a oxbridge graduate as well. Can take a year off work/get firm to sponsor - life also good.
Oh to add some more - scholarship kinda no one cares. I forgot how many of us bond-free scholars are there.

You wanna distinguish yourself? Go bag some book prizes. The imba students literally bag dean's list + 1-2 book prizes a year on a consistent basis.

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Personally, I recommend you do the 4 years at NUS Law. After that, go do your BCL/LLM at oxbridge can liao. Here's why:

(1) tbh nus is as good as oxford. most of my profs were from oxford BCL/PHD anyway and teach in a similar fashion.
(2) you can get oxford profs as well when they visit - just take their intensives.
(3) exams are generally open book - why the hell you wanna memorise like mad?
(4) where is it you wanna practice? If you want to practice SG Law, don't waste 1 year for Part A and RLT - easier to just study at NUS for that additional period - heard of oxbridge people failing Part A (bless their souls).
(5) Do your BCL/LLM. you can then call yourself a oxbridge graduate as well. Can take a year off work/get firm to sponsor - life also good.
Poster is right about (1)-(4). Partially correct about (5). No firm will sponsor a person for the BCL/LLM. This is not management consulting where you work 2-3 years and then they pay for your MBA. Salty about this because itís the truth

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If I have a first from Kings, does that mean I am half as good as a Cambridge graduate?
should have saved ur money and went to bristol. 1 pqe can make chief legal officer.

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Hi everyone, Iím a law student studying in the UK and Iím graduating in June 2019. Iíve been applying to firms for RLT/TC but so far not a single one has responded. My grades arenít amazing but they arenít bad either, and I have tons of extra-curriculars. Does anyone have any advice? Itíll be appreciated, thanks!
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Poster is right about (1)-(4). Partially correct about (5). No firm will sponsor a person for the BCL/LLM. This is not management consulting where you work 2-3 years and then they pay for your MBA. Salty about this because itís the truth
Hi, poster from above (the nus fellow). I agree with you that most firms don't offer to sponsor. I guess I'm a bit luckier cause my firm made me the offer (an int firm). But need to bond a few years in return - I think lawyers can and should try to pitch for it especially since mid-level associates are quite in demand for now, can try your lucky perhaps
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Hi everyone, Iím a law student studying in the UK and Iím graduating in June 2019. Iíve been applying to firms fpor RLT/TC but so far not a single one has responded. My grades arenít amazing but they arenít bad either, and I have tons of extra-curriculars. Does anyone have any advice? Itíll be apreciated, thanks!
in today's market, it's either gonna be top grades or great connections. to be very honest no one cares about extra curriculars if you have neither.

if you have neither, be prepared to grit your teeth and lower your expectations and keep applying.
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Hi everyone, Iím a law student studying in the UK and Iím graduating in June 2019. Iíve been applying to firms for RLT/TC but so far not a single one has responded. My grades arenít amazing but they arenít bad either, and I have tons of extra-curriculars. Does anyone have any advice? Itíll be appreciated, thanks!
Time to be shameless & pull any possible strings you/your family may have.
Rewrite your cover letter. I've heard of people with decent grades who were not shortlisted because of a bad one.
Modify your CV. Clearly, something isn't working. The other reply is not wrong in saying that extra-curriculars are not really important. If you want to include them, make sure you mention how they're relevant to your application/your suitability as a trainee.
How many places have you applied to? You need to apply to way more. You can check the LawSoc TC listings page for any vacancies but many of those require immediate commencement of training. Then again, keep in mind that firms take anywhere from 1 week to 3 months to respond, so you may just need to sit tight. It should help if you did any internships, since those tend to be the places you get your TC from.
Google for tips on TC apps, if you haven't done so yet. There is quite a lot of sound advice from seniors out there/resources available to prep you for the process. Good luck!
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TSY is more than a decent litigator for sure. But if the question relates to TSMP Corp, I fail to see how the litigation side of TSMP is relevant... did OP mean "opposing counsel" as in on the opposite side of the deal? If so, then it would be Stef's ability to assess, not TSY's
Managed to share a conversation with TSY once a few years ago. It was like speaking with the devil. Hahaha.

As for corp, I have been on the other side of the table from them as well. Felt like they were just being antagonistic for the sake of it...
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Hi, poster from above (the nus fellow). I agree with you that most firms don't offer to sponsor. I guess I'm a bit luckier cause my firm made me the offer (an int firm). But need to bond a few years in return - I think lawyers can and should try to pitch for it especially since mid-level associates are quite in demand for now, can try your lucky perhaps
What about applying for jobs in the UK itself? I know of some Singaporeans who joined magic circle or silver circle firms there after graduation.
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Top barrister chambers only hire Oxbridge. Even if itís a 2:1 Oxbridge grad.
Very rare to see a KCL first as silk/door tenants at top sets.
That explains it.
None of them are JLCs either. Even the legal service is aware they are degree mill products.
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