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Old 16-06-2020, 01:54 PM
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Yes anw i want to do a Masters. Is it worth it? My parents already mortgaged our home. Maybe I can apply for a scholarship

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Yes anw i want to do a Masters. Is it worth it? My parents already mortgaged our home. Maybe I can apply for a scholarship
No a Masters cannot shore up poor undergraduate performance. If you didn't make it to NUS, or failed to get a First, it's useless. Firms will be wondering why you did Masters at C and didn't do undergrad at C. Don't waste your parents CPF

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I disagree. If you can get good results in your masters which is from a reputable university, it would be likely to hold some weight in the assessment of your calibre, despite your lacklustre undergraduate grades.

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I disagree. If you can get good results in your masters which is from a reputable university, it would be likely to hold some weight in the assessment of your calibre, despite your lacklustre undergraduate grades.
There was a conversation on this issue previously. OP should take a look at that conversation.

Consensus at the time:
If you want to practice law, masters doesn't help you much - at best, it would be a good holiday.
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Yes anw i want to do a Masters. Is it worth it? My parents already mortgaged our home. Maybe I can apply for a scholarship
No. it is not worth it.
Especially if it is true that your parents already mortgaged your home.
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Guys i need advice. I am a rising third year at a UK university in Midlands. I know there's a glut of lawyers in Singapore but despite my best efforts I cannot find a UK TC. I have applied to Big 4 but no response. Which FLAs are worth applying to?
At this point, I think you should be applying to as many law firms as you can, regardless of prestige.
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No. it is not worth it.
Especially if it is true that your parents already mortgaged your home.
I mean masters is a huge risk. Let's say you get a 2.2 for undergrad at a non-prestigious uni and a distinction for masters at a reputable uni. It only balances out.

You don't also get commensurate pay offs. No firm is going to really care about your Masters unless you graduated top of your cohort at Ox or Cam.

The odds of you getting into one of those schools with poor undergraduate performance is already slim (let's say you get an okay school through a legacy programme or through some generous donation your parents made) what more doing well.

My advice is practical. Get experience. Don't throw money at the problem.


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There was a conversation on this issue previously. OP should take a look at that conversation.

Consensus at the time:
If you want to practice law, masters doesn't help you much - at best, it would be a good holiday.
Noting my academic failings (yes, I admit, I couldn't get to a better school at undergrad stage) would there be a point in applying to an easier course like Arts or Business so I can say hey I am a grad from that school?
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at this point, im thinking this guy is just a troll.
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Noting my academic failings (yes, I admit, I couldn't get to a better school at undergrad stage) would there be a point in applying to an easier course like Arts or Business so I can say hey I am a grad from that school?
You come across as being super desperate at the moment.
This comment is not meant to be an insult. Its just that people generally make terrible decisions when faced with desperation.

Not getting into NUS Law does not equate to an academic failing. Many successful lawyers and in house counsels and professors have graduated from universities other than NUS Law. There is even a judge who graduated from Flinders - i didn't even know such a university existed until i appeared before said judge and googled him. Our civil procedure practitioners books are written by a graduate from nottingham university.

My point being. You are not yet at death's door. You still have a year to get a training contract - it is not too late to make a decision as to your future at that time. Focus on sending out applications for TCs. Send out a few everyday. Send out to every single law firm you can find on google - it's what i did. Be tenacious. Be persistent.

Do not be desperate.

A masters is not worth it. Don't waste your parents hard earned money on another year of no guarantees.
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