Lawyer Salary - Page 653 - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




Lawyer Salary

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #6521 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:03 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Can't find real numbers for NUS admission rates.

Anyway, context was Singapore law. Practically, 4 years Singapore law vs 3 years BA Oxford English law. Who can advise on Singapore law aspects better?
Yes, but donít compare NUS to SMU. Not the same at all.
An SMU grad who decides to do a LLM at LSE to add pedigree is totally understandable for reasons mentioned in the posts above.
An NUS grad who decides to do a LLM at a school other than HYOC is unforgivable to say the least. You donít do a LLM except at HYOC.

Reply With Quote
  #6522 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:06 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Agree with everything except that NUS = SMU. They are not on the same pedestal.
NUS is WAY ahead of SMU. Oxbridge is definitely > SMU.
NUS is definitely not > Oxbridge: arguments might be made for parity but thatís about as far as it goes. NUS is definitely > LSE/UCL because NUS admissions is 3x more restrictive than LSE/UCL.
Only right in the Singapore Law context.

Prospects wise in both international and SG law firms (combined) Cam/Ox/LSE/UCL likely better than NUS. Same reasoning as above. No one is likely to care about your prowess in Singapore law alone in an international law firm.

Prospects wise in SG law firms (solo) - NUS = Oxbridge(?)/LSE/UCL/SMU

Prospects wise in international law firms (solo) - Oxbridge/LSE/UCL/NUS/SMU

NUS admissions say nothing about prospects. The admission rate means jack when candidate profile is the same (your straight As, HCI/RI person). So does QS rankings, since that involves international repute.

Reply With Quote
  #6523 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:11 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Legal Executive Salary

I have been offered a Legal Executive role pending my call to the Bar in August. I have been offered $2800/month until August. Am I being lowballed? I believe the Big 4 awards legal execs about $3500 pending call?

Reply With Quote
  #6524 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:13 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Only right in the Singapore Law context.

Prospects wise in both international and SG law firms (combined) Cam/Ox/LSE/UCL likely better than NUS. Same reasoning as above. No one is likely to care about your prowess in Singapore law alone in an international law firm.

Prospects wise in SG law firms (solo) - NUS = Oxbridge(?)/LSE/UCL/SMU

Prospects wise in international law firms (solo) - Oxbridge/LSE/UCL/NUS/SMU

NUS admissions say nothing about prospects. The admission rate means jack when candidate profile is the same (your straight As, HCI/RI person). So does QS rankings, since that involves international repute.
Okay fair. Ridiculous when NUS = SMU.
Reply With Quote
  #6525 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:14 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I have been offered a Legal Executive role pending my call to the Bar in August. I have been offered $2800/month until August. Am I being lowballed? I believe the Big 4 awards legal execs about $3500 pending call?
Depends on which firm are you at
Reply With Quote
  #6526 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Okay fair. Ridiculous when NUS = SMU.
This is q funny tbh
Reply With Quote

  #6527 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:27 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I have been offered a Legal Executive role pending my call to the Bar in August. I have been offered $2800/month until August. Am I being lowballed? I believe the Big 4 awards legal execs about $3500 pending call?
Gosh. Not too long ago legal execs get full assoc pay pending call.

And wow the amount of talk of university prestige is mind boggling even when there are reasonable posts by actual practising lawyers that it doesnít matter. Personally know of several delisted uni students in active practice across mid sized, big4, SC, MC and US firms. Donít write yourself off.
Reply With Quote
  #6528 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:28 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Gosh. Not too long ago legal execs get full assoc pay pending call.

And wow the amount of talk of university prestige is mind boggling even when there are reasonable posts by actual practising lawyers that it doesnít matter. Personally know of several delisted uni students in active practice across mid sized, big4, SC, MC and US firms. Donít write yourself off.
yep. pretty much this.
Reply With Quote
  #6529 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:31 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Gosh. Not too long ago legal execs get full assoc pay pending call.

And wow the amount of talk of university prestige is mind boggling even when there are reasonable posts by actual practising lawyers that it doesnít matter. Personally know of several delisted uni students in active practice across mid sized, big4, SC, MC and US firms. Donít write yourself off.
Those who got in through connections not counted by the way.
And some firms are notoriously known to take in grads wholesale with connections.
Reply With Quote
  #6530 (permalink)  
Old 19-06-2020, 01:43 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Those who got in through connections not counted by the way.
And some firms are notoriously known to take in grads wholesale with connections.
Say CEO X sends his daughter to LSE because she cannot get into NUS.
She doesnít want to go to SMU for reasons mentioned above.
CEO X is CEO of listed MNC, A Co.

A Co retains a big four firm to provide retained legal services, Firm G.
Daughter comes back to SG with no TC for obvious reasons again.
CEO X calls up his contact at Firm G. Partner at Firm G readily accepts CEO Xís daughter with an interview purely for formality.

Get the picture?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
advocate, law, lawyer, legal, solicitor

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
From Lawyer Insider: Life is Glamorous but Unsatisfying Salary.sg Income and Jobs 31 15-01-2018 12:40 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
12,444 Replies, 4,463,369 Views
Roles in accenture singapore ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
6,819 Replies, 2,079,452 Views
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
9,745 Replies, 5,990,225 Views
Standard Chartered International... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
428 Replies, 234,873 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
16,054 Replies, 11,902,462 Views
Factual Local Bank Salaries - DBS... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,537 Replies, 1,191,549 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
5,857 Replies, 3,494,024 Views
AML/Compliance/KYC professionals... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,830 Replies, 1,178,303 Views
MINDEF DXO (All FAQ on it) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
5,702 Replies, 4,375,868 Views
NTU (non-faculty) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
149 Replies, 199,108 Views
Nparks ( 1 2 3)
24 Replies, 28,935 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
6,731 Replies, 3,090,869 Views
ST Electronics ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,514 Replies, 1,383,957 Views
For those with 2-5 YOE, what is... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,160 Replies, 413,544 Views
LTA (Land Transport Authority) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
526 Replies, 308,331 Views
IMDA (under MCI) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,117 Replies, 498,535 Views
Work culture in IHiS ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
666 Replies, 476,613 Views
High Finance Thread ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,555 Replies, 593,327 Views
CSA (Cyber Security Agency) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
773 Replies, 433,908 Views
Work in SMU
4 Replies, 232 Views
GIC (Government of Singapore... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
398 Replies, 675,199 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
20,557 Replies, 9,695,260 Views
MAS for Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,619 Replies, 928,606 Views
OCBC Graduate Talent Programme... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,119 Replies, 587,621 Views
HTX (Home Team Science and... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
539 Replies, 255,547 Views
Hospital (Private or Public)... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
723 Replies, 327,901 Views
SIM-UOL fresh grad starting pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
6,892 Replies, 2,787,792 Views
DSTA (under Mindef) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,381 Replies, 1,275,553 Views
GovTech ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
4,797 Replies, 1,915,568 Views
NCS (SingTel subsidiary) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,301 Replies, 1,041,575 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 03:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2