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Yesterday 05:45 PM
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This is why we need ceca. Ceca cheap and good. Too bad law is not in the list
You follow the law of the land you want a job in la
Brother, this is so easy to understand what
Sg protect Singaporean first
Same, England protect British first
Everywhere same same
Yesterday 05:36 PM
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You sure? Some NUS 2:1 and a lot of 2:2 work standard quite bad.
SMU a lot of fluff.
Overseas uni most 2:1 and below not that good.
But if they have someone willing to train them itís fine
This is why we need ceca. Ceca cheap and good. Too bad law is not in the list
Yesterday 11:05 AM
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Generally the quality of work is:
NUS > Oxbridge > SMU, LSE, UCL > other uk unis
You sure? Some NUS 2:1 and a lot of 2:2 work standard quite bad.
SMU a lot of fluff.
Overseas uni most 2:1 and below not that good.
But if they have someone willing to train them itís fine
Yesterday 02:06 AM
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Made a really bad mistake at work today sighhh. Ok maybe not the worse - the client is not affected at all - more like it was embarrassing in that I missed something single-mindedly. I gotta say if you are not a meticulous person, you really aren't suitable for law. What is the biggest mistake that you have ever made in your career?
Well. it is hard to do well in something you don't enjoy. I'm so sick of taking instructions from clients and drafting this, amending that, without having any input to the transactions. Sure, I can tell you that this clause is not advantageous to you, or you should add this anti-dilution provision to the contract. But besides that, I am basically a robot taking instructions and churning out deliverables. I don't decide the commercial terms of the contract or decide on how to execute the transaction. What's so glamourous about being a corporate lawyer exactly?
Yesterday 01:29 AM
Unregistered Made a really bad mistake at work today sighhh. Ok maybe not the worse - the client is not affected at all - more like it was embarrassing in that I missed something single-mindedly. I gotta say if you are not a meticulous person, you really aren't suitable for law. What is the biggest mistake that you have ever made in your career?
Yesterday 12:45 AM
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You should be reading through the threads to find the answer to your question. If you don't like doing research I have some bad news for you...

In any case, I don't mean to step on anyone's toes, but NUS law, no question. SMU law grads are typically (the operative word being "typically") seen as all talk and little substance, according to a number of practitioners I've candidly spoken to over the years. It does not help that the hiring partners in my practice group appear to share this view.

Hang onto that offer, though be warned; I've been told that the culture at NUS law is rather toxic (good preparation for the cesspool of toxicity that is the legal profession, perhaps?)
i'm a 3-4 PQE nus grad and after several years of working with other smu and nus grads, i can honestly say there is really no difference. both are solid picks and produce grads who are technically sound in the law.

i used to be an nus snob but that whole supposed rivalry is really overblown and only a thing if you're still a law student.

its the law grads that are from the subpar lower tier overseas schools that are the problem. many of them like to talk a lot, take shortcuts and have rather weak foundations when it comes to legal thinking comprehension and understanding. i think 4 years of rigorous local law education and fighting the bellcurve really makes a whole world of difference.

the good thing about nus is the sheer diversity of modules available in so many areas of law. really took it for granted then & now i realise the wide selection of subjects offered is really a privilege. nus is a solid pick if you want to do a reputable LLM overseas later or are interested in academia.

smu has lesser breadth of modules but the professors are just as good - many were in fact poached from nus! on the plus side they've got a swanky new building, if you're into shiny superficial things.
17-08-2018 06:20 PM
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Hi all

Iím 8 years into this career, and have made some good career moves along the way, thanks to some amazing mentors who gave me lots of information and insight, allowing me to secure and ace numerous interviews along the way up.

The kindness and guidance has made a world of difference to my career, and Iíd like to pay it forward. I previously met another member of this forum, and helped him secure an FSD position in a Big 4. I hope to carry on this work.

If youíre a student, trainee or associate looking for some direction in your career, some assistance in securing a TC or an associateship, or just a listening ear in general, drop me a message and we can chat over coffee. Iíll see if there is any way I can help.

Iíve been insulted before by cynics, and I canít help it if people doubt my intentions and see this as a move to pick up girls. All I can say is that Iím here to help anyone whoís lost and needs law career guidance or assistance.

Cheers.
Looking for some sucky sucky?

Just kidding. Think you are doing great - society needs more people who are willing to help.
17-08-2018 05:58 PM
LegalBeagle Hi all

I’m 8 years into this career, and have made some good career moves along the way, thanks to some amazing mentors who gave me lots of information and insight, allowing me to secure and ace numerous interviews along the way up.

The kindness and guidance has made a world of difference to my career, and I’d like to pay it forward. I previously met another member of this forum, and helped him secure an FSD position in a Big 4. I hope to carry on this work.

If you’re a student, trainee or associate looking for some direction in your career, some assistance in securing a TC or an associateship, or just a listening ear in general, drop me a message and we can chat over coffee. I’ll see if there is any way I can help.

I’ve been insulted before by cynics, and I can’t help it if people doubt my intentions and see this as a move to pick up girls. All I can say is that I’m here to help anyone who’s lost and needs law career guidance or assistance.

Cheers.
17-08-2018 02:06 PM
Unregistered Generally the quality of work is:
NUS > Oxbridge > SMU, LSE, UCL > other uk unis
17-08-2018 08:52 AM
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This whole thread can be summarised as follows:-

* Donít study law

* Donít study law at a local uni

* Donít study law at a local uni because you wonít get retained after TC

* Donít study law at a local uni because you wonít get retained after TC and nobody will like you

* Donít anyhow use your kukubird on other people

* How much will I earn per month if I disregard all of the above??? Thanks

Not missing out on much if thread is closed tbh
NICE!!!! This starts my day....
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