In a major review of the domestic supply of lawyers, the Singapore Government concluded that there was a shortage of lawyers in Singapore. Hence, the establishment of the SMU Law School in 2007 marked a major milestone in the development of legal education in Singapore. SMU is honoured to be entrusted with this important responsibility.

SMU’s undergraduate law programme aims to mould students into excellent holistic lawyers who will contribute significantly to society. The objective is to produce law graduates who have contextualised knowledge and the ability to think across disciplines and geographical borders.

Consistent with SMU’s mission, the Law School adopts a pedagogy that is fresh and different. The programme bears SMU’s distinctiveness of holistic learning, interactive pedagogy and international and practical exposure.

The ethic of the Law School is encapsulated in its three core values: Integrity, Scholarship and Humanity.



4-year LLB Programme for undergraduates.

Requirements • Good ‘A’ Level results.• B3 (for old syllabus) / B (for new syllabus) or better in General Paper (GP) or a good pass in Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) (for new syllabus) or minimum SAT I critical reading score of 700 and a C6 in GP.

• Indicate Law as first or second choice on the application form. The only exception granted is where Law is indicated as third choice with Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture, Industrial Design or Nursing as their first two choices.

Locals with International qualifications should have equivalent high school qualifications and a high level of proficiency of the English Language. Applicants presenting the TOEFL orIELTS should obtain a minimum 600 or 6.5 respectively.

Applicants with Advanced Placement (AP) should obtain a minimum Grade of 4 for AP English.

Applications will be open to all polytechnic diplomas w.e.f. Academic Year 2006-07.

Test Date: 19 April 2015
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Interview Date: 17 or 18 April 2015
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Other information Shortlisted applicants must appear personally for both the written test and interview.Further details will be provided to shortlisted applicants via email and / or post. Applicants are advised to maintain a functional email at all times.

For further information, please refer to the Faculty of Law.