15 April 2019
Law students from the National University of Singapore will now have more opportunities to engage in clinical legal education in the arts sector.
The NUS law faculty recently announced a five-year partnership with the Singapore Art Museum, National Gallery Singapore and the Singapore Tyler Print Institute to establish Arts in Clinical Legal Education, a pro bono legal services programme.
Under the programme, students will be exposed to new areas of legal practice, from intellectual property to financing to personal property law.
In 2010, NUS Law also signed an MOU with the Legal Aid Bureau as part of the faculty’s clinical legal education programme.
Under this programme, clinical professors and NUS law students take on legal aid cases, and in return, students get first-hand experience working on live legal cases, appearing in court with their professors, and drafting documents for court matters.