Asia’s Global Law School
About NUS Law
The National University of Singapore Faculty of
Law is widely regarded as Asia’s leading law school.
Staffed by an outstanding permanent faculty diverse
in origin and qualifications, NUS Law is dedicated
to building a vibrant community and creating an
environment that facilitates critical thinking and
reflection on the fundamental legal issues
confronting our interconnected world.
Located in Singapore, which for more than a century has been a commercial hub at the crossroads of Asia, NUS Law is very much Asia’s Global Law School. Since 1957 our curriculum has been infused with perspectives from other jurisdictions and disciplines. This tradition has accelerated in recent years, providing a legal education that is comparative, international, and multi-disciplinary. The Law School hosts many visiting faculty and students from every continent, offering a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere both inside and outside the classroom.
The strength of the NUS Law curriculum lies in the broad and diverse range of subjects it offers. In addition to a rigorous core curriculum, students can choose electives in areas ranging from Asian legal studies to banking and finance, from public international law to intellectual property, or from arbitration to jurisprudence. The aim is to provide a liberal education that enables our graduates to think critically and creatively, as globally-oriented lawyers with a strong sense of their role in society.
Global, regional, and uniquely Singaporean perspectives on legal issues are all evident in the research produced by our faculty. The professors at NUS Law are not only engaged in a constant search for better legal solutions to the issues that confront all societies, but are also continually challenging accepted wisdom and conventional norms by raising new questions and problems to be confronted. Their work stretches across all aspects of law and appears in the most prestigious journals as well as books published by leading university presses around the world.
Singapore is an ideal place to study or research law, with excellent facilities and infrastructure, cutting edge legal work, and exceptional faculty and students. Singapore epitomizes all that is best in Asia, seamlessly blending old world charm with new age technology. It enjoys a geographical advantage as a natural meeting point between East and West and a perfect entry point to visit and explore Asia.