Prizes, Grants & Other Financial Aid
Bennett Lam Book Grant
The family of the late NUS Law alumnus Mr Bennett Lam '86 established this fund in his memory. Two book grants valued at S$500.00 each will be awarded annually to benefit law students in need.
Class of 1979 Grant
In conjunction with their 30th anniversary reunion on 14 Nov 2009, the NUS Law Class of 1979 raised funds to create the Class of 1979 Grant. The grant aims to help fund NUS Law students’ attendance at legal conferences and competitions, whether local or overseas, as well as overseas internships.
Class of 1980 Book Grant
The Class of 1980 came together to raise funds for the Class of 1980 Book Grant. One book grant valued at S$500.00 will be given to one recipient of financial aid in NUS Law to assist in the purchase of textbooks and other necessities.
Class of 1984 Grant
The NUS Law Class of 1984 established a grant which aims to help fund NUS Law students’ attendance at legal conferences and competitions, whether local or overseas, as well as overseas internships.
Class of 1989 Financial Relief fund
In conjunction with their 20th anniversary reunion on 22 Aug 2009, the NUS Law Class of 1989 raised funds to donate a gift towards a Class of 1989 Financial Relief Fund. The objective of the fund is to provide urgent contingency assistance to students who face financial crisis or hardship any point in time in their years of study in NUS Law.
Class of 1992 Pro Bono Fund
The NUS Law Class of 1992 established a fund to support pro bono initiatives by NUS Law students to mark their 20th anniversary. They hope the fund will encourage more NUS Law students to be innovative in finding ways in which they can be of service to the general public.
Class of 1995 Award
At the 10th anniversary reunion of the NUS Law Class of 1995 on 23 Apr 2005, the class raised funds to establish the Class of 1995 Award which aims to help fund NUS Law students’ attendance at legal conferences and competitions.
Class of 2013 Book Grant
This fund was established by the graduating NUS Law Class of 2013 with a significant contribution from the proceeds of their Law IV musical. The funds contributed will go towards helping financially needy NUS Law students.
H. L. Wee Mooting Fund
This fund will help support NUS Law’s mooting activities and was made possible with a gift from the family of the late Mr Harry L. Wee.
Isabel Chng Mui Lin Intellectual Property Book Grant
To commemorate the significant contributions of late NUS Law alumna Ms Isabel Chng ’90 to the Singapore patent system, and to celebrate her zest in life, her friends and colleagues have established a book grant in remembrance of her. The fund will be used to aid needy NUS Law students who have taken, or will be taking up an intellectual property law course (preferably patents related) at NUS Law.
Law Club Book Grant
The Law Club Book Grant was established with the proceeds of a charity run organised by the NUS Law Club 31st Management Committee.
NUS Law Canada Exchange Bursary and NUS Law UVic Exchange Scholarship
These two funds were established at the initiative of Associate Professor Victor V. Ramraj who wished to support student exchange activities to Canada. Funds were contributed by Prof Ramraj as well as his friends, ex-students and colleagues.
NUS Law students also continue to have the opportunity to win the following prizes that have been set up with the faculty in previous years:
|Award Name||Award Description|
|Adrian Clark Memorial Medal||Top student in the Final Year LL.B. (Full-time) Examinations|
|APAA Patent Law Book Prize||Donated by the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Singapore Group), this prize is for the top undergraduate or graduate student in the module Law of Intellectual Property.|
|Bernard Brown Prize in Constitutional & Administrative Law||Donated by former students of Professor Bernard Brown who used to teach in the Faculty of Law, this prize is for the law student attaining the highest marks in the module Constitutional & Administrative Law.|
|Chief Justice Prize||Donated in 1999 by the Honourable Chief Justice Yong Pung How LLD '01, this prize is for the best graduate throughout the course of study.|
|Clifford Chance Prize in International Commercial Arbitration||Donated by Clifford Chance Pte Ltd, this prize is for the law student attaining the highest marks in the module International Commercial Arbitration.|
|David Ernest S Chelliah Medal and Prize||Donated by Dr Jazmyn Chelliah, this prize is for best student attaining highest marks in the module Civil Procedure or Civil-related modules|
|Family Court Prize||Best student in Law and Sociology of the Family|
|IPOS Prize in Foundations of Intellectual Property Law||Donated by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, this prize is for the law student with the highest marks in the module Foundations of Intellectual Property Law.|
|Jenny Lau Prize in International Environmental Law & Policy||Donated by the family of the late Ms Jenny Lau (Professor Michael Chee and Mrs Helen Chee), this prize is for the law student attaining the highest marks in the module International Environmental Law & Policy.|
|Justice A V Winslow Prize||Donated in 1990 by Mr V. K. Rajah ’82 in memory of the late Justice A V Winslow, this prize is for the best law student in the module Banking and Negotiable Instruments.|
|Keystone Prize in IT Law I||Donated by Keystone Law Corporation, this prize is for best student in IT Law I will receive S$500|
|Keystone Prize in IT Law II||Donated by Keystone Law Corporation, this prize is for best student in IT Law II will receive S$500|
|KhattarWong Corporate Governance Prize||Best Law student in 3rd and 4th year LLB programme in the elective subjects related to Corporate Governance will receive S$2,000|
|KhattarWong Securities Regulation Prize||Best Law student in 3rd and 4th year LLB programme attaining the highest mark in the elective module, Securities Regulation will receive S$2,000|
|Koh Han Kok Book Prize||Donated in 1980 by Professor Tommy Koh ’61, this prize is for the best law student in the module Public International Law|
|Lai Kew Chai Prize in Equity & Trusts||Donated by an anonymous donor in honour of the late Honourable Justice Lai Kew Chai ’66, this prize is for the best law undergraduate in the subject Equity and Trusts.|
|Law Society of Singapore Book Prize||Donated by The Law Society of Singapore, this prize is for top two students in First Year, Second Year and Third Year|
|Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal||Best graduate throughout the course of study|
|Leow Chia Heng Prize||Top student in the Final Year LL.B. (Full-time) Examinations (Overall Top)|
|LexisNexis Family Law Prize||Best student in the module of Family Law|
|Lim Chong Kin Book Prize in Competition Law||Donated by Mr Lim Chong Kin LL.B. ’95, LL.M. ’97, this prize is for the law student with the highest marks in the module Competition Law & Policy.|
|Lucien Wong Prize||Donated by Ms Chew Gek Khim ‘84, this prize is for the best student in Corporate Finance Law.|
|M. Karthigesu Memorial Gold Medal and Prize||Donated by Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP in memory of the late Honourable Justice M. Karthigesu, this prize is for the best student in shipping law related modules|
|Maritime Law Association of Singapore Prize in Carriage of Goods by Sea||Donated by the Maritime Law Association of Singapore, this prize is for the best student in the module Carriage of Goods by Sea.|
|Maritime Law Association of Singapore Prize in Charterparties||Donated by the Maritime Law Association of Singapore, this prize is for the best student in the module Charterparties.|
|Mediacorp Prize in Entertainment Law||Donated by Mediacorp Pte Ltd, this prize is given to the law student attaining the highest marks in the module Entertainment Law.|
|Michael Hor Prize||Donated by various donors in recognition of former NUS Law Professor Michael Hor’s ’84 significant achievements in the areas of criminal law, criminal legal process and freedom of expression, this prize is for the best student in the module Freedom of Speech: Critical and Comparative Perspectives.|
|Montrose Memorial Prize||Donated in 1966 by friends in memory of the late Professor James Louis Montrose, this prize is for the best student in the module Jurisprudence.|
|NUSS Medal for Outstanding Achievement||Best graduate throughout the course of study with outstanding all-round achievements. Academic excellence and a proven track record of active participation in NUS activities, preferably in leadership activities, must be presented.|
|Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP)||Top full-time matriculated undergraduate(s) at NUS with Faculty’s support on the merit of the project, having either credit-gaining coursework-based projects, or independent non-credit-gaining non-coursework-based projects will be given S$2,000 for individual, S$5,000 for a group of less than or equal to 5 members|
|Oxford University Press Law Prize||Best student in First Year of LL.B.|
|Peacemakers' Prize in Mediation||Best overall student in the module Mediation|
|Peter English Memorial Prize||Best student in the module of Criminal Law will be awarded S$200 in each section|
|Prize in Globalization & International Law||Best student in the module Globalization & International Law.|
|Prize in International Investment Law||Best student in the elective module of International Investment Law|
|Rajah & Tann Prize in Corporate Insolvency||Donated by Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, this prize is for the best student in the module Insolvency Law.|
|Rajah and Tann Tax Prize||
Donated by Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, this
prize is for the best student for any one of
the following Tax related modules:
1) Tax Planning & Policy
2) Corporate Tax: Profits & Distributions
3) International Tax Law
|RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP Prize in Corporate Finance Law & Practice in Singapore||Donated by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, this prize is for the best student in the module Corporate Finance Law & Practice in Singapore.|
|Roger Fisher Prize in Negotiation||Established by various donors in the USA through NUS America Foundation Inc. with fundraising efforts led by CMPartners LLC in honour of Professor Roger Fisher, this prize is for best student in terms of consistency of performance on the module of Negotiation|
|Singapore Academy of Law Prize||Donated by the Singapore Academy of Law, this prize is for the top student in the Final Year LL.B. (Full-time) Examinations.|
|Straits Law Practice Prize||Donated by Straits Law Practice LLC, this prize is for the best 3 students in Legal Analysis, Writing and Research I & II.|
|Tan Keng Feng Prize in the Law of Torts||Donated by an anonymous donor to recognise the many contributions made by former Associate Professor Tan Keng Feng in this subject area and to the Faculty of Law, this prize is for the best student in the Law of Torts.|
|Tan Sook Yee Prize in Property Law||Donated by various donors in honour of former NUS Law Professor Tan Sook Yee, this prize is for the best student in the module of Principles of Property Law.|
|The Gower Prize||Donated in 1989 by Professor L.C.B. Gower, this prize is for the best student in the module Company Law.|
|The Punch Coomaraswamy Prize in the Law of Evidence||Best student in the module of Evidence|
|Thomson Reuters Prize in International Commercial Litigation||Donated by Thomson Reuters, this prize is for the best student in the module International Commercial Litigation.|
|Toh Chin Chye Prize||Most outstanding First Year student will be awarded S$150 Book Voucher|
|Yong Heng Kin Prize in Law of Contract||Named after Mr Yong Heng Kin, a self-educated businessman who valued formal education for his children, this prize is for the best student in the module Law of Contract.|
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