Don’t study law

16 May 2017 | General News

In a letter to his younger self at age 18, Prof Simon Chesterman, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Law, wrote that he must not choose to study law for the money, to be powerful or to earn respect, but instead, study law to understand how power in society is held to account, and for the love of what it entails: doctrines, theories that shape those doctrines, strategies and tactics of legal practice. The letter is part of Letters of the Law, a student-led initiative that asks law graduates to write to their younger selves and aims to promote positivity in the legal community.