Improving access to law school

The NUS Faculty of Law has inked an agreement with the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) as part of efforts to nurture future professionals regardless of their financial means. 

More than $1.4 million has been set aside by SAL over the next five years (2022 to 2027) to provide scholarships to students from Singapore’s three law schools, including NUS Law. These scholarships ensure that no student is deprived of an opportunity to study law because they cannot finance their studies. 

NUS Law Dean Professor Simon Chesterman said, “Access to justice begins with access to law school. We’re deeply grateful to the Academy for its ongoing commitment to ensuring that a legal education is available to everyone – regardless of financial means. This support enables students who might otherwise not have received a legal education to realise their potential and, in many cases, give back to the community when they join the profession.”

Prof Simon Chesterman signed the agreement on behalf of the faculty. The signing was witnessed by Justice Kannan Ramesh, a member of the SAL Awards and Prizes Committee. 

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