Things you should know before going to law school (SMU law): admissions, curriculum, culture, etc

Game idea: Take a shot every time I say ‘law school’

ALSO I AM SPEAKING QUITE SLOWLY please speed the video up x1.3 or 1.5 thank you :’ )

This is quite a chatty video about things I wish I had known before coming to SMU law. Many of the things I talk about are based on my own experiences and opinions, some of which may or may not apply to the other local law schools.

If you have any questions or comments, let me know down below!

00:00 – 00:51 Introduction
00:52 – 01:27 Disclaimer
01:28 – 04:28 Admissions
04:29 – 06:33 General course structure (seminars vs lectures)
06:34 – 10:07 General curriculum (core modules, non-law modules, etc)
10:08 – 12:34 Internship requirements
12:35 – 15:08 Strict timelines (practice requirements, TC, part B)
15:09 – 17:08 Law school culture + my personal experience
17:09 – 18:02 Comparison is the thief of JOY!
18:03 – 18:30 Conclusion

Useful Links:
– NUS law guy reddit post (useful for anyone who is considering local law school)
– SMU law guy reddit post (useful for differences between NUS vs SMU law)

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