August 21, 2008

Stamford’s Law of Action Learning

THE School of Law at Stamford College offers the University of London LL.B (Hons).

Criminal law and jurisprudence lecturer Dr Tan Seng Teck said: "The degree is recognised for admission into the CLP (Certificate of Legal Practice). Overseas, it is accepted as a requirement for postgraduate courses in law."

In the first year of law school, students are required to take introductory topics in torts, contracts, criminal law, civil procedure, property and constitutional law.

The second and third years of law school allow a student to concentrate on business, litigation, international or family law.

A number of courses may be recommended or required, such as federal income taxation, corporations, commercial law, and professional ethics.

In addition, the second and third years provide the student with the chance to get legal experience through legal aid clinics and internships.

"At Stamford, we focus on personal attention to students. We believe in action learning, where students are taught to not only look at the substance and mechanisms of law but to ask themselves what law really is and how it affects society."

The Law Society, under the supervision of Tan, conducts field trips to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

The LL.B programme's intakes are next month, January, April and July.

There will be an open day at the PJ campus on Sept 2 and the KL campus on Sept 10.

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