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I passed the final exam for my law degree before 1st May 1993

Under Rule 4(1) of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules, you are a “qualified person” if, before 1st May 1993, you passed the final examination for the degree of Bachelor of Laws in one of the following institutions:


  • the University of Malaya in Singapore;
  • the University of Singapore; or
  • the National University of Singapore.

I was admitted as a candidate for my law degree before 1st May 1993

Under Rule 4(2) of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules, you are a “qualified person” if, before 1st May 1993, you were admitted as a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Laws by the National University of Singapore and, after that date, you passed the final examination for that degree (see Rule 3 for the definition of the date of admission).

I was admitted as a candidate for my law degree on or after 1st May 1993

Under Rule 5 of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules, you are a “qualified person” if you fulfil ALL the following requirements:


(a) You were admitted as a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Laws by the National University of Singapore on or after 1st May 1993 (see Rule 3 for the definition of the date of admission);


(b) You passed the final examination for that degree; and


(c) You attained at least Lower Second Class honours in relation to that degree.


Note: 


Please note that if you are unable to meet one or more of the above requirements, you are not a "qualified person".  You may wish to consider alternatives for working in the legal field in Singapore.

Last updated on 06 Dec 2012