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Admission Requirements

[ANNOUNCEMENT: From 1 December 2017, Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degrees (also known as Juris Doctor degrees) conferred on or after 1 December 2017 by approved Australian universities will be recognised for admission to the Singapore Bar, provided all other admission requirements are met. For more information, please refer to the Singapore Institute of Legal Education’s website .]

 

Please refer to the website of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) for more information on the “qualified person” and admission requirements, degree and university requirements, Part A and Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations, relevant legal training and/or work, the practice training period, the admission/call procedure, and the Foreign Practitioner Examinations (FPE).

 

Individuals who wish to be admitted to the Singapore Bar must:


(i) Meet all the requirements of being a “qualified person” as defined in the Legal Profession Act read together with the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules; and


(ii) Fulfil the other admission requirements set out in Sections 12 and 13 of the Legal Profession Act read together with the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011:


(a) You have attained the age of 21 years;


(b) You are of good character;


(c) You have satisfactorily served the practice training period applicable to you (please refer to Rules 14-23 of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011);


(d) You have attended and satisfactorily completed such courses of instruction as the Board of Directors of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) may prescribe under section 10 (please refer to Rule 3 of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules); and


(e) You have passed such examinations as the Board of Directors of the Institute SILE may prescribe under section 10 (please refer to Rules 4 and 5 of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011).

Last updated on 23 Jan 2018