In a major review of the domestic supply of lawyers, the Singapore Government concluded that there was a shortage of lawyers in Singapore. Hence, the establishment of the SMU Law School in 2007 marked a major milestone in the development of legal education in Singapore. SMU is honoured to be entrusted with this important responsibility.
SMU’s undergraduate law programme aims to mould students into excellent holistic lawyers who will contribute significantly to society. The objective is to produce law graduates who have contextualised knowledge and the ability to think across disciplines and geographical borders.
Consistent with SMU’s mission, the Law School adopts a pedagogy that is fresh and different. The programme bears SMU’s distinctiveness of holistic learning, interactive pedagogy and international and practical exposure.
The ethic of the Law School is encapsulated in its three core values: Integrity, Scholarship and Humanity.