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Eight UK law schools dropped from recognised list

Aspiring law students, take note.

The number of British Overseas Scheduled Universities (OSU) recognised for admission to the Singapore Bar has been revised.

The government has accepted the revised list based on the Singapore Institute of Legal Education's (SILE) recommendations.

The revised list states that eight previously approved United Kingdom universities have been dropped. They are:

1. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

2. University of Exeter

3. University of Leeds

4. University of Leicester

5. University of Liverpool

6. University of Manchester

7. University of Sheffield

8. University of Southampton

These recommendations will be implemented for prospective intakes from Academic Year 2016/17, Singapore's Ministry of Law (MinLaw) said in a statement yesterday (Feb 24).

It also said:

"In implementing the revised list, transitional provisions will be put in place to ensure that Singaporean citizens and permanent residents who have secured a place before the relevant cut-off date in any of the UK OSUs omitted from the list are not adversely affected by the change."

Those on the list of approved UK universities are:

1) University of Birmingham

2) University of Bristol

3) University of Cambridge 

4) University of Durham

5) King's College, London, University of London

6) London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

7) Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London 

8) University College, University of London

9) University of Nottingham

10) University of Oxford

11) University of Warwick

The list of universities will be reviewed by SILE every five years to ensure the continued quality of law graduates seeking admission to the Singapore Bar, MinLaw said.

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