“Ignorantia Legis Non Excusat”- ignorance of the law is no excuse; everyone is presumed to know the law. We interact with Law in our daily lives, from buying an item online, getting a part-time job to taking that Uber car ride. Understanding Law is essential as it affects everything we do and studying it provides a stepping stone towards understanding how our society and the world works as a whole.
Law students develop the ability to analyse, think critically and solve problems quickly. They are able to work under pressure and look within the division of black and white to find the grey areas. These transferable skills that you will cultivate will help open many doors for you as you prepare to further your law studies and enter the working world.
The Foundation Certificate in Law aims to provide a practical overview of legal systems around the world, an introduction to legal reasoning and the opportunity to debate on the role of law in our lives.
The Foundation Certificate in Law course is a bridge between a student’s current qualification and the entry requirements of higher studies. The course is designed to consolidate and expand academic knowledge, improve the level of English including legal terminology and provide the necessary study skills for success at higher education.
The course delivery focuses on totally immersing students in the subject areas to optimize student’s learning and excelling at their chosen path of study. To this end, we provide an exceptionally high lecturer to student ratio with classes limited to 12 students.
We believe in active participation by students so that they enjoy the learning process and become confident and motivated learners. Lectures are followed by tutorial sessions and peer study groups which are held in a lively and stimulating atmosphere. Our small class size provides for better interaction and helps our lecturers evaluate if the learning objectives are achieved.
English for law classes and study skills are incorporated into the curriculum as it is an important part of preparing for further studies. These are conducted through a series of formal classes and workshops. Students are also taught basic research skills which are essential to any law student.
Activity-based learning is an integral part of our delivery and the course organises debates, moot competition, court visits, talks and presentations by law practitioners.
Students also work with their faculty mentors to design their personal study plans and to seek academic guidance. Regular sessions are held to discuss assignments, feedback and academic progress and to share any individual concerns which students may have.
- ‘N’ / ‘O’ Levels or equivalent qualifications
- 17 years of age
- Alternatively students who are 16 years of age may be considered based on our admission test
The course offers 6 foundation courses.
|FCL001||Introduction to Law & Society|
|FCL002||Introduction to Singapore Constitution and Legal System|
|FCL003||Foundation Law of Contract|
|FCL004||Foundation Criminal Law|
|FCL005||Foundation Law of Tort|
|FCL006||Foundation English for Law|
|10%||Class Attendance & Participation|
|30%||Presentation / Group Work / Quiz|
Presentation / Group Work / Quiz
Students are encouraged to be participative and to work in groups for the project and presentations aimed at developing problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills, all of which are beneficial beyond the classroom. Periodic quizzes and assignments are held to gauge whether learning outcomes are met and to provide feedback to the faculty.
A final 2 hour written examination for each subject will be held at the end of the course. Each examination will consist of 15 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions and 1 essay.
Requirements for Graduation
To be considered for the award, students must attempt and pass every element of the assessment for all six courses.
Intake & Duration
|Part-Time:||27 February 2017 - 2 June 2017|
|Full-Time:||1 is to 30|
|Part-Time:||1 is to 30|