We recently spoke with her and asked her about her experience within her program and what she's planning to do with her professional future. Change ). January 2021 Interview Program (January 22 - 29, 2021): Registration is open through January 5, 2021, in Symplicity. Interview evaluations must be submitted electronically via the University’s applicant tracking system. I’m not saying that students from other faculties aren’t as bright and talented, but our conservative Asian … As a part of their admissions process, I have been shortlisted for an interview (by the Law Faculty) to be preceded by an essay writing exercise. http://xiaobai-2.blogspot.ae/2014/04/smu-interview-11042014.html, http://tjchighed.pbworks.com/w/page/20002431/SMU%20Profile. Was it lower or higher than your predicted, HI again! I'm glad to tell you guys that I've done a new one on SMU Law so check it out! I did a bit of research prior and all I read was individual interviews with a very casual setting where they asked about mundane things like what are your hobbies, what do you do in your free time etc to get to know you better. Some blogs which I used as a reference for my interview: http://ch0cz.blogspot.ae/2010_05_01_archive.html. Some blogs which I used as a reference for, NUS Architecture Interview 2016, Singapore. I found this piece of information way after my interview with SMU so I did think I stood a chance back then haha. I observed that most of the people shortlisted for this week for Law were males… just fyi. This is my long overdue blog post for the SMU Law interview which I hope will help you gain a better understanding of the process. If you have any questions, leave some comments below and I’ll try my best to answer them. Had my SMU Law interview this morning which, in my opinion, was quite screwed.Arrived at SMU at about 8.10am for registration, verification of documents etc. SMU Law Interview 2016, Singapore. Then, we ended and shook hands as we left. After all that administrative stuff was the Essay test. “My group was asked whether professional athletes taking muscle products such as protein powders were considered unethical. [uni] smu law interview. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. If yes what was the score ? Recently, I posted here saying that I created a new blog where I basically interview current uni students to know more about their course and I've done 2 on NUS Acc and NUS Political Science so far. Classes stopped being a one-way road. His first interview in 2016 was “nerve-wracking”, he recalls. He went on to graduate with double degrees and a near-perfect grade-point average. I was invited to attend the interview and test last year but was not offered a place in Law. ( Log Out /  I applied to Singapore universities since it’s financially easier and I won’t be able to afford much of the school fees paying as an international student elsewhere. Exams are next week. A millennial who comes from an unusual educational background. For the 2021 admissions exercise, the interviews and writing tests will be conducted in end-March to April 2021. This interview is with Pearlynn Wang, who is working on getting a double major degree in Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Corporate Communications at Singapore Management University. This blog is more applicable to NUS Law but I guess you can still gain tips from her. Singapore is to undertake a first-of-its-kind research on creating a working programming language for the country's laws and contracts.. Read more at straitstimes.com. The Singapore Management University School of Law (SMU School of Law) is one of the six schools of Singapore Management University.It was set up as Singapore's second law school in 2007, 50 years after the NUS Faculty of Law and 10 years before SUSS School of Law.Before becoming a law school, the school was a Law Department within the School of Business between 2000 and 2007. The big picture: since everyone has to go through an interview and SMU has to accept a few thousand students into its cohort, it won’t be super-competitive, except for the law degree. Congratulations on your placement! Yet, SMU has trained me to be able to think and speak on my feet in public in a confident manner. Then they handed us this personalized interview form which we were required to attach our ID photos to. Through the interviews, we as potential candidates get the chance to experience being a part of a group task and discussion, which is similar to SMU’s learning and assessment style.” – Verna Goh Shilei, School of Law undergraduate. Although the email said that it was a writing test, in the recent years and after personally emailing them to confirm, it was a reading test. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Through the interviews, we as potential candidates get the chance to experience being a part of a group task and discussion, which is similar to SMU’s learning and assessment style.” – Verna Goh Shilei, School of Law (Class of 2017). Situated in SMU’s Administration Building, the Centre which simulates a corporate business office environment is ideal for employers to connect with students. I can’t believe I even got shortlisted for Law either. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. They both got a baby but it wasn’t a baby that they had wanted or asked for so they proceeded to sue the firm. If yes, did they give you a specific score you had to get ? Shortlisted Law applicants should not be making any plans that will result in them not being able to attend the interviews and writing tests during this period. But don’t panic. I guess 15 minutes is way too short to churn out a good piece of writing so mine was kinda a written diarrhea. Indeed, public speaking is not an easy feat for many, including myself. Very amazingly, all the candidates reached there really early. See you around! She’s had numerous interviews for other courses such as NUS Medicine, SMU Accountancy as well as the various scholarship interviews. This is provided you meet the admission requirements and subject prerequisites of your other choices. Feeling pretty confident about how the interview went for NUS Law, I thought SMU would be just the same, but I couldn't be more wrong. These two blogs or articles were more relatable for me since it really gave me more of an insight into the actual interviews themselves, which was what I was most worried about. It’s quite a simple format – they give you 2 quotes (or topics they call) and you’re supposed to write about it. Take a look around and grab the RSS feed to stay updated. Commencement 2019; Commencement 2018; Commencement 2017; Commencement 2016; Commencement 2015; Commencement 2014; Ho Rih Hwa Leadership Lecture Series. The SMU City Dialogues Series; BIG QUESTIONS; Presidential Distinguished Lecturer Series; President’s Inaugural Address; SMU Commencement. So the professor asked us what do we think of this scenario and we gave our opinions. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Hi, I have applied to SMU for an LLM (2013-2014). Haiz after the interview, I really don’t harbor any hope of getting into SMU Law School. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out /  We waited outside the room for a while before we were told to enter. In 2014, the law school ranked 1 st among Texas law schools in placement for permanent, full-time jobs that require bar passage and J.D. Update time: which uni did I end up going to. ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS (OCI) We bring job opportunities directly to you, right on our campus. And the talking starts even before you get admitted because everyone applying for SMU has to go through an interview. Practice summarising information from the news article as well. Did SMU give you a conditional offer as you applied with predicted grades? ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Before anything else as well, I would like to share this piece of information I found on ACS’s website. Just that it consists of a written test which is to be completed in pencil so bring a pencil and eraser! The Centre has a walk-in wardrobe for business and corporate wear to be rendered to students who urgently require business wear at a short notice to look their sharpest when attending career events and workshops. Alright, gotta head back to camp soon, till the next post! The information sheet for … The interview happened first and they started it earlier than 11:25am which was the actual time in the email. So instead of searching for it, she decided to make the information available for anyone who needed it. ( Log Out /  I asked about expectations of future law students. I signed a confidentiality agreement before the test started so I’m unable to disclose much. Later when the baby is born, the baby turns out to be ethnically black but the woman is not black and neither is the man to be the father. University . SMU education is definitely not just about the books. Mr Gordon Yeo is another SMU alumnus who clinched a place through the interview. I’m a Singaporean Citizen but I’ve lived overseas in UAE almost my entire life (studied Primary 1 in SG though). It goes something like this: A woman wants to have a child but she’s unable to conceive one so she goes into a clinic to receive IVF treatment and it was successful. This article by digitalsenior.sg was very insightful too, in terms of interview tips and yes, MAKE SURE YOU READ THE NEWSPAPERS OFTEN in the upcoming weeks to keep up to date with current affairs if you already don’t because it’s very useful to know, just in case. Just to get this out of the way: I was extremely nervous for my group interview. If Law is your first choice and you are not successful, you will be considered for subsequent choices as indicated in your application form. So, there was like one or two more scenarios like this and then we had the opportunity to ask questions. There are two types of assessment you have to prepare for before you secure a spot in SMU Law: the group interview as well as the written test. Unlike most of the interviews I’ve read online, our professor gave us superficial scenarios and asked us what we would do about it. Hey, did SMU give you a conditional offer after the interview and writing test? Very amazingly, all the candidates reached there really early. I think we spent quite a while in there, longer than expected but it seems to have went pretty well! I thought I was gonna be late but hey turns out registration only started at 7.30pm :) Then they handed us this personalized interview form which we were required to attach our ID photos to.After all that administrative… programme within three years of obtaining their SMU LLM degree and obtain a CGPA of 3.4 need not sit for the written test or interview. I was so excited to have been offered both offers and I guess this is one of the perks of IB – to be able to branch out into other paths. All interviews must follow the interviewing guidelines provided by Human Resources to ensure compliance with University procedures and applicable federal and state laws. The professors confirmed our names and then it started. This Q&A Interview with Pearlynn Wang – A SMU Law & Corporate Communications Student originally appeared on ValuePenguin. Group Interview (This might change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.) We were given a colour and our SMU personal statement regarding our CCAs to hold. From Jocelyn Li Chin TAN on 3-Dec-2020, 10:49 +08 SMU Law. Thanks for dropping by E's Weblog! So as you can see, it is a bit of an unusual situation. http://digitalsenior.sg/smu-interview-guide/. I was able to find that same article online after the test on some international news website so like I said, reading the news is the best preparation. Interview with Chen Yongchang, Head of Research and Consulting at SMU's Institute of Service Excellence, CNA938 (News, 6pm), Dec 2 . The School of Law reserves the right to make changes to the interview and essay writing tests dates. BUT, what if he’s a gambler and gambles away all his monetary etc. But on his will, he states that he wants to give all his money and inheritance to his pet cat. I cannot really answer your other questions but I have asked around and my friends who did get into SMU Law scored around 40-43pts. Dates will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Then, he would add in other details to change the story like what if the woman and the man wanted to file for a divorce or what if they wanted to send the child away for adoption. those who had smu law interviews, how many ppl were there and what kind of questions did they ask? SMU Law Interview: I stepped into SMU's SOL on the 23rd of March for the group interview … I can’t believe I even got shortlisted for Law either. Then I went on to do the IB, which I’m still doing. It was also related to a case/argument that was ongoing at that time. Um, it’s been a while so I forgot the questions asked but be sure to have a question since it would reflect better on you to be an inquisitive learner. SMU Law Interview: I stepped into SMU's SOL on the 23rd of March for the group interview in the morning. As you can see, SMU requires 40-44 pts which tbh, I will probably not get and thus, I don’t think that I’ll be offered a place but I’ll keep you updated when I get my offers. My interview for SMU's Business Admin was scheduled yesterday 7.30pm, found muh way and reached slightly earlier - 7.25pm hahaha! When applying to unis, she realised that she had trouble finding useful/relevant information on university applications and its process online. That’s pretty much it, really.. a. SMU grants the option of a Skype or telephonic interview and I have opted for the same. Hope this helps . SMU education is definitely not just about the books. Interviews will be held from Friday, January 22 - Friday, January 29, 2021 - including all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon. I brought pens only and a pencil which was running out of lead and I forgot an eraser but luckily, the girl next to me was kind enough to share with me hers. They gave us an article related to an aspect of law (biomedical/pharmaceutical) and with some open ended questions to answer. With effect from the 2021 admission cohort, SMU LLM alumni who apply to the J.D. Change ). *SMU interview starts here* *Road to SMU interview starts here* So I was scheduled for faculty of social sciences interview on 11th of April. Arrived at SMU at about 8.10am for registration, verification of documents etc. In their year-long term in office, the Committee puts together a slew of fun and unique-to-law events against a backdrop of professional and academic development initiatives. I was so excited to have been offered both offers and I guess this is one of the perks of IB – to be able to branch out into other paths. She also addresses some main concerns prospective SMU Law students might have, such as skills one should work on before going to law school. The students were given a code and you’re basically going to be interview with the people that arrive at the same time as you so it’s not like the interview seats were pre-planned. ( Log Out /  Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Nevermind that you’re wearing a frilly unicorn dress with pom pom earrings, when people hear where you’re from, they’ll take a second look at you. This came from a presentation for upcoming Year 5’s with regards to university placements from 2009 cohort although this was published in around 2014? Basically, there’s a 2 professors : 3 students. ( Log Out /  Unfortunately, I was not accepted and therefore, did not receive an offer from them. ( Log Out /  I’ll update this once I know if I got in, which is after I submit my IB results on 6th July. 13. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Hi Flora, no they did not give me an offer after the interview and they did not give us any feedback as to how we did on the interview/test. I guess I have to start thinking about the offers by the other two universities. As I applied with predicted grades, they would send me a conditional offer if I got accepted. The Management Committee of The Bar consists of nine elected student leaders. Student Darius Tan, for instance, first applied for a spot in SMU’s School of Law in 2016, but only gained acceptance on his second try the following year. I believe that they were not able to disclose that information to applicants. And also did they give a specific score you had to attain to be accepted ? The amount of elite students wanting to get in there is very intimidating. ( Log Out /  Have preferential preparation in your application to NUS and SMU Law by someone who successfully attained admission to both Faculties of Law with prestigious fu Chat to Buy This offer came sometime back in April, almost during the same time I received the letter for NUS too. Is this something that he can do? The test took 45 minutes but compared to the paper itself, I found that I didn’t have enough time to fully complete it. The interview followed after the Essay test which was kinda the. Anyways, hope this post helped you in some way//. The next scenario: A man has 7 kids and say, quite a lot of money too. And if yes then was it lower or higher than your predicted ? Aisyah from SMU Law shares with us what studying law is like at SMU and why she chose SMU law. He said that he was looking for critical thinking and not just about our personal statements. This offer came sometime back in April, almost during the same time I received the letter for NUS too. I studied in a private school based on the British curriculum so instead of O-levels, I did GCSE/iGCSE. In both the fall and spring semesters, the Career Services Office hosts employers interviewing students for internship and post-graduate positions. Due to my bad decision to change from Maths SL to Maths studies SL, it would definitely be harder for my application to be successful especially as Maths SL or HL is definitely more desired for any course in Singapore. There was a quote by Aristotle that goes “Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.” which I eventually wrote on. Shortlisted Law applicants should not be making any plans that will result in them not being able to attend the interviews and writing tests during this period. advantage jobs.. For the class of 2016, 88.5% of graduates received full-time, long-term, bar-passage-required, J.D. 4 years at SMU law school have helped build up my confidence greatly. Hope this helps! SMU interview 2:33:00 PM. Hey there! Had my SMU Law interview this morning which, in my opinion, was quite screwed. Should there be a law for this? Then, some of the candidates discussed about the laws in place in casinos for Singaporeans and how we have to pay a fee whereas foreigners don’t have to. 2. I arrived earlier hoping to gain some time to practice my interview questions but I didn’t get the chance. Source. The SMU Law Society, known as "The Bar", is the student representative body of the SMU School of Law. For one, I definitely have to admit that the competition of getting into SMU Law is really tough. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Buy NUS/SMU Law Interview & Application Consultations in Singapore,Singapore. The interviews will be conducted via Zoom. SMU Law School boasts an impressive employment rate, with at least 80% of graduates getting jobs within ten months after graduation. For example, the first one was about IVF treatment. (Thanks Astrid!) Subscribe and leave down in the comments below what else you would like to know! But then again we are being extremely myopic- surplus of lawyers now does not mean that there will still be surplus 4/5 years down the road when you graduate. Up going to or two more scenarios like this and then we had the opportunity to ask.! 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