About NUS Law Academy

NUS Law Academy aims to provide skills-based, industry-relevant courses necessary for upskilling or reskilling, to enable professionals to remain competitive in the job market and to make a greater impact on the future economy. In line with Singapore’s SkillsFuture initiatives, NUS as a university is moving towards a lifelong learning paradigm that delivers a flexible graduate-level coursework programme that permits more working adults to enroll in individual graduate modules and “stack” them towards graduate certificates (GCs), graduate diplomas (GDs) and ultimately a Masters coursework degree. The carefully curated programmes will enable professionals to better hone their skills and update their legal knowledge within a more flexible timeframe. The NUS Law Academy also works closely with government agencies such as SkillsFuture Singapore, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Home Team Academy and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, to deliver high quality industry-relevant programmes.

The NUS Law Academy was launched on 12 November 2018 by Mr Edwin Tong ’94 (Senior Minister of State for Law and Health). Associate Professor Umakanth Varottil is the Director of the NUS Law Academy, and also the Director of Graduate Coursework Studies at NUS Law.

NUS Law Academy
L-R: Associate Professor Umakanth Varottil (Director, NUS Law Academy & Director, Graduate Coursework Studies, NUS Law), Mr Edwin Tong ’94 (Senior Minister of State for Law and Health), Professor Simon Chesterman (Dean, NUS Law) and Professor Susanna Leong (Vice Provost (Lifelong Education), NUS)