The College of Law and the Law Society of Singapore have committed to develop and deliver legal education and programmes to meet the needs of the legal profession in Singapore. This is shared commitment was marked by a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) signed by Gregory Vijayendran SC, President of Law Society, and Neville Carter, Group Chief Executive Officer of the College of Law, on 19 March 2019 in Singapore. Gregory Vijayendran SC described the collaboration with The College of Law as historic, as this is the first time the Law Society has collaborated with a legal education provider. The collaboration will drive thought leadership in legal education policy and aims to develop a wide range range of courses, with a series of subjects involving ASEAN law to start with.
The Law Society and The College of Law will establish a 5-year development plan to prepare members of the legal profession for a future where lawyers require not only deep expertise in specific practice areas but also market knowledge and business skills.