How to become a lawyer in Singapore?

Here are the steps on how to become a lawyer in Singapore:

1. Obtain a law degree. You can either get a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a recognized university in Singapore or another common law jurisdiction.

2. Pass the Singapore Bar Examinations. The Singapore Bar Examinations are a series of exams that test your knowledge of Singapore law. There are two parts to the exams: Part A and Part B. Part A is a written exam that tests your knowledge of the basic principles of Singapore law. Part B is an oral exam that tests your ability to apply the law to real-world scenarios.

3. Complete a pupillage. A pupillage is a period of practical training under the supervision of a qualified lawyer. It is a requirement for all aspiring lawyers in Singapore.

4. Apply for admission to the Singapore Bar. Once you have completed the Singapore Bar Examinations and a pupillage, you can apply for admission to the Singapore Bar. The application process is competitive, and applicants must pass a number of assessments, including an interview and a written exam.

Here are some additional information about each step: 

• Obtaining a law degree. There are a number of universities in Singapore that offer LLB and JD degrees. The requirements for admission to these programs vary, but typically require students to have a good academic record and to pass an entrance exam.

• Passing the Singapore Bar Examinations. The Singapore Bar Examinations are a challenging exam that covers a wide range of topics, including Singapore law, legal research, and advocacy. The pass rate for the exams is typically around 50%.

• Completing a pupillage. A pupillage is a period of practical training under the supervision of a qualified lawyer. It is a requirement for all aspiring lawyers in Singapore. Pupillage typically lasts for one year, and during this time you will be supervised by a qualified lawyer.

• Applying for admission to the Singapore Bar. Once you have completed the Singapore Bar Examinations and a pupillage, you can apply for admission to the Singapore Bar. The application process is competitive, and applicants must pass a number of assessments, including an interview and a written exam.

Becoming a lawyer in Singapore is a challenging but rewarding career. If you are interested in a career in law, we encourage you to learn more about the requirements and to start planning your path to becoming a lawyer. Singapore Law Tutors (SLT) are here to empower your aspirations to becoming a lawyer. 


Law Tutors Online, UK Law Tutor, UK Law Notes, Manchester Law TutorBirmingham Law TutorNottingham Law TutorOxford Law Tutor, Cambridge Law Tutor, New York Law TutorSydney Law Tutor, Singapore Law Tutor, Hong Kong Law Tutor, UK Law Tutors and London Law Tutor are trading names of London Law Tutor Ltd. which is a company registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 08253481. VAT Registration Number: 160291824 Registered Data Controller: ZA236376 Registered office: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, UK W1J 6BD. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2012-2024.