Law student hopes to upgrade himself and help the community

Singapore University of Social Sciences law school dean Leslie Chew with Mr Aadil Dafir, who is into his second year at the school. Mr Aadil says many of his friends in school have the community at heart.
Singapore University of Social Sciences law school dean Leslie Chew with Mr Aadil Dafir, who is into his second year at the school. Mr Aadil says many of his friends in school have the community at heart.PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

In his first year of school, Mr Aadil Dafir found himself searching online for definitions of legal terms, to catch up with his peers.

"My class had a lot of paralegals, so they already had industry knowledge and knew the lingo and how it worked," said the 33-year-old who belongs to the first batch of students at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) law school and is now into his second year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2018, with the headline 'Law student hopes to upgrade himself and help the community'. Print Edition | Subscribe