Tackling shortage of criminal, family lawyers

The facade of SIM University (UniSIM).
The facade of SIM University (UniSIM). PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore's third law school at SIM University (UniSIM), set to open next January, aims to address a predicted shortage of lawyers in the fields of criminal and family law.

Applications for the 60 places in the course open this month, with 80 per cent of the places going to mature students.

The rest of the places will go to A-level school leavers and polytechnic diploma holders.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2016, with the headline 'Tackling shortage of criminal, family lawyers'. Print Edition | Subscribe