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Stricter Bar exam: Training spots can go to law grads keen to practise

Last year, one in five law graduates, despite spending half a year training at a law firm after passing their Bar exam, did not go on to become a practising lawyer.

Juxtapose this number with reports in recent years of a shortage of practice training contracts at law firms, and then the latest proposal makes good sense. It should free up contracts for those who really want to practise law.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2018, with the headline 'Training spots can go to law grads keen to practise'. Print Edition | Subscribe