• Why Double Degree with Law

    • The DDP is a five-year honours programme offered jointly by Yale-NUS College and Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS Law), for those seeking both a broad liberal arts education and professional training in the law.

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    • Our DDP Students

    • The DDP at Yale-NUS College attracts a diverse set of students with a wide variety of interests - check out our student profiles, and why they chose to embark on the DDP!

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    • Our Students' Experiences

    • Our students engage with their interdisciplinary interests in Law & Liberal Arts outside the classroom through internships, study abroad opportunities, and involvement in student organisations. Check out these exciting opportunities!

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    • Questions about the DDP?

    • Check out our FAQ section for perspectives and answers provided by DDP students and alumni!

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Announcements

  • 11 June 2021
    Congratulations to Joel Tan, Class of 2021, who will join NUS Law in July as a full-time Teaching Assistant for Property Law (Semester 1) and Equity & Trusts (Semester 2).
  • 08 June 2021

    DDP alumnus Daryl Yang has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Laws degree at Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley. He is the second Yale-NUS alumnus and the first from DDP to receive the scholarship.

    Daryl graduated in 2019 from Yale-NUS with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (with a minor in Anthropology) and from NUS Law with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2020 and joined Baker & Mckenzie.Wong & Leow where he specialises in employment law, commercial litigation and international arbitration.

    Daryl received graduate school offers from the law schools of the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University, Harvard University, and New York University. He chose Berkeley Law, where he plans to specialize in public interest and social justice, particularly the inclusion of people with disabilities in Singapore. Read more here.

  • 01 June 2021

    Congratulations to Kevin Wong (Class of 2021) for the publication of his article, “John Dashwood’s Contract to Care: Parodic Legalism in Sense and Sensibility,” in Persuasions, volume 42. Following the theme of a deathbed promise made by a son to his dying father in Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Kevin’s article argues that a sense of parodic legalism runs throughout the novel, exposing the convenient and contrived moralizing of the wealthy.

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Latest Events

26 March 2021 (Fri) , 9:00AM-4:00PM
Capstone Presentations (AY2020/2021)
The Year 5 DDP students will be presenting their Capstone projects. This is an important day for them – come an...
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11 March 2021 (Thu) , 6:00 PM
Film Screening: The Shades of Love
The 14-minute short film is an intimate journey into the loves, lives and losses of 3 sex workers in Singapore. As an...
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12 October 2020 (Mon) , 12:00PM-1:15PM
Power of Bureaucracy
The coming of Islamic law to the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Penang and Malacca was spearheaded by local Muslim...
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15 September 2020 (Tue) , 6:30PM-8:30PM
Film Screening and Conversation with Director Boo ...
Boo Junfeng has written and directed 2 feature films – APPRENTICE (2016) and SANDCASTLE (2010) – as well as sev...
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    • Alumnus, Class of 2018
    • Daniel Ng
    What is the best reason for embarking on the DDP?

    You’ll be joining a close, supportive community of people with more than a keen interest in law. The DDP community never ceases to amaze me, with many being deeply interested in other intellectual disciplines, music, sports, the arts, activism, technology, politics and more. This intellectual diversity is well-complemented with the common pursuit of a legal education, which leads to many very insightful interactions and learning experiences. Furthermore, this diverse yet supportive community is one where students share resources, learn from each other, and grow together in school and beyond!

    • Associate Professor of Law, DDP Head of Studies
    • Lynette J. Chua
    What sets DDP students apart from the rest?

    As a scholar trained in the interdisciplinary study of law, I am excited about the DDP in Law and Liberal Arts, because it gives students opportunities to explore the intersections of law and many of the academic disciplines and fields of study in liberal arts, from the social sciences to the arts, humanities and sciences. DDP students do not simply study law from the ‘lawyer’s’ perspective. They learn to open their hearts and minds to the many ways of interrogating law’s place in the social worlds that they live and will live in. DDP students are the most creative, intellectually interesting, and inspiring undergraduates I have worked with, taught and mentored.

    • Alumnus, Class of 2017
    • Kinnari Sahita
    What makes the DDP stand out from other programmes?
    The DDP is the best of both words – a world-class legal education and classic and broad-based training in the liberal arts that equips students with strong critical thinking skills. Further, students will be surrounded by an inspiring community whose range of interests and experiences will add invaluable perspectives. Most importantly, the DDP gives students the foundation to succeed regardless of where their interests lie. From corporate law to tech to advocacy, the DDP is a truly unique programme that has something for everyone.