• 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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  • 18 May 2020

    Congratulations to the DDP Class of 2020: Tan Yan Ru, Jamie Lee, Lim Jun Rong, Louis Ngia, Chong Ren Jie, Annette Yeo, Elizabeth Teoh, Jessica Sam, Jo-Ann Heng, and Teoh Qi En.

  • 08 May 2020

    Student spotlight: Chong Ren Jie has won the 2020 Sheila N. Hayre Prize for Outstanding Capstone Project in Law and Liberal Arts for his project, “Turning a Blind Eye: Exploring the Conceptions of Wilful Blindness in Singapore.” The annual prize recognises students whose projects demonstrate exceptional academic rigour and originality, and make a contribution to the field of study. Congratulations to Ren Jie!

  • 17 December 2019

    Faculty Spotlight: Congratulations to our Head of Studies, Associate Professor Lynette Chua, for being awarded the Asian Law & Society Association’s 2019 Distinguished Book Prize for her book, The Politics of Love in Myanmar: LGBT Mobilization and Human Rights as a Way of Life (Stanford University Press). The prize honours Asia-based scholarship that makes original or significant contribution to the field of law and society.

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Latest Events

27 March 2020 (Fri) , Entire Day
Capstone Presentations (AY2019/2020)
The Year 5 DDP students will be presenting their Capstone projects. This is an important day for them – come an...
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10 February 2020 (Mon) , 12nn-1:30pm
May 13 Revisited: 50 Years of Silence with Directo...
The May 13, 1969, race riots of Malaysia left a lasting impact on constitutional law, affirmative action and race pol...
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11 November 2019 (Mon) , 7pm
Litigating Freedom: The Battle to Overturn Section...
Dr Menaka Guruswamy is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. Through her litigation practice, she has succ...
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17 October 2019 (Thu) , 12nn-1pm (Lunch will be provided)
Revolution at the Limits of Law: Ideology, Juristo...
This talk will examine the confluence of law, ideology, and social change based on a long-term ethnographic study of ...
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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 2019
    • Daryl Yang
    What makes the DDP stand out from other programmes?

    Karl Marx once said, “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” The DDP offers a unique opportunity for students to become both philosopher and changemaker. The dual education equips us with the knowledge to understand our world and the skills to change it. Through the diverse works of thinkers past and present, the liberal arts curriculum helps you to develop a critical mind and ask why. At the same time, law school equips you with the know-how to advance and secure justice to forge a better, fairer society.