Undergraduates/JD Students

Undergraduates studying for an LLB programme at the NUS or the SMU or an LLB/B.A. Law/B.A. (Hons) Juris programme at a Scheduled University, and candidates studying for a JD programme at the SMU or a Scheduled University, and who have successfully completed at least their second year of study, may apply to be interviewed for the possible offer of “conditional” appointment as an LSO.

2The candidates who are interviewed may be required to undergo an internship (of at least two weeks) at the Attorney-General’s Chambers/a Legal Service department. Those who perform well at both the interview and the internship may be offered “conditional” appointment to the Legal Service as an LSO.

3The possible confirmation of the offer of the “conditional” appointment as an LSO will be reviewed on the candidate’s full/successful completion of the LLB/B.A. Law/B.A. (Hons) Juris/JD programme and being awarded the requisite qualification.

4The candidates whose offer of “conditional” appointment as an LSO is confirmed will be subject to a three-contract framework totalling four years. The said candidates will be appointed on three consecutive contracts comprising two contracts of 18 months each and one contract of 12 months prior to being considered for possible emplacement on the permanent establishment after four years.


5     The next sets of recruitment interviews for the eligible candidates who are undergraduates or those studying for a JD programme, and whose shortlisting for an interview is approved, are from Apr 2020.

6     All undergraduates/JD students who are to commence from Jul/Aug 2020 their third year or fourth year of study (for an LLB programme or a JD programme) - who submit an application on or before 30 Jun 2020 - and whose shortlisting for an interview is approved by the Legal Service will, subject to the availability of “interview slots”, be slated for an interview by Aug 2020.