Law students explore Singapore

Two students are making the most of the international opportunities available for those studying Law at Victoria University of Wellington.

Law school student visiting the National University of Singapore.

Final-year Law student Matthew Rubery (pictured) is spending Trimester 1 on exchange at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Matthew is taking an array of interesting courses, including Construction Law and Alternative Investment (Venture Capital) Law.

"At NUS I have been taught by practitioners who represent some of the world's largest public and private institutions. Singapore is a perfect base for anyone who wants to explore Asia, and my legal studies at Victoria University of Wellington have set me up to make the most of my time here."

NUS is just one of the many leading overseas universities where students can go on exchange.

Also in Singapore over the summer was another final-year student, Lucy Kenner, who spent three months as an international clerk at Providence Law Asia, a law practice focused on dispute resolution. Lucy described her time at the firm as an exceptional learning experience.

“I was able to use the skills I’ve developed at Victoria University on a daily basis. Working overseas has given me a new perspective on domestic and international legal issues.”

Both students caught up with the Faculty of Law’s Professor Graeme Austin, who was in Singapore in February to teach international copyright law at NUS. “It’s always nice to catch up with our law students, and to see them doing so well on the international stage.  And Singapore offers many kinds of lessons about multiculturalism and diversity – so important at this time.” said Graeme.

If you’re interested in heading on an overseas exchange, be sure to check out the Student Exchange Fair on 29 March.