LAW3003S Introduction to Law and Legal Systems in Singapore

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module provides a general introduction to the main features of both the Singaporean legal orders. It considers aspects of Singaporean law which are of particular relevance to businesses, including tort and employment law.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:
(a) Identify and describe the functions of the various institutions of the Singaporean legal system
(b) Identify and describe the sources of law
(c) Identify and explain the elements of the tort of negligence
(d) Define a contract of employment and explain the principal features of the Singaporean employment law.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will attend classes for this module and have the opportunity to engage in active learning during these sessions. There will be in-class discussion and group work to analyse module concepts. Where appropriate, the module will incorporate case based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Assignment: Main Assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Dr Noel McGrath Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Christina Burke Tutor
Miss Clare Griffin Tutor
Vijay Ganesh Supramaniam Tutor
Chee Shong Tan Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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