Melbourne Law School welcomes landmark legal education decision in Singapore

The Federal Government has announced that the Juris Doctor qualifications of 10 Australian universities, including the Melbourne Juris Doctor, will now be recognised in Singapore.

The decision was made as part of the Singapore Australia Fair Trade Agreement (SAFTA) under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership framework.

MLS Dean Professor Carolyn Evans welcomed the announcement.

“I am delighted by this recognition of the quality of Melbourne and other Australian JD law degrees by Singapore.

“Singaporean students have long been an important part of the higher education landscape in Australia. We have a great deal of respect for the quality of students from Singapore and it is wonderful to see this official recognition by Singapore of the quality of Australian legal education.”

“I am grateful to the Australian government and the staff of the High Commission for the work that they have undertaken over many years to achieve this result,” concluded Professor Evans.

This article originally appeared in MLS News, Issue 15, June 2016.