CCA Fair and Talk

Calling all freshies!

Pro Bono Appreciation Tea
Join our family of volunteers!
We will be having a booth next Tuesday 2 August at Matric Week’s CCA Fair! Come down to Booth 8 at the Upper Quad (or the Moot Court if it rains) and find out more about who we are and what we do. Drop by for the goodies too! Don’t miss our talk on the same day, from 3.55 to 4.15 pm at SR 2-2.


Coming soon: Welcome Tea – All students are welcome to join us in various projects and activities!

RSVP here.   Check back for an announcement of the date and time.

Teens and the Law Skit for Zonta Club

Group Photo with the Zonta Club organisers

A group of us from the Exco 2011/12 went down to the Pines on the afternoon of 9 July (Saturday) to put up a skit for the Secondary school girls attending the Lifeskills Workshop organised under Zonta Club’s Project Pari. Our skit tied in with the Teens and the Law presentation by Ms Lim Hui Min for this workshop. Adapted from a RELAC script, our skit shows how shoptheft and vandalism does not pay for the perpetrator and his or her accomplices, and the negative aspects of peer pressure .

The Zonta Club is formed by professional  women for the advancement of the status of women worldwide by improving their legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status. It  has a worldwide presence and seeks to at the global and local levels through service and advocacy. The Singapore limb of the Zonta Club was established in 1971. Through its Project Pari, promising Secondary school girls from disadvantaged financial backgrounds benefit both from special programmes and monthly pocket money allowances.

After rehearsals at NUS, we set off for the Pines with our props and presentation slides. The sunny afternoon was well spent bringing laughter and an important legal message to the girls. We had fun ourselves in preparing this performance, and we even enjoyed a buffet lunch courtesy of our hosts 😉

Useful links:

Zonta International

Zonta Singapore and Project Pari

NUS Pro Bono in the Law Gazette

Law Gazette April 2011 coverWe’re featured in the April issue of the Law Gazette! In the Pro Bono Publico column, student volunteers from NUS shared their thoughts on pro bono. Check out what some of our members have to say:

 Will you continue to do pro bono work after you pass the bar?

Ong Shao Rong:
I would very much like to continue with pro bono work after I start practice because it serves as a reminder of why I chose to read law.

Ang Jian Kai:
Yes, I would or I would not be practising what I preach! However, it is ultimately about the balancing of time and responsibilities. That is not easy at all.

Read the full article here.