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A member of Singapore’s Parliament addressed the 37 graduates at the NYU School of Law and National University of Singapore Dual Degree Program convocation ceremony at the Asian Civilisations Museum in March. The ceremony marked the penultimate convocation for the program, which will end in 2014.
Indranee Rajah, senior minister of state for law and education and a graduate of NUS Law, stressed the unique advantage of the NYU@NUS graduates. “You will return to your different countries, but the fact that you can pick up the phone or send an e-mail and say, ‘I want to do this deal and that is going to have some impact on your country; can I check the laws there?’’ or ‘Can I work with you on this deal there?’—that is going to be invaluable.”
Student speakers Ellie Siu of Hong Kong and Jared Kaplan of the United States also expressed gratitude for having a global perspective in their education. “While much of the rest of the world has been reactionary,” said Kaplan, “the students of the NYU@NUS program have taken the vanguard, not accepting to be a mere cog of the status quo but an instrumentality of embracing change.” For the first time in the program’s history, a student, Sudeshna Chatterjee, was hooded by her husband, Jitesh Kumar Shahani ’11.