In the TODAY paper dated 5 Mar 2016, demand supply exceeds demand for junior lawyers while ‘mid-tier lawyers’ are leaving the the sector. The legal labour in criminal and family law areas have fallen. Recently, the Singapore Institute of Management set up its Bachelor of Laws programme (Undergraduate) to ‘…to meet the need for lawyers in the areas of Criminal Law and Family Law.’
Meanwhile in the public education sector, 22 secondary schools would restructure into 11 – a 50% reduction by 2018. It is the biggest in 5 years. Declining birthrates were cited as a major cause.