Students across Singapore are currently considering university programmes in which they have been offered a place. They routinely seek advice from family and friends, as well as attend open houses and read material on official websites and social media. But what if they could give themselves advice? Letters of the Law is a student-led initiative that asks law graduates to write to their younger selves. In this letter, I [Dean Simon Chesterman] write to my younger self at age 18, during the year I spent studying Chinese at the Beijing No. 2 Foreign Languages Institute before returning to start university in Australia.