As Seen on TV : Study Law based on these series and films

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Are you a Law Student or an aspiring Lawyer, feeling a tad bit uninspired and unmotivated? If you are, maybe you can watch some of these recommended legal drama series and films as a way of motivating yourself to persevere in the competitive field of Law.

What is Law?

First order of business, or in this case legalities, is to understand what Law is – Law is a discipline or field relating to rules of a community which may be enforced by authorities. Law regulates and binds members of society to these sets of rules for the sake of preserving moral conduct and principles. 

The Law of a country sets a standard or a yardstick which defines acceptable or unacceptable behaviours as well as the appropriate consequences to them. Law exists to upload justice, safety, rights, and peace.

Law can be classified into many categories including Criminal Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Family Law, Elderly Law, among many others. Law encompasses every aspect of human lives. As such, Law students will explore these notions to acquire breadth and depth of legal knowledge and skills.

Legal Dramas for Law Students and Aspiring Lawyers

If you’re looking to get inspired and more motivated about studying or pursuing Law, these legal dramas are said to be great for boosting your motivation and interests. However, it’s important to remember that they do not reflect reality but they can serve as a good source of entertainment and motivation.

  • Suits (9 Seasons, 2011)
  • How to get Away with Murder (6 Seasons, 2014)
  • Extraordinary Attorney Woo (1 Season, 2022)
  • Law School (1 Season, 2021)
  • Better Call Saul (6 Seasons, 2015)
  • Legally Blonde (Film, 2001)

General Requirement to study Law in Malaysia

Academic Entry

Academic Entry

Minimum Score

Foundation

CGPA 2.00

Diploma

CGPA 2.50

STPM

CGPA 2.00

UEC

5Bs including English

A-Levels

Min. CC / BD / AE

Australian Matriculation (ATAR)

70

IB Diploma

24

Note: Universities may have different requirements. To learn more, get in touch with us!

English Language Entry Requirements

Entry Level

Minimum Score

IELTS

6.0

MUET

Band 4

TOEFL

100

Note: Universities may have different English Language requirements. To learn more, get in touch with us!

General Pathway of a Lawyer in Malaysia

The first step in becoming a lawyer in Malaysia is by completing a recognised pre-university programme after your SPM or any other equivalent examinations. 

After 1-2 years in a recognised pre-university programme, you can proceed with the second step. 

The second step in becoming a lawyer in Malaysia is to enrol and complete a Law undergraduate degree which is accredited by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) Malaysia. In Malaysia, you will find Law undergraduate degrees for a typical duration of either 3 or 4 years. 

The main difference between these two options for the Law undergraduate degree is the necessity of taking up the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) or the course structure of the programme which includes a Law professional practice.

After completion of your chosen Law undergraduate degree, you can either proceed with the third step or the fourth step.

The third step in becoming a lawyer in Malaysia is to proceed with the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Read this article to learn more about their differences or contact one of our consultants

The fourth step, after completing the CLP or BPTC, you should proceed with chambering which is also known as pupillage. The duration would take up to 9 months in East Malaysia and 12 months in West Malaysia.

Upon completion of your chambering or pupillage, you will undergo a long call waiting to be admitted by the bar and being granted a legal licence, which marks the completion of your journey in becoming a qualified Lawyer in Malaysia. 

To learn more about becoming Lawyers in Malaysia, you can read our article here or reach out to one of our consultants!

Universities to Study Law in Malaysia

1. Taylor's University

Taylor’s University, established in 1969, is a notable private higher education learning institution in Malaysia as well as the whole of Southeast Asia, considering its consistent placing in the top university ranks. Taylor’s offers a supportive and diverse campus community along with quality education equipped with respectable educators and comprehensive syllabus which are industry-relevant.

The School of Law and Governance at Taylor’s is dedicated towards developing Law graduates and professionals who retain legal expertise together with strong ethical and moral values to make significant contributions to society. The School also has a research centre named The Centre for Research in Law and Development in Asia (CRELDA), with goals of annual publishing, mooting and debating training for students, law colloquiums and field trips to the courts, Attorney General’s chambers, prisons and the Parliament.

Programme Offered

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Duration

3 Years

Intake

February, April, September

Indicative Fees (2024)

Local Students: RM 122,954

International Students: USD 31,783

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

2. Brickfields Asia College (BAC)

Brickfields Asia College, established in 1991, originally started out with only three programmes including the University of London Law undergraduate degree. Now, it has bloomed into a accredited private higher education learning institution with over 500 programmes on three campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, and Singapore.

Brickfields is one of the institutions affiliated with The University of London (UOL) for the LLB undergraduate degree. The programme offered by BAC is also recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia (LPQB) for entry into the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examinations and by the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in the UK. BAC also offers many other Law undergraduate programmes with other overseas universities. For more information, get in touch with us!

Programme Offered

LLB (Hons), University of London, Brickfields Asia College

Duration

3 Years

Intake

January, April, June, September

Indicative Fees (2024)

Local Students: RM 76,000

International Students: RM 91,000

Note: Fees vary depending on the current exchange currency rates. Fees shown are only an estimation. For more information, reach out to our consultants.

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

3. HELP University

HELP University is a higher education learning institution dedicated to making a meaningful impact towards their students and graduates through education. Having two campus locations in Malaysia, HELP has steadily shown growth and development into an institution centering on sound academic standards and continuous improvements as well as broad collaborative partnerships with other learning institutions and professional industries.

The Faculty of Law and Government of HELP University strives toward supplying graduates with knowledge, attributes, skills, and competencies necessary in professional legal industries. The Faculty offers a comprehensive curriculum imbued with student and faculty-led publications on Law advancements, professional development courses, guest lectures, visits to courts and the Parliament, as well as opportunities for transfer  with partner universities in the UK.

Programme Offered

Duration

Intake

Indicative Fees (2024)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

3 Years

January, May, August

Local Students: 

RM 68,900

International Students:

RM 68,900

Bachelor of Laws (UK Transfer Programme)

2 Years​

December, July, September

Local Students: 

RM 60,000

International Students:

RM 60,000

Note: Fees for the Bachelor of Laws (UK Transfer Programme) is indicative only for the study duration in Malaysia. For more information, reach out to us.

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

4. University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia

University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia is a private higher education learning institution with its main counterpart based in Australia. UOW Malaysia aims to become one of Malaysia’s top providers for higher education through globally recognised and industry-focused programmes, personalised educational approach, modern facilities and campus, together with a supportive campus community. 

The Bachelor of Laws programme offered by the University of Wollongong (UOW) Malaysia is an affiliated external degree with the oldest university in the UK, University of London. The external degree is recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia (LPQB) and is an internationally recognised Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme. The programme provides real-world educational experiences through legal talks with practising professionals together with field trips to legal environments in Malaysia.

Programme Offered

Bachelor of Laws 3+0 External with University of London, UK

Duration

3 Years

Intake

May, September

Indicative Fees (2024)

Local Students: RM46,775

International Students: RM57,700

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

5. Multimedia University (MMU)

Multimedia University (MMU), with two primary campuses located in the state of Melaka and the city of Cyberjaya, is a private university and a part of The Alliance of Government Linked Universities (GLU). MMU is home to over seven faculties in specific academic areas providing a wide-range of programmes at a comparably affordable price points to students opting for education in private universities.

The Bachelor of Law (Hons.) at MMU is one of the Law programmes which is exempted from the CLP examination. Studying Law at MMU grants you with multiple opportunities including programmes with disciplines such as Cyber Law, IT Law, and Multimedia Law, a three-month legal attachment programme, highly experienced Law lecturers, and participation in mooting competitions. 

Programme Offered

Bachelor of Law (Hons.)

Duration

4 Years

Intake

March, July, October

Indicative Fees (2024)

Local Students: RM75,000

Disclaimer: The Bachelor of Law (Hons.) offered by MMU is only for local students. For more information, reach out to us!

Contact us right now for a free consultation if you’d like more details about the costs, the format of the programme, and the entry requirements!

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Hannah Hir

Hannah appreciates various art forms, especially Asian literature, film and music. Most of her favorite Malaysian kuihs are green-coloured.

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