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Becoming a Lawyer in Australia

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The study of law is the study of a system where a framework of rules is created and enforced through governmental or social institutions, varying from institutions or countries to regulate behaviour and ensure a fair, safe and equal world. 

Lawyers generally provide legal advice to clients (individuals or organizations) when legal advice or assistance is required. Tasks and duties done by lawyers include: conducting research on the case, arranging witnesses, preparing  and reviewing contracts, drawing up claims, acting as executor of will and representing clients in court (just to name a few)!

Different Types of Law

Types of Law   

Specialization 

Criminal Law 

Finding and punishing individuals who have broken the law – uncover the true perpetrator of a crime and bring justice to the victim of that crime 

Corporate Law 

Ensuring businesses adhere to the set local and federal regulations in their operations 

International Law 

Governs the interactions between different countries in ensuring safety of citizens 

Commercial Law 

Deals with commerce, trade and consumer transactions, including bankruptcy, contracts, mortgages, real estate 

Family Law 

Handles family relationships including divorce, child custody, adoption, child abuse or domestic violence 

Constitutional Law 

Legal proceedings related to upholding or interesting the constitution of the country including civil rights and freedom of speech 

Labour Law 

Focuses on relationships between employers and employees including ensuring employees are not being exploited, governing collective bargaining and benefits dispute 

Intellectual property law 

Protects creators from copyright infringement including intangible creative works that are protected by copyrights or trademarks 

Steps to Become a Practicing Lawyer in Australia

To become a Lawyer in Australia you will need to go through multiple steps: 

1.  Complete a Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) 

To become a practicing lawyer, you would need to undertake either a Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD). LLB is suitable for students who do not already possess a degree whilst a JD is suitable for students who already have a degree in another discipline. Typically, both of these courses take 4-5 years to complete. 

2. Complete a Practical Legal Training  (PLT)

Law graduates who wish to become certified lawyers need to undergo Practical Legal Training  otherwise known as the ‘Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice’ assessed by the Legal Admissions Board varying by each state or territory in Australia. This qualification focuses on practical skills needed to become a lawyer and can be attained within a minimum of 6 months. Another alternative option would be through the Legal Practice Experience which is an 80 day supervised legal practice with an experienced lawyer. 

3. Admission to Legal Practice 

Application to the Law Admissions Authority at the state or territories of choice to practice is then applied by law graduates within 5 years of graduation. 

4. Apply for Practicing Certificate from the local Law Society 

Final step of transition to becoming a practicing lawyer is to complete an 18 to 24 months of supervised practice before the application to the Law Society of the state for Practising Certificate. 

NOTE: Australia operates a system of Solicitors and Barristers. Once you have become a practising lawyer, you are able to decide if you want to remain as a Solicitor or move onto becoming a Barrister.

What is the difference between a Solicitor and Barristers?

Solicitor 

A solicitor is a qualified legal practitioner that works out of court. Main responsibilities of solicitors include working directly with clients in providing legal advice, writing documents and contracts, negotiating with clients, conducting research and gathering evidence. Solicitors only represent their clients in court if necessary. 

Barrister

A barrister generally focuses on litigation, which is the process of taking legal action. Main responsibility of the barrister is conducting court appearances to represent their clients. This includes presenting the case and representing and translating their client’s view into legal arguments. 

 It is important to note that in Australia, each state and territory acquires its own legal Bar authority where in order to become a Barrister, you need to gain entrance to the Bar Readers’ Course by taking the Bar exam and pass the course. It is important for you to understand that the pathway of becoming a lawyer upon graduation varies based on state or territories chosen. The process of becoming a lawyer typically requires a combination of 6-8 years of education and training.  International students wishing to work as a Lawyer in Australia need to fulfil certain requirements to be eligible to apply for the ‘Temporary Graduate Visa’ upon completion of their education. Contact us for further assistance!

Average annual salary for law graduates varies significantly depending on your job position, country or state of practice along with other external factors. However, generally- An entry-level Lawyer can expect to earn an average annual salary of around A$58,158 while a lawyer of 2-4 years of experience can expect to earn an average annual salary of around A$65,309. Mid-level & experienced lawyers with 5-20 years of experience can expect to earn from a range of $98,741 to A$117,446. 

General Entry Requirements to Study Law in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 3A’s

STPM

Min. 3A’s 

Malaysian Matriculation

Min. GPA 3.7

Australian Matriculation

Min. 95.5 

UEC 

Min. 5 A1

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information!

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 105

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 76

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information!

Top Universities to Study Law in Australia

#1 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offered at UNSW is a double degree program, which means you pair your legal studies with a bachelor’s degree in a non-law field of study.

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws 

Examples of double degrees options: 

  • Actuarial Science 
  • Arts
  • Computer Science 
  • Criminology 
  • Economics
  • Engineering 
  • Media 
  • Science 

Program Duration 

5- 7 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and September

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$37,920 – A$45,660

#2 University of Sydney

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The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offered at University of Sydney is a double degree program, which means you pair your legal studies with a bachelor’s degree in a non-law field of study.

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Law 

Examples of double degree options: 

  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Science 
  • Economics
  • Engineering 

Program Duration 

5 years

Intake 

March and August 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,000

#3 Monash University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws 

Program Duration 

4.25 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$42,000

#4 University Technology of Sydney (UTS)

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$45,360

#5 University of Queensland

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Law (Honours)

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$43,888

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Degree and Courses to Study for People with Color Blindness

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“What colour is this?” – Does this question annoy you on a different level?  As a person with colour blindness, I can relate to this feeling when my friends would always point out things and expect me to guess the right colour. If I got the colour wrong, I would get laugh at but if I got it right, they’d go on to point out more things for me to guess. Initially, I felt fine, but it’s gotten annoying over time when my friends continuously do that over and over again. I felt as if I was my friends’ entertainment. 

Having that experience with me, I felt my inability to distinguish colours has made it difficult and challenging for me when it comes to deciding the right career. We are restricted to many careers that we dreamed about in our childhood. But despite that, we are completely normal and we can do things that most people with normal colour vision could do too. There are ample careers out there that people like us can thrive. Thus, I wrote this article to inform students with colour blindness that there are opportunities available out there for them to decide.

What is Color Blindness?

To simply put, colour blindness is also known as a colour vision impairment where a certain group of people lack the ability to see or differentiate between certain colours. They tend to get confused with two different but similar colours, for example, mistakenly identifying purple with dark blue or red with green and vice versa.

Colourblindness can either be inherited or acquired later in life.  

  • Inherited color blindness is when people are born with this color vision impairment. The color blindness gene is normally passed down from close family members on the X chromosome, which also explains why men are more affected than women. 
  • Acquired colour blindness affects both men and women equally as they are aged. Diseases damaging the optic nerve or the retina of the eye can lead to acquired colour blindness. 

The common misconception about colour blindness is that people think that the world through colour blinds’ eyes is just black and white. In reality, the majority of colour blinds really do see colours. It is estimated that a person with normal colour vision is able to see 1 million different shades of colours, while a person with colour blindness is only able to see 10,000 different colours. 

Types of Colour Blindness

There are normally three types of colour blindness. The different types of colour blindness vary in the range from difficulty in differentiating certain colours to unable to see colour at all.

A. Red-Green Colour Blindness

The majority of people with colour blindness have inherited this type of defect. People with this type of colour blindness find it difficult to distinguish between red and green. There are four types of red-green colour blindness.

  • Protanomaly – People with this defect sees red greener and less bright.
  • Deuteranomaly – It makes the green look redder. 
  • Protanopia and deuteranopia make people unable to tell the difference between red and green at all. 

B. Blue-Yellow Colour Blindness

This type of colour blindness is less common where people struggle to differentiate between blue and green as well as yellow and red. There are two types of blue-yellow colour blindness.

  • Tritanomaly makes people difficult to see the differences between blue and green, and between yellow and red.
  • Tritanopia causes people hard to identify the differences between blue and green, purple and red, and yellow and pink. The colours also would look less bright for them

C. Total Colour Blindness

Also known as monochromacy, lives up to the term “colour blindness” as people with this type of defect are completely blind to colours. The world in their point of view would look like a black and white movie running on the television. This type of people is sensitive to light as well. 

Common Struggles of Colourblind People

Colourblind people tend to face difficulties in simple tasks that a normal person doesn’t see as a problem at all. For example, colour blinds are frustrated when it comes to cooking when they are unable to decide if the meat is cooked or needs more time. Choosing ripe fruits might sound easy but it’s not in the eyes of colour blinds. 

Colour blindness impairs people to drive sometimes where obtaining a driver’s license is a problem. The step of getting a license is to pass the computer test that requires candidates to complete ten Ishihara colour plates without fail before proceeding to further questions. Colourblind people often find this test impossible to get all ten questions correct. Thus, they have to find an alternative way, where they will need a doctor’s approval in order to complete the computer test. This process can be a frustrating one because normal people could just pass the tests on the first attempt. 

There are limitations for colour blind people to pursue certain careers that highly emphasise perceiving colours. This includes but not limited to careers such as pilot, police officer, firefighter, doctor and electrical engineer. Most of them would not realise that they are colourblind until they pursue their dream career.  

Careers and Degree Choices for Colourblind

On the bright side, there are many other careers that focus more on skillset over colour vision ability. Despite the inability to differentiate colours, students are packed with hard skills and transferable skills that can be a great advantage for them to pursue careers in the following recommended fields.

Civil Engineer

Some of the roles in engineering require strong colour vision such as electrical engineers, where their role is mainly handling multi-coloured wires. However, engineering careers such as civil engineering does not mainly require colour vision because they work on blueprints and sketches that are printed in black and white. Students will need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a passion for mathematics to pursue their career as a civil engineer.

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Lawyers usually conduct researches, draft documents, providing counselling to clients about their legal rights arguing cases in the trial rooms. This career suits well for colourblind people because the entire career pathway does not relate to colours at all. However, students enrolling in this degree will need to have critical thinking skills and communication skills to thrive in this career.

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Accountant

The main role of an accountant is to prepare and interpret financial records for a company or organization. This career does not correlate with colour vision. Instead, an accountant needs to be excellent with numbers and possess strong analytical skill. A typical degree course in accounting takes three years to complete and upon completion, graduates may pursue their careers in ACCA or CIMA to become a certified chartered accountant.

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Journalist/Copywriter

Journalist and Copywriter are two different job scope. Journalists usually work for prints, media and broadcasts. Meanwhile, copywriters work on articles and contents to promote a product or service for businesses. Both careers involve research skills and creativity to write about a specific topic. A degree in journalism is suited for students to pursue a career in either one of the profession.

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Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutritionists and dietitians help their patients maintain a healthy lifestyle and advise them on choosing the right food to eat depending on their health condition. The work involves verbal communication and paperwork. Thus, it is important to have strong communication skill and writing skills. Students may need to obtain a degree in food science and dietetics if they wish to pursue their career in consulting people on a healthy diet to help them achieve their health goals.

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5 TV Shows Aspiring Lawyers Should Binge-Watch

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Law has historically been regarded as a rather prestigious career choice, so, naturally, it is among one of the most in-demand university degrees around the world. Many students also choose to do a law conversion degree after getting an unrelated bachelor’s degree. 

Students are inspired to go into law to help people, and change the world for the better. Others like the idea of the challenge that comes with finding loopholes in the law that will help save their client. Some just want to earn the big bucks and the stature that come with the profession, and that’s okay too! For all the blood, sweat and tears poured into years of studying and countless late nights, it’s a well deserved reward. 

If you would like to know more about the everyday work life of a lawyer, get insights into the lives and values upheld by different lawyers, learn more about their styles and approaches to take inspiration from, familiarise yourself with key terms and processes within the judicial field, get an understanding of the types of legal dealings that occur on a daily basis and the variety of exciting and devastating cases that are explored in the field- all of it without getting into boring research, but through great TV content, here are some of the best TV shows you could watch. For research purposes, of course. Snuggle up!

1. Suits

Suits focuses on the lives of top-paid lawyers, and the internal political drama that comes with working at a prestigious law firm at New York City.  When the show started out, it followed the stories of legendary, hotshot lawyer Harvey Specter and the brilliant college drop-out associate he hires, Mike Ross. 

Throughout the show, Harvey and Mike prove to be quite the dynamic duo, closing all sorts of unclosable cases and weaving their way through various, complex and intense legal standoffs set in corporate America, while simultaneously trying to keep Mike’s secret- he never went to law school or had any law-related formal training.

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The portrayal of Mike in the show goes to show that, in order to excel at a career in the legal profession, text-book knowledge is not the only thing necessary , but a lot of street-smart and common sense also comes into play. Harvey’s work mainly revolves around contract disputes and negotiations, so it might be particularly interesting to students considering commercial and contract law. The show is also quite empowering, with a relatively young, black and female lawyer as the head of a prestigious New York City Law Firm. 

Though Suits weighs more towards drama than courtroom, it still provides the viewers with plenty of legal content to sink their teeth into. You will find yourself rewatching this show just out of sheer enjoyment, whether you are in the legal realm or not. 

2. The Good Wife

The Good Wife is an exceptional, award winning legal drama with a plethora of political plots. It follows the story of Alicia Florrick as she attempts to navigate the very public mess left behind by her husband, a former state attorney who is imprisoned for a sex and a political corruption scandal.

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The Good Wife stands out from the conventional legal dramas as it utilises plenty of storylines that feature lengthy courtroom dialogue, depicting the various tedious and complex steps of the legal process accurately. The show goes all out when it comes to accurate portrayal of legal matters, taking viewers into the depths of negotiation, plea bargaining and motion dismissals, as opposed to cases going straight to trial, which we are used to seeing on TV.

The Good Wife also takes inspiration from several real life cases and subjects that are up and coming for the future of real law firms. This includes episodes that revolve around marriage equality, bitcoin, gun control, the usage of drones and so on.The show has also received widespread critical acclaim for its insight on how social media and the internet is intertwined in today’s society, politics and law. 

For law-students and students with law-related ambitions, the show is must watch as it inspires students to learn what it is like to be a good lawyer, and familiarises them with a lot of the legal processes and jargon. It is very entertaining and represents the excitement, dedication and hard work that goes into a legal career.

3. American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson

In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are killed at Nicole’s home in LA, and OJ Simpson, a retired US footballer and Nicole’s ex husband is arrested for double murder. The first season of the American Crime Story follows the infamous “Trial of the Century”, OJ Simpson’s murder trial, which was widely covered by the media and highly publicised. 

The show is not a word-for-word recreation of the real events that went down, as it is a TV series made for entertainment, afterall. But, it stays true in terms of the essential truths of the events and the insights into characters. 

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The show gives the public an insight into what happened behind the scenes and the anger that kept fueling in the Los Angeles society that was so divided by race.  Interesting legal issues highlighted in the show apart from muder include issues with evidence and mishandling of evidence, media coverage of trials, racial discrimination presented in court cases, jury trials and the jury selection process in the US.  

Arguably, the entire trial depicted in this show is a great example of what should not be done during a prosecution. It provides a lot of material for law enthusiasts to wonder and discuss about how the entire outcome could have changed if the prosecution had done certain things differently.

4. How to Get Away with Murder

How to Get Away with Murder revolves around Annalise Keating, who is a law lecturer at a prestigious Philadelphia University, who along with her five students, gets intertwined in a murder mystery. 

The show portrays certain true-to-life elements of law school, such as Annalise herself being a criminal defence attorney and an academic who teaches a class that focuses on advanced trial skills. For law students, it is often good news, knowing that you are taught by experts in the field who have both expert knowledge and are experts in the field with actual real-world applicability.

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However, if comparing the student life of these students to your potential law student life; the likelihood that you will become embroiled in a series of murders as a law student is highly unlikely, so it is safe to say that your law school experience would look quite different. 

Another thing about these students is that, despite being embroiled in serious drama, they still do very little work and seem to have a lot of free time on their hands. Do not go into law school expecting this, because this just isn’t the reality of studying law. Law school requires commitment, hard-work and drive.  Regardless, the show still introduces some key terms and processes within the judicial field, with some added exhilarating drama.

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5. Law & Order

Law & Order paved the way for many other legal dramas out there, including its many spin-offs. It focuses on two premises- both police and legal procedures of the justice systems. Most of the show’s episodes are based on real life cases, but are obviously dramatised for the purpose of TV.

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Law & Order focuses more on the characters’ lives at work, instead of their social or personal, so students aspiring for law-related careers can really get an insight to the daily life of a legal professional and take inspiration from the character’s approaches and styles.  It is  a good show to watch for students interested in criminal law, as it shows the crime being committed, and every step in between until a final verdict is reached.

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Honorable Mentions:

Scandal

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Scandal didn’t make it to the original list because it revolves around the lives of lawyers, who no longer practice law, but are now fixers for high profile people. It involves a lot of politics, shows a fictionalised look into how the government is run, how they protect their own agendas, and has enough storylines about corruption and scandals to keep you hooked for a lifetime!

Marvel's Daredevil

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Don’t be too quick to write Daredevil off for being a comic book series. Afterall, Matt Murdock’s day job is being a lawyer, and a masked vigilante with enhanced senses by night. Daredevil solves most of his cases in the dark alleys of Hell’s Kitchen with hand-to-hand combat. So, again, do not go into law expecting your life to look like this (obviously.) The show isn’t much of a legal drama, since it is a superhero show, but it still makes for great television, with deep characters and well-written storylines. 

These legal dramas are made for entertainment- they are overly exaggerated and dramatised inorder to keep the story interesting and entertaining. It may not exactly give you an accurate picture of the profession, but it still acts as a thought provoking and  helpful guide into the legal world, how it works, and the dynamics of legal firms. Courtroom dramas inspire viewers to question their thinking and to think outside the box and use their gut instinct to wonder and find out about the true story, all of which are some of the many skills required to be a lawyer.

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Study Law in the UK 2020

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What can you do with a Law Degree?

“Law is the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.”
Adhering to the law of a nation is crucial. The set of rules will decide what is right from wrong for the purpose of ensuring peace and security of a society. 

A law degree is highly sought after and is a gateway to many career paths. Other than becoming a lawyer, a degree in law makes individuals desirable candidates for various other fields such as academia, commerce, social work, politics and more. For some, the aim of studying law is to uphold justice, however, it is not only for lawyers or action taken in courtrooms. It focuses on the protection of life, and graduates are capable of doing so by engaging in multitudes of professions. 

Let’s take a look at a few career paths open to law graduates :

  • Arbitrator
  • Barrister
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Secretary 
  • Chartered Legal Executive
  • Patent Attorney
  • Attorney-General’s Chambers
Other jobs where a Law Degree is useful :
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Data Analyst
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Lecturer
  • Civil service administrator
  • Advocate

Why study Law in the UK?

It is no doubt that the UK is home to some of the world’s leading and prestigious universities. The world class academic reputation will allow students to prepare themselves to embark on a long term successful career path in the field of law. Studying in the UK also means studying in a country where the Common Law was originated. 
Moreover, the majority of the UK law degrees allow students the opportunity to take a professional placement at a firm for one year or engage in overseas study.

In addition, all LLB Programs in British universities are accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales as well as the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law.

Further, apart from the knowledge acquired, students will learn many transferable skills. Students will have a strong command of language,sharpened mindsets ,enhanced critical-thinking skills and negotiation skills.

Law Degrees available in the UK :
  • LLB – Bachelor of Law.
  • Graduate LLB – Fast track LLB leading to a postgraduate degree in law.
  • LLM – Master of Law.
  • GDL –Graduate Diploma in Law.
  • LPC – Law Practice Course.
  • QLTS – Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme.

If you are interested to know more about studying Law in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Pathway for Malaysians to become Lawyers with a UK Degree

Step 1 : Complete a recognized Pre-University, Diploma or Foundation Course

Students who have completed SPM/IGCSE can proceed to complete Pre-University courses required to obtain a degree in Law. UEC students can directly proceed to a Bachelor’s degree in Law. There are few possible pathways which are recognized by  the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia ;

  • A-Level
  • STPM
  • Foundation in Law 
  • Diploma in Law 
Step 2 : Complete a recognized Law Degree

Upon successful completion of step 1, students can proceed to a Law degree. However, it is important to ensure that the law degree is from an institution recognized by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia in order to gain entry into the legal profession in Malaysia.
Therefore, students who wish to study in the UK are required to obtain degrees from the following bodies or institutions ;

  • Inner Temple
  • Middle Temple
  • Gray’s Inn
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • The Law Society
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

In general, there are 2 types of Law degrees that students can pursue :

  •  3 year Law Degree allows students to gain the necessary knowledge and skills about being a qualified lawyer. LLB degrees (Bachelor of Law) are usually 3 year degrees in the UK. 
  • 4 year Law Degrees includes an additional year where it provides students professional experience.

Students who have completed a Diploma in Law can proceed to the 2nd year of a Law degree based on the necessary requirements. 

Step 3 : Complete CLP or BPTC Law Examination

In order to qualify as a Solicitor or an Advocate in Malaysia, that is, to be a practicing lawyer, a law degree is not sufficient. It is mandatory to complete and pass either the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

A. What is Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP)?
CLP is conducted by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia. It is a professional Law exam for those who wish to become practicing lawyers in Malaysia. It consists of 5 compulsory papers. 

Entry requirements to qualify for the CLP exams are as follows : 

    • Minimum 3C’s at SPM/O/level/UEC (Students who have a UEC are required to have a minimum of 3C’s in SPM or O/Level)
    • Minimum 2E’s at STPM/A/Level (Students who have a UEC are required to have a minimum of 2E’s in STPM or A/Level)
    • Recognized Law degree minimum of 3 academic years and minimum of 12 law subjects with passes in 6 core subjects. 
B. What is Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)?
Students can take the BPTC in the UK instead of CLP examination. This is highly recommended for UEC students due to the requirements by CLP. Those who complete this examination will be admitted as barristers in England and Wales, and as Advocates and Solicitors in Malaysia.
Entry Requirements to apply for BPTC examination
  • Bachelor of Laws with a minimum lower-second class honours
  • Non-English speakers – IELTS 7.5
  • Member of an Inns Court
  • Pass the Bar Code Aptitude Test (BCAT)

Students can learn the BPTC at the following locations in England and Wales :

  • BPP Law School
  • Cardiff Law School
  • City Law School 
  • The University of Law
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of the West of England Bristol
Step 4 : Complete Pupilage (Chambering)

Pupilage, also known as Chambering is a 9 – 12 month period of time where graduates work for a law firm in the form of an internship. This is required to allow graduates to gain experience by working with senior lawyers to comprehend the daily tasks as a solicitor or advocate before being called to the Malaysian Bar where graduates will be admitted and enrolled as official advocates and solicitors. 

If you are interested to know more about studying Law in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Top Universities to study Law in the UK (Recognised in Malaysia)

As mentioned above, it is required by the LPQB for students to obtain a qualification recognized by a number of bodies and institutions in the UK in order to enter the legal profession in Malaysia. 

The following universities are all recognized by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and students graduating from these universities would have to apply to sit and pass the CLP examination if they intend to become solicitors and advocates in Malaysia.

Study Law at University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is the oldest in the UK and is consistently ranked in the Top 10 of the world’s best universities. The institution is ranked 1st in the UK and 4th in the world. The faculty of Law is ranked 2nd in the world based on 2019’s QS world University’s world subject rankings. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

BA in Jurisprudence [Equivalent to LLB]

3 Years (Full time) or 4 Years with year abroad

£27,285

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Civil Law
[Graduate degree – after first class undergraduate degree with honors in law]

10 months 

£35,510

If  you would like to know more about studying Law at University of Oxford, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Study Law at Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s is a public research university. Law has been studied and taught since 1845 and has been growing continuously. There are over 800 undergraduate students, 250 postgraduates and over 80 PhD students enrolled in the School.
The School of Law at Queen’s is a leading Law school ranked in the Top 101-150 universities in the world for Law in 2019.

They focus on interacting with a wide community who has an interest in the study of law locally, nationally and globally. In addition to Law, there are 300 other academic programs to choose from at the institution with subjects ranked in the Top 200,

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

LLB Law

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

Law with Politics (LLB with honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

Common & Civil Law with French law (LLB Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

Common & Civil Law with Hispanic Studies (LLB Honors)

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

Study Law at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s is a public research university. Law has been studied and taught since 1845 and has been growing continuously. There are over 800 undergraduate students, 250 postgraduates and over 80 PhD students enrolled in the School.
The School of Law at Queen’s is a leading Law school ranked in the Top 101-150 universities in the world for Law in 2019.

They focus on interacting with a wide community who has an interest in the study of law locally, nationally and globally. In addition to Law, there are 300 other academic programs to choose from at the institution with subjects ranked in the Top 200,

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

LLB Law

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

Law with Politics (LLB with honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

Common & Civil Law with French law (LLB Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

Common & Civil Law with Hispanic Studies (LLB Honors)

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

If you would like to know more about studying Law at Queen’s University Belfast, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Study Law at University of Hull

The University of Hull is a public research university established in 1927 as University College Hull. It is England’s 14th oldest university. Hull is ranked 54th in the UK. The university has been growing steadily, with over 16,000 students. 

The school of law is a part of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, therefore, students can engage in double degrees. Law has been taught at Hull since 1927 where all LLB programs are inclusive of the foundations of legal knowledge which is required when students choose to go into legal practice. 

There are many opportunities at Hull which will enable students to enhance their study experiences. As a result, students have the chance to provide legal advice to real clients through Law clinics and Legal Advice Centers. Hull has an active Law Society which encourages students to take part in negotiations and client interview competitions. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

LLB Law (Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£14,500

LLB Law and Legislative Studies 

4 Years (Full time)

£14,500

LLB Law with Business Management

3 Years (Full time)

£14,500

LLB Law with Politics

3 Years (Full time)

£14,500

If you would like to know more about studying Law at University of hull, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

University of West of England Bristol (UWE)

UWE is a public research university ranked 67th in the Uk. (link). Bristol Law School is a leading UK provider of legal education. They have been involved in legal education for over 40 years and provides high quality Law courses in a supportive environment. They recently opened a new £55 million Law School with the purpose of providing students the best possible environment to study in. 

Furthermore, UWE has a Business and Law Clinic that provides pro bono advice to individuals and businesses across the South West area. This is a great opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience in the legal sector while studying. 

Undergraduate with Foundation year

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

BA in Business and Law (Honors)

4 Years (Full time)

£13500

BA in Criminology and Law (Honors)

4 Years (Full time)

£13500

LLB (Honors) with Foundation Year

4 Years (Full time)

£13500

LLB (Honors) Law with Business (with Foundation Year)

4 Years (Full time)

Not yet published

Undergraduate (No foundation year)

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

BA Honors Business and Law

3 Years (Full time)

£13500

BA Honors Criminology and Law

3 Years (Full time)

£13500

LLB (Honors) Law

3 Years (Full time)

£13500

LLB (Honors) Law with Business

3 Years (Full time)

£13500

If you would like to know more about studying Law at UWE, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

De Monfort University

De Montfort is a public research university established in 1992 and located in Leicester.
The institution offers fully qualifying degrees in law which aids students to lead a successful legal career. They are currently ranked 72 in the UK. 

Leicester De Montfort Law School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate Law courses and has an excellent reputation in teaching. Most importantly, undergraduate law students are given the opportunity to engage in real trial experience before a sitting judge supported by advocacy trainers.

Law students also have the chance to undertake pro bono activities such as working in DMU Legal Advice Centre or Street Law. 

To further enhance the learning and experience, DMU Law Society offers extra-curricular activities such as career events, trips to law fairs and visit Royal Courts of Justice. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

LLB Law (Honors)

3 Years (Full time)

£13,750

LLB Business Law (Honors)

3 Years (Full time)

£13,750

LLB Law and Criminal Justice (Honors)

3 Years (Full time)

£13,750

Law, Human Rights and Social Justice LLB (Hons)

3 Years (Full time)

£13,750

BA Business Management and Law (Honors)

3 Years (Full time)

£13,750

BA Law and Economics (Honors)

3 Years (Full time)

£13,750

If you would like to know more about studying Law at De Montfort University, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

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History of Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus public university. It is located in Perth, Western Australia including three campuses:Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury. The institution was established in 1991 and considered to be one of the first institutions for higher education in the region of Western Australia. The reason for this is quite interesting since it was formed by a group of teacher’s colleges which has a history going back to the early 1900’s. 

ECU was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan who was the first woman to be elected to the Australian Parliament which makes ECU the only university in the country to be named after a woman.

ECU has over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students while also annually welcoming approximately 6,000 international students from over 100 countries.
Moreover, ECU’s teaching and research is all industry-related thereby, equipping students with academic as well as practical knowledge and skills. All teachings are conducted in study environments and facilities that are award winning to help students thrive in any situation. 

Edith Cowan University Rankings

ECU is ranked 30th in Australia and has been awarded a 5 star rating for teaching quality by the ECU graduates for 2020. This makes ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve a high affirmation for teaching quality as they have been receiving this rating for 13 years consecutively.  

In addition, ECU’s Sports-related degree programs have been ranked in the world’s top 100 in 2019 whilst achieving and maintaining a Top 300 position for Education courses seven years in a row.
Further, ECU has been listed in the Top 150 in QS Top 50 under 50 ranking for 2018 and 2019, making it one of the youngest highly reputed universities.

ECU has eight teaching schools offering over 300 courses across the three campuses. 

  • School of Business and Law
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
School of Business and Law

The School of Business and Law at ECU is highly regarded in Australia. ECU was the first university in the country to teach employability skills in a program that is now a part of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Further, ECU is one of the only universities in Western Australia (WA) to offer courses such as Bachelor of International Hotel  & Resort Management, Master of Marketing and Innovation Management. Moreover, ECU introduced the first professionally accredited online Law degree in WA. 

Quality Indicators Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked ECU at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst all the public universities in Australia in 2019. Business and Law disciplines are also ranked best in Western Australia:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Legal and Paralegal Studies

ECU is also ranked at the top as an Australian Public university of skills and educational experience. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Commerce

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of Laws

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

If you are interested to know more about studying Business or Law at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Arts and Humanities

ECU focuses on the importance of communication and understanding fellow individuals as it is fundamental for human existence. ECU offers diverse course areas such as; Media and Communication, Criminology, Design, Psychology and Counselling. 

ECU is the only in the area of Western Australia to offer specialized majors in children and family studies as well as human services within a Social Science program.

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Design

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Psychology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Arts and Humanities courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Education

ECU School of Education is highly reputed in Australia. It is the oldest and largest school of Education in Western Australia. It is also Western Australia’s most popular school for graduating professional educators more than any other institution in the state. Furthermore, they have the widest range of Secondary teaching specializations amongst all universities in the are. 

QILT ranked ECU School of Education at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst public schools in Australia.
ECU is also ranked best in the country across the following disciplines for teaching quality, student support, skills and educational experience;

  1. Humanities, Culture, Social Sciences
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Creative Arts
  4. Teacher Education

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood studies)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

If you are interested to know more about studying Education  courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at ECU is one of the fastest growing schools and is amongst the world’s top 175. Students will gain practical experiences in advanced labs and workshops. They will also have the opportunity to receive real life experience from 12 weeks of industry placement. The courses are designed with close collaboration of industry needs to help better prepare students. 

ECU received 5-star rating from students in the 2020 Good University Guide in areas such as;

  1. Teaching Quality
  2. Skills Development
  3. Student Support
  4. Learning Resources

As mentioned above, ECU is the only public university in Australia to receive 5-star ratings for teaching quality 13 years in a row. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering – Civil (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Computer systems (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Engineering courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Science

Students who wish to study Science at ECU have a wide array of specialization options to choose from. Students can select from traditional subjects such as Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry or choose courses in Computing and Security or Natural Sciences where disciplines such as Counter Terrorism, Cyber Security and Environmental Management is taught. 

QILT ranked ECU’s School of Science disciplines as some of the best in Western Australia;

  1. Computing and Information Systems
  2. Science and Maths

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Computer Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,650

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

ECU places a strong emphasis on the importance of good health and enhancing the quality of lives for others. Therefore, ECU offers a variety of courses. Students can study a Science degree in areas such as; Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sports Science or Paramedical Science. Students also have the option to choose other Health related degree programs such as Occupational therapy, Speech pathology and Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Medical Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,700

Bachelor of Health Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,850

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,950

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is Western Australia’s largest nursing program. The institution has the only Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery double degree in Western Australia. Further, the school has partnerships with rural and metropolitan hospitals and the private sector to enable students to receive undergraduate clinical placements in one setting.   

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,900

If you are interested to know more about studying Nursing courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WWAPA)

WAAPA is a nationally and internationally recognized academy in Australia. They provide comprehensive training in a range of performing arts courses.
WAAPA offers courses in the following disciplines: 

  • Aboriginal Performance
  • Acting
  • Arts Management
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Theater
  • Performing Arts
  • Production and Design 

It is a creative and supportive environment where students are encouraged continuously to pursue artistic excellence. Each year critically-acclaimed guest artists collaborate with students and staff to present over 300 public performances.
The Academy’s reputation is confirmed as WAAPA graduates go on to excel in their chosen field of profession around the world. Some of the Star graduates are well known actors, dancers, musicians, including: Hugh Jackman, Dacre Montgomery, Frances O’connor, Emma Matthews, Lucy Durack and many more. 

If you are interested to know more about studying WAAPA courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

ECU Student activities, Clubs & Societies

ECU’s student guilds acts on behalf of all students, thereby, providing many services to students in aim to protect their rights and enhance their experience while studying. 

The guild has organized many clubs and societies for students to join. They also have social events and cultural activities to ensure students enjoy their time beyond studies. This is a good way for students to wind down, relax and make new friends.

Their clubs range from; 

  • Academic – Arts Management Student Organisation, Finance & Accounting Society, Edith Cowan Aviators etc
  • Equity – Mature age student network, ECU Wellbeing Community, Queer Collective, Women’s Community etc
  • Social – ECU Badminton club, Collective hope, ECU Malaysia club, Cricket club etc
  • Sports – ECU Jets Sports club 

If you would like to know more about student activities at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

ECU Student Accommodation

The university offers on-campus accommodation at all three campuses. Off-campus accommodation services are also available through ECU. 
The on-campus accommodation is operated by campus Living Villages. The villages consist of modern single and multi-room units. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities.
There are a wide range of rooms available for students based on their budget as they offer tenants below market prices. 

ECU Village Bunbury Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms

AUD$192.70

 

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

AUD$237.20

ECU Village Joondalup Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS Studio 

AUD$195.20 – $200.20

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

4 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms

AUD$1227.20 – $233.20

ECU Village Mount Lawley Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS 2 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom

AUD$170.70

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedroom apartment Lakeside with 2 bathrooms

AUD$176.70 – $196.70

If you are interested to know more about student accommodation available at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

 

 

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Study Law in the Top Universities Australia 2020

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Coursework

An undergraduate degree in law may vary between countries, which is why it’s important to specialise in a law degree that is most applicable in the country you want to practice in. In that respect, most law degrees offer Common Law, which is the basis of most legal systems in different countries.

Your degree’s course structure may include different delivery methods: including lectures, seminars, practical mock court sessions. Then finally, you may have the opportunity to earn a placement in a law firm, hence kickstarting your career in the legal field.

Some typical modules within a law degree may include:

  • Civil procedure – the process of adjudicating civil lawsuits, i.e. jurisdiction, motions and pleadings, the structure of a lawsuit, etc.
  • Constitutional law – the legislative powers of different entities within a state, i.e. the executive, the parliament or legislature, and the judiciary; as well as the basic rights of citizens.
  • Contracts – a practice of making and enforcing rules and promises for determining consequences in the case of nonperformance.
  • Criminal law and criminal procedure – rules and policies for enforcing regulations against individuals accused of committing crime, and the rights guaranteed to those charged with criminal violations.  
  • Legal method – Introduction to a legal system and its procedures.
  • Legal writing – research and write memoranda dealing with a variety of legal issues.
  • Property law – concepts dealing with the treatment of land, buildings, natural resources, and personal objects
  • Torts – private wrongs, i.e. assault, negligence, defamation, etc.

Specialisations

Even though law degrees will include the common modules as mentioned above, most law degrees will require you to choose a specialisation during the end of your degree. This decision will then pull you towards a specific sector in the legal field for your future career.

Common specialisations include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Health Law
  • Environmental Law

Your law degree may require you to write a dissertation, this will give you a chance to develop your research skills and explore the different areas of law thoroughly. 

Accreditation and Certification

The accreditation of your degree depends on where you choose to study, as different countries have their own legal systems. In the case of Australia, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Laws upon completion. Which is why it’s very important to choose a law degree applicable to the country you wish to practice in. 

If you want to become a solicitor or barrister after your degree, you can do so by passing a bar exam.

Why study Law?

It’s a common conception that people who study law will end up as solicitors or barristers, but it can lead to many exciting opportunities, as law degrees are actually applicable to all sorts of industries. Lawyers are highly coveted as they are responsible for representing their clients in civil and criminal trials. You can choose to specialise in bankruptcy, elser, probate law, and more to hone your expertise. You may even intersect your legal knowledge into working for business management, banking and finance, politics and government. 

Other than practising law, lawyers can find jobs in other areas such as:

  • Academician
  • Advocates & Solicitors
  • Attorney-General’s Chambers
  • Arbitrator
  • Company Secretary
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Judiciary
  • Lecturer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Writer & Editor

Steps to becoming a Lawyer in Australia

Similar to Malaysia, students need to complete the following four steps to practice as a solicitor in Australia,

  1. Completion of an approved law degree (LLB or JD)
  2. Completion of an approved Practical Legal Training (PLT) course to obtain the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or completion of a supervised traineeship at a firm
  3. Application for admission to the Roll of Lawyers
  4. Application for a practising certificate

*Please note international students wishing to work in Australia as a lawyer are required to satisfy the ‘2 years study requirement in Australia’ and apply for Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) upon completion of their study.

Recommended Australian Universities to Study Law:​

And finally, we will recommend some universities to study law in Australia. This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Bachelor and Master program in Law. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

Without further ado, here all all the undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees.

1. The University of Melbourne

As always, the prestigious University of Melbourne with worldwide recognition has their law programmes ranked at #6 in the QS World Rankings.

Undergraduate:

Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of ArtsCriminology AUD $35,552 – $40,536
Law and Justice
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Juris Doctor AUD $41,008
Master of Banking and Finance Law AUD $42,688
Master of Commerce Law AUD $42,688
Master of Construction Law AUD $42,688
Master of Employability and Labour Relations Law AUD $42,688
Master of Energy and Resources Law AUD $42,688
Master of Environmental Law AUD $42,688
Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law AUD $42,688
Master of Health and Medical Law AUD $42,688
Master of Human Rights Law AUD $42,688
Master of Intellectual Property Law AUD $42,688
Master of International Tax AUD $42,688
Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law) AUD $44,416
Master of Laws AUD $42,688
Master of Philosophy (Law) AUD $41,632
Master of Private Law AUD $42,688
Master of Public and International Law AUD $42,688
Master of Tax AUD $42,688

2. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW has their law programmes ranked at a reputable #14 position. Do keep in mind that their bachelor of law programmes are only offered in double degrees.

Undergraduate:

Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of Actuarial Science/LawAUD $44,340
Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Arts and Business/LawAUD $39,660
Bachelor of Arts/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of City Planning (Honours)/LawAUD $39,840
Bachelor of Commerce/LawAUD $43,680
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/LawAUD $40,080
Bachelor of Economics/LawAUD $43,680
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/LawAUD $45,720
Bachelor of Fine Arts/LawAUD $38,460
Bachelor of International Studies/LawAUD $38,340
Bachelor of Media (Comms & Journalism)/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising)/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production)/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours)/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Music/LawAUD $40,920
Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics/LawAUD $39,960
Bachelor of Psychological Science/LawAUD $45,240
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)/LawAUD $45,240
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Science and Business/LawAUD $44,760
Bachelor of Science/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Social Research and Policy/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)/LawAUD $39,210
Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal JusticeAUD $35,760
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Juris Doctor AUD $49,440
Master of Laws AUD $45,840
Master of Public Policy and Governance AUD $35,280

3. Monash University

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With several campuses around the world, Monash is another prestigious university which carries their law programmes at rank #36 in the world.

Undergraduate:

Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of LawsAUD $42,000
Bachelor of CriminologyAUD $45,660
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Master of Business Law AUD $45,500
Juris Doctor AUD $43,900
Master of Laws AUD $44,500
Master of Legal Studies AUD $44,500

4. University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide isa rising star within Australian university ranks. Securing a position in the top 100 in the QS World Rankings for their law degrees, this university is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Undergraduate:

Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of LawsAUD $41,000
Bachelor of CriminologyAUD $33,500
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Master of Business Law AUD $42,500
Master of Laws AUD $42,500
Master of Comparative Laws AUD $42,500

5. Macquarie University

Macquarie University is a strong believer in breaking traditions and taking innovative steps towards progress. And this applies to their law degrees too!

Undergraduate:

Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of LawsAUD $38,800
Bachelor of Arts with a Criminology MajorAUD $33,000
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Juris Doctor AUD $39,000
Master of Laws AUD $37,500
Master of International Trade and Commerce Law  AUD $37,500

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Top 5 Universities to Study Law in Malaysia 2020

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What is Law?

Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior. The existence of law is important because it serves as a guideline in determining what behavior is accepted in society. Without it, there will be conflicts and clashes between social groups and communities. 

Being a lawyer is about representing clients or government agencies in criminal, civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. Lawyers are not limited to a single area, there are many existing practices and specialties that cover other niche areas of law.

Skills of a Lawyer

Logical Thinker

In court, you need to think rationally and reason consistent with facts and evidence to come to a conclusion. Thinking logically is about thinking in steps that involved gathering information, arranging them, and draw the final conclusion. As they said, emotion will cloud your judgement, therefore, you will also need to control your emotions despite stressful and dire situations.

Oral Communication

Language is one of the most fundamental tools of a legal professional. Sharpen up and master the language, a lawyer would need to communicate well in order to deliver a persuasive message without any misconceptions. Furthermore, a lawyer who possessed a keen listening skills are beneficial.

Research Skill

Being a lawyer is not an easy task, it involved countless research and study as preparation before presenting it in the court. Thus, a lawyer will need to research about legal concepts, case law, judicial opinions, statutes regulations, and information. They also must know the ability to review and assimilate large volumes of complex information efficiently and effectively.

Types of Law

Law can be divided into public law and private law. Depends on which area of law you are interested in, there is a wide range of law that are available for you.

A public law is about dealing with issues that affect the general public or states.
Type of Public Law Description
Administrative Law Laws that govern government agencies 
Constitutional Law Law that protect citizen’s right
Criminal Law Law that related to crime
Municipal Law Ordinances, regulations and by laws that govern a city or town
International Law Laws that oversee relations between nations
A private law is related to the rights and obligations of individuals, families, businesses and small groups and exist to assist citizens in disputes that involve private matters.
Type of Private Law Description
Contract Law Law that governs the rights and obligations of those involved in contracts
Tort Law Rights, obligations and remedies provided to someone who has been wronged by another individual
Property Law Law that governs forms of property ownership, transfer and tenant issues
Succession Law Law that governs the transfer of an estate between parties
Family Law Law that governs family-related and domestic-related issues

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Law courses, you will generally need:
Programmes Requirements
Foundation in Law (1-Year)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum of 5Cs, including Bahasa Malaysia and a B+ in English; or
  • Other equivalent qualification
Diploma in Law (3-Years)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum of 3Cs; or
  • Other equivalent qualification
Degree in Law (3-Years)
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 50; or
  • Foundation in Law, Arts or Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • UEC: Minimum of 5Bs
You would also need to meet these requirements:
  • SPM/O-level: Minimum of 5Cs, including Bahasa Malaysia, and
  • MUET Band 4 or IELTS Band 6.0
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CLP Malaysia Requirements

In some cases, if the Bachelor of Laws does not include the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP), you will need to undertake the professional law exam to qualify as a lawyer in Malaysia. The profession law exam is conducted by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia.

In order to qualify for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) exam, you need to meet the requirements listed below:

CLP ExamRequirements
Before the year of 2021
  • SPM: Minimum of 3Cs, and
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs, and
  • A recognized 3-year Law Degree: Pass in 6 subjects and graduated within 6 years of initial registration with the university
After the year of 2021
    • SPM: Minimum of 5Cs, and
  • Recognized 3-Years Degree, and
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • UEC: Minimum of 2Bs; or
  • Foundation in Law, Arts or Science: Pass with CGPA 2.00

Career Options for Law

  • Solicitor
  • Academia
  • Researcher
  • Corporate Legal Advisor
  • Legal Writer
  • Journalist
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Company Secretarial

1. Taylor's University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Law
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM101,400

Master of Law (International Business and Trade Law) (Mixed Mode)
General Intake: March, June, September & November
Indicative fee of 1.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM47,250

Master of Law (Healthcare and Medical Law) (Mixed Mode)
General Intake: March, June, September & November
Indicative fee of 1.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM47,250

Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
General Intake: March, June, August & November
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM42,300
Indicative fee of 4-years (Part-time) (2019): RM29,300

2. Multimedia University (MMU)

Campus: Bukit Beruang, Melaka

Foundation in Law
General Intake: March, June & October
Indicative fee of 1-year (Full-time) (2019): RM17,280

Bachelor of Law
General Intake: March, June & October
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM67,680

3. HELP University

Campus: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

UK Degree Transfer Program (Law)
General Intake (Year-1): January, July & September
General Intake (Year-2): September
Indicative fee of 2-years (Full-time) (2019): Enquire Here

Bachelor of Law
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM52,700

4. KDU University

Campus: Damansara Jaya, Selangor

Cambridge A-Level (Pre-Law) 
General Intake: January & July
Indicative fee of 1-years (Full-time) (2019): RM22,820

Bachelor of Law
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM47,550

5. Brickfields Asia College (BAC)

Campus: Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Foundation in Law
General Intake: January, April, July & September
Indicative fee of 1-years (Full-time) (2019): RM17,900

LLB Degree (Hons)
General Intake: January, April, June & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM36,000

UK Degree Transfer Program (Law)
General Intake: January, April & September
Indicative fee of 2-years (Full-time) (2019): Enquire Here

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Who should study Law as a career in the future

Students who love to read, talk, write and good in subjects such as History and English can consider a career in Law. Becoming a lawyer required exceptional skills in oral and written communication skills, strong analytical skills, the ability to simultaneously balance multiple tasks, leadership skills, able to perform in-depth research, remember facts as well as use the facts in a logical manner.

Why study Law?

Whilst a law degree can most certainly lead to an exciting and challenging career as a solicitor or barrister, it can also open the door to a wealth of opportunities in almost every industry sector you can think of. Lawyers affect nearly every aspect of society in a range of positions and industries, their basic duties are the same–to represent the needs of their clients in civil and criminal trials. Lawyers can specialise in bankruptcy, international, elder, probate, or environmental law. Lawyers can also apply their legal qualifications to build high-flying careers all over the world, working in business management, banking and finance, politics and government.

Other than practising law in the courtroom, lawyers can find jobs in other areas such as:

  • Academician
  • Advocates & Solicitors
  • Attorney-General’s Chambers
  • Arbitrator
  • Company Secretary
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Judiciary
  • Lecturer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Writer & Editor

Steps to becoming a Lawyer in Malaysia

  1. Take a Recognised Pre-University Course. Students after SPM, IGCSE or UEC will need at least Credits including English and Maths. Generally, IB, Recognised Foundation, STPM and A-Levels are the best option for students wanting to pursue a law degree in Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
  2. Earn a law degree from an approved university. Before enrolling with a university, verify that the LL.B course is an honours program and is approved by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board Malaysia, or by the Malaysia Bar. Failure to graduate from an approved program will preclude you from applying to take the Malaysian Bar examinations.
  3. Complete a Bar Vocational Course (BVC) or Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP). The BVC is offered in Great Britain and is a popular option for most Malaysians due to its excellent reputation and job prospects. The alternative in Malaysia is the examination known as the Certificate in Legal Practice. Passing either one is mandatory to be called to the Bar. Note that some universities have satisfied these requirements and can bypass the examination.
  4. Sign up for “chambering.” This is a practical training course that lasts nine months, during which the new graduate is attached to a lawyer, law firm, legal agency or other programs to acquire practical legal skills. It is a nonsalaried position; however, most law firms will provide a basic monthly allowance, and depending on the size of the firm this may range from RM 300 to 1,000. During the training period, you will be required to pass all Malaysian Bar examinations and legal aid programs. Only upon completion of these will the graduate be called to the Bar as a fully-qualified lawyer and allowed to practice independently.

Steps to becoming a Lawyer in Australia

Similar to Malaysia, students need to complete the following four steps to practice as a solicitor in Australia,

  1. Completion of an approved law degree (LLB or JD)
  2. Completion of an approved practical legal training (PLT) course to obtain the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or completion of a supervised traineeship at a firm
  3. Application for admission to Roll of Lawyers
  4. Application for a practising certificate

Please note international students wishing to work in Australia as a lawyer are required to satisfy the ‘2 years study requirement in Australia’ and apply for Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) upon completion of their study.

Which is the best university to study Law in Malaysia?

The University of Reading Malaysia Campus is one of the best universities in Malaysia having being ranked in the top 200 universities globally (according to Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings) and has a long-established reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

  • Taylor’s University College
  • UOW KDU University College
  • Help University College
  • University of Reading
  • INTI University College
  • Brickfield Asia College
  • Multi Media University

Which is the best university to study Law in Australia?

  • Australian National University
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Adelaide
  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Western Australia
  • Macquarie University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bond University, Queensland
  • Murdoch University
  • Queensland University of Technology

What is the best university to study Law in New Zealand?

  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato

The above list shall be reviewed from time to time and the Qualifying Board may add to or vary the list if it considers necessary to do so. Fresh applications for recognition may also be considered by the Qualifying Board from universities not included in the list.

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