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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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