fbpx

Top 5 Universities to Study Law in Malaysia 2020

Sharing is caring :)

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
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

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

Contact us to find out more
International Student enquiries:
Phone: +6018-241-4802
Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au
 

For more stories like this, join the Excel Education community on Facebook
Need help with your uni application? Connect with us here
About Post Author

Nicky Yap
I am a freelance commercial content writer and student of SEGI College studying Bachelor of Business with a major in Marketing. I love to travel and enjoy ‘Me’ time with a cup of coffee in a quiet cafe.

Sharing is caring :)