Degree in Law
A law degree is an academic degree conferred for studies in law. Such degrees are generally preparation for legal careers; but while their curricula may be reviewed by legal authority, they do not themselves confer a license. A legal license is granted (typically by examination) and exercised locally; while the law degree can have local, international, and world-wide aspects.
A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) will enable you to eventually be admitted as an advocate and solicitor. By studying this degree, you will gain a keen understanding of the legal principles and procedures of Malaysian law. From there, you will be able to apply that knowledge to perform legal analysis, solve cases and help your clients with legal issues.
Career options may include litigation lawyer, conveyancing lawyer, in-house legal counselor, public prosecutor, law lecturer, journalist/editor, politician.
- A-Level: Minimum of 2Es
- STPM: Minimum of 2Cs
- Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 50
- Foundation in Law, Arts or Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.00
- Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00
- UEC: Minimum of 5Bs
- Minimum of 5Cs in SPM or equivalent
- Minimum of C in Bahasa Melayu at SPM level (or credit in “Malay” or “Malay as a Second Language” at ICGSE) to be exempted from the Bahasa Malaysia Qualifying Examination
- MUET Band 4 or IELTS Band 6.0
Law graduates will need to complete a professional law exam called the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) to practice law in Malaysia. This exam is conducted by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia (LPQB).
Entry requirement for CLP exams
- Minimum of 3Cs in SPM (or equivalent), and
- Minimum of 2Es in A-Level or 2Cs in STPM (or equivalent), and
- A recognized 3-year Law Degree with passes in 6 core subjects and graduated within 6 years of initial registration with the university
From 2021 onwards, the LPQB has increased its requirements for the CLP:
- Minimum of 5Cs in SPM (or equivalent), and
- Two principal passes in STPM or equivalent (i.e. minimum of 2Es in A-Level; or 2Cs in STPM; or 2Bs in UEC; or pass in Foundation in Law / Arts / Science), and
- recognized 3-year Law Degree
Diploma in Law
The purpose of this qualification is for students to gain knowledge, skills and experience in general areas of the law and the application and social context of the law so as to enable the student to provide primary legal services to the public and support to legal professionals.
A student acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and experience to apply advanced paralegal knowledge and understanding of law to a specific problem within the Malaysian legal context. Career options may include legal advisor, consumer affairs manager, legal and compliance manager, intellectual property executive, legal counsel, legal editors and managers.
- SPM (or equivalent): Minimum 3Cs
Why should we study Law?
Strong foundation for further/combined academic studies
Many courses enable students to combine their legal studies with business or accounting, and by combining law with a range of non-law degrees.
Multitudes of career options
Other than becoming a lawyer, law graduates are desirable candidates for various fields such as media and law, academia, commerce and industry, social work, politics and more. You will find that studying law can take you just about anywhere.
Master critical thinking, strong reasoning and analytical skills
The knowledge and skills gained from studying law facilitate students to analyze both sides of complex situations or problems and to devise the best solution based on strong reasoning and critical thinking.
The field of Law
The field of law includes:
- Constitutional Law
- Administrative Law
- Criminal Law
- Contract Law
- Property Law
- Trusts Law
- Family Law
- Tort Law