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Pursuing a legal career can be very demanding and trying. Individuals in this field of work, require a certain skill set and attitude. Walking the path of Law takes great focus, commitment, and confidence – giving off the impression that it is only suitable for a specific breed of people. This is certainly not true.   While pursuing a legal profession may seem a little daunting and discouraging, if you are willing to dedicate...
Are you someone who would be interested in studying Law, but you already know that you do not want to become a Lawyer? Go ahead and get that law degree anyway!   Studying law does not just prepare you for a career in law but can also help you branch out into a plethora of career options, teach you some valuable and timeless life skills and help you grow as an individual. Being a lawyer may not be for you but having a law degree is...
By BAC Apprentices Writer: Hew Hoong Liang Editor: Sandeep Singh Research: Clara Ooi & Yen Soo Shin   As a student sitting for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) exams, these are unprecedented times. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the Legal Professional Qualifying Board (LPQB) to delay the CLP twice. Under normal circumstances, we would have sat for the exams in July/August of 2020. Due to Covid-19,...
We all know that the purpose of laws is to establish and maintain order as well as regulate a country. What more in Malaysia, where we see laws implemented and enforced whether on a Federal level (known as Acts) or State level (known as Enactments or Ordinances). However, laws are not always set in stone as they can get amended or repealed, while new laws can be introduced. How many of us Malaysian citizens know how laws get made in this...
By BAC Apprentices Writer: Liew Hong Wei Editors: Jennifer Chan & Chan Sook Zhui   So, you’ve graduated from law school, passed your CLP, did pupillage, and set to become a lawyer! Wait, I hear you wondering, how do you actually become a lawyer? Not just a lawyer, but a good one. I mean, you watched nine seasons of Suits, advised your uncle on Contract Law and probably have a bust of Lord Denning....
Whoever said a law degree only opened up pathways to legal careers was severely mistaken. This myth is especially debunked by the large numbers of lawyers who eventually became leaders of nations. Newly elected President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris are perfect examples. The American leaders are both law degree holders and had even pursued legal careers before turning to politics. President Biden graduated with a law...
You’re in the midst of completing your CLP (or the Bar), and the pressure to start applying for a pupilage position has increased ten-fold. But where do you even begin? There are hundreds of law firms throughout Malaysia and you need to figure out which of these are best suited to your interests. This can be incredibly overwhelming, but perhaps a good way to start is by reading about how to choose a law firm. This isn’t a...
Do you obsessively read op-eds and headlines on human rights atrocities? Do you binge watch documentaries and movies depicting the most marginalised? Perhaps you should consider a career in human rights law. You’ve probably already considered this but everything people say about this field of law is stopping you in your tracks. “There’s no money in it” “There’s no scope for this in Malaysia”...
After years of hard work, you’ve finally made it! You’re officially a law graduate open to new challenges. Still unsure of your next step? Then, check out the viable options below:   Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) : If you are a foreign law graduate keen on practising law in Malaysia The CLP is a 9-month long postgraduate course and professional examination taken by law graduates to qualify as...
So, you’ve passed the first hurdle; SPM/ O-Levels/ IGCSE, and the next, Pre-U. Now the time has come for you to begin your LLB or law degree. And yes, you know all about the requirements to study law, you just need to read and research case histories and legal rules, right? Well, yes, but that’s not all. Here are some interesting things you would experience as a law student!   1. You’re in Good Company...