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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,...
“Both Mr. A and Mr.B agreed on an out of court settlement to resolve the issue”- a line you may or may not have come across when looking up/ reading about legal cases.      The phrase “out of court settlement” is generally understood to be a nod to alternative dispute resolution- ADR for short. For laypeople, ADR is a collective term for the various methods of resolving conflicts/ disputes between 2...
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”...
Suits. Law & Order. LA Law. Boston Legal.  Legal TV Shows present an entertaining (not to mention inspiring) combination of courtroom drama and the real world of legal practice. In fact, watching legal shows can actually help you decide on the area of law to practice in the future! Let’s dive in and explore some valuable lessons you can gain from watching legal dramas.   1. You learn about legal ethics (and how...
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...