Pursue your law qualifications with one of the oldest universities in the UK.

Wondering whether you have what it takes to become a lawyer? Or do you have aspirations to pursue law to uphold justice, but not too sure if this is the right career for you? 

What is Law all about? 

Law is actually a system of rules that regulates what citizens of a particular country can or cannot do. They are in place to ensure that everyone’s rights are protected so that the country will be peaceful and people can live freely. 

Lawyers form the backbone of the legal system. In Malaysia, lawyers specialise as advocates or solicitors. Advocates represent clients in court while solicitors provide legal advice and documentation for their clients. Documentation includes contracts and legal letters. 

Fields of study in law include public and civil (private) law. Public law includes constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law. Civil law includes contract law, property law, trusts law, family law and tort law. There are many areas in the law that you can choose to specialize in. 

Is a Bachelor of Laws (Ll.B) the right course for you? 

Studying law can be intensive and as such, you should make sure that this is the right course for you. 

Here are some questions that you may like to consider before embarking on a law degree:

  • Do you enjoy reading? There will be a lot of studying and reading to do during this course. 
  • Do you have a strong sense of justice? This will help keep you passionate about what you are doing.
  • Are you able to communicate your thoughts and ideas well? Communication is a big part of being an advocate. As such, a good command of language will give you an added advantage.
  • Do you have good critical thinking skills and an eye for detail? These skills can help you when you are stuck on a case or when you need to go through your case meticulously. 

Bachelor of Laws Career Pathways

There are many job opportunities for law graduates. You will be able to pursue the following roles with a law degree:

  • Attorney/Lawyer
  • Law firm office manager
  • Law firm partner
  • Law lecturer 
  • Legal advisor
  • Legal administrator
  • Public prosecutor
  • Politician

As for pay scale, attorneys can earn anywhere from RM5,000 to RM20,000 monthly, depending on which stage of your career you are in, as well as your reputation in the field. 

Why study Bachelor of Laws at UOW Malaysia KDU?

Established in 1836, the University of London is one of the oldest universities in the UK and UOW Malaysia KDU is proud to offer its internationally recognised Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) program. It is the only external law degree program recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia, and is considered the ‘gold standard’ of undergraduate law degrees by law practitioners and academics globally. UOW Malaysia KDU is one of the few affiliate centres for the University of London International Programmes in Malaysia.

The program allows students the flexibility to complete it at their own pace (up to a maximum of 3 sittings and 5 years) and to sit for the exam in various locations around the world.

 

Program information

  • Study Law- A Traditional Legal Sector
  • About UOW Malaysia KDU’s Law Studies
  • Awards And Achievements Of UOW Malaysia KDU Graduates
  • Legal Career Pathways For Law Graduates

 

“The modern law graduate can move into a variety of positions not only confined to the courts”

Law is one of the oldest fields of study, and remains as one of the most sought-after and widely respected programs in the world. A law degree is the first step towards a career path in the traditional legal sector, whether as a practicing advocate or solicitor. However, a Bachelor of law course is also one that opens many doors. The modern law graduate can move into a variety of positions not only confined to the courts but may also venture into the government, the public sector, business, corporations and even in entertainment. As the legal profession grows more dynamic every day, there is a demand for law graduates who are holistic in their approach and global in their outlook.

At UOW Malaysia KDU, our emphasis on holistic education and real-world learning gives our students the best exposure in the study of law. We guide students to discover the role they are most suited for when studying law here. Our Bachelor of Laws (3+0) University of London International programme is tailored to help students develop their legal analytical, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and research skills so they may excel in any career choice – whether as practicing attorneys, members of the judiciary or other legal professionals across a myriad of industries.

 

WHY CHOOSE UOW Malaysia KDU?

 

ENGAGING LEARING ENVIRONMENT 

Good Student-Teacher Ratio

  • We pride ourselves with our small class sizes, as this fosters a better learning experience and closer interaction for LL.B law degree students. There is also greater opportunity for students to participate and engage in the subjects that are being taught, and for one-on-one contact with the subject lecturer which allows for consistent monitoring of students’ academic progress.

Personalised Attention

  • The faculty also maintains an open communication channel for students who study Law to raise any feedback or concerns, be it for academic or personal matters. The Law Society Centre at UOW Malaysia KDU functions as an interaction centre for both students and faculty members, ensuring both parties enjoy a good rapport.

 

REAL WORLD EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE  

The educational experience in study law at UOW Malaysia KDU is designed to help students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical learning, preparing them for lifelong learning and professional success. We expose our students to an array of learning experiences that include not only lectures and field trips, but also seminars and talks given by various law firms.

 

Field Trips

  • Field trips are essential to expose students to the practical side of legal studies. This not only gives them a first-hand view of how the legal environment, system and processes are, but also an understanding of what is happening in the real world. Some field trip locations include the Sungai Buloh Prison, Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and Legal Aid Centre, just to name a few.

Legal Talks

  • Talks given by law firms provide our LL.B law degree students with the opportunity to meet up with practicing lawyers, who will be able to give students indispensable advice on what to expect in their future career. The industry link helps students to better grasp the understanding and expectations of the working world.

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS 

UOW Malaysia KDU Students Co-Authored and Published Book – The Hotshot Series: The Legal Line

UOW Malaysia KDU graduates, Kenneth Chung, Andreanna Ten and New Su Ann, co-authored and published a guide book for aspiring lawyers called ‘The Hotshot Series: The Legal Line’.

The book, which was conceived when the students were pursuing their law studies at UOW Malaysia KDU, serves as a framework for aspiring lawyers to understand what is required of them to reach their fullest potential and give them a realistic view of what a career in the legal profession is all about.

The enlightening book provides end-to-end advice on choosing a top law schools, expectations as a lawyer and of the legal practice, career options, as well as input and anecdotes of those from and related to the field of law, such as practicing lawyers, judges, criminal litigators, law firm partners, bankers and consultants, amongst many others.

‘The Hotshot Series: The Legal Line’ is published by LexisNexis, and was launched in 2016 by Yang Berhormat Puan Hajah Nancy binti Shukri, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

 

LEGAL CAREER PATHWAYS 

LL.B Law graduates from UOW Malaysia KDU are equipped with diverse knowledge and practical skills, and can choose to work in a traditional legal practice or beyond. At UOW Malaysia KDU, students will be guided on choosing elective subjects that will lead to their own preferential pathways. The two most common pathways for a law graduate are as in-house counsel (corporate lawyers) or as advocates and solicitors (practicing lawyers).


In-house Counsel (Corporate Lawyer)
In-house Counsel refers to lawyer employed by a business or organisation solely for in-house legal advisory work. Their primary objective is to serve the interests of the organisation, not the owners of the business or the executives who run it. Small corporations may retain one or two lawyers on staff, while larger corporations typically have numerous in-house counsel, each with their own specialty.


In addition to legal counsel, corporate lawyers are
also called upon to provide business advice, whenever necessary. An in-house counsel’s job scope may include drafting legal documents, reviewing new business contracts, consulting and handling corporate legal processes such as mergers and acquisitions, financial / securities offerings and intellectual property, guiding executives on regulatory and compliance matters, developing company policy, and such.


Advocates and Solicitors (Practicing Lawyers)
Advocates and solicitors focus mainly in dealing and representing clients before the court, and are self-employed specialist in their area of legality.

Prior to being qualified as a practicing lawyer in Malaysia, law studies graduates will need to undertake the Certificate in Legal Practice examination (Malaysia) or the Bar Professional Training Course (UK), and undergo 9 months of chambering.

The difference between an advocate and a solicitor is that advocates defend people in court, while a solicitor mainly advise clients, undertake negotiations and draft legal documents, and are confined to magistrate courts. Solicitors usually have specialist knowledge of different areas of the law, such as family law, property law, criminal law, employment law and such. On the other hand, an advocate is usually contracted by a solicitor on behalf of their clients. Advocates stand in higher levels of court and plead cases on behalf of their clients in front of a judge.

 

COLLABORATION PARTNER

UOW Malaysia KDU is proud to be the first and only private institute (institution) to officially pen down a Memorandum of Agreement with Inns of Court Malaysia (ICM); a professional body comprising of legal practitioners and the members of the judiciary. The collaboration between UOW Malaysia KDU and ICM is a pinnacle achievement made by the institution as it is in line with its vision which is set to ‘changing lives and enriching communities for a better world’.

Duration
3 years
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU College, Utropolis Glenmarie
Core

YEAR 1

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal System & Methods
  • Public Law

 

YEAR 2

  • Property Law
  • Law of Tort
  • European Union Law*
  • Electives (1 subject)

 

YEAR 3

  • Jurisprudence
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Electives (2 subjects)
Electives

YEAR 2 

  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law

 

YEAR 3

  • Company Law
  • Dissertation
  • Evidence
  • Introduction to Islamic Law
  • ​Public International Law

 

* The European Union Law elective is subject as a core module in UOW Malaysia KDU, to ensure that students graduate with a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) that will enable them to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course (for intending barristers) or the Legal Practice Course (for intending solicitors) in the UK.

** Elective module is subject to availability

MPU
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Malaysia and Global Issues
  • Global Social Responsibility
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates

2021

15 January 8 March 28 May 12 July 10 September 25 October
Estimated fees
Local students

RM41,735

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International students

RM52,560

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

A Levels :
2Ds

 

STPM :
2Cs (with min. CGPA 2.00, excluding General Paper)

 

UEC :
5Bs and 3 SPM credits (inclusive of English) or 8Bs and credit in English at SPM level

 

SAM / AUSMAT :
ATAR 80

 

Any other qualification :
Subject to case by case evaluation upon acceptance by University of London

Notes

Requirements for CLP:

  • Min 3 Credits (inclusive of Bahasa Malaysia) in SPM or its equivalent obtained in one sitting
  • Min 2 Principle Passes at STPM level or its equivalent obtained in one sitting
  • At least a Lower Second Class Honours law degree
  • GCE A Level / STPM / any other qualification subject to acceptance
English Requirement

Local Student :
Band 4 in MUET

 

International Student :
Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 488 (PBT) in TOEFL ; or a score of 59 and above for Pearson English Test

Notes

If English Language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.

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