What You Need to Know About Getting a Certificate in Legal Practice in Malaysia

What You Need to Know About Getting a Certificate in Legal Practice in Malaysia

 

In Malaysia, a certificate in legal practice (CLP) exam is one of the requirements for aspiring legal professionals. If you are about to take this test soon, here are some things you have to know:

 

 

 

 

 

 

You must fulfill certain criteria to be qualified as a candidate of the CLP examination

  1. Requirements

 

You must fulfill certain criteria to be qualified as a candidate of the CLP examination. You may take the exam given that you hold a law degree conferred by the universities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and certain universities in Australia and New Zealand. If you are a UK Law Degree holder, you should have at least three credits at SPM or Malaysian Certificate of Education level. Aside from that, you shall have taken a recognized law degree in a minimum of three years of at least 12 law subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants should submit an application via the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) portal

  1. Application

 

Applicants should submit an application via the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) portal. This is where you can upload the scanned copies of required documents, such as your ID card and proof of application for transcript you sent to your university.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Procedure, General Paper, Criminal Procedure, Professional Practice, and Evidence

  1. Subjects

 

Your examination will focus on five subjects:  Civil Procedure, General Paper, Criminal Procedure, Professional Practice, and Evidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CLP exam is done twice a year

  1. Schedule

 

The CLP exam is done twice a year. The main examination takes place every July. The supplementary exam is held in October. You may register to sit for the supplementary exam given that you obtained a conditional pass. You are considered as a conditional passer if you failed one subject in the main exam. The LPQB only gives two attempts for a failed subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The results for the primary CLP exam are usually released in October

  1. Results

 

The results for the primary CLP exam are usually released in October. The list of passers and conditional passers can be viewed from the LPQB’s portal. Failed candidates may see their detailed results by logging into the portal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The registration fee costs RM3,000 while the exam fees cost RM1,000

  1. Fees

 

The registration fee costs RM3,000 while the exam fees cost RM1,000. You have to pay the fees within 30 days after receiving a letter of offer from the CLP exam director. If you failed the subject after two attempts, but you are willing to repeat all five subjects, you have to pay another RM4,000.

 

 

 

Bookmark LQPB’s website or follow their social media pages to receive the latest news and announcements. The site contains all the relevant information regarding the CLP exam. Should you have further questions about the test, kindly check the board’s FAQs.

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6 Most Recommended Law Schools in Malaysia

6 Most Recommended Law Schools in Malaysia

 

Are you dreaming of becoming a lawyer or someone who works in the line of law? Earn a bachelor of law (LLB) at any of these six most recommended law schools in Malaysia:

 

 

 

PUBLIC LAW SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty of Law currently offers law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  1. University of Malaya (UM)

UM is the number one education institution in the country, and its Faculty of Law currently offers law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Admission is stringent and competitive, so you need to prepare the way in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UUM’s School of Law currently offers a few law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  1. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

UUM’s School of Law currently offers a few law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. For its masters programme, you can choose to enrol in the coursework-based programme or research-based programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National University of Malaysia or UKM’s Faculty of Law offers law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  1. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

The National University of Malaysia or UKM’s Faculty of Law offers law courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with the most popular course being LLB. UKM’s LLB programme includes interesting optional courses which you can take, like Nuclear Law, Law of the Sea, Intellectual Property Law, and many others.

 

 

 

 

PRIVATE LAW SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor currently offers a few law courses on undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  1. Taylor’s University

Taylor currently offers a few law courses on undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Their curriculum emphasises

on learning the Malaysian and English Law, with compulsory hands-on training or internship integrated into the curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEGi offers Diploma in Law and LLB at some of its campuses in Malaysia

  1. SEGi College

SEGi offers Diploma in Law and LLB at some of its campuses in Malaysia. There are currently ten types of scholarships on offer and six types of financial assistance available for you to continue your studies, which you can choose based on your grades or qualifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAC is one of the top choices for those who prefer going to a private education institution

  1. Brickfields Asia College (BAC)

BAC is one of the top choices for those who prefer going to a private education institution. For law courses, they currently offer A-Level (Arts) in Law, LLB via UK Transfer Degree Programme, and Certificate in Legal Practice. If you choose to study law at BAC, you get the advantage of graduating before your peers, as BAC offers the fastest track to a degree.

 

 

Choose your education institution carefully, and see whether it offers scholarships or education loans that enable you to continue your study conveniently. You also need to consider things like its location, tuition fees, and partnerships with established organisations.

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