Law

Description:

Law is the study of any system of regulations to govern the conduct of the people of a community, society or nation, in response to the need for regularity, consistency and justice based upon collective human experience. Bachelor of Law degree or LLB will set as the foundation to anyone who wishes to pursue an academic interest in the nature and function of law in society. Nevertheless, it is not necessary that law students will become lawyer after they graduated.

In order to practice law in Malaysia, one must pick a recognized law school. There are five local universities offering 4-years law programme while a lot more of other private institutions collaborate with oversea universities to provide degree courses in law. Hence, one must be careful in choosing law school that is recognized by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board in Malaysia.

There are some requirements that one must fulfilled to be qualified for admission to the Malaysian Bar. Firstly, you must be a law degree holder that is recognized in Malaysia. After getting your degree, you must sit for CLP examination, and followed by nine months of chambering at a law firm. Do keep in mind that only certain individuals will become qualified lawyer under the Legal Professional Act 1976 although one fulfilled all the minimum requirements.

 
Personality Suited:
Persuasion -- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Job Responsibilities:
Barrister
Advices and represents clients in courts and tribunals on civil and criminal matters.

Main Tasks
  • Conducting civil and criminal cases in court.
  • Meeting with and discussing a case with a solicitor and the solicitor’s client.
  • Preparing and presenting cases to specialist tribunals and committees.
  • Providing legal advice to the solicitor and the solicitors’ client.

Corporate lawyer
Carries out, or manages the legal work for a commercial organisation.

Main Tasks
  • Assisting in the conduct of due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.
  • Ensuring that all their organisation’s actions are within the law.
  • Interpreting how laws affect the organisation in which they are employed.
  • Preparing legal documents for mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.
  • Preparing legal documents for starting or dissolving a company.
  • Representing their organisation in court when necessary.

Solicitor
Carries out legal work such as drafting wills and transferring real estate on behalf of clients.

Main Tasks
  • Acting as a barrister and appearing in court on behalf of clients, or referring clients to a barrister.
  • Consulting with clients and gaining their confidence.
  • Depending on the nature of the case, a solicitor could perform tasks such as drafting wills, setting up trusts, arranging the transfer of real estate, interviewing suspects and witnesses, mediating, etc.
  • Giving legal advice to clients and helping them decide on a course of legal action.
  • Preparing legal documents.
  • Researching details of the law and examining legal arguments to back up their chosen course of legal action.
Working Environment:
  • Irregular working hours while conducting research, conferring with clients, or preparing briefs during nonoffice hours.
  • Mostly work in offices, law libraries, and courtrooms.
  • Stressful and dangerous environment, especially a the case is being tried.
  • Travel a lot to attend meetings, gather evidence, and appear before courts, legislative bodies, and other authorities.
Employment Opportunities:
  • Ancillary Legal Professionals
  • Armed Forces
  • Barristers
  • Business sectors
  • Customs and Immigration
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical sectors
  • Politician
  • Public Health and Consumer Protection
  • Social Services
  • Solicitors
Sample of Subjects:
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Law of Contract
Description:

Law is the study of any system of regulations to govern the conduct of the people of a community, society or nation, in response to the need for regularity, consistency and justice based upon collective human experience. Bachelor of Law degree or LLB will set as the foundation to anyone who wishes to pursue an academic interest in the nature and function of law in society. Nevertheless, it is not necessary that law students will become lawyer after they graduated.

In order to practice law in Malaysia, one must pick a recognized law school. There are five local universities offering 4-years law programme while a lot more of other private institutions collaborate with oversea universities to provide degree courses in law. Hence, one must be careful in choosing law school that is recognized by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board in Malaysia.

There are some requirements that one must fulfilled to be qualified for admission to the Malaysian Bar. Firstly, you must be a law degree holder that is recognized in Malaysia. After getting your degree, you must sit for CLP examination, and followed by nine months of chambering at a law firm. Do keep in mind that only certain individuals will become qualified lawyer under the Legal Professional Act 1976 although one fulfilled all the minimum requirements.

 
Personality Suited:
Persuasion -- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Fluency of Ideas -- The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Job Responsibilities:
Barrister
Advices and represents clients in courts and tribunals on civil and criminal matters.

Main Tasks
  • Conducting civil and criminal cases in court.
  • Meeting with and discussing a case with a solicitor and the solicitor’s client.
  • Preparing and presenting cases to specialist tribunals and committees.
  • Providing legal advice to the solicitor and the solicitors’ client.

Corporate lawyer
Carries out, or manages the legal work for a commercial organisation.

Main Tasks
  • Assisting in the conduct of due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.
  • Ensuring that all their organisation’s actions are within the law.
  • Interpreting how laws affect the organisation in which they are employed.
  • Preparing legal documents for mergers, acquisitions and takeovers.
  • Preparing legal documents for starting or dissolving a company.
  • Representing their organisation in court when necessary.

Solicitor
Carries out legal work such as drafting wills and transferring real estate on behalf of clients.

Main Tasks
  • Acting as a barrister and appearing in court on behalf of clients, or referring clients to a barrister.
  • Consulting with clients and gaining their confidence.
  • Depending on the nature of the case, a solicitor could perform tasks such as drafting wills, setting up trusts, arranging the transfer of real estate, interviewing suspects and witnesses, mediating, etc.
  • Giving legal advice to clients and helping them decide on a course of legal action.
  • Preparing legal documents.
  • Researching details of the law and examining legal arguments to back up their chosen course of legal action.
Working Environment:
  • Irregular working hours while conducting research, conferring with clients, or preparing briefs during nonoffice hours.
  • Mostly work in offices, law libraries, and courtrooms.
  • Stressful and dangerous environment, especially a the case is being tried.
  • Travel a lot to attend meetings, gather evidence, and appear before courts, legislative bodies, and other authorities.
Employment Opportunities:
  • Ancillary Legal Professionals
  • Armed Forces
  • Barristers
  • Business sectors
  • Customs and Immigration
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical sectors
  • Politician
  • Public Health and Consumer Protection
  • Social Services
  • Solicitors
Sample of Subjects:
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Law of Contract