Malaysian Applied Law LLM

Malaysian Applied Law LLM

Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Malaysian Legal Practice

The Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Malaysian Legal Practice, or Malaysian Applied Law LLM, is designed to meet the needs of the Malaysian legal profession for higher level, practice-based skills acquisition across a range of specialised practice areas.

It has been developed by The College of Law in collaboration with Bar Council Malaysia.



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Who is this programme suitable for?

This programme is suitable for all Malaysian legal professionals looking to further develop their career and, in particular, their skills and knowledge across a range of applied law subjects relevant for the Malaysian legal jurisdiction.


Why a masters of applied law?

Our experience in Australia has shown that employers and students alike are seeking further academic study in the form of real-world legal education, rather than a theoretical focus.

Being able to apply what you learn means your investment is paying off immediately.

When you undertake our Applied Law LLM programme you will be undertaking practice-based tasks and assessments, not writing essays and doing exams.

You will be able to demonstrate to your current or future employer your commitment to self-development and the desire to progress in your career.


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Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for enrolment in the Master of Laws (Applied Law) in Malaysian Legal Practice, you will need to provide a certified copy of one of the following:

  • Undergraduate law degree from a recognised university
  • Proof of admission as a lawyer in any jurisdiction
  • Current practising certificate in any jurisdiction

If you have obtained your undergraduate legal qualification in a country where English is not the primary spoken language, you will also need to supply one of the following:



How to receive a master of Laws (Applied Law)

To receive a Master of Laws (Applied Law), majoring in Malaysian Legal Practice, complete at least four of your seven subjects from the Malaysian Legal Practice jurisdictional stream, plus a Capstone or Major Project.

You will need to complete eight subjects in total to qualify for completion of the LLM. 

Malaysian Legal Practice Stream

Subjects available in Intake 1 (February), Intake 2 (May), and Intake 3 (August) 2018:

Subjects available in Intake 4 (November):
  • MLP10 - Intellectual Property Practice (Malaysia)
  • MLP12 - Islamic Banking and Finance Practice (Malaysia)
  • MLP15 - Major Project (Malaysia)
  • MLP_DRP4 - Arbitration (Malaysia)

  • All subjects offered in prior intakes

Further subjects in development
  • MLP8 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice (Malaysia)
  • MLP9 - Family Law Practice (Malaysia)
  • MLP14 - Administrative Law Practice (Malaysia)
  • MLP16 - Employment Law Practice (Malaysia)
  • MLP17 - Media and Information Technology Practice (Malaysia)
  • MLP_DRP2 - Negotiation (Malaysia)
  • MLP_DRP3 - Mediation (Malaysia)


The College of Law will also develop a choice of majors for this LLM to allow students to gain additional depth in their chosen area of specialisation. We will update this page when these majors are confirmed. 




Programme Director: James Jung

Further faculty to be appointed


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Study Options

All our subjects are offered online via our online learning portal. Online study allows you to complete your studies when and where you choose. The program is accessible via your mobile device, allowing you to study while travelling, working – or wherever you have online access.

Start Dates


Intake 1

Commences: 19 February 2018
Census date: 7 March 2018
End date: 11 May 2018

Intake 2

Commences: 21 May 2018
Census date: 6 June 2018
End date: 10 August 2018

Intake 3

Commences: 20 August 2018
Census date: 5 September 2018
End date: 9 November 2018

Intake 4

Commences: 19 November 2018
Census date: 7 December 2018
End date: 15 February 2019

Advisory Board

Murad Ali Principal, K’Mura & Co

Balakumar Balasandramn Partner, Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong

Dhinesh Bhaskaran Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co 

Wei Lung Chong Partner, Cheang & Ariff

Wong Tat Chung Partner, Wong Beh & Toh

Darryl Goon Partner, Raja, Darryl & Loh

Jeremiah Gurusamy Partner, Arianti Dipendra Jeremiah

James Jung Programme Director, The College of Law Asia

Lambert Rasa-Ratnam Partner, Lee Hishammudin Allen & Gledhill

Shaikh Saleem Partner, Shaikh David Raj

Brendan Siva Managing Partner, Brendan Siva Law

Datuk N. Sivananthan Partner, Sivanathan Advocates & Solicitors

Peter Tritt Director, The College of Law Asia

How To Enrol

To enrol online, make sure you have a certified copy of one of the following:

  • Transcript or graduation certificate of an academic qualification in law from any university, or
  • Admission to practice in any jurisdiction, or
  • Current practising certificate from any jurisdiction.


If you have any questions about this programme, please lodge an enquiry with our Student Services team.



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As part of our collaboration with Bar Council Malaysia, The College of Law is providing a complimentary CPD programme to assist Members of the Malaysian Bar meet their new CPD requirements. Register for this complimentary programme to have a sample of our course offerings and the online delivery format.