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.
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.
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:
- A certificate that demonstrates your English proficiency in accordance with the IELTS standard at level 8.0 (writing), 7.5 (speaking) and 7.0 (reading)
- Evidence of completion of a degree (does not have to be a law degree) that was taught in the English language
- If you have not met these requirements, you may alternatively complete The College of Law's International Legal English and Professional Skills (ILEPS) programme.
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:
- MLP1 - Lawyer's Skills (Malaysia)
- MLP2 - Civil Litigation Practice (Malaysia)
- MLP3 - Commercial Contracts Practice (Malaysia)
- MLP4 - Criminal Law Practice (Malaysia)
- MLP5 - Personal Injury and Torts Practice (Malaysia)
- MLP6 - Property Law Practice (Malaysia)
- MLP7 - Mergers and Acquisitions Practice (Malaysia)
- MLP11 - Banking and Finance Practice (Malaysia)
- MLP13 - Wills, Estates and Trusts Practice (Malaysia)
- MLP_DRP1 - Advocacy (Malaysia)
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
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.
Commences: 19 February 2018
Commences: 21 May 2018
Commences: 20 August 2018
Commences: 19 November 2018
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.
THE COLLEGE OF LAW / BAR COUNCIL MALAYSIA CPD COLLABORATION
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.