Professional Development Programmes

Professional Development Programmes

Professional Development Programmes

Our professional development programmes are designed to build and consolidate the knowledge and skills needed to develop a career in legal practice.

These programmes will help you keep up-to-date and will help build the professional and business skills you need for your career as it progresses from entry-level to competency and confidence in your practice.

Types of Programmes

Professional Development module courses

These CPD courses have been created from the content of modules encompassed in our Master of Laws programmes (ASEAN+6 Legal Practice and Malaysian Legal Practice).

These shorter CPD courses suit legal professionals who don’t have the time for a full Masters programme but would still like to gain the knowledge and understanding conveyed in the programme. You will be able to enrol in these CPD courses at a time when it suits you and build up your knowledge in a convenient manner.

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International Legal English and Professional Skills

The College of Law International Legal English and Professional Skills (ILEPS) programme is designed to prepare young lawyers for international legal practice. It is a practical, learning-by-doing, program that is designed to improve English communication skills (to levels B2/C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference) while learning legal professional skills in the context of a Common Law-based commercial and corporate legal practice.

The ILEPS programme is comprised of two subjects:

 

International Legal English & Professional Skills 1

This 15-unit subject focuses on developing legal English communication skills and legal professional skills in the context of non-litigious transactions in commercial and corporate practice.

The legal English communication skills focus is on improving reading and writing skills to levels B1 | C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference.

 

International Legal English & Professional Skills 2

This 15-unit subject focuses on developing legal English communication skills and legal professional skills in dispute resolution in the context of commercial and corporate practice.

The legal English communication skills focus is on improving listening and speaking skills to levels B1 | C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference. 

 

Both subjects offered in four intakes per year – February, May, September and November.

Single module enrolments are able to be undertaken at any time.

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The College sets no minimum English language requirements for undertaking its ILEPS programme. However, before undertaking the course, you should attempt Unit 1 of ILEPS, which is available on a free trial basis. Doing this will allow you to consider whether your English capability is sufficient to successfully complete the course. 

You should also self-assess your current level of English language capability, against the language levels set out in the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) - Language Levels document. 

The ILEPS course is designed to improve your legal English communication skills to levels C1-C2 on the CEFR (in the context of learning legal professional skills), but it is not a language test.

If you would like to enrol in the free trial for ILEPS, please get in touch with our Student Services team.

 

Legal Business Skills Series

The College of Law Legal Business Skills Series is designed to prepare new lawyers for practice by developing the essential business skills needed for a successful career in legal practice. You will learn how to:

  • Build confidence in your workplace
  • Become an effective communicator
  • Network effectively and develop your ‘personal brand’
  • Discover the qualities needed of a successful leader
  • Manage time and workload
  • Build effective client relationships

 

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How-to Series

The College of Law's How-to Series is a series of short interactive courses covering several key areas of practice.

The learning is structured in a way that will help you develop essential knowledge and skills in that area of practice. Each course begins with a practical task to allow you to assess your pre-existing level of knowledge and skill. During the course, quizzes on each topic reinforce key learnings. At the end, you repeat the practical task and receive feedback on how your skills have developed and guidance on areas for improvement.

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Complimentary CPD Programmes

In collaboration with our partners across Asia, we are pleased to offer complimentary CPD programmes to the following groups:

Members of the Malaysian Bar

Members of the Sabah Law Society

Members of The Law Society of Singapore