Focus On: Law

Why law?” The question every law student dreads.

But hey, if you’re reading this post then it can be assumed that you are interested in law and studying law. Then this would be a post that you will be interested in.

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Assuming that you’re interested in pursuing in LLB Law Degree, you should know that it has always been among the most sought-after and widely respected courses. Not mentioning that it is the first step into a career in the legal sector. But why study law in the UK?

  1. 4 of the world’s largest law firms are headquartered in the UK!
  2. Unique opportunities to learn from professionals. The UK ranks 2nd in the world for collaborations between universities and businesses!
  3. All UK degree courses are designed to develop skills in critical thinking, reasoned argument and problem solving – these are the qualities that appeal to employers.
  4. Generally a law degree in the UK would cost £10,000.

When researching about law courses, you’ll probably stumble upon LLB, BA and BSc. The only difference between these 3 are, LLB student spend their entire course studying law while students on a BA or BSc programme may spend as much as one-third of their time studying modules outside of Law.

If LLB Law is what you’re looking at pursuing, then you’ll have to take note on another test that you’ve got to pass in order to apply for the course at certain UK universities – The National Admission Test for Law (also known as LNAT). Hint: A good score on the LNAT is likely to increase your chances of obtaining a place on the course!

PS: The LNAT application runs in-conjunction with the UCAS application! (Read more about UCAS: here)

SOLICITOR or BARRISTER?

What does it take to be a solicitor or barrister? To be qualified as a lawyer after graduating from your course in the UK, some overseas Law Societies & Bar councils offer exemptions from all or part of their training requirements. Having said, the Malaysian Bar recognises both solicitors and barristers of the England & Wales.

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And what are the differences? You may ask. Which path should you choose? The main differences between a barrister and solicitor are

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If you’re thinking of practicing law in Malaysia, here is a list of universities that are recognised by the Malaysian Bar Association:

However, if you’re a student from Malaysia who studies law that is not in the list above, and then studies the LPC in the UK, your law qualification will still not be recognized by the Malaysia Bar Association.

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UKEC are partners with some of the top UK universities for Law courses. This means that we’re able to provide you with the latest information regarding the entry requirements and modular information. Not only that, our team will ensure that all of your documents are up to the required university standard! So drop us a message, ring us up at 03-5612 7213 or even email us at malaysia@ukec.com to find out more!

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