Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (2+1) Oxford Brookes University, Twinning Programme

Bachelor Of Laws (Ll.B) (2+1) Oxford Brookes University, Twinning Programme

 

Oxford Brookes University has been named as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2018 – and is the only UK University to make the list. The QS top 50 under 50.

This programme provides students the flexibility of getting a UK certificate without baring the cost of completing the degree in UK for 3 years. The flexibility allows students to experience 2 years in UOW Malaysia KDU and their final 3rd year in Oxford, England. Moreover, the twinning programme allows direct transfer to OBU without addition hassle upon completion of the 2nd year.

This twinning programme offered by Oxford Brookes University at UOW Malaysia KDU gives you a thorough grounding in all the core subjects needed to practise as a lawyer, both in Malaysia and the United Kingdom. The degree conferred upon successful completion of your studies is validated by both the UK Bar and UK Law Society in UK and Malaysia’s Bar council.

 

Programme information

  • Study Law- A Traditional Legal Sector
  • About UOW Malaysia KDU’s Law Studies
  • Awards And Achievements Of UOW Malaysia KDU Graduates
  • Legal Career Pathways For Law Graduates

 

“The modern law graduate can move into a variety of positions not only confined to the courts”

Law is one of the oldest fields of study, and remains as one of the most sought-after and widely respected programmes in the world. A law degree is the first step towards a career path in the traditional legal sector, whether as a practicing advocate or solicitor. However, a Bachelor of law course is also one that opens many doors. The modern law graduate can move into a variety of positions not only confined to the courts but may also venture into the government, the public sector, business, corporations and even in entertainment. As the legal profession grows more dynamic every day, there is a demand for law graduates who are holistic in their approach and global in their outlook.

At UOW Malaysia KDU, our emphasis on holistic education and real-world learning gives our students the best exposure in the study of law. We guide students to discover the role they are most suited for when studying law here. Our Bachelor of Laws (3+0) University of London International programme is tailored to help students develop their legal analytical, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and research skills so they may excel in any career choice – whether as practicing attorneys, members of the judiciary or other legal professionals across a myriad of industries.

 

WHY CHOOSE UOW Malaysia KDU?

 

ENGAGING LEARING ENVIRONMENT 

Good Student-Teacher Ratio

  • We pride ourselves with our small class sizes, as this fosters a better learning experience and closer interaction for LL.B law degree students. There is also greater opportunity for students to participate and engage in the subjects that are being taught, and for one-on-one contact with the subject lecturer which allows for consistent monitoring of students’ academic progress.

Personalised Attention

  • The faculty also maintains an open communication channel for students who study Law to raise any feedback or concerns, be it for academic or personal matters. The Law Society Centre at UOW Malaysia KDU functions as an interaction centre for both students and faculty members, ensuring both parties enjoy a good rapport.

 

REAL WORLD EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE  

The educational experience in study law at UOW Malaysia KDU is designed to help students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical learning, preparing them for lifelong learning and professional success. We expose our students to an array of learning experiences that include not only lectures and field trips, but also seminars and talks given by various law firms.

 

Field Trips

  • Field trips are essential to expose students to the practical side of legal studies. This not only gives them a first-hand view of how the legal environment, system and processes are, but also an understanding of what is happening in the real world. Some field trip locations include the Sungai Buloh Prison, Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and Legal Aid Centre, just to name a few.

Legal Talks

  • Talks given by law firms provide our LL.B law degree students with the opportunity to meet up with practicing lawyers, who will be able to give students indispensable advice on what to expect in their future career. The industry link helps students to better grasp the understanding and expectations of the working world.

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS 

UOW Malaysia KDU Students Co-Authored and Published Book – The Hotshot Series: The Legal Line

UOW Malaysia KDU graduates, Kenneth Chung, Andreanna Ten and New Su Ann, co-authored and published a guide book for aspiring lawyers called ‘The Hotshot Series: The Legal Line’.

The book, which was conceived when the students were pursuing their law studies at UOW Malaysia KDU, serves as a framework for aspiring lawyers to understand what is required of them to reach their fullest potential and give them a realistic view of what a career in the legal profession is all about.

The enlightening book provides end-to-end advice on choosing a top law schools, expectations as a lawyer and of the legal practice, career options, as well as input and anecdotes of those from and related to the field of law, such as practicing lawyers, judges, criminal litigators, law firm partners, bankers and consultants, amongst many others.

‘The Hotshot Series: The Legal Line’ is published by LexisNexis, and was launched in 2016 by Yang Berhormat Puan Hajah Nancy binti Shukri, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.

 

LEGAL CAREER PATHWAYS 

LL.B Law graduates from UOW Malaysia KDU are equipped with diverse knowledge and practical skills, and can choose to work in a traditional legal practice or beyond. At UOW Malaysia KDU, students will be guided on choosing elective subjects that will lead to their own preferential pathways. The two most common pathways for a law graduate are as in-house counsel (corporate lawyers) or as advocates and solicitors (practicing lawyers).


In-house Counsel (Corporate Lawyer)
In-house Counsel refers to lawyer employed by a business or organisation solely for in-house legal advisory work. Their primary objective is to serve the interests of the organisation, not the owners of the business or the executives who run it. Small corporations may retain one or two lawyers on staff, while larger corporations typically have numerous in-house counsel, each with their own specialty.


In addition to legal counsel, corporate lawyers are
also called upon to provide business advice, whenever necessary. An in-house counsel’s job scope may include drafting legal documents, reviewing new business contracts, consulting and handling corporate legal processes such as mergers and acquisitions, financial / securities offerings and intellectual property, guiding executives on regulatory and compliance matters, developing company policy, and such.


Advocates and Solicitors (Practicing Lawyers)
Advocates and solicitors focus mainly in dealing and representing clients before the court, and are self-employed specialist in their area of legality.

Prior to being qualified as a practicing lawyer in Malaysia, law studies graduates will need to undertake the Certificate in Legal Practice examination (Malaysia) or the Bar Professional Training Course (UK), and undergo 9 months of chambering.

The difference between an advocate and a solicitor is that advocates defend people in court, while a solicitor mainly advise clients, undertake negotiations and draft legal documents, and are confined to magistrate courts. Solicitors usually have specialist knowledge of different areas of the law, such as family law, property law, criminal law, employment law and such. On the other hand, an advocate is usually contracted by a solicitor on behalf of their clients. Advocates stand in higher levels of court and plead cases on behalf of their clients in front of a judge. 

 

COLLABORATION PARTNER

UOW Malaysia KDU is proud to be the first and only private institute (institution) to officially pen down a Memorandum of Agreement with Inns of Court Malaysia (ICM); a professional body comprising of legal practitioners and the members of the judiciary. The collaboration between UOW Malaysia KDU and ICM is a pinnacle achievement made by the institution as it is in line with its vision which is set to ‘changing lives and enriching communities for a better world’.

Duration
3 years
Programme Location
UOW Malaysia KDU College, Damansara Jaya
Core

YEAR 1

  • Foundational Legal Skills
  • Tort
  • Contract Law
  • Public Law
  • Legal Method

 

YEAR 2

  • European Union Law
  • Company Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Commercial Law

 

YEAR 3 (to be completed in UK)

  • Advance Legal Method
  • Equity and Trust
  • Elective (choices up to 6 module credits)
Electives
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure
  • Communication Skills for Lawyers
  • Computer Law and Intellectual Property
  • Crime and Society
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Equality Law
  • Family Law (double honours)
  • Independent Study Module

 

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law and Institutions
  • International Trade Law
  • Law and Religion in the 21st Century
  • Law, Environmentalism and Society
  • Law in Action (double honours)
  • Legal Theory and Critique
  • Medical Law
  • Nationality, Immigration and Asylum
  • Understanding Criminal Justice

 

* Subject to changes by OBU without notice.​

MPU
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (International Students)
  • Community Services and Co-curricular Activities
  • Critical Thinking and Reading Skills
  • Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Students)
  • Life in Malaysia
  • Pengajian Malaysia 3 (International Students)
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (Malaysian Students)
Notes

Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia.
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O Level, or other equivalent programmes)

Intake dates

2019

9 May 4 September

 

Estimated fees
Local students

RM47,550

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International students

RM53,250

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Notes

*Terms and Conditions Apply
*Instalment Payment Plan Available

Academic Qualification

A Levels :
2Ds

 

STPM :
2Cs (with min. CGPA 2.0, excluding General Paper)

 

UEC :
5Bs and 3 SPM credits (inclusive of English) or 8Bs and credit in English at SPM level

 

SAM / AUSMAT :
ATAR 80

 

Any other qualification :
Subject to case by case evaluation upon acceptance by Oxford Brookes University

 

*Requirements for CLP:

  • Min 3 credits (inclusive of Bahasa Malaysia) in SPM or its equivalent obtained in one sitting
  • Min 2 Principle Passes at STPM level or its equivalent obtained in one sitting
  • At least a Second Class lower law degree
English Requirement

Local Student:

MUET Band 4 / IELTS overall Band 6.0. Third year requirements subject to OBU

 

International Student:

Band 6.0 in IELTS; or a min score of 60 (IBT) or 499 (PBT) in TOEFL; or a score of 50 and above for Pearson English Test

 

 

*If English Language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU. 

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