Law in action
MODERN law graduates today move into a variety of positions not only confined to the courts. They venture into the government, public, business, corporations and even in entertainment sectors.
The opportunities are endless; one can opt to be a practising advocate or solicitor, a legal manager, or adviser for a corporation, a legislator, a law professor and more.
Students can easily select electives such commercial law or company law that enables them to pursue the profession in corporate settings.
At KDU College, students keen in pursuing a law degree can easily gain entry through the Cambridge GCE A- Levels programme, which is based on the prestigious University of Cambridge International Examinations ( CIE) syllabus. It is internationally recognised for entrance into undergraduate degree courses such as law, medicine, engineering and more.
The Cambridge A- Levels curriculum, with its depth and breadth, provides a solid foundation of fundamental knowledge. Students set to pursue a law degree through this pre- university programme are recommended to opt for law, business studies and another subject of their preference, based on the subject options as offered at KDU.
Cambridge A- Levels is recognised by the Certificate in Legal Practice body, making it a viable option for students intending to pursue the Bachelor of Laws ( LLB) programme under the University of London International Programmes ( UOL) offered at KDU College.
Established in 1836, the University of London is one of the oldest universities in the UK and KDU is proud to offer its internationally recognised Bachelor of Laws ( LLB). It is the only external law degree programme recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia, and is considered the “gold standard” of undergraduate law degrees by law practitioners and academics globally.
Having offered this programme since 1988, KDU College is one of the few affiliate centres for the University of London International Programmes in Malaysia.
Students have the flexibility to complete the programme at their own pace ( up to a maximum of five years) and to sit for the exam in various locations around the world.
An annual scholarship is also awarded by the University of London and King’s College London to the Malaysian student with the highest marks for the Intermediate/ Diploma in Law examination.
Through the UOL Bachelor of Laws ( LLB) programme, not only will students grasp and understand the language of law in written and oral communication, they will also develop “transferable” intellectual skills with the honing of analytical and problem- solving skills. This moulds them into independent law graduates with the ability to think outside the box.
Law graduates from the KDU Law School ( KLS) at KDU College are equipped with diverse knowledge and practical skills.
KLS constantly exposes its students to an array of learning experiences that include not only lectures, but also seminars and talks given by law firms, where students have the opportunity to meet up with practising lawyers, who will be able to give the 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. KLS also provides extracurricular avenues for its law students to put into practice what they’ve learned in the classrooms; such as the mooting competitions where mock trials are carried out in KDU’s own moot court.
“When a student reads law, he must keep in mind that human interaction is part of the skills that he must cultivate in order to ensure that the human spirit is aligned to the spirit of law,” said the Head of the KDU Law School Sathyavathy Rasanayagam. “Here in KDU, we believe that the learning experience should not be confined to textbooks, but also through exposure in the legal fraternity through internships and attending seminars held by universities, NGOs, engaging in debates and mooting competitions, visits to detention centres and other legal institutions.”
To find out more, visit www. kdu. edu. my or call 03- 5565 0538 ( KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie) / 03- 7953 6688 ( KDU College, Damansara Jaya).
Law students at KDu get the chance to practise what they learn through mooting competitions held at the Moot Court on the campus.