Law in ac­tion

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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.

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