Tran­si­tion­ing from LLB to CLP

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IN an evolv­ing era of glob­al­i­sa­tion, change is present in every as­pect of life. The world of le­gal prac­tice is not an ex­cep­tion to this.

In the year 2009, dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of se­lected courts in the na­tion was in­tro­duced through the “E-Court sys­tem”.

Cur­rently at its sec­ond phase, the e-sys­tem will soon cover courts in Penin­su­lar Malaysia and in­te­grate 14 gov­ern­ment agen­cies. The use of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy in the le­gal prac­tice is ex­pected to boost the over­all ef­fi­ciency of the le­gal sys­tem.

For le­gal prac­ti­tion­ers, this tran­si­tion would mean pro­vid­ing timely yet qual­ity le­gal ser­vices to their clients.

It would also fa­cil­i­tate le­gal firms to ven­ture fur­ther into cross-bor­der le­gal prac­tice.

With such changes, ATC ap­pre­ci­ates the im­por­tance of gen­er­at­ing grad­u­ates who are not only book-smart but also in­dus­try-ready.

ATC also be­lieves CLP stu­dents would have a more ful­fill­ing and suc­cess­ful en­deav­our by rais­ing above their LLB mode of study to ex­pe­ri­ence the prac­tice.

It is this tran­si­tion in mind­set that ATC seeks to em­pha­sise in its CLP pro­gramme.

Through­out the aca­demic year, ATC’s CLP stu­dents are en­cour­aged to broaden skill sets and fa­mil­iarise them­selves to the le­gal prac­tice; by par­tic­i­pat­ing in in­ter­nal moot com­pe­ti­tions, oc­ca­sion­ally vis­it­ing the courts and re­lated agen­cies and at­tend­ing pub­lic lec­tures or talks rel­e­vant to their le­gal stud­ies.

To kick-start the up­com­ing in­takes of its CLP, LLB and A-Lev­els pro­grammes, ATC Kuala Lumpur cam­pus is or­gan­is­ing the an­nual Le­gal Ca­reers Fair on Aug 26.

This year’s fair will in­clude Malaysian le­gal firms Shearn De­lam­ore & Co, Zul Rafique & Part­ners, Raja Daryl and Loh, Izral Part­ner­ship and more.

In­ter­ested stu­dents will be able to meet and dis­cuss pos­si­ble ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties and in­tern­ship or pupi­lage po­si­tions at their re­spec­tive booths.

The event will also have re­cruit­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives from cor­po­rate in­dus­tries. Ad­mis­sion is free and opened to all. The event will pro­vide guid­ance to le­gal grad­u­ates on how to make the best of their aca­demic achieve­ments and de­cide for them­selves a suit­able and mean­ing­ful ca­reer path.

ATC’s Le­gal Ca­reers Fair will be pre­ceded with a pre­view on its CLP course from noon to 2pm. Reg­is­tra­tion for CLP pro­gramme in both its KL and Pe­nang cam­puses is cur­rently in progress.

ATC is one of the largest pri­vate law schools in the re­gion and re­cently turned 30 years old. It of­fers pre-univer­sity qual­i­fi­ca­tion (Cam­bridge A-Lev­els), LLB de­gree pro­grammes (Univer­sity of Lon­don) and post­grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Le­gal Prac­tice (CLP) qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

■ For more on schol­ar­ship of­fers and early bird re­bates, call toll free at 1800 889 292 (ATC KL) or 04-229 9266 (ATC Pe­nang), write to en­ (ATC KL), pe­nang@ (ATC Pe­nang) or fol­low on Face­book or In­sta­gram at Ad­vance Ter­tiary Col­lege/ #ATCit­sYourRight.

At­ten­dees ex­plor­ing ca­reer op­tions at ATC’s Le­gal Ca­reers Fair 2016.

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