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Gear up for a career in law
WITH 18 years of education history, Advance Tertiary College (ATC) Penang has produced many law graduates.
Established in 1987, ATC offers the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programme from the University of London with its 3+0 course, which enables undergraduates to study locally yet graduate with an international legal qualification.
As the 2018/2019 academic year begins, ATC Penang is proud to add another badge to its list of accomplishments.
One of its students, Elycia Chua Yi Chern has obtained a First Class Honours (LLB) from the University of London.
As a valuable member of ATC Penang’s student representative council, Chua will be completing her Bar Professional Training Course in England while her classmates begin the last leg of their journey at ATC Penang, with the Certificate of Legal Practice commencing this month.
The journey into the legal practice begins with the Cambridge A-Levels, which serves as an entry requirement for the Bachelor of Laws programme at ATC Penang.
The three-year undergraduate course covers 12 disciplines that range from criminal law to civil actions involving property, corporate and family disputes.
This year, ATC Penang is introducing the Alternative Dispute Resolution module.
As a new subject under the University of London Programme, it will be a bonus to students looking to broaden their career opportunities internationally.
Through the subject, students will gain a solid foundation in the law and procedures related to the processes of negotiation, mediation, early neutral evaluation as well as analysing relevant ethical issues.
The prospect of being involved in arbitration and cross border disputes is due to the fact that this area of the law is fast making its mark in legal practice.
For postgraduates, a coupling with International Commercial Law may earn them a graduate diploma in commercial law from the University of London.
The ATC Bachelor of Laws and A-Levels intakes are still ongoing, while the Diploma in Business Administration commences in October.