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This degree provides you with rigorous academic training in the discipline of law. This qualifying law programme stimulates your desire to pursue justice and equips you with the skills and knowledge to become an agent for change, whatever career path you choose. This course gives you the option of completing a 1+2 (1 year at BAC and 2 years at Essex) or 2+1 (2 years at BAC and 1 year at Essex).
Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognised by the Legal Profession Qualifying Board of Malaysia (LPQB), you may directly progress to the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in Malaysia or the Bar Professional Course (BPC) in the UK and join the legal profession as an entry-level lawyer upon completion of this course.
With this Course, You Will:
- Develop the ability to identify and understand key concepts in substantive law, legal theory, and procedure in domestic and international law contexts.
- Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to perform legal analysis, reasoning and problem solving competently.
- Develop vital communication skills including effective listening and critical reading, objective and persuasive writing, advocacy, as well as the ability to conduct in-depth research.
Why choose University of Essex?
The University of Essex is a genuine global community. With more than 140 countries represented within its student body, and nearly 40% of its students from overseas, Essex is one of the most internationally-diverse universities in the UK – it was ranked in the top 25 for the most international student community and top 75 for social sciences and law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. At the School of Law, you can work alongside practising lawyers to advise real clients at the Essex Law Clinic, gain experience in commercial awareness with the Business and Legal Advice Clinic, as well as work on projects for key human rights organisations in the Human Rights Clinic.
How Do I Get In?
- 5 Credits for SPM (including English), and
- Foundation in Law, BAC, or
- 2 A-Level Passes / 2 STPM Principals or its equivalent, or
- 5 B’s in UEC or equivalent, or
- A recognised Diploma or Degree
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Common Law & Reasoning
A core module that introduces you to the operations of the English legal system, including classifications of law, the court structure, and the sources of law. You'll develop knowledge and understanding in this area, providing an understanding of why the English legal system is what it is today. You will be introduced to the techniques of interpreting statutes and legal cases.
A core module that covers the general principles of criminal liability, a range of fatal and non-fatal offences against the person and selected offences against property. It also looks at attempts to commit offences, secondary liability and defences. You will develop the ability to explain and analyse criminal law and will be able to apply its principles to the facts of given scenarios.
Elements of the Law of Contract
A core module that introduces you to the principles of contract at common law and in equity and helps you understand how these principles are applied to agreements. It covers core topics such as formation of contracts, capacity to contract and privity, performance and breach of contract and remedies for breach of contract.
Malaysian Legal System & Malaysian Constitution Law
This module introduces you to the central institutions within the Malaysian Legal System and helps you appreciate as well as understand the Federal Constitution of Malaysia through the study of the Constitution and the historical context behind it with significant references to case laws and relevant legislations.
This module focuses on the core features of the UK constitution, the institutions of government, their powers and functions. You'll be introduced to key constitutional principles and the legal and political issues related to the operation of the British Constitution.
Law of Tort
This core module introduces you to the organising principles of tort law, such as damage, fault, and vicarious liability. You will explore the cause of action in a negligence claim, with particular emphasis on the duty of care concept. You will understand the principles of liability governing pure economic loss, psychiatric harm, and liability of public authorities.
This core module centres on the law governing ‘real’ property, also known as land law. You will learn about various interests that can exist in land, the principles governing the creation, transfer and extinction of these interests and the extent to which those interests are enforceable against third parties.
Law of Evidence
This is an elective module that is highly relevant to daily legal practice. The law of evidence governs what evidence may be presented and contested in the courtroom, techniques for eliciting evidence and the role of the lawyers, jury and judge in an adversarial system.
This elective module covers matters arising from the breakdown of family relationships, including divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, financial relief remedies, child maintenance, children, domestic abuse, and cohabitees.
This module covers Legal Technology and Cyber Security with an emphasis on cyber law and the law of negligence including professional negligence and contract law in the cyber world.
Business for Lawyers
This module introduces you to major contemporary developments in business and management, to the most influential management theories and to seminal debates about management practice. It covers the functions of management through a basic understanding of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.
This elective module centres on the way the law regulates companies. It introduces you to the facilities that company law offers, such as limited liability and transferability of shares, as well as corresponding burdens such as duties of disclosure and compliance with statutory procedures.
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