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In order to qualify as a candidate of the CLP examination, you must fulfill the following criteria:

FOR U.K. LAW DEGREE HOLDERS:
A. A minimum of 3 credits at SPM level or its equivalent obtained in one and the same examination .

The qualifications which are accepted as equivalent to SPM are as follows:
 
  • GCE ‘O' level examinations by the U.K. Boards;
  • the Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘O' level; OR
  • the Unified Examination Certificate (‘UEC')*.
AND  
B. A minimum of 2 principal passes at STPM level or its equivalent obtained in one and the same examination . The duration of the STPM course or its equivalent shall be a minimum of 1 academic year .

The qualifications which are accepted as equivalent to STPM are as follows:
 
  • ‘A' level (passes at Advanced Level) by the U.K. Boards;
  • the Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘A' level; OR
  • UEC*.
AND  
C. A recognised law degree (see "WHO HAS TO SIT FOR, & PASS, THE CLP EXAMINATION?") which was studied for a minimum of 3 academic years and contain a minimum of 12 law subjects out of which you must have passed 6 core subjects (i.e. Law of Contract; Law of Torts; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Land Law; and Equity & Trusts which each was studied for the duration of 1 academic year). The law degree must have been obtained within 6 years of initial registration with the university (EXCEPT for the LL.B from the University of London (External) which must be completed within 7 years upon successful completion of the Intermediate Examination or a referral thereof AND you must have obtained at least a Second Class Lower law degree).
 
*NOTE: The Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia ('The Board') in its meeting held on 23 September 2005 had decided that the UEC is to be no longer recognised as a qualification equivalent to SPM and STPM, respectively, for purposes of application as candidates to sit for the Certificate In Legal Practice ('CLP') Examination. An applicant who has a UEC is also required to possess a minimum of 2 principal passes at STPM or A-Level.
 
FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND LAW DEGREE HOLDERS:
A. A minimum of 3 credits at SPM level or its equivalent obtained in one and the same examination .

The qualifications which are accepted as equivalent to SPM are as follows:
 
  • the ‘O' level examination by the various Boards in the United Kingdom;
  • the School Certificate examination in Australia (Year 10); OR
  • the School Certificate examination for New Zealand schools, colleges and high schools (now known as National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2).
AND  
B. A minimum of 2 principal passes at STPM level or its equivalent obtained in one and the same examination . The duration of the STPM course or its equivalent shall be a minimum of 1 academic year .

The qualifications which are accepted as equivalent to STPM are as follows:
 
  • the ‘A' levels examination by the various Boards in the United Kingdom;
  • the Australian Matriculation examination (Australian Matriculation Programme (AUSMAT)/ South Australian Matriculation (SAM) in collaboration with Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia (SSABSA));
  • the New Zealand University Entrance Level 3 (which has replaced the New Zealand Bursaries Examination) is accepted as equivalent to STPM; OR
  • any other qualifications which may be accepted by the Qualifying Board as equivalent to STPM (which includes Year 12 qualification i.e. the New South Wales Higher School Certificate; the Victorian Certificate of Education; the South Australian Certificate of Education; the Queensland Senior Certificate; the Western Australia Certificate of Education; the Tasmanian Certificate of Education; the Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate; and the Northern Territory Certificate of Education).
AND  
C. A recognised law degree (see "WHO HAS TO SIT FOR, & PASS, THE CLP EXAMINATION?") which was studied for a minimum of 3 academic years and contain a minimum of 12 law subjects out of which you must have passed 6 core subjects (i.e. Law of Contract; Law of Torts; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Land Law; and Equity & Trusts which each was studied for the duration of 1 academic year). The law degree must have been obtained within 6 years of initial registration with the university.
     
FOR HOLDERS OF BACHELOR OF JURISPRUDENCE (EXTERNAL) UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA & BACHELOR OF LEGAL STUDIES (HONS) (UiTM):
A. A minimum of 3 credits at SPM level or its equivalent obtained in one and the same examination .

The qualifications which are accepted as equivalent to SPM are similar to the qualifications stated for U.K, Australia and New Zealand law degree holders.

AND  
B. A minimum of 2 principal passes at STPM level or its equivalent obtained in one and the same examination . The duration of the STPM course or its equivalent shall be a minimum of 1 academic year .

The qualifications which are accepted as equivalent to STPM are similar to the qualifications stated for U.K, Australia and New Zealand law degree holders.

AND  
C. A recognised law degree (see "WHO HAS TO SIT FOR, & PASS, THE CLP EXAMINATION?") which was studied for a minimum of 3 academic years and contain a minimum of 12 law subjects out of which you must have passed 6 core subjects (i.e. Law of Contract; Law of Torts; Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Land Law; and Equity & Trusts which each was studied for the duration of 1 academic year). The Bachelor of Jurisprudence (External) from the University of Malaya must have been obtained within 7 years of initial registration with the university .
   

 

 

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