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One of the important functions of the Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia ('Board') as provided in section 5 of the Legal Profession Act 1976 (Act 166) is to decide on the qualifications which may entitle a person to become a 'qualified person' for the purposes of Act 166. A 'qualified person" may be admitted as an advocate and solicitor if he fulfils the requirements as set out in section 11 of Act 166, including serving the prescribed period of pupillage. Hence, it is critical for those intending to pursue a law course/ programme at undergraduate level with the ultimate aim of becoming a legal practitioner in the country to ensure that the law degree or qualification is one which will enable the holder to be eventually admitted as an advocate and solicitor.

A person must have one of these qualifications in order to be a 'qualified person' under Act 166:

COUNTRY
UNIVERSITY/
INSTITUTION/ BODY
QUALIFICATION
EFFECTIVE
DATE

MALAYSIA

1.

University of Malaya

2.

Qualifying Board

3.

Institut Teknologi MARA

4.

International Islamic University

5.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

6.

Institut Teknologi MARA

7.

Universiti Utara Malaysia (Law degree holders from this university are required to attend the "Training Programme on Conveyancing Practice, Drafting Pleadings and Opinion Writing" conducted by the Bar Council Malaysia during their pupillage and obtain a "Certificate of Completion")

8.

Multimedia University (Law degree holders from the intake session before 2009/2010 are required to attend the “Training Programme on Conveyancing Practice, Drafting Pleadings and Opinion Writing” conducted by the Bar Council Malaysia during their pupillage and obtain a “Certificate of Completion”)

LL.B

Certificate in Legal Practice

Advanced Diploma in Law

LL.B (Honours)

LL.B (Honours)

LL.B (Honours)

LL.B (Honours)

LL.B (Honours)

1.6.1977

24.9.1984

17.6.1985

30.6.1987

18.7.1990

17.10.1996

16.3.2008

10.8.2008

SINGAPORE

1.

University of Singapore

2.

National University of Singapore

3.

University of Malaya in Singapore

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

1.6.1977

1.6.1977

1.6.1977

UNITED KINGDOM

1.

Inner Temple

2.

Middle Temple

3.

Gray's Inn

4.

Lincoln's Inn

5.

The Law Society

6.

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Barrister-at-Law

Barrister-at-Law

Barrister-at-Law

Barrister-at-Law

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England 

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

 1.6.1977

 1.6.1977

 1.6.1977

 1.6.1977

 1.6.1977

 1.10.2009

IRELAND

 

King's Inn, Dublin, Eire

Barrister-at-Law

19.3.1982

AUSTRALIA

1.

University of Adelaide

2.

Australian National University

3.

Macquaire University

4.

Monash University

5.

University of Melbourne

6.

University of New South Wales

7.

University of Queensland

8.

University of Sydney

9.

University of Tasmania

10.

University of Western Australia

11.

University of Technology, Sydney

12.

Bond University, Queensland

13.

Murdoch University

14.

Queensland University of Technology

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

A person who has passed the final examination conducted by any of these universities leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws after 1 May 1999 is required to sit for, and pass, the CLP Examination in order to be a 'qualified person'.

NEW ZEALAND

1.

University of Auckland

2.

University of Canterbury

3.

University of Otago

4.

Victoria University of Wellington

5.

University of Waikato

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

LL.B

A person who has passed the final examination conducted by any of these universities leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws after 1 May 1999 is required to sit for, and pass, the CLP Examination in order to be a 'qualified person'.

All prospective law students and parents are advised to check the Portal of the Board at www.lpqb.org.my from time to time for the latest list of qualifications which are recognised by the Board and other related information.

 

 

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