|STATUS OF THE BACHELOR OF LAWS ( HONOURS) PROGRAMMES AT UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA, MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITI & UNIVERSITI SULTAN ZAINAL ABIDIN|
By virtue of P.U.(B) 119 dated 15 April 2009, the Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Malaysia (‘LPQB’) has declared that any person who has passed the final examination conducted by Universiti Utara Malaysia (‘UUM’) and Multimedia University (‘MMU’) leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a qualified person for the purposes of the Legal Profession Act 1976 (Act 166) with effect from 16 March 2008 for UUM graduates and 10 August 2008 for MMU graduates. Thus, a law graduate from UUM and MMU is exempted from the CLP Examination.
The LPQB had also further decided that the said graduates are given an exemption from the CLP Examination on condition that the graduates are required to undergo the Training Programme on Conveyancing Practice, Drafting Pleadings and Opinion Writing conducted by the Bar Council and obtain a Certificate of Completion of the said training during their pupillage.
In the meeting held on 26 November 2012, the LPQB has decided that holders of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from MMU for the 2009/2010 intake session and thereafter would no longer need to attend the abovementioned Training Programme. The conditional exemption still applies for holders of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from UUM.
As regards the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programme at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (‘UniSZA’) in Kuala Terengganu, an Evaluation Visit commissioned by the LPQB took place from 3 – 6 November 2012 in order to determine as to whether the holders of that degree can be declared as a qualified person under Act 166. The Evaluation Committee is in the midst of studying the findings and recommendations by the Subject Evaluators with a view of presenting its final recommendations for the consideration and decision of the LPQB.
21 January 2013