Taylor's University is proud to share that its Bachelor of Laws degree received recognition from the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board yesterday, allowing its students to apply to sit for their Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examinations on completion of their law degree at Taylor’s University.
This accomplishment comes a year after the degree programme received full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Taylor's University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr Pradeep Nair said that this recognition is testament to the quality of the degree and will allow for aspiring law students the opportunity to complete their education here.
“On behalf of the Taylor’s University, I would like to thank the Legal Profession Qualifying Board for entrusting us with the opportunity to contribute to nation-building.
“At Taylor’s, we aim to empower our students with the best educational journey in order for them to be impactful members of the legal fraternity on completion of their degree with us. With this recognition, we hope to enable more Malaysian youth with the ability to become lawyers who can make a difference and in the long term, solidify the reputation of Taylor’s Law School as one of the top providers of legal education in the country,” he said.
Taylor’s Law School Dean, Mr Harmahinder Singh said this recognition serves as a means for law students to fulfil their dreams of becoming lawyers here in Malaysia.
“We remain committed to continuously work under the guidance of the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board and the Bar Council of Malaysia to raise the bar for legal education in our country,” he said.
Students who enroll to do the Taylor’s Bachelor of Laws will gain the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of renowned local legal practitioners and exposure to the local legal arena throughout their education journey at Taylor’s University. The Taylor’s Bachelor of Laws degree was developed in consultation with leading legal professionals, the Bar Council of Malaysia as well as representatives from the top Law Schools in the United Kingdom in a bid to ensure that students who enroll for the programme are able to gain the best legal education possible.
In addition to the three-year pathway that has now been recognized by the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board for CLP purposes, Taylor’s University also offers an alternate pathway for students to obtain their Bachelor of Laws degree.
Students could also opt to complete their legal education by articulating to one of the seven articulation partners (after completing 1 year or 2 years in Taylor’s University) in the United Kingdom (UK), namely University of Manchester, University of Sheffield, Cardiff University, University of Leeds, University of Reading, the University of Liverpool and University of the West of England. These UK partners (and their Law Degrees) are currently in the LPQB’s list of recognised UK universities for CLP purposes.
A recent analysis of the performance of Taylor's Law School students who transferred to the UK showed that close to 80% of the students obtained a First Class or Upper Second-Class honours degree when they graduate from their chosen university in the United Kingdom.
Established in 1992, Taylor’s Law School offers a full-fledged law education with the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Master of Laws in Healthcare and Medical Law and International Business and Trade Law.