I've currently completed my SPM and waiting for my results.
assume that i have either completed my STPM or Matrikulasi and continue my degree in law in an IPTA.
upon completing my degree in an IPTA, am i require to take CLP or i'm done with it once i graduate?[just to confirm]
as highlighted in blue from the quote below, i must complete CLP in oder to be called to the bar.
what i'm confused about is that studying in local uni in Malaysia that i do not need to take CLP?
then when am i called to the bar? Am i called to the bar once i've completed my chamber period? or.....?
Oh, i think i am quite 'expert' about this, that's why i am barrister.
Routes to become a lawyer (advocate&solicitor)
SPM - STPM/MATRIKULASI/A-LEVEL - LLB - CLP - PUPILAGE - CALLED TO THE BAR - LAWYER - OPEN UP A FIRM/WORK FOR OTHER FIRM
1) Pre-university (STPM/matrikulasi/A-level/....)
-nowadays, most universities either local or foreign, do not require a student to take subjects related to law in their pre-u studies.
- LLB is actually 'bachelor of law'.
- Malaysia's legal system is quite similar
[I] to other legal systems practised in UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia (commonwealth countries).
- If one wants to practise law in malaysia, he or she should not study law in USA, because the legal system there is totally different.
- if one wants to read law in Australia or New Zealand, he or she should check whether that university is recognised by malaysia bar and other bodies.
- if not mistaken, all UK universities are recognised by malaysia for its law degree.
- one needs 3 years in UK, 4 years in malaysia , new zealand and australia.
-CLP stands for certificate in legal practice, a certificate given to a person who passed the examination conducted by malaysia bar for law graduates from universities outside malaysia.
- alternatively, a student who studies law in UK for example, may choose to take BVC(bar vocational course) at UK which also accepted by malaysia bar to replace CLP.
- law graduates from local universities do not need to take CLP.
- it is compulsory for all law graduates to work under a senior lawyer (at least 7 years of practising) for 9 months.
5) called to the bar -after completed CLP, a law graduate will be called to the bar, which means a ceremony showing that he or she is a qualified lawyer in Malaysia.
* in Malaysia, lawyers are advocate and solicitor, all can represent their client in court.
in Hong Kong, only barrister can represent their client in higher court, same thing happens in UK.