Want to study Law but haven't got a clue which university suits you and your parent's budget?
Well, we’ve got you covered.
A career in law starts with finding the best law school for you. We narrowed down the top 5 private universities with an outstanding law programme based on 5 (but not subjected to) main criteria, which are
- Partnerships with law institutions overseas
- Tuition fees and potential resource costs
- Opportunities outside the classroom
- Course structure and modules
(Do note that criterias in choosing a college / university varies in individuals, depending on what you feel is important to you. This article simply serves as a guide in hopes of helping you to narrow your choices down.)
Brickfields Asia College (BAC)
Location: Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
Estimated costs: RM50,000, local fees for 1st two years. Final year fees depend on transfer university
This institution needs no introduction. Despite sporadic marketing efforts, BAC (one of the top law schools in Malaysia) live up to its promise to its people – to provide the fastest and smartest route to a law degree. Since 1991, BAC enables students to personalize their varsity route through the UK Transfer Law Programme where students experience studying abroad in a top UK university for 1-2 years.
BAC has also won a number of corporate awards, including the coveted ‘Best Brand for Legal Education’ by the BrandLaureate for 3 years in a row, putting a stamp on its quality in the education sphere, as well as the corporate world.
KDU University College
Location: Damansara Jaya, Selangor
Estimated costs: RM62,000, complete local fees
If there’s one thing that sets KDU University College apart from the rest, it’s experience. Having offered the Bachelor of Law (LLB) since 1988, KDU is the most experienced private institution in Malaysia to be affiliated with the University of London International Programmes. Law graduates graduate with a degree from the University of London (UoL) for the past 28 years, making KDU the most experienced institution to provide the UoL law programme.
Students are able to complete their LLB at their own pace, up to a max of 5 years and sit for your exams at affiliate centres around the world. Law students from KDU College has also represented Malaysia in the global mooting arena, clenching champion for The 10th ICRC International Humanitarian Law Moot Competition 2013.
Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Estimated costs: RM98,370, complete local fees
Once a Taylorian graduates, they are well-exposed to the real-world, with internships and employer relations under their belt. With a compulsory internship integrated into their curriculum, law students are attached to top-ranked legal firms for at least 3 months to experience day-to-day life of a lawyer.
In collaboration with the Malaysian Bar Council, Taylor’s Legal Aid Centre provides pro-bono legal advice to the community and this serves as a platform for students to get hands-on experience on what they learn in textbooks. This makes Taylor’s University law students equipped with some experience before embarking on their legal profession upon graduation.
University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM)
Location: Nusajaya, Johor
Estimated costs: RM110,325, complete local fees
The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM), now located down-south at the state where Lego and Hello Kitty reigns tourism, is the only private foreign university in the Southern region to provide high-quality law curriculum. Based on the same syllabus in its home campus in Reading, students can opt to pick a final year specialisation to master in your dissertation module. This molds and create well-rounded graduate with an area of expertise.
Students interested in practicing law in England or Wales are recommended to take a comprehensive 6-week European Law module in the UK. UoRM provides a top-class law education in a conducive on-campus environment to prepare you for a career in law.
Advance Tertiary College (ATC)
Location: Petaling Jaya and Penang
Estimated costs: RM81,600, complete local fees
With campuses in Petaling Jaya and Penang, the affordable ATC law programme is affiliated with the University of London International Programmes. Throughout the years, ATC is the only institution in Malaysia to have produced 14 Malaysian Laws Scholarship (one student per year) winners to King's College London since its inception in 1995.
As an addition to the high academic prowess of its students, ATC encourages its students to constantly be involved in mooting competitions and inter-university debating sessions which increases the employability of graduates. ATC has been the only Malaysian law school to win the coveted LAWASIA mooting competition. For the price you’ll be paying, you will definitely get your money’s worth with ATC.
SEGi College Sarawak
Being the only private institution in Sarawak that offers the University of London law programme, it is the absolute choice for Borneons who would love to stay within their comfort zone for a little longer. Relatively affordable, SEGi College Sarawak also offers Diploma in Law which can lead to a degree at the University to Northumbria (UK) or the Queensland University of Technology (AUS). Pretty good choice, if you are looking for a college near to your hometown.
INTI International University
The law programme in INTI University in Nilai offers the flexibility to transfer to reputable universities in the UK and Australia on a 1+2, 2+1 or 2+2 arrangement. What sets the INTI curriculum and assessment apart from the rest, is that it is under stringent quality control by an internal moderator from the University of Leeds, UK. On top of that, there are often prominent guest lecturers from partner universities and the Malaysian Bar Council to provide the students a more well-rounded input on knowledge.
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