The Legal Career Handbook


Authors: Assoc Prof Dr. Mohd Yazid bin Zul Kepli, Allan Suman Pillai
Publication Date: Oct 2023
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9786297527468

Category: Product ID: 10427


The career choices open to law graduates in Malaysia are plentiful. There are many roles and functions which are available across various industries and sectors. Law graduates may seek to be lawyers, deputy public prosecutors, legal officers, in-house counsels, arbitrators, company secretaries, legal advisors, paralegals, or law lecturers, amongst others. At the courts, jobs like magistrates, court registrars, and researchers may also be open.
This book outlines the main career options that may be explored by law graduates both in the private and public sectors. Packed with details and useful information, it serves to support and assist the planning of a legal career, providing insights into the roles and functions of each job. Written in an easy-to-read style, this handbook will prove to be a handy guide for everyone contemplating options and career moves in the legal field.
Essential points on the basics of employment and labor law have been included to aid the new entrant into the working world. Answers to frequently asked questions on pupillage, legal attachments, and the legal career generally are provided for easy reference. The requirements for admission as an advocate and solicitor are presented in an appendix which also covers the entry requirements for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination. Tips on job search and interview round up the comprehensive coverage of this handbook.
Key Features
  • Comprehensive coverage of legal career opportunities in Malaysia.
  • Survey on main legal career options including the nature of the job and functions.
  • Written in clear and simple language.
  • Insights to the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Office of the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court.
  • Admission requirements to be an advocate and solicitor.
  • Prerequisites for the Certificate in Legal Practice examination.
  • Job search and interview tips.
  • Handy answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Basic information on general employment and labor law.
  • Details of selected postgraduate study programs.


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