1  Name of Course Professional Practice I
2  Course Code LAD5053
3 Instructor
4  Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme To equip the students with basic knowledge and skills relating to legal professional practice.
5  Semester and Year offered Semester 9 (Year 5)
6 Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O


 28  0  10  42  6  7  3


 7  Credit Value 3 (122/40: 3.05)
 8  Pre-requisite (if any) None/Nil
 9  Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. display common ethics regulating the practice of an advocate and solicitor; (LO2-P4)
  2. sketch the procedures involved in commencing contentious and non-contentious matters; (LO3-P4)
  3. prepare legal documents. (LO6-A3)
10  Transferable skills Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through a process of lectures and tutorials.
 11  Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
 12  Synopsis This course exposes students to basic practical aspects common to the practice of an advocate and solicitor. In general, this course stresses on matters relating to professional practice ranging an introduction to the establishment and functions of the courts and the Malaysian Bar, solicitors accounts, ethics, misconduct and duties of syarie counsel, judicial officers and advocates and solicitors.
13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion, presentation, draftingor series of legal talks by senior lawyers
14  Assessment Methods and Types Assessment

  Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 60%
2. Final Examination 40%
  Total: 100%
15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16 Content Outline and Topics Covered:

Week Topic(s)
1-2 Historical Background of Legal Profession and Administration of Justice
3-4 The Malaysian Bar and Entry to the Profession
5 Rights, privileges and monopoly of legal practice
6 Duties of the Advocates & Solicitors and Professional Relations
7-8 The Court’s control over the lawyer
9-10 Professional Ethics
11-12 General Duties to the Public
13-14 Basic Land Law Matters

*Note: Total = 122 hours

17 Main references Text Books

  1. Choong, K.F., G.J. Goh & S.T. Lim, 2010, Practical Guide on CLP Kuala Lumpur:Infoworld Malaysia
  2. G. Sreenevasan, G and Navaratnam, N. Malaysian Litigation Practice Guide. 2005. Thomson Sweet & Maxwell.
  3. Tan, Y.L , 1998 The Law of Advocates and Solicitors in Singapore and West Malaysia. 2nd. Ed. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal.


  1. Legal Profession Act 1976
  2. Stamp Act 1949
  3. National Land Code
  4. Any related regulations, Act etc.

Related cases

18 Additional references 1-     Paul Raylance, 1994 Legal Writing and Drafting: Legal Practice Handbook. London: Blackstone Press Ltd. Paul Raylance, 1994 Legal Writing and Drafting: Legal Practice Handbook. London: Blackstone Press Ltd.

2-     Pinsler, J., 1992, Evidence, Advocacy and the Litigation Process. Singapore: Butterworths.

3-     Sihombing, J. E., 1996 Malaysian Conveyancing. Singapore: Butterwoth Asia.

4-     Visu Sinnadurai (1984) Sale and Purchase of Real Property in Malaysia. Singapore: Butterworths.



Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs) Key Performance Indicator



















  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS      
1 explain the ethical aspects governing practice as an advocate and solicitor; (LO6-A2)            


      Classroom lecture and discussion Written test
2. display theoretical aspects of the law into legal practice; (LO2-P3)   3               Drafting Instructor evaluation of the drafting
3. sketch ethical rules relating to practice of the advocate and solicitor. (LO3-P3)     3             Assignment Instructor evaluation of the assignment