|1||Name of Course||Professional Practice I|
|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
|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:
|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.
|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
|15||Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes||Refer to attachment|
|16||Content Outline and Topics Covered:
*Note: Total = 122 hours
|17||Main references||Text Books
|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, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE
|Course Learning Outcomes||Compliance to PO||Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs)||Assessment Tasks (ATs)||Key Performance Indicator|
|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|