|1||Name of Course||Professional Practice II|
|4||Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme||
This course is intended to introduce students with the practices regulating the role of an advocate and solicitor
|5||Semester and Year offered||
Semester 10 (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 is a continuation of Professional Practice 1 (Code LAD5053). It exposes students to practical aspects such as bankruptcy, companies winding-up, probate and administration of estates, the setting up of legal practice, preparation of wills and power of attorney. Students are also exposed to matters relating to advocacy and litigation skills, trial preparation and ethics to be observed in court, manner of handling client and witness interviews and negotiation. Students will also be exposed to opinion writing, written submission, preparing conveyancing documents, general agreements and cause papers on contentious and non-contentious matters.|
|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
1. Akmal Hidayah Halim. 2012. Administration of Estates in Malaysia, Law and Procedure. Kuala Lumpur: Sweet and Maxwell.
2. Choong, K.F., G.J. Goh & S.T. Lim, 2010, Practical Guide on CLP Kuala Lumpur:Infoworld Malaysia
3. David Kok Weng Tuck. 2012. Legal Guide to Conveyancing Practice. Kuala Lumpur : CCH.
4. G. Sreenevasan, G and Navaratnam, N. Malaysian Litigation Practice Guide. 2005. Thomson Sweet & Maxwell.
5. Khoo Kay Ping. 2010. Khoo’s Law and Practice of Bankruptcy in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Lexis Nexis.
|18||Additional references||1- Andrew Kay and Peter Walton. 2003. Insolvency Law Corporate and Personal. Essex: Pearson.
2- Boyle, F. Capps, D. Plowden, P. and Sanford, C. (2001). A Practical Guide to Lawyering Skills. London: Cavendish.
3- Sihombing, J. E., 1996 Malaysian Conveyancing. Singapore: Butterwoth Asia.
4- 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.
5- Pinsler, J., 1992, Evidence, Advocacy and the Litigation Process. 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|