|1||Name of Course||Malaysian Legal System I|
|4||Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme||LAC1023 is a compulsory subject for SMSU program. This course is intended to expose students to the fundamentals of learning law and provide them with a background of the English and Malaysian legal systems.|
|5||Semester and Year offered||Semester 1 (Year 1)|
|6||Student Learning Time
|7||Credit Value||3 (125 / 40 = 3.125)|
|8||Pre-requisite (if any)||None|
|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 skills, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills 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 intended to teach students the different legal schools of thought, classifications of law and the terms and phrases that are commonly used in law. Students will also be taught the historical background of the Malaysian legal system and the sources of law including the Federal Constitution, statutes, common law, equity, judicial precedents, Islamic law and customary laws. This course will also discuss the meaning of binding precedent, persuasive authority, ratio decidendi, obiter dictum and the methodology on how to read, interpret and apply case law in dealing with legal issues. In addition, the procedure to enact law and the rules to interpret statutes will also be highlighted.|
|13||Mode of Delivery||Lecture, tutorial, class discussion, mini seminar or presentation.|
|14||Assessment Methods and Types||
|15||Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes||Refer to attachment|
|16||Content Outline and Topics covered:
*Note: Total = 125 hours.
1. Federal Constitution
2. Civil Law Act 1956
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