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LAWS13-111: Malaysian Law and Practice


Malaysian Law and Practice is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. The topics to be covered in this subject have commercial and practical focus, and include the concept of law in Malaysia, sources of Malaysian Law, the judicial system in Malaysia and the Malaysian laws on core topics such as contract, tort, commercial transactions, companies and businesses and land. Other interesting topics include Islamic law, civil procedure, debt recovery and insolvency, criminal law and procedure and employment law. Although the coverage in this subject is very wide, it is by no means exhaustive. Bearing this in mind, there is flexibility to include other topics on Malaysian law and practice which are of particular interest to students.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400

Learning outcomes

1. Gain a sound foundation of Malaysian law and practice, in particular relating to: The concept of law in Malaysia; Sources of law and the legal framework in Malaysia; Laws governing commercial transactions and businesses in Malaysia, including law of contract and law of tort; Company law, partnership law, law of agency, land law, employment law and Islamic law; Civil procedure, debt recovery and insolvency laws and practice; and Criminal law and procedure. 2. Be equipped with practical knowledge of Malaysian law and practice, preparing them to practise law in Malaysia, work in Malaysia or work internationally, meeting global challenges. 3. Conduct advanced independent research and write a research paper on a contemporary topic or their topic of specialisation or interest related to Malaysian law and practice.

Enrolment requirements

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  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Law Study Abroad or Law Exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start03/10/2022
Subject start03/10/2022
Cancellation 1?07/10/2022
Cancellation 2?08/10/2022
Last enrolment05/10/2022
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?13/10/2022
Teaching census?09/10/2022