Career Guide

Fields of Study: Law

by on March 17, 2017

Are you a person who respects and wants to know the law and the rule of law, values human rights, likes to meet people from all walks of life, and deal with a wide variety of human conflict?


What’s It About ?

Law is about the principles and regulations of a government and the legislation that is recognised and upheld by the judiciary. Law students study the laws of this country and other countries to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of commercial law, criminal law and constitutional law. Laws tell us what we should and should not do. Laws help to solve disputes and ensure a safe and peaceful society in which people's rights are respected.

Legal education prepares students for admission to legal practice as a lawyer (advocate and solicitor). Law degrees in Malaysia typically consist of civil law subjects, but there are universities that include Syariah Law as a requirement for graduation.

Possible Occupations

  • Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
  • Ambassadors
  • Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Bailiffs
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers
  • Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
  • Diplomats
  • Election Officers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Agents
  • Governmental and Political Organisations
  • Human Rights Officers
  • Immigration and Customs Inspectors
  • Industrial Relations Officers
  • Intelligence Analysts
  • International Organisation Workers
  • Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  • Law Teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Legal Advisors
  • Legislators
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Police Detectives
  • Police Patrol Officers
  • Political Scientists
  • Politicians
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Courses Offered In This Field

Study In Malaysia: Law Courses
Study In Malaysia: Law Courses

If you are interested in law and government and think that you'd be good at protecting the rights of individuals or organisations, you could be looking at a career as a lawyer. Read on if you are good at arguing a case using facts, enjoy analysing information, and value recognition for your achievements.

Courses and Careers in Law

Courses and Careers in Law

So maybe you’re interested in a law degree but you’re not quite sure if being a lawyer is quite your thing. Should you go ahead and study law? Are there other career options you can consider? What can you do with a law degree that doesn’t include working in a law firm? Here are some fields you could explore, along with some examples of occupations.

Career Options in Law

So you wanna be a lawyer

So you wanna be a lawyer

Did you know that the earliest lawyers existed in the government of ancient Greece? And that 25 past presidents of the US were lawyers before they were sworn in? A lawyer is known by many names – advocate, barrister, attorney, counsel, counselor or solicitor – if you think you have what it takes to become one, read on to find out what you need to do.

Is a career in law right for you?

Is a career in law right for you?

Law is a popular choice of course for many students – but is a career in law for right you? A career in law can be extremely rewarding – it challenges the intellect, inspires ideas, and gives you a chance to really make a difference. If this sounds just like you, then law could be a good career pathway for you.

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Source: Education Guide Malaysia 14th Ed.

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