The Legal Career Handbook | 2023


The Legal Career Handbook | 2023

Author Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Yazid bin Zul Kepli & Allan Suman Pillai
Publication Date Oct 2023
ISBN 9786297527468
Soft Cover, 220 pages
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell


There are many different employment options available to law graduates in Malaysia. Numerous positions and responsibilities exist in a range of sectors and industries. Among the careers that law graduates can pursue are those of a lawyer, paralegal, legal officer, in-house counsel, arbitrator, corporate secretary, deputy public prosecutor, and law professor. There may be openings for magistrates, court registrars, and researchers in the courts.
This book lists the principal job paths that recent law graduates can choose in the public and private sectors. It offers insights into the responsibilities and tasks of each job, supporting and assisting with the planning of a legal career. It is jam-packed with helpful information and data. This manual, which is written in an easy-to-read format, can come in handy for anyone thinking about making career decisions in the legal industry.
Important information about the fundamentals of labour law and employment has been given to help those who are just starting their careers. For ease of reference, answers to often asked questions about pupillage, legal affiliations, and the legal profession in general are given. An appendix that covers the prerequisites for the Certificate in Legal Practise (CLP) test also contains the requirements for admission as an advocate and solicitor. This handbook's extensive coverage is completed with advice on interviewing and job searching.
Key Features of The Legal Career Handbook
  • thorough explanation of Malaysia's legal employment options.
  • survey on the primary career paths in law, including professional roles and nature.
  • written in an easy-to-read style.
  • Perspectives from the Attorney-General's Office and the Federal Court Office of the Chief Registrar.
  • prerequisites for becoming an advocate or a solicitor.
  • requirements to take the Certificate in Legal Practise test.
  • Interview and job search advice.
  • Quick responses to often asked queries.
  • basic knowledge of labour law and general employment.
  • Specifics of a few chosen postgraduate courses.

Table of Contents of The Legal Career Handbook

1. Advocate and Solicitor
2. Attoney-General’s Chambers (AGC)
3. Office of the Chief Registrar
4. Academician
5. In-house Counsel
6. Syarie Lawyer
7. Public Sector and Civil Servant
8. Arbitrator and Mediator
9. Paralegal
10. Judiciary
11. Working Overseas
12. Employment and Labour Law in Malaysia
13. Career Tips
14. Postgraduate Study
15. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Appendix – Requirements for Admission as Advocate and Solicitor


About the Author(s) of The Legal Career Handbook:

Having completed his undergraduate studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2005, Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Yazid bin Zul Kepli graduated. He soon after pursued a master's degree and a Shari'ah diploma at the same university. After that, Dr. Mohd Yazid graduated from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) with a PhD in law.
Dr. Mohd Yazid is currently employed with IIUM as a consultant and law lecturer. He was a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and practised law as an advocate and solicitor prior to this. He spent a few years as an employee of HKU. Dr. Mohd Yazid has a wealth of practical expertise in a variety of legal fields, including Islamic finance, international trade law, anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing, construction law, and shipping and logistics law. His most recent works include Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia - "Anti-Money Laundering Law," Shipping and Logistics Law in Malaysia, and Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets Law in Malaysia.

Dr. Mohd Yazid actively participates in teaching, curriculum development, and research in these specialised fields outside of his official obligations. He spends his leisure time speaking at colleges and universities on legal career options and running seminars.

Allan Suman Pillai received his LLB (Hons) degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and his LLM degree from the University of Malaya (UM). He works in the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) as a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP). He has handled money laundering cases before the Federal Court of Malaysia, the Court of Appeal, and the High Court of Malaya for a considerable amount of experience. Prior to this, he worked as a DPP for the Taiping prosecutor's office, the State Legal Advisors' offices in Perak, Perlis, and Kedah, the Prosecution, and the Appellate & Trial Divisions of the AGC. In addition, he held positions as Pahang State Civil Director at the Pahang State Legal Advisor's Office and Senior Federal Counsel (SFC) at the Ministry of Works. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Postgraduate Diploma in International Law Enforcement: Anti-Corruption Studies is taught by Allan Suman.

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