The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 3
Page No. 324 - 329

Legal Education: Problem-Based Learning at the Law Faculty of the National University of Malaysia

Authors : Sakina Shaik Ahmad Yusoff and Suzanna Mohamed Isa

Abstract: Globalisation has impacted upon the life of many including education providers. Globalisation introduces competition. Competition has led to innovation. In the world of higher education, the transformation in Teaching and Learning (T&L) has led to a paradigm shift in teaching methodologies at the Faculty of Law. The application of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the first year of study in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Malaysia showed the relevance of the curriculum of law studies that is dictated by the desire of the industry. PBL that emphasises on the professionalism skills and the application of key generic skills of the advocacy world enable law students to compete at the national and global levels. With relevant advocacy skills, particularly in client consultation and negotiation skills as well as contract drafting in the contract game, students are trained as early as year 1 to prepare themselves with the challenges of advocacy world that they would enter. This study reveals the PBL learning scenarios generally in law studies and particularly on the application of PBL in year 1 curriculum of law studies in the contract law course at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Malaysia.

How to cite this article:

Sakina Shaik Ahmad Yusoff and Suzanna Mohamed Isa, 2016. Legal Education: Problem-Based Learning at the Law Faculty of the National University of Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 11: 324-329.

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