Jurisprudence

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Welcome to the world of jurisprudence – the theory and philosophy of law. Scholars of jurisprudence or legal theorists hope to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of law, of legal reasoning, legal systems and of legal institutions.

Pathway

Topics include theoretical accounts of the nature of law (including the theories of Hart, Dworkin, Austin, and Kelsen); the central ideas of the natural law tradition, the nature of legal reasoning & the role of the judge; the analytical nature of legal rights & duties; conceptions of justice; the internal organization of the law; & an introduction to a range of theoretical perspectives of the law, both internal & external.Jurisprudence graduates can pursue advanced legal education or law school, or complete with other business majors for entry-level managerial positions.

Subject Focus

SPM

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • English
  • General Studies
  • MUET

University Level

  • Legal System
  • Laws
  • Tort
  • Law of Contract
  • English Language
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Jurisprudence
  • Commercial transactions
  • Laws of evidence
  • Media law Remedies
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • Professional Practice
Personality Type

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!

Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ

These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.

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Holland Vocational Code: ESR (Enterprising, Social, Realistic)

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Career Info
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Advisor
  • Legal Administrator
  • Lecturer / Teacher
  • Lobbyist
  • Correction Officer
  • Paralegal/ Legal Assistant
Salary

Entry Level: RM 2,500 to RM 3,100Professional: RM 3,400 to RM 6,000

Job Demand

In Malaysia:

Graduates in this field typically find employment as paralegals, legal assistants, law academicians, law historians and legal administrators. With strong analytical abilities, the corporate world would see these graduates as employees who already understand legal dynamics, are aware of potential legal conflicts and attuned to how to avoid legal complications.

Overseas: Jurisprudence graduates are in demand almost everywhere. If the country’s law system is similar to developed nations like the United States, Japan and other European countries, the chances for a jurisprudence graduate to secure a job is still high.

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