College students get law degrees
Monday, Jan 9, 1995. New Sunday Times
Brickfields College: Unbeatable CLP track record
Sunday, Sept 26, 1999. New Sunday Times
Legal practice made perfect
Sunday, Sept 17, 2000. Sunday Mail
On Right Course with CLP
Sunday, July 14, 2002. New Sunday Times
Brickfields Asia College shines again
Friday, October 20, 2006. The Sun
Budding legal eagle soar
Sunday, November 12 ,2006. The Star
Brickfields' dream CLP team delivers NEW!
Sunday, August 3, 2008. New Sunday Times
Quality Begets Quality at Brickfields Asia NEW!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009. The Sun
MONDAY, Jan 9, 1995 - News Straits Times
College students get law degrees
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - More than 80 law students from Brickfields Asia College here received their degrees at a graduation ceremony held at the Putra World Trade Centre today.
They had graduated with honours from the University of London and the University of Wolverhampton.
The scrolls were presented by former Lord President Tun Abdul Hamid Omar. Apart from the graduates, certificates were also given out to two students who excelled in their Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examinations.
Wong Pooi Yuee was named the best overall student in the CLP examination while Lena Tan Chui Lin received the best score for the General Paper examination.
The 24-year-old Wong attributed her success to the support of family members, especially her father who, she said, had to wake up early to take her to her lectures.
She also said the guidance and teaching accorded by her lecturers were also invaluable. Wong, who is currently chambering with a law firm, hopes to practise law soon. "I hope to set up my own law firm," she said. Wong received a distinction in her Professional Practice paper.
Tan, who is also 24, graduated together with Wong in July, 1993 after spending three years studying in the University of Leicester. The two then enrolled in Brickfields Asia College to sit for their CLP examinations.
The eldest of two girls, Tan who hails from Kota Baru also attributed
her success to a supportive family and hard work. She also hopes to set up a law firm, possibly with her friend Wong. Both graduated from the University of Leicester with Second Class Lower Honours.
SUNDAY, SEPT 26, 1999, New Strait Times
Brickfields Asia College: Unbeatable CLP track record
By Tina Melan
BRICKFIELDS Asia College is synonymous with the Certificate in Legal Practice programme. The college, the country's largest CLP School, is the only specialised CLP institution in Malaysia.
The CLP, conducted at the Centre for Postgraduate Legal Studies, is specifically designed to meet the needs and demands of students.
Founded in 1991, Brickfields Asia College started its CLP classes with 100 students. Since then, the college have produced more than 3,000 graduates of the CLP. The college has also produced high-quality graduates, who have won numerous awards and prizes for their excellent examination results.
Brickfields Asia College graduates have won four out of the seven top student awards in the last seven CLP examinations.
Graduates of the CLP programmes at Brickfields have also won Book Prizes in every subject in the CLP.
The college owes its success to the experienced and dedicated team of lecturers who has done a tremendous job over the years. The college's panel of lecturers has now become a formidable and unbeatable cohort.
To complement its excellent team of lecturers, the college has also developed specialised materials for its students.
The Brickfields Asia College Complete Guide Series, developed by a team of legal experts is a comprehensive study material available to Brickfields Asia College students. Since little else material is available for students doing the CLP, the guide is a much sought after material for CLP students.
The College's RM1 million Research and Resource Centre also plays a vital role as it provides a conducive place for students to study and research while preparing for the CLP.
The college crowned its successes at the CLP examinations when in August last year, 509 out of the 716 students who passed that year's examination were Brickfields Asia College students.
These striking results were achieved on top of a consistent high rate of passes of Brickfields Asia College students in every CLP examination since 1992.
In all, the college, with its pool of experienced lecturers, study materials, experience, proven track record and flexible study schemes offers an excellent choice for students considering a place for their CLP programme.
Brickfields Asia College has a special CLP intake for the Bachelor of Jurisprudence students graduating this October. These students are welcome to attend the course while waiting for their results on a no-obligation basis.
The college offers full-time and part-time programmes, weekend programmes, distance learning programmes and customised programmes. For details, call (03) 2274-4165 or (03) 2273-0588.
Sunday, SEPT 17, 2000 - Sunday Mail
Legal practice made perfect
WHO better to guide students through the Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) examination than those dedicated to teaching the course? Brickfields Asia College CEO and principle Raja Singham says no other institution specialises in the CLP which he acknowledges is an extremely difficult exam.
"We offer no other courses, therefore our complete focus is helping Law graduates overcome the last academic hurdle before going into legal practice," said Singham. He said the college has a proven track record as more then 50 per cent of total CLP passes nationwide for the past five years, come from the college.
Speaking at a workshop for Law graduates contemplating taking the CLP examination, he said the college's small but dedicated team of lecturers comprises himself and several legal practitioners. He added that the CLP is a practical exam and these practitioners bring their vast experience to the lectures.
During a workshop last Sunday more then 40 Law graduates were briefed on the rigorous CLP syllabus and the sacrifices required to pass the examination.
The college has several lecture options to cater for students' schedules. These include weekend and distance learning as well as the repeaters programme.
Brickfields Asia College is located at No. 36 Lorong Vivekananda, Brickfields. For further inquiries call (03) 2274 4165 or fax 03-2274 4147.
Friday, OCT 20, 2006 - The Sun
Brickfields Asia College shines again
The Certificate in Legal Practice )CLP) examinations this year may be the toughest yet, but that did not stop the graduates of Brickfields Asia College from passing with flying colours.
Out of the five students who bagged the Second Class Upper award, four - Alvina Mun Sook Kwan, Pierre Lim Vey Yeow, Wilson Lim Mao Shen and Joshinae Wong Peism Ting - are from Brickfields Asia College. So were most (87%) of the 31 students who were awarded Second Class Lowers. The college recorded 89% in total passes in the law examinations recently.
CLP is the qualification for holders of recognised law degree to practice in Malaysia.
The course comprises five compulsory subjects - Professional Practice, General Paper, Law of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure.
Passing the examination was not easy, especially this year. Lecturer Raja Singham said the topics emphasised in the examination has changed. The students also lamented that the questions were different from the past year questions.
Navrita Kaur, who was awarded Second Class Lower, was baffled as the topic she focused on hardly came out in the examination.
These top-scorers attributed their good results to hard, and possibly, some luck.
Joshinae Wong, on the other hand, had fears as motivation. "I started my CLP course three months later than everyone, and that pushed me to work harder. Thankfully, the lecturers conducted a lot of catch-up classes," she said.
Besides putting in the extra hours, the lecturers also earned praises for their support.
Sunday, NOV 20, 2006 - The Star
Budding Legal Eagles Soar
When asked to describe this year's Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination. the adjectives used by some of the candidates were "intimidating". "horrendous" and "unpredictable". With unexpected changes in the way some of the questions were posed, it was hardly suprising that many did not expect to pass the exam, much less do well.
Therefore, it was a doubtly sweet victory for Alvina Mun Sook Kwan, Pierre Lim Vey Yeow, Wilson Lim Mao Shen and Joshinae Wong Peism Ting when they heard that they had scored Second Class Upper grades in the exam.
Said Joshinae : "Honestly, considering the exam's notorious reputation and the high failure rate, all I dared hope for was to get a pass. Scoring a Second Class Upper was a wonderful suprise. Collecting my results from the Qualifying Board office was a nerve-wrecking exprerience. When I learnt that I had passed, my first emotion was simply relief," she added.
Pierre was "shell-shocked for a couple of days", after finding out about his good exam results. "I was shocked when they told me that I had scored a 2:1, I had hoped that I would get a lenient examiner and simply pass," he said.
For Navrita Kaur and Tan Sixin, obtaining two As and a Second Class Lower grade for the exams surpassed their expectations.
"When I found out that I had actually obtained As, I was ecstatic! All I could do was thank God that my hard work had paid off," said Navrita.
Sixin agreed: "Hoestly, I just prayed that I would clear all five papers, I was over the moon when thet informed me of my results!. When I went to collect my documents from the CLP board, I couldn't stop smiling the whole day."
Navrita received As in the Criminal and Civil Papers, while Sixin scored in the Evidence and Criminal papers.
Shared Navrita: "The exam was extremely difficult, no doubt about it. In the first paper itself, which was Civil Procedure, we saw a change in the way the question were set as compared to previous years.
"But there was nothing much I could do about it other than pray and give it my best shot." It was horrendous," agreed Wilson.
"In the exam, you have to write very quickly, yet be legible and grammatically correct. You have to think about how to structure your answers at the same time, and refer to the correct statute.
"All this is really taxing and can only come with loads of practice. At one point, I wanted to give up after two papers, but luckily I continued."
The six lawyers-to-be studied for the CLP exams at Brickfields Asia College (BAC). All of them said that their lecturers had played important roles in their achievement. Said Alvina: "The lecturers definitely helped us to do well in the exams. In particular, I would like to thank Mr. Raja Singham who allowed us to call or sms them at ungodly hours of the day, whenever we had any problem with the subjects."
"They are all super lecturers," said Wilson.
"They actually sacrificed family time to teach us. Once, our lecturer Sukhdave (Singh) was coughing but insisted on an extra class on public holiday. The students moaned and groaned but the sick lecturer was persistent."
For Joshinae and Sixin, who joined the course a few month after it had begun, extra revision classes were arranged to ensure that they were nor left behind. "The notes they prepared were really comprehensive. Classes were held right up to the day before exams for those who required them, shared Sixin.
"I decided to take the CLP course at BAC because I had friends who told me that they owed their success in the CLP to the support of lecturers at the college," said Joshinae.
BAC students formed 89% out of the total number of candidates who passed this year's CLP exams. Out of 107 candidates who obtained full passes, 94 were from the college.
Brickfields's dream CLP team delivers
THE adage “quality begets quality’ is nowhere more evident than in the Brickfields Asia College Certificate in Legal Practice programme.
Year in, year out, its students have stood out and outperformed all others in virtually every field.
The driving force, the inspiration and founder, Raja Singham, has been at the forefront of it all.
Leading a team of lecturers with uninterrupted service at the college for more than 10 years, he has made the CLP synonymous with BAC.
Baljit Singh Sidhu complements the team as the criminal procedure expert.
A versatile and thoroughly knowledgeable lecturer and a leading criminal law practitioner, he ensures that the students understand and are able to apply their knowledge of CPC in theory and practice in exams.
His book, The Criminal Litigation Process, contains all the latest amendments, will be of enormous benefit to the students trying to understand the CPC.
Sukhdave Singh, the civil procedure maestro has been with the college since 1992.
Civil procedure is as his finger tips and his guidance is invaluable since civil procedure is usually the first paper in the July examinations.
With these formidable principal lecturers and support tutors, the college has a “dream team” that others seek to emulate.
And the results speak for itself.
Over the last three years, the best overall student in Malaysia, has been a BAC student.
Also, over the past five years the college has posted the best results ever and has continued to be the leading school for the CLP programme.
A student needs nothing more than the comprehensive materials, lectures and tutorials to prepare fully for the exams.
For students wanting a complementary qualification, there is the ICSA.
Law graduates get exemptions for the ICSA and go through the graduate route and can complete the ICSA within a year.
The ICSA is a complementary qualification, especially for law students as it gives them corporate administration skills.
For those wanting to acquire postgraduate law qualifications, BAC has two LLM’s in the pipeline, which will be launched next month. One is the LLM in advance legal practice and the other LLM in medical law and commercial law.
BAC students are also sought after by the leading firms in the country. They sponsor students at BAC both for the CLP course and chambering offers.
First class and second-upper honours students are courted by these firms and some top students are sponsored and offered contacts of employment even before the exams are over.
BAC has helped more than 4,000 Students pass the CLP to date.
Tuesday, NOVEMBER 3, 2009 - THE SUN
Quality begets quality at Brickfields Asia
The age-old adage asserts "Quality begets quality." Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) programme.
The driving force, the inspiration, and founder Raja Singham has been at the front of it all. Leading a team of lecturers with uninterrupted service at the college for over 11 years, he has made the CLP synonymous with BAC.
Baljit Singh Sidhu complements the team as the Criminal Procedure (CP) expert. A versatile and knowledgeable lecturer and a leading criminal law practitioner, he ensures that the students understand and are able to apply their knowledge of CPC in theory and practice in the exams.
A panel member of the Select Committee involved in the recent amendments to the CP Code and Penal Code, he launched his book "The Criminal Litigation Process" not long ago. Students will get a complimentary copy of his book for the CLP course.
A very useful accompaniment, the book, with all the latest amendments clearly explained, will be of enormous benefit to the students trying to understand the CPC.
Sukhdave Singh, the Civil Procedure maestro has been with the college since 1992. Civil Procedure is at his fingertips and our students are always grateful for his guidance since Civil Procedure usually is the first paper in the July examinations.
BAC can be said to have the Dream Team. The results speak for themselves. Over the last four years, the Best CLP Student has been a BAC student. This was the result of sheer hard work of the students and the dedication of the CLP Team at BAC.
Also, over the past five years the college has posted the best results ever and has continued to be a leading school for the CLP programme. At the recent announcement of the CLP results, Brickfields’ students bagged 12 out of the 13 second uppers, the best ever results in the history of the CLP exams. BAC is the place to be if you want to improve your chances of passing the CLP.
Once again, as BAC does every year, there will be a complete revamp of the study material given to the students. There will be free textbooks (including "The Criminal Litigation Process," the leading Criminal Procedure text with all the latest amendments fully incorporated), six Statute Books, suggested answers, workbooks and revisions charts.
For students who want a complementary qualification, there is the ICSA. Law graduates get exemptions for the ICSA and go through the Graduate Route and can complete the ICSA within a year. The ICSA is a complementary qualification especially for law students as it gives them corporate administration skills which will enhance their demand in the corporate sector.
For those who want postgraduate law qualifications, BAC has two LLMs which were launched in September 2008. One is the LLM, Advanced Legal Practice and the other LLM, Medical Law and Commercial Law.
BAC students are much sought after by the leading law firms in the country. Leading law firms sponsor students at BAC, both for the CLP course and chambering. First Class and Second-upper Honours students are courted by these firms and some top students are sponsored and offered contacts of employment even before the examinations are over.
From :- The Sun Tue, 03 Nov 2009
Distance Learning Program
The CLP by Distance Learning
The Distance Learning Program (DLP) was started in 1994 upon the request of students who could not attend lectures at the college on regular basis. Since then, many students have passed the CLP examination through the distance-learning programme offered by the nation's premier CLP school. The brickfields DLP Programme is the only distance-learning programme preparing students for the CLP examination and the success of the programme is due to the quality of the material and the support that the college offers. Brickfields distance learning students have obtained top results at the CLP examinations.
Over the years, the college has revised and improved the materials sent out to students registered on the DLP programme. DLP students received complete and comprehensive study materials for all 5 subjects taken at the examinations. The brickfields Complete Guide Series are the most comprehensive material produced for the CLP examinations. The materials comprise:-
| Lecture notes:
||A comprehensive set of lecture notes will be provided. The notes will provide students with a sound understanding of the laws and principles required for the CLP syllabus.
| Case Notes:
||This cover major cases reffered to in the subject outline. Hence there is no need to have access to a law library if you are on the Brickfields Distance Learning Programme.
| Suggested Solutions:
||Incorporates suggested solutions to past year's questions. This will enable students to undertand what examiners look for in answers in examinations.
| Examination Analysis:
||Provides an analysis on the types of questions and trends in the CLP examination papers.
| Case Updates:
||As students are required to know cases up to May of the year of the examinations, a comprehensive case update will be provided when the final revision starts.
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