Legal Education in Malaysia
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Authors : Syed Khalid Rashid, Zaleha Kamaruddin, Hunud Abia Kadouf. 

ISBN : 9789674181260

Publisher : IIUM Press

Year : 2013

Pages : 186

This book aims at probing the true objective of legal education, mainly in the Malaysian context. Legal education is generally perceived as a means of entering into a lucrative profession. Such an objective narrows down to acquiring a bookish knowledge of case law and statutory rules, without bothering too much about their rationale, social relevance and fairness. Consequently, it fails to produce questioning minds. What legal education should aim at is to produce lawyers who are receptive to the ideas of justice and fair play and able to see the conflict between law and justice and the gap that exists between 'law in books' and 'law in action'. Thus, a holistic legal education is what a law school should aim at. The book also gives an account of legal education and research at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM, and how this university is trying to focus attention on the Islamic context of legal education.