This is based on my experience..
There are two public universities that offer foundations for law.. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and University Islam Antarabangsa (UIA).. So which one to take? It's up to you.. But here are the things that you should note..
UiTM has a degree program called Bachelor of Legal Studies (BLS) before getting a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).. If you get into UIA, there's only a Bachelor in Laws.. Now, which one is better? According to my UIA lecturer.. UiTM graduates are more work-ready compared to UIA graduates.. But UIA students can go for syariah.. Although there is a way for UiTM students to get syariah.. Anyway.. This is beyond the undergraduates program..
I should be showing you the road to foundations.. Let me give you a brief intro about law in UiTM.. Now, my program is called PI005.. This program is the same in UiTM Kuantan and UiTM Merbok.. Now, in Shah Alam there are two other programs for law.. What are the difference? PI005 only lets you continue your degree in UiTM.. But, if you get the ones in Shah Alam (PI006/PI007).. You can continue your degree in UKM, UUM, UM, and UiTM.. For more information about this please visit this website.. Go ahead.. Click the link..
These are the entry requirements for PI005 extracted from the link:
Candidates who wish to enter this programme must fulfill university requirement and possess the minimum qualifications as follows:· An excellent result in SPM or its equivalent achieving at least grade A- in any of three (3) subjects (excluding English and Mathematics)
· Candidates must score at least a credit B+ grade in English Language AND a credit grade in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
These are the entry requirement for PI006/PI007 extracted from the link:
Candidates who wish to enter this programme must fulfill university requirement and possess the minimum qualifications as follows:
· An excellent result in SPM or its equivalent achieving at least grade A- in any three (3) subjects (excluding English)
· Candidates must score at least a distinction A- grade in English Language AND a credit grade in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
So that's UiTM for you.. :)..
Now let's move on to UIA..
You have to learn arab.. I can only remember that.. XD..
This is the comment from my friend, Farah Atiqah who was originally from UiTM but transferred to UIA..
"okay juniors...who wants to take law...well...u r welcome bebeyh...but yeah...b prepared coz LAW=READING...ALOT!!!...ok
P/S: Farah.. Thanks.. :D
Can be found in this link.
So, I don't know much about UIA.. Fine.. :P.. So.. Let me tell you about the pre-law program in UiTM.. Firstly, you will learn English.. A lot.. My program.. PI005 has 3 semesters.. For each semester you will have to learn at least 2 English subjects.. There will be a lot of law subjects that have relations to history that you have learned in secondary school.. Learning law is very fun.. For one thing.. You won't learn any mathematics.. Yes.. No more add maths.. :D.. You shall not hear any type of sciences.. Nope.. No Physics.. No Chemistry.. No Biology.. Mostly what you need to do in foundations is to understand the concepts of law.. The procedures.. And you are required memorize a bit.. So, you can expect all these in your foundations.. :).. It's not that hard.. Trust me.. If you put your effort in it.. You'll have no problem..
Critism of UiTM
Now, everything has its pros and cons.. Here are some things you will need to take note of..
- Only 20% of foundation students from UiTM get to pursue their law degrees..
- This is caused mostly by the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) in which students are required to attain a Band 4 (Although I doubt you can't acquire this).. For your information that is the same level for TESL students..
- If you get PI005.. You can only pursue your degree in UiTM..