SEGi Law School celebrates 30th anniversary

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
@danitbpseeds

 

SEGi senior lecturer Edward Moal Juga (centre) with SEGi law school alumni.

SEGi senior lecturer Edward Moal Juga (centre) with SEGi law school alumni.

 

SEGi LAW SCHOOL LECTURERS, alumni and industrial advisers celebrated the faculty’s 30th anniversary at Hilton Hotel last Saturday (April 4) in Kuching.

The dinner was the first ever event of this scale conducted by the SEGi Law Society and is expected to be an annual event.

SEGi Law School was first founded in 1985 and SEGi was the first educational service provider to pioneer in legal education and training in Sabah and Sarawak.

According to senior lecturer of SEGi College Sarawak Law School Edward Moal Juga, SEGI is still the only institution offering law in East Malaysia.

“The first law programme offered by the school Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.”

Being an institution offering legal studies, SEGi became the registered centre for the University of London’s Bachelor of Law external degree from then to now.

“The University of London external law is the only overseas external law degree recognised by the Malaysian Legal Qualifications Board permitted to do the CLP and practice law in Malaysia,” said Edward, who is also SEGi Law Society advisor.

Besides offering a Diploma in Law which articulates to a Bachelor of Laws degree in University of Northumbria, United Kingdom or Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Queensland, Australia, SEGi also offers A Levels Law Edexcel as a prerequisite to students wishing to read law at the degree level both locally and internationally.

All SEGi law programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The SEGi Law Society is a student body comprising SEGi College Sarawak law students.

According to Edward, among the regular activities organised for the law students included a photo hunt, a workshop called ‘My Constitution Workshop’ organised with the Advocates Association of Sarawak, futsal tournament, and ‘Talk on Being a Barrister’ by the Honourable Secretary of the Inner Temple UK, Patrick Maddams and former Federal Court Judge Datuk Panglima Sulong Matjeraie.

The SEGi Law Society also organises the ‘Industrial Attachment Programme’ for their law students where they are placed with participating legal firms throughout Sarawak for specific period where the participation legal firm will provide an evaluation on the students’ performance and appraising them by actual industry standard.

“It is from the feedback the learning and legal training can be customised to ensure that our graduates are industry compliant or compatible,” said Edward.

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