Advance Tertiary College, or ATC as we like to call it, was formed in 1987 to provide local educational opportunities for school-leavers and working adults. The emphasis at that time was to provide Malaysian students with access to professional and tertiary education.
In the last two decades, ATC has become the largest independent Private Law School in this region with two campuses in Malaysia, one in Singapore and one joint venture partnership in Hong Kong. Its Business School has also grown to offer a variety of Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes that are contemporary and market-driven.
ATC’s growth in the last two decades, particularly on the internal and external programmes, can be credited to its strong commitment to excellence and academia. This is created in a manner that allows the adoption of teaching-learning methodologies and the provision of research facilities that are student-centric and geared towards enhancing and improving academic performance.
Credit for ATC’s successes lies primarily in the mindset of our people who make up this remarkable institution. It is their unfailing dedication and philosophy of continuous improvement that not only ensures our excellent reputation, both locally and internationally, but also provides a strong platform of employability for the ATC graduate.
CLP Fact Sheet
What is the Certificate in Legal Practice?
The Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) is the qualifying examination for admission to the Malaysian Bar. It is aimed at providing the law graduate with the opportunity to learn the practical skills required to become an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
The CLP Programme
The student is required to undertake 5 compulsory papers and will be examined on these papers. The subjects required to be done by the student are:
General PaperThis comprises the study of Malaysian Tort and Contract Law. The student will be required to answer examination questions in both these areas and to demonstrate an understanding of the legal principles and case law. In addition, students are often required to draft Statements of Claim as part of their assessment in the examinations.
EvidenceThis subject requires students to understand the different rules governing admissibility of evidence in Malaysia and students are required to demonstrate strong analytical skills by the application of the legal principles to a variety of factual scenarios.
Civil ProcedureBased primarily on the Rules of the High Court and related statute, the student must demonstrate a familiarity with the application of specific rules governing different parts of Civil Procedure.
Criminal ProcedureBased on the Criminal Procedure Code & other statute, the focus here is the development of a student’s knowledge of the different procedural rules in criminal matters. A firm grasp of the legal principles of Criminal Law and a variety of related legislation is imperative to succeed in this paper.
Professional PracticeThis paper is divided into several areas with the common focus being on the professional conduct of Advocates and Solicitors including the rules governing this conduct. This provides a strong platform for potential lawyers to understand Professional Ethics in the context of Malaysian legal practice. The other parts include the application of the principles of land law, bankruptcy as well as probate which form a fundamental part of the examinations.
The student is required to pass all the papers in one sitting and may not accumulate the results. Examinations are conducted twice a year:
Main exam in July;
Supplementary exam (for re-sits only) in October
Very simply, to shift you from the academic standpoint, which was essential in order to acquire a law degree, to a practical and applicative focus which is the essence of the CLP.
Practical guidance to help you acquire the skills needed for legal practice
Comprehensive printed materials to give you the knowledge required to succeed in the examinations
Demonstration of the practical application for different subjects to ensure the highest quality answers in the examinations
The ATC Advantage
Comprehensive exam-oriented materials
Free text books and statute books
Practical skills workshops by legal practitioners
Interactive classes and coaching by experienced lecturers
Better student-lecturer ratio with 2 lecturers per paper
Full-time and part-time course options
Various installment payment plans to suit your budget
Attachment, chambering and corporate job opportunities
Our Commitment To Your Future
In order to ensure that ATC’s students are provided with the strongest advantage, ATC works closely with reputable law firms as well as the corporate sector to provide job placement opportunities for its students. This ensures that an ATC graduate is not only job-ready but job-secure by the time they complete their CLP.
Intake Date: 14th September 2018
There will be no classes on all national public holidays and state public holidays for Kuala Lumpur except during the Intensive Revision Period
All steps to ensure that this schedule is adhered to will be taken. However this schedule may be subject to change without prior notification.
For the CLP@ATC, THE FACTS DO SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, TAKE A LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING:-
72% (120 out of 166) OF ALL ATC STUDENTS WHO SAT FOR THE JUNE 2012 SITTING OF THE CLP EXAMS PASSED
71.3% (137 out of 192) OF ALL ATC STUDENTS WHO SAT FOR THE JUNE 2011 SITTING OF THE CLP EXAMS PASSED
71% (130 OUT OF 183) OF ALL ATC STUDENTS WHO SAT FOR THE JUNE 2010 SITTING OF THE CLP EXAMS PASSED
70% (63 OUT OF 90) OF ALL ATC STUDENTS WHO SAT FOR THE JUNE 2009 SITTING OF THE CLP EXAMS PASSED
95.6 % (22 OUT OF 23)OF ALL ATC STUDENTS WHO SAT FOR THE OCTOBER 2008 REFERRAL SITTING OF THE CLP EXAMS PASSED
70.6 % (65 OUT OF 92) OF ALL ATC STUDENTS WHO SAT FOR THE JULY 2008 SITTING OF THE CLP EXAMS PASSED (NATIONAL PASS RATE FOR 2OO8 WAS 45 %)
2nd Class Upper 2008
“… the CLP lecturers at ATC truly care whether we understand the subject matter. This personal touch makes a world of difference.
I have experienced excellence at every level of my studies at ATC.”
Loon Jia Yin
CLP Class of 2008
“I thank God for placing me in ATC. The efforts and dedication given by the lecturers, especially Mr. Joseph was overwhelming. His ceaseless motivation pushed me to study hard and smart, and to not give up. The amount of notes, questions, and other relevant materials from lecturers were more than sufficient for the preparation of CLP. not forgetting my friends and family who supported me emotionally and financially. Thanks everyone. Thank you ATC!”
Jason Lim Mun Kit
Class of 2008 – Grade A for Civil Procedure
“The CLP programme in ATC has contributed successfully in developing and assisting me to achieve what I initially supposed would be a bleak journey. Certainly, I am a proud student of this alma mater. Through the untiring dedication of the teachers, here I stand proud as a CLP scholar that has prepared me to face the real world.”
Choong Kok Sen
2nd Class Upper 2009
Grade A for Evidence
“The Best Decision I Have Ever Made.”
Arunjothy a/p M Selvaraju
2nd Class Upper 2008
“… I was at a bigger college to do my CLP exams the first time and I did not pass my exams. I came to ATC and I saw the difference. My excellent results are due to the ATC lecturers, Mr. Joseph Low in particular. There is no better place than ATC to do your CLP. I am evidence of this…”
Chan Hean Lee
Class of 2009 – Grade A for Evidence
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time in ATC, their excellent teaching on the LLB programme continues on the CLP programme. I highly recommend ATC for your CLP success.”
Nereen Kaur a/p Kaheratma Singh
2nd Class Upper 2008
“…I have many fond memories of my time at ATC, especially on the CLP programme where I felt that the learning process was holistic and practical at the same time.
Class of 2006 – Grade A for Criminal Procedure
“The close and personalised attention by the lecturers of ATC made the difference for me.”