Malaysia-UPDATE | Talk on the Growth of Global Legal Services and Implications for Legal Education (11 Nov 2014)

Talk on the Growth of Global Legal Services and Implications for Legal Education (11 Nov 2014)

Please note the profile of the speaker, Penny Carey, in this circular.


Circular No 240/2014
Dated 28 Oct 2014
To Members of the Malaysian Bar and pupils in chambers
Talk on the Growth of Global Legal Services and Implications for Legal Education (11 Nov 2014)
As the market for legal services has been globalised, the legal profession is also transforming itself to become ever more global to meet clients' needs.  The most recent country to liberalise its legal services market is Malaysia, which started to welcome foreign legal practitioners and firms since June 2014.
What impact will globalisation have from the legal education — traditionally mono-jurisdictional and vocational in its approach — to the training of the next generation of lawyers?  How will the requirements of a new lawyer's skillset be increased by this groundbreaking legal globalisation?
The Bar Council Continuing Professional Development Department and the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, are co-organising a talk that will explore the changing landscape for legal education.  The talk will look into whether the experiences of many Malaysian law students, studying in both Malaysia and the United Kingdom, will be more effective in developing their skills and competencies for globalised legal practice, rather than their United Kingdom counterparts.
The details of the talk are as follows:
Event:                         Talk on the Growth of Global Legal Services and Implications for Legal Education
Date:                           11 Nov 2014 (Tuesday)
Time:                          12:30 pm to 3:30 pm (Registration will begin at 12:00 pm)
Venue:                        Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, Straits Trading Building,
                                    Unit 2-02A, 2nd Floor, 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
Registration Fee:       Admission is free but advance registration is required
CPD Code / Point:      T3/11112014/BC/BC141248/1 / One
The programme is as follows:
Time Programme
12:00 pm Registration
12:30 pm Lunch (sponsored by University of Hertfordshire)
02:30 pm Commencement of Talk
About the Speaker

Penny Carey is a qualified solicitor who is now Associate Director for International Partnerships at the University of Hertfordshire, and Associate Dean (International) in the university's School of Law. Penny has 25 years' experience in professional practice, academic legal higher education and professional legal training programmes within the UK.

Her doctoral research is concerned with the internationalisation of higher education and institutional strategy developments in this area. She is currently looking at the impact of study abroad in developing competencies and employability skills of law students. Her role as Associate Dean has brought her to Malaysia over 20 times and enabled her to build close links with many of the legal education providers, particularly in Kuala Lumpur.
Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To attend the talk, kindly:
(1)        complete the online registration form here; or
(2)        complete and submit the attached registration form by fax to 03-2050 2112, or by email to, by 6 Nov 2014 (Thursday).
Should you have any enquiries, please contact Roslan Mahamud or Mohd Fazli Rosman, Administrative Assistants, by telephone at 03-2050 2111, or by email at
Thank you.
HR Dipendra and Raphael Tay
Professional Standards and Development Committee
This circular and the attachment may also be accessed here.


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