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COURSE TITLE Master of Advocacy
 
COURSE CODE PMADVFTT6

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

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M.Adv.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

3 Semesters

Full-time

90

Kevin Aquilina

COURSE OVERVIEW
The Master of Advocacy degree provides a comprehensive knowledge of and training in core legal subjects of a procedural nature. The main areas covered during the taught component include Civil Procedure, Constitutional and Human Rights Procedure, Criminal Procedure, EU Procedure whilst the professional practice component is intended to prepare students for the profession of advocate emphasising more practical studies ranging from moot courting to professional ethics.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of the course, the students will be able to:

(a) learn by doing, thereby acquiring knowledge through experiential learning;
(b) write about and explain the law of procedure;
(c) reflect upon the implications of advice given and propose a course of action in a simulated environment;
(d) acquire various legal skills such as research skills, communication skills, interviewing skills, and legal drafting skills;
(e) participate in simulation exercises;
(f) advice on the law of procedure.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY This degree programme leads to the career of an Advocate. For an Advocate to be eligible to sit for the bar exam, s/he should be in possession of the Master of Advocacy degree.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR This course is specifically intended for those persons who intend to sit for the bar exam to practice the profession of advocate.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – LL.B. (Hons) - classified with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) a Bachelor’s degree in Law from this university or any other university recognised by the Senate for the purpose, with at least Second Class Honours or Category II or

(c) the Diploma of Notary Public – N.P.

Preparatory Programme

Applicants admitted under paragraph (b) shall be required to complete a preparatory programme, to which 60 ECTS credits are assigned, and to obtain an overall average mark of 55% or better in the preparatory programme, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course,
provided that applicants who were registered on the course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and who did not qualify for the award of the Honours Degree shall not be eligible to join the preparatory programme.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 

 
Last Updated: 13 April 2017
 
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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