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Malaysian AGC officers graduate from exclusive advocacy skills course

20 September 2012

NLS Malaysian graduatesFive officers selected from the Deputy Public Prosecutors and Federal Counsel in Malaysia have become the first to graduate from a bespoke LLM in Advocacy Skills, which was exclusively developed by Nottingham Law School on the request of the attorney general of Malaysia.

As part of their continuing legal education, the officers have spent the past year studying in Nottingham. They have benefited from a variety of practical experiences, including role play and mock trials in Nottingham Law School's own replica courtrooms. They also had sessions with Nottingham Trent University's psychology and forensic science departments to enhance their skills in all aspects of advocacy.

They graduated at a special event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by The Honourable Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, attorney general of Malaysia, and The Honourable Datuk Idrus bin Harun, solicitor general of Malaysia, along with the governor and representatives of Bank Negara, which sponsored some of the students. This is the first time the degree of Masters in Advocacy Skills has been awarded to students outside of the USA.

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