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"Legal Eagle" entrepreneurship education for law students: special reference to International Islamic University Malaysia

Abd Ghadas, Zuhairah Ariff and Muslim, Herna and Hamid, Zarinah (2014) "Legal Eagle" entrepreneurship education for law students: special reference to International Islamic University Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 22 (S). pp. 83-98. ISSN 0128-7702

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Abstract

In Malaysia, entrepreneurship education in higher learning education is not new. The government has taken great effort to transform the country’s economy into the knowledge-based economy and entrepreneur has been identified as one of the key elements to the development of the knowledge economy. Lots of fund had been allocated by the government to propagate the importance of graduates to become entrepreneurs and less dependent on employers. For the law graduates in Malaysia, the job opportunities are multi structured whereby they could either be in the judiciary, corporate and banking sectors or conduct private practice. In most circumstances, law graduates will be attached to private practices and this eventually will lead to most of them opening their own legal firm. Despite the legal nature of legal firms, lawyers could not avoid the standard business practices such as preparing the cash flow report, the business and succession plan and the audited account report. There are also many lawyers who set up business of different nature than legal, such as construction and trading companies. As such, it is highly perceived that business skills are also important to law undergraduates in preparing them for the life after graduation. One of the ways to do this is through entrepreneurship education. This paper intends to discuss the perception and reception of law students on entrepreneurship education /skills. A quantitative research methodology is adopted to identify the level of interest and/or willingness of law undergraduates at the Faculty of Laws of International Islamic University Malaysia to learn entrepreneurial skills and to be involved in business once they graduate.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1723/37477
Uncontrolled Keywords: E n t r e p r e n e u r s h i p e d u c a t i o n , entrepreneurial skills, law students, Malaysian Higher Learning Institution
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB522 Income. Factor shares.Interest.Profit.Entrepreneurship
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5381 Vocational guidance. Career development
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr. Zarinah Hamid
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 09:38
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 10:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37477

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