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Transforming legal education teaching and learning: The remote communication technology

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Amirnuddin, Puteri Sofia and Ahmad, Muhammad Hassan and Ramalingam, Chithra Latha (2021) Transforming legal education teaching and learning: The remote communication technology. In: 1st GPDRL International Symposium on Saudi Arabia Vision 2030: Legal Socio-Economic Issues & Way Forward, 11th April 2021, Webinar. (Unpublished)

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The need for the law schools to imbue technology in teaching and learning on a range of digital platforms are even more pertinent now since the Malaysian Judiciary have fully embraced technology in the delivery of justice. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, courts have introduced the e-Filing, e-Service, e-court system, Queue Management System, e-Courts Finance, e-Lelong, e-Jamin, e-Jurubahasa, e-Daily Report, e-Arahan Amalan, e-Integrity, Sistem eBench Book, and Case Recording and Transcribing. The recent revolutionisation of the courtrooms with digitalization such as live-streaming or broadcasting of the court’s proceedings would undeniably allow the public virtual entry into the courtrooms. Hence, this article highlights the need for the law faculties and law schools to embrace the remote communication technology in the teaching and learning of legal education which undeniably is an important tool for the graduate’s future employability. It would be submitted that the law faculties and law schools in Malaysia must continue the e-learning beyond the COVID-19 period. The “old-fashioned” face-to-face interactions between students and lecturers must be adjusted to imbue the remote communication technology. Further, the regulatory bodies of legal education in Malaysia must ensure that the remote communication technology is made a prerequisite in the teaching and learning of legal education. This is essential to prepare law students to embrace technology and to churn technology savvy law graduates for their future employability. As aptly noted by Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum, the former Chief Justice of Malaysia, at the Opening of the Legal Year 2019: ‘The legal profession must embrace technology. There is no option… . Adapt or be dropped… unless the Law schools start preparing their law graduates for the industry, they may end up in the unemployment queue.’

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2924/89656
Uncontrolled Keywords: Legal education, Teaching and learning, Remote communication technology
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 12:05
Last Modified: 10 May 2021 12:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89656

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