The Syariah Courses of Islamic Law of Securities and Islamic Family Law: Revamping the Teaching and Learning Techniques in Ensuring Marketability of UKM’s Law Graduates

Ahmad Azam Mohd Shariff, Nazura Abdul Manap, Asma Hakimah Ab Halim, Fatimah Yusro Hashim, Ramalinggam Rajamanickam, Mohamad Rizal Abd Rahman, Mazliza Mohamad, Mohd Azhan Yahya


The LLB programme at the Faculty of Law, UKM offers a unique blend of the civil and syariah curriculums. Throughout the existence of the faculty, the intention of producing law graduates who are well-balanced in their civil and syariah practical knowledge has always been evident. It is thus pertinent for the Law Faculty of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or UKM to revamp and revitalise the syariah courses of Islamic Law of Securities and Islamic Family Law. Such efforts of regeneration of curriculums of these courses are indeed in sync with the faculty’s aim of striking a balance between theories and practices in its educational approach. Such a move, if made, can be regarded as being in line with the current development within the syariah legal fraternity. Hence, the curriculum revamps were actually carried out on the said two syariah courses. The curriculum revamp on the course of Islamic Law of Securities had seen the integration of the ‘Contractual Document-Drafting Technique’ as one of its teaching tools. Meanwhile, the curriculum of the course of Islamic Family Law was reformed so as to include the ‘Legal Opinion Writing Method’ as one of its teaching tools. This writing examines challenges faced by the teaching teams of these two syariah courses. This paper critically examines challenges faced by the teaching staff of the courses of Islamic Law of Securities and Islamic Family Law. The research is conducted on a qualitative design. All arguments and findings are based on methodologies of critical and content analysis, field interviews and observation for data verifications. In the process, suggestions on means of overcoming these challenges are also discussed.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3p224

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