Penn State International Law Review

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The purpose of this paper is to share the experience of teaching constitutional law at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and to highlight how the manner of, or approach to, teaching this subject is shaped, to a certain extent, by the peculiarity of Malaysian society, in general, and of the Malaysian students, in particular. Teaching constitutional law in this university takes place at two levels: namely the undergraduate and the postgraduate. At the undergraduate level, students are required to spend four years that will finally lead them to the conferment of the LL.B. degree. At the postgraduate level, students who have graduated from their LL.B. degree may further their studies for a maximum period of two years or a minimum period of one year before they can be awarded the LL.M. degree. Constitutional law is one of those classes offered by the Law Faculty at the LL.M. level; and students may opt to take up this subject, which will be conducted for the duration of one semester only. As with other universities, the approach to teaching constitutional law at this level significantly differs from the one employed at the LL.B. level, and this will be shortly discussed in the other section of this paper.