The author analyses the Malaysian legal education system in light of the prevailing abuse of the legal system to consolidate power and marginalise the dissenters and the impoverished. The author argues that the legal system has a dynamic role to play in political, economic or social change. The author concludes that Law Schools in Malaysia, have not at an institutional level, taken a policy stand on socialising legal education. However, it is possible in the Malaysian context for law schools to reform legal education and work together with NGOs as has been demonstrated in the case of the University of Malaya, without there being a backlash of repression by the relevant authorities. (Editor’s abstract.)



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