Malaysia’s Next Advocate 2019

Malaysia's Next Advocate 2019


Malaysia’s Next Advocate UK Edition is an individual oral advocacy competition that will be open to all Malaysian law students every year. This competition is a collaboration between KPUM, Law Asia 365 and Thomas Philip. This year, the winner of the competition stands a chance to win a cash prize of £500 and a 1 month internship with Thomas Philip!

Rules & Regulations

  1. Registration closes at 11.59pm (GMT+1) on 24/02/2019.
  2. Deadline for submission of preliminary stage recording: 11.59pm (GMT+1) on 13/03/2019 .
  3. Eligibility: Must be a Malaysian law student registered with a tertiary education institution.
  4. All registered participants will receive the Participant’s Case File in their email containing all necessary information.
  5. Operation: The Participant’s Case File will be sent out, on a first come first serve basis, every Tuesday and Thursday, starting 29/01/2019.
  6. In the Preliminary Round, each participant is to submit a five (5) minute video recording  to as case submission. 
  7. Four (4) successful participants will move on to the Semi-Finals which will be held on 30/03/2019 at London

The information above is just a summary of the rules & regulations, for the full information click here


  1. Simple – Bundles will be prepared and sent to you upon registration 
  2. No Need To Show Up In Person – For the preliminary round, participants need only  submit a video of themselves advocating and judging will be based on that video only
  3. Cost-Free – As there is no need to print the bundles and appear in person before the court, the preliminary round is absolutely cost free!
  4. Early Registration Benefits – All information will be sent upon participants’ registration so that earlier one registers, the more time there is to prepare! 
  5. Guidance – Tips and tricks will be provided on the 17th of February 2019 at the 10am (UK) / 6pm (MY) in the upcoming Legal Academy session to deal with any further doubts and queries 
  6.  The Grand Prize! – Stand a chance to win £500 and a one-month internship in Messrs Thomas Philip

Event Timeline

25th January 2019

begin registration

24th February 2019

end of registering and the judging begins

18th March 2019

preliminaries results

30th March 2019

semi finals at the Pre-Law Career Convention 2019

30th March 2019

finals at the Pre-Law Career Convention 2019

30th March 2019

announcement of winner!

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Important Dates

Registration Open: 25th January 2019
Registration Deadline: 24th February 2019 11:59pm (GMT+1) 
Video Submission Deadline: 13th March 2019 11.59pm (GMT+1)
Preliminary Results: 18th March 2019 
Semi Finals and Finals at Pre-LCC 2019: 30th March 2019 

Winner will be announced on the 30th March 2019