The Bar Council's endorsement of the College's "practical" LLM raises the probability the Bar Council intends with its foreign partner to enter the education sector by cornering the CLP tutorial market. It is uniquely placed to have the CLP upgraded to a Masters level course, and by doing so make the CLP course eligible for PTPTN funding.
PTPTN funding is dependent on Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) accreditation and it is likely that the College and Bar Council will rely on the fact that the College is in Australia a self-accrediting body.
While self-accreditation was once limited to the main public universities in Australia the Australian Government has since allowed for that right to be granted to a large number of private colleges.Consequently the right to self-accreditation can no longer be regarded as any assurance of quality.
The Bar Council Malaysia has remained silent despite the many queries sent it by this writer. Meanwhile The College Of Law has sought the protection of the Australian legal establishment who have agreed with its CEO Neville Carter and Academic Director Lewis Patrick that queries from this writer about its course content,delivery and financing are a form of harassment, threat and intimidation and thus need not be addressed. That shield has allowed the College and its managers to avoid addressing information provided by Malaysian authorities which contradict the College's claims about its past work in Malaysia.The College claims, among other things, that it was responsible for identifying and curing gaps in Malaysian legal practice in the mid 80s.