Message from the Dean

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Law & Government, HELP University.

Choosing the right discipline that comes with the appropriate college facilities and ambience for one’s child is any parent’s ultimate priority. Thus, the question arises, why consider the Faculty of Law & Government at HELP University.

The Department of Law takes great pride in its role as one of the leading providers of private legal education in Malaysia. The development of the Department has been guided by a firm commitment to academic and student welfare. Founded in 1986, it is one of the country’s first private law schools and has been the trend setter in private legal education in Malaysia. 2009 also saw the Department expanding by introducing its own Bachelor of Laws degree and in 2012, the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP). All our programmes are fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

Allow me to introduce you to the philosophy practised by the Faculty. HELP University has been enjoying the privilege of being the first private university to introduce the UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law), which has been recognised by prestigious and reputable universities in the UK. To date, we have as our partners Cardiff University, University of the West of England, Bristol, Aberystwyth University, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Sheffield, Northumbria University, University of Hertfordshire and the University of Leeds. The programme has also received its full accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Our students are groomed to excel and become leaders. Our students have delivered sterling performances in their examinations and we have to date produced 45 First Class Achievers on the UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law). In 2014 alone we had 10 first class achievers from prestigious universities in the UK including the University of Leeds, University of the West of England, Bristol Cardiff University and University of Hertfordshire. All our 10 First Class achievers in 2014 embarked on 2+1 transfer option. We have been commended by the assessors of the Joint Academic Stage Board (JASB) which is a joint committee of the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority for the best practices adopted at the Faculty level in the administration and teaching of the UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law).

The mission of the Department of Law is to groom employable lawyers. To this end various initiatives have been taken. Among them include introducing skills based papers such as Legal Skills and Legal Practice which encompasses soft skills such as Legal Research, Client Interviewing and Counselling, Advocacy, Drafting, Negotiation, Case Management and Preparation, Managing a Law Firm, Criminal and Civil Litigation.

The Faculty assures you of quality teaching as we have on board our teaching faculty, experienced, dedicated and qualified lecturers, some of whom were former practitioners who have turned to full time academia.

The Law Department has also been actively involved in organising various seminars, conferences and public lectures, which have attracted high profile participation by leading academics, law practitioners and the Malaysian judiciary. The close rapport enjoyed by all members is another hallmark of the Department. This rapport encourages a congenial and responsive environment, within which an intellectually exacting and well-rounded legal education can be achieved.

We believe that great careers are built on firm foundations. Our approach is holistic. We strive to listen, to learn, and to help every student define their dreams and achieve their aspirations. We wish you the very best in your quest for the best university for your child and if you believe we have what it takes, then do join us in this exciting journey of self-discovery and self-

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

{Victor Hugo, French romantic poet, novelist & dramatist 1802-1885}

Best wishes,
P. Vasantha
Dean, Faculty of Law and Government