The champions of the CISS Law Olympiad 2016, Kuen Cheng High School with Ms Vilmah Balakrishnan, Senior Lecturer and Chairperson of the CISS Law Olympiad 2016 (far left).
HELP University’s Department of Law recently hosted the CISS Law Olympiad 2016 at Wisma HELP on August 20, 2016. Over 130 students from Chinese Independent Secondary Schools (CISS) across Kuala Lumpur competed in the competition.
The all-girls Team B from Kuen Cheng High School emerged as the champion of the event, followed by the first runner-up Team C from Chong Hwa Independent High School and second runner-up, fellow Team C from Kuen Cheng High School. The winning team was presented with RM1500 worth in cash prizes, a challenge trophy as well as medals for each member. The second and third winners received RM750 and RM500 cash prizes along with individual medals respectively.
Fashioned after the Olympic Games, HELP University’s Law Olympiad has been held annually since 2000 and it continues to encourage analytical and critical thinking skills among students as well as develop an interest in the study of law or its related disciplines. It seeks to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship among the participants when they strategise and work together as a team to overcome the challenges of the game.
Participants of the Law Olympiad putting their heads together to solve the four challenges.
Winning teams from Kuen Cheng High School and Chong Hwa Independent High School along with HELP University’s Department of Law.
There were four challenges in the Law Olympiad: Visitors from Outer Space, Trivia Quiz, What’s Your Verdict and Whodunnit? Students were not required to have knowledge of the law and were judged based on their logic, common sense and reasoning abilities.
HELP University’s Department of Law is the first private university in Malaysia to introduce the UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law), which has been recognised by prestigious and reputable universities in the UK such as Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, Northumbria University, University of Hertfordshire and University of the West of England, Bristol. The Department also offers its own MQA-accredited Bachelor of Laws Honours degree and Certificate in Legal Practice.
For more information on law programmes offered at HELP University, please call 03-2716 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Students presenting to Ms Vilmah Balakrishnan, Senior Lecturer and Chairperson of the CISS Law Olympiad 2016, their reasons for retaining certain rights in the Visitors from Outer Space challenge.