Dean's Message

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

Allow us to introduce you to the philosophy of 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 full accreditation from the
Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Our students have delivered sterling performances in their examinations. We have to date produced more than 50 First Class Honours Achievers in the UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law). We were also commended in 2011 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 Law Degree Transfer Programme.

2009 also saw the Department expand by introducing its own Bachelor of Laws Honours degree and in 2012, the Certificate in Legal Practice. The Bachelor of Laws Honours degree has received full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and pending recognition from the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board (MLPQB). The Faculty assures you of quality teaching as we have teaching faculty who are experienced, dedicated and qualified, some of whom were former practitioners who have turned to full time academic life. We believe that great careers are built on firm foundations. Our approach is holistic. We strive to listen, to learn, and to help students define their dreams and achieve their aspirations.

Vasantha Punniamoorthy Dean,
Faculty of Law & Government

Our Mission Statement
Alternative Careers for Law Graduates

The law impacts most areas of our lives and law degrees open a wide array of doors. Law graduates can fit into almost any industry. The skills developed during the study of the law programmes make them versatile. Many organisations welcome law graduates with open arms. What can you do with a law degree that doesn’t include working in the hottest law firms in the country? Surprisingly, quite a bit:

  • Academia and Education
  • Banking and Finance
  • Policy Analyst
  • Legal Advisors
  • Human Resource
  • Development Agencies or NGOs
  • Company Secretary
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Insurance
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Oil & Gas Companies
  • Journalism, Broadcasting and Media
  • Knowledge Manager in a Legal Firm
Masters Programmes

Upon completion of the HELP LLB, students who wish to pursue their Masters degrees can do so in our very own ELM Graduate School. ELM (entrepreneurship, leadership, management) offers many programmes but below are some of the many programmes that the law students can pursue:

Business and Management

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Executive Management
  • Master of Project Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Corporate Governance

HR & Counseling

  • Masters in Counseling
  • Masters of Applied Psychology in Coaching
  • Master of Managerial Psychology
  • MSc in Economic Crime Management
  • Masters Programmes
Law Activities

Research & Publications

w_op3w_op3 The HELP Law Review is a refereed law publication of the Department of Law. It serves as an incubator of knowledge and ideas, and promotes legal writing and legal thinking amongst academics and members of the legal fraternity.

The HELP Student Law Journal is a student-led publication of the Faculty of Law & Government. The Editorial Board and contributors to the law journal comprise of undergraduates who carry out the editing and writing of articles. Contributors are guided by the academic staff of the faculty, acting as ‘supervisors’ to ensure that it is an enriching and knowledgeable endeavour for all involved. Research in both these journals covers a range of areas that are both traditional and cutting-edge. These are relevant to the students at undergraduate level in facilitating research for their assignments and year three dissertations.

Professional Development Courses & Guest Lectures

The Faculty conducts Professional Development Courses and Guest Lectures which are facilitated by eminent legal practitioners, professors, retired and foreign judges on topical areas of the law. By attending these courses, students are exposed to the various areas of legal practice.

Law Dinings

Formal Dinings are a regular fixture of the Law Faculty’s programmes. They are modelled on the practice of the London Inns of Court. It is an occasion for them to appreciate the dignity and solemnity of a fine tradition, meet prominent members of the legal profession and senior members of the Malaysian bench, and savour the camaraderie of a fraternity which they will soon be joining.

English Classes for IELTS

The Faculty also provides English classes which prepare students to sit for the IELTS examination which is an entry requirement for some of our UK partner universities. Our students have achieved perfect scores of 9.0 in the IELTS examinations.

Academic Team
  • “I can say with absolute certainty that today, many of the graduates from HELP University play vital roles in society and in the Malaysian Bar. Many of them serve on Bar Committees, are employed by some of Malaysia’s largest and most prominent firms and some have opened their own practices.”

    Ravinder Singh Dhalliwal
    Alumni Ambassador, Faculty of Law and Government
  • “A great teacher inspires the student. At HELP, I was surrounded by great teachers that taught me things beyond textbooks. It is also their dedication to teaching that I found to be one of the most priceless traits at HELP.”

    On Xiu Tao
    UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law) LLB (Hons) First Class, Cardiff University Best Achiever Award & Best Enterprise Award awarded by the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
  • HELP is a wonderful episode in my life. Fresh from school after SPM, I decided to take up A-Levels and I’m glad that I chose the right institution. Basically, HELP offers a conducive learning environment, including a full team of dedicated and intelligent lecturers. In addition, the Department of Student Affairs did well to cultivate the talent and potential of students through clubs, societies and sporting events to enable the students to improve their interpersonal skills and maintain a well-balanced lifestyle. Hype Excellent Learning Phase!”

    Farhan Ashraq Bin Abdul Malek
    UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law) LLB (Hons), Cardiff University Legal Officer, Finance & Corporate Secretariat, Legal & Corporate Affairs Division, Petronas
  • Helpful and insightful educators at HELP were always available for consultations made revising easy and they also encouraged my passion in law. Studying at HELP is an experience I would always cherish.”

    Kong Lee Ann
    Completed Year 1 of UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law) at HELP LLB (Hons), University of West of England Lord Templeman Scholarship, HELP University-University of West of England (2014) HELP University Scholarship Award (2013)
  • My HELP experience was enriching and memorable. The dedication and commitment by my lecturers in nurturing and guiding me helped me tremendously in completing my Law degree well. HELP also taught me never to settle for mediocrity.”

    Gayle Brooke Gabriel
    Attorney General’s Chambers, Putrajaya Completed Year 1 and Year 2 of UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law) at HELP LLB (Hons) University of Leeds
  • Throughout my time at the Law Faculty at HELP, I have gained invaluable knowledge and skills which later proved to be crucial during my final year studies in the United Kingdom. I was surrounded by great teachers with dedication and passion for the law that has guided and supported me in numerous ways which I cannot thank enough. I have no regrets for choosing HELP University for my legal education and is proud to say that I am an alumni of the University.”

    Vanessa Pan Shao Qi
    UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law) LLB First Class Hons, University of Liverpool HELP University-University of Liverpool Scholarship (2015) Book Prize by Chooi & Co. (2014) HELP University Merit Scholarship (2013 & 2014)
  • “I never grasped the significance of my choice until I enrolled in HELP University, where I was constantly reminded that there is no hard and fast rule to success. It gives me great pleasure to say that choosing HELP University to pursue my studies in Law was an easy decision which earned me a lifetime of experience and every bit worth remembering.”

    Tang Shu Ni
    Attorney General’s Chambers, Putrajaya Completed Year 1 and Year 2 of UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law) at HELP LLB (Hons) University of Leeds
  • As the crème de la crème law school of Malaysia, it was undoubtedly my first choice for reading law. HELP Law Department offers an energetic and creative learning environment with a diverse and dedicated faculty whose expertise span throughout a wide array of legal subjects. HELP houses an unparalleled curriculum which is constantly innovated to keep pace with rapidly evolving legal developments, domestic and internationally.

    Shivreena Sidhu
    UK Degree Transfer Programme (Law) LLB (Hons) University of Aberystwyth Barrister-at-law, Middle Temple (2010) Federal Counsel, International Affairs Division, Attorney General’s Chambers, Malaysia