Empowering law students
HELP University’s Faculty of Law & Government is an elitist law school that nurtures and empowers law students to realise their fullest potential.
Dean of the Faculty of Law and Government Vasantha Moorthy says, “Law students at HELP undergo an excellent legal education and this is evident by the 35 First Class Honours graduates HELP has produced to date.
“In 2013 alone, the faculty produced six First Class Honours Achievers from top British universities, all of whom read law on a 2+1 UK Law Degree Transfer arrangement.”
HELP offers two pathways to a law degree, the UK Law Degree Transfer Programme and the HELP Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree, both of which have received full accreditation by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
The UK Degree Transfer Programme is affiliated with nine well-known and prestigious universities in the UK: the University of Manchester, University of Sheffield, University of Leeds, Cardiff University, University of Liverpool, Aberystwyth University, University of Northumbria, University of the West of England, Bristol and the University of Hertfordshire.
All HELP partner universities are on the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board’s (MLPQB) recognised list of universities.
The HELP LLB Hons is a threeyear homegrown law degree offered to those intending to pursue a career in the corporate sector.
The faculty also offers the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP).
In 2011, the faculty was commended by the assessors of the Joint Academic Stage Board (JASB) – a joint committee of the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority for best practices in the administration and teaching of the UK law degree transfer programme.
The law team comprises lecturers who were former practitioners. These lecturers bring with them a wealth of practical experience that is invaluable in the teaching of law.
The faculty is the only private university in Malaysia which publishes two law journals, the HELP Law Review and the HELP Student Law Journal.
The journals act as an incubator of knowledge and ideas to ignite legal thinking and research amongst the faculty academics, students and members of the legal fraternity.
In living its mission of “Grooming Employable Lawyers” the faculty has forged strong links with the legal profession through collaborations with the top law firms in the country, which have endorsed the achievements of law scholars at HELP with Book Prizes and internships.
The faculty also pioneered the teaching of legal skills and legal practice subjects in its undergraduate courses with the primary aim of meeting the industry’s demand for competent and employable law graduates who have acquired legal research, drafting, counselling, negotiation, opinion writing and advocacy skills.
The Department of Law conducts professional development courses and guest lectures, facilitated by eminent legal practitioners, profes- sors, retired and foreign judges on topical areas of the law.
Students also have the opportunity to attend workshops in résumé writing and accounting for lawyers as well as seminars in business, economics, communications and psychology to enhance their soft skills.
The teaching and learning pedagogies emphasise independent research, case studies, discussion and critical appreciation of legal concepts and theories, peer teaching, problem-based learning and debates.
Students are also provided with free English classes for the IELTS examinations to enhance mastery of the English language.
The faculty also offers the Certificate in Legal Practice.
An outstanding feature of the HELP CLP experience is that student learning takes place in small cohorts to ensure a personal and supportive learning experience led by a team of eminent legal practitioners.
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HELP marked a milestone in its history recently by organising a dining session modelled on the ones hosted by the Inns of Court in London.