Pro­duc­ing ver­sa­tile and em­ploy­able grad­u­ates

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SINCE its es­tab­lish­ment, the Fac­ulty of Law and Govern­ment at HELP Univer­sity has pro­duced nu­mer­ous top grad­u­ates who have gone on to build suc­cess­ful and lu­cra­tive ca­reers within the le­gal and other in­dus­tries.

Ravin­der Singh Dhal­li­wal, a UK De­gree Trans­fer Pro­gramme (Law) (UKDTP) alum­nus cur­rently runs his own prac­tice in Malaysia. Ravin­der ini­tially read law in one of the lo­cal city col­leges but then de­cided to en­rol into the UKDTP at HELP In­sti­tute (as it was then).

He later trans­ferred and com­pleted his stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Wales, Aberys­t­wyth (cur­rently known as Aberys­t­wyth Univer­sity). Upon re­turn­ing to Malaysia, he worked with two pres­ti­gious law firms and even­tu­ally started his own prac­tice in 2010.

Chen Yu Szen grad­u­ated in 2013 and served his pupil­lage in one of the top law firms in Malaysia.

He cur­rently serves as a se­nior as­so­ciate and le­gal prac­ti­tioner. Dur­ing his stud­ies, Chen first com­pleted his A-lev­els at HELP Academy, pur­sued his UKDTP at HELP Univer­sity and even­tu­ally trans­ferred to Univer­sity of the West of Eng­land, Bris­tol.

An­other suc­cess­ful law alum­nus is Sha­bana Naseer who chose the un­con­ven­tional path of work­ing for the Na­tional Con­sumer Com­plaints Cen­tre (NCCC). Sha­bana re­ceived a schol­ar­ship from HELP Univer­sity and grad­u­ated in 2014 with the HELP’s Bach­e­lor of Law (LLB).

In only three years, she rose to be­come a se­nior man­ager in the Le­gal and Pol­icy De­part­ment of NCCC.

High stan­dards

The suc­cess­ful ca­reers of these alumni are tes­ta­ment to the high stan­dards and ed­u­ca­tion qual­ity of the fac­ulty, which of­fers two well-es­tab­lished and rep­utable pro­grammes – the UK De­gree Trans­fer Pro­gramme (Law) (UKDTP) and Bach­e­lor of Laws Honours de­gree (LLB).

HELP Univer­sity has the priv­i­lege of be­ing the first pri­vate univer­sity to in­tro­duce the UKDTP, which has been recog­nised by pres­ti­gious and rep­utable uni­ver­si­ties in the UK.

The fac­ulty has nine part­ner uni­ver­si­ties in the UK, which in­clude 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 UKDTP also re­ceived full ac­cred­i­ta­tion and is recog­nised by the Malaysian Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Agency (MQA).

To date, the fac­ulty holds a ster­ling record of pro­duc­ing over 50 First Class Honours Achiev­ers for the UKDTP. Stu­dents who choose to pur­sue the UKDTP will fin­ish their first year at HELP Univer­sity and will then be given the op­tion to trans­fer to one of the part­ner UK uni­ver­si­ties for the sec­ond and/or fi­nal year.

Upon com­ple­tion of their Bach­e­lor of Laws (LLB) in the UK, stu­dents may choose to pur­sue the UK Bar Pro­fes­sional Train­ing Course (BPTC) or Cer­tifi­cate in Le­gal Prac­tice (CLP) in Malaysia.

Full ac­cred­i­ta­tion

In 2009, the fac­ulty in­tro­duced its own Bach­e­lor of Laws Honours de­gree, which has re­ceived full ac­cred­i­ta­tion from the MQA. Stu­dents who pur­sue HELP’s LLB can com­plete their de­gree lo­cally in three years be­fore em­bark­ing in their ca­reer and in­dus­try of choice.

To pro­duce all-rounded stu­dents well-versed in var­i­ous ar­eas of le­gal prac­tice and cur­rent is­sues, the fac­ulty also con­ducts Pro­fes­sional De­vel­op­ment Cour­ses and Guest Lec­tures fa­cil­i­tated by em­i­nent prac­ti­tion­ers, pro­fes­sors, re­tired and for­eign judges on top­i­cal ar­eas of the law.

Other reg­u­lar law ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude re­search and pub­li­ca­tions such as the HELP Law Re­view and HELP Stu­dent Law Jour­nal.

The fac­ulty’s teach­ing sys­tem and cur­ric­u­lar mod­ules fo­cus on groom­ing em­ploy­able lawyers. There­fore, HELP law grad­u­ates who progress into cham­ber­ing are al­ready well trained on the ba­sics, pro­fi­cient in the le­gal lan­guage used by prac­ti­tion­ers and are able to con­duct re­search well.

HELP’s law pro­grammes are of­fered in the Da­mansara Heights cam­pus.

■ For more in­for­ma­tion on the law pro­grammes at HELP Univer­sity, call 03-2716 2000 or log on to www.help.edu.my.

Sha­bana is cur­rently a se­nior man­ager in the Le­gal and Pol­icy De­part­ment of the Na­tional Con­sumer Com­plaints Cen­tre (NCCC).

Chen is a se­nior as­so­ciate and le­gal prac­ti­tioner.

Ravin­der, a UKDTP alumni, is cur­rently run­ning his own prac­tice in Malaysia.

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