Producing versatile and employable graduates
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.
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.
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.