HELP University grooms employable lawyers producing 35 First Class Honours through the UK Law Degree Transfer


Top UK Law Degree Transfer in Malaysia at HELP University

HELP University’s Faculty of Law and Government has come a long way since its

1st Year Law students at HELP University
1st Year Law students at HELP University

inception in 1986. It is today an elitist law school that “nurtures and empowers law students to realise their fullest potential”, says the university’s Faculty of Law and Government dean Vasantha Moorthy.

The HELP law experience is “holistic in grooming employable lawyers for the real world of legal practice”, she 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 2012, the faculty produced seven first class honours achievers, and in 2013, another six from top UK universities, all of whom read law on a 2+1 UK Law Degree Transfer arrangement.”

HELP currently offers two pathways to a law degree, namely the UK Law Degree Transfer Programme and the HELP Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree which are undergraduate law programmes that have received full accreditation by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

The UK Law Degree Transfer Programme is affiliated with nine well-known and prestigious universities in the UK: the University Manchester, University of Sheffield, University of Leeds, Cardiff University, University of Liverpool, Aberystwyth University, University of Northumbria, University of West of England, Bristol, and University of Hertfordshire.

All partner universities are on the Malaysian Legal Profession Qualifying Board’s (MLPQB) recognised list of universities, says

Visiting Law Professor from Cardiff University at HELP University
Visiting Law Professor from Cardiff University at HELP University


In 2011, the law faculty was commended by the assessors of the Joint Academic Stage Board (JASB) for the best practices adopted at the faculty level in the administration and teaching of the UK law degree transfer programme. The board is a joint committee of the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the UK.

“The law experience at HELP is innovative and inspiring. The programmes are carefully designed in a highly supportive learning environment led by dedicated and experienced lecturers. The law team comprises practitioners and lecturers who were former practitioners who have turned to full-time academia. They bring with them a wealth of practical experience that is invaluable in the teaching of law,” Vasantha says.

Living to its mission of grooming employable lawyers, the faculty has forged strong links through collaborations with top law firms in the country that have endorsed the achievements of law scholars at HELP with book prizes and internships.

The faculty, in partnership with Messrs Skrine, organises the HELP-Skrine Annual Moot Competition where the winning team and best mooter are awarded internships by Messrs Skrine.

HELP University Law Alumni sharing their experience
HELP University Law Alumni sharing their experience

The faculty also conducts professional development courses and guest lectures which are facilitated by eminent legal practitioners, professors, retired and foreign judges on topical areas of law, Vasantha says.

Students also have the opportunity to attend workshops in resume writing and

accounting for lawyers, and attend seminars in business, economics, communications and psychology to enhance their soft skills—an invaluable asset in their future careers.

“The workshops, seminars and guest lectures are eye-openers to our students as they are exposed to the real world of legal practice from an early stage of their academic studies,” Vasantha says.

The pedagogy of teaching and reading law at HELP has transformed immensely

Winners of the HELP Skrine Moot Competition 2011 Ooi Zen Jie (left) and Shim De Zhen.
Winners of the HELP Skrine Moot Competition 2011 Ooi Zen Jie (left) and Shim De Zhen.

over the years to produce thinking law students. It emphasises on independent research, case studies, discussion and critical appreciation of legal concepts and theories, peer teaching, problem-based learning and debates, Vasantha says.

HELP is also 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 to ignite legal thinking and research among faculty academics, students and members of the legal fraternity.

Students are also provided English classes for the IELTS examinations to hone their skills in the language.

The faculty also offers the Certificate in Legal Practice. The attractive feature of it is that student learning takes place in small cohorts to ensure a personal and supportive learning exprience led by a team of eminent legal practitioners, Vasantha says.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities inMalaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents Northampton University, UK, MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

"Using statistics and research, EduSpiral helped to convince my parents to allow me to study psychology at HELP." Dominic Chong
“Using statistics and research, EduSpiral helped to convince my parents to allow me to study psychology at HELP.”
Dominic Chong

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

Write your comment or question & our experts will reply you soon

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Please Fill up the Form For Education Advise on Choosing the Right Course & Private University

Want to learn more about which is the right course or the best private university for you? Get answers to your most important questions with expert advise from our knowledgeable and experienced counsellor.

If you are the Parent, please provide your Child’s Details

If you are the parent or sibling or relative, please give the name of the student, not yours.
If you are the parent or sibling or relative, please give the IC number of the student, not yours.
If you are the parent or sibling or relative, please give the email of the student, not yours.
Phone number of the Person Enquiring
Date of completion of your Academic Qualification eg SPM, IGCSE, UEC, A-Levels, etc
List down the courses that you are interested in
List down the universities that you are considering

By filling up the form you accept our Privacy Policy & allow us to share with our partner universities related to your interests. EduSpiral Consultant Services abides by the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) & do NOT sell your Personal Data.

EduSpiral Consultant Services  has more than 20 years experience in the private education industry and is an officially appointed representative for over 20 private colleges & universities in Malaysia.