About Us

  • Vision & Mission

    The Vision of the Faculty of Law is

    • To be a top law faculty in Asia

    The Mission of the Faculty of Law is

    • To advance legal education and public policy through inspired teaching, influential research and public service

  • Organisation Chart

    Carta Organisasi 2017

  • History of the Faculty

    The Faculty of Law had its genesis in the Law Unit of the Faculty of Management in 1997 when the university was first established as the Universiti Telekom at the Bukit Beruang campus. The primary function of the Law Unit was to service the business degrees and engineering degrees with the necessary law subjects such as Business Law, Company Law and Law for Engineers.

     

    When the university was renamed as the Multimedia University and a second campus was established in Cyberjaya as part of the Multimedia Super Corridor project in 1999, the Faculty of Management moved to the Cyberjaya campus and a new faculty called the Faculty of Business and Law was established with the view that a law degree will be offered from there in the future. During this period of expansion, some of the law staff members moved to the Cyberjaya campus, while others stayed behind to continue performing the function of servicing law subjects in the Melaka campus.

     

    The Law Unit at the Faculty of Business and Law finally welcomed its first batch of its undergraduate Bachelor of Law students in the May intake of 2004. In 2005, the then Center for Foundation Studies and Extension Education (FOSEE) had its first intake of Foundation in Law students which form the feeder cohort to the Bachelor of Law programme. In 2008, the first batch of law students graduated. And by March 2010, the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) has conferred its recognition of the Multimedia University’s Bachelor of Law degree as qualifying for admission to the Malaysian Bar, with full exemption in 2012. Not long thereafter, recognition was also granted for admission to the Sabah Bar and Sarawak Bar.

     

    On 1 January 2013, the Law Unit passed another milestone, when the Faculty of Business and Law was separated into two faculties: the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Law. A few months prior to that, FOSEE began an exercise in downsizing by transferring all the foundation programmes to the respective faculties. Therefore, the Faculty of Law now administers both the Bachelor of Law and the Foundation in Law programme.

    When the Bachelor of Law programme started in 2004, the law teaching staff members were relocated to the contingency building next to the university staff’s quarters. A law library was also set up, and the area was unofficially known as the ‘Law School’. Later when the number of teaching staff increased beyond the capacity of the contingency building, everyone was moved to the Block B building housing the Center for Diploma Programmes. Finally, in anticipation of the setting up of a separate Faculty of Law, all law academic staff were relocated again to the Academic Building, sharing with Learning Institute for Empowerment (LiFE), the newly-named FOSEE. At the same time, the Law Library was relocated from the contingency building to the ground floor of the Academic Building. The Moot Court which was set up in 2008 remains at the ground floor of the Faculty of Business building, but extensive renovation is being done to upgrade it to an e-Moot Court in 2016.

    Heads of the Law Unit

    • Dr. Leo Desmond Pointon (May 2004 – July 2004)
    • Mdm. Flora Teichner (August 2004 – February 2011)
    • Ms. Mageswary a/p Siva Subramaniam (March 2011 – February 2012)
    • Dr. Dennis Khong Wye Keen (March 2012 – December 2012)

    Deans of the Faculty of Law

    • Associate Professor Dr. Dennis Khong Wye Keen (January 2013 – February 2014)
    • Dr. Manique Apsara Ephranella Cooray (March 2014 – February 2016)
    • Dr. Guru Dhillon (March 2016 – Present)
  • Contact Us

     

    For any inquiry or correspondence, please contact;

     

    Mdm. S Umayal Naidu

    The Manager,
    Faculty of Law,
    Multimedia University,
    Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama,
    75450 Melaka,
    Malaysia.

     

    Tel: +60 6 2523058 (Mdm. Umayal)
    Fax: +60 6 2523082
    Email: umayal@mmu.edu.my

    Mdm. Seri Rohaniah Ab Rahman

    Assistant Manager,
    Faculty of Law,
    Multimedia University,
    Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama,
    75450 Melaka,
    Malaysia.

     

    Tel: +60 6 2523979 (Mdm. Seri)
    Fax: +60 6 2523082
    Email: seri@mmu.edu.my

    Mr. Mohd Fadzil Bin Ahmad

    Assistant Manager,
    Faculty of Law,
    Multimedia University,
    Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama,
    75450 Melaka,
    Malaysia.

     

    Tel: +60 6 2523957 (Mr. Fadzil)
    Fax: +60 6 2523082
    Email: fadzil.ahmad@mmu.edu.my

  • Getting Here

    From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA & KLIA2)

    By Taxi:

    1. Take Airport Taxi to Multimedia University Melaka Campus.

    By Bus:

    Steps:

    1. Take express bus to Melaka Sentral.
    2. Upon Arrival at Melaka Sentral take taxi to Multimedia University Melaka Campus.

    From Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), Kuala Lumpur

    By Bus:

    Steps:

    1. Take express bus to Melaka Sentral.
    2. Upon Arrival at Melaka Sentral take taxi to Multimedia University Melaka Campus.

    North-South Highway

    By Car:

    Steps:

    1. Exit at Ayer Keroh.
    2. Follow the map below to Multimedia University Melaka Campus.

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    Multimedia University Melaka Campus (from Ayer Keroh Toll Plaza)
    GPS coordinate: N2.2488930, E102.2785170.

    The Faculty of Law in Google Map
    (*) There is no convenient link to Melaka by rail.

  • Vacancies in the Faculty

    The Faculty of Law is actively recruiting qualified and suitable academic staff members to its ranks. Interested parties may send an application to the Dean FOL by email (guru.dhillon@mmu.edu.my) using this job application form together with all their academic transcripts. The positions available and their minimum required qualifications are as follows. Practical industrial experience is an advantage. Currently our utmost priority is teaching CLP subjects as such we are looking for candidates who have Masters and 3 years’ experience working as a Legal Practitioner. Successful candidates may opt to pursue a fully subsidized MMU Master/PHD programme.

    Professors and Associate Professors

    • A Doctor of Philosophy degree
    • A 1st class or good 2nd class Bachelor of Laws degree
    • Excellent publication record
    • With good research, teaching and postgraduate supervision experience

    Senior Lecturers

    • A Doctor of Philosophy degree
    • A 1st class or good 2nd class Bachelor of Laws degree
    • Excellent publication record
    • With good research, teaching and postgraduate supervision experience

    Lecturers

    • Minimum Master’s degree in Law, PhD is desirable.
    • CGPA 3.0 and above in Bachelor of Laws degree.
    • Some publication, research and/or teaching experience is desirable.

    Assistant Lecturers

    • CGPA 3.00 and above in Bachelor of Laws degree.
    • Final Year Bachelor of Laws degree students and those just about to finish chambering are strongly encouraged to apply. Final year MMU degree students may apply with current transcripts.

    Competitive salary equal to entry level at law firm. Pursue your Masters degree in MMU for free.

Staff

  • Management Team

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    Dean

    Dr. Guru Dhillon
    Email: guru.dhillon@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3991
    Room no: Faculty Dean’s Office

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    Deputy Dean, Academic

    Mdm. Rebecca Mathan
    E-mail: rebecca.mathan@mmu.edu.my
    Tel No: 06-252 4386
    Room No: MUM R 2011

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    Deputy Dean, Research

    Ms. Putri Syaidatul Akma Binti Mohd Adzmi
    Email: syaidatul.adzmi@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3651
    Room no: MUM R 2017

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    Deputy Dean, Student Affairs

    Mr. Gary Ng Kit Min
    Email: kmng@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3771
    Room no: MUM R 2015

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    Programme Coordinator, Postgraduate Programme

    Dr. Flora Teichner
    Email: flora@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3050
    Room no: MUM R 2012

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    Assistant Programme Coordinator, Postgraduate Programme

    Mr. C J Jacobs (CJ Gletus Matthews C N Jacobs)
    Email: cj.jacobs@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3754
    Room no: MUM R 4020

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    Programme Coordinator, Undergraduate Programme

    Mr. Mohd Azizie Bin Abdul Aziz)
    E-mail: azizie.aziz@mmu.edu.my
    Tel No: 06-252 3524
    Room No: MUM R 2022

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    Asst. Programme Coordinator, Undergraduate Programme

    Ms. Nadia Binti Abu Hasan
    Email: nadia.abuhasan@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3784
    Room no: MUM R 4013

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    Programme Coordinator, Foundation in Law

    Mr. Amir Nur Ikhwan Bin Amernudin
    E-mail: amir.amernudin@mmu.edu.my
    Tel No: 06 – 252 3246
    Room No: MUM R 4011

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    Assistant Programme Coordinator, Foundation in Law

    Mr. Hasbollah bin Mat Saad
    Email: hasbollah.saad@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3524
    Room no: MUM R 2002

  • Academic Staff

    Click HERE for Faculty of Law Academic Staff

  • Administrative Staff

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    Manager

    Ms. S Umayal A/P R Sivasamy Naidu
    Email: umayal@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3058
    Room no: FOL Administrative Office, 2nd Floor, Academic Building

    Assistant Manager

    Ms. Seri Rohaniah Binti Ab Rahman
    Email: seri@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3979
    Room no: FOL Administrative Office, 2nd Floor, Academic Building

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    Assistant Manager

    Mr. Mohd Fadzil Bin Ahmad
    Email: fadzil.ahmad@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3957
    Room no: FOL Administrative Office, 2nd Floor, Academic Buildin

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    Administrative Officer

    Ms. Haslin Binti Husin
    Email: haslin@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3570
    Room no: FOL Administrative Office, 2nd Floor, Academic Building

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    Senior Clerk

    Ms. Rushayati Binti Zainal Abidin
    Email: rushayati.zainal.abidin@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3995
    Room no: FOL Administrative Office, 2nd Floor, Academic Buildin

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    Clerk

    Ms. Salina Binti Hassan
    Email: salina.hassan@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3994
    Room no: FOL Administrative Office, 2nd Floor, Academic Building

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    Senior Technician

    Mr. Jauhari Bin Baharau
    Email: jauhari.baharau@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3405
    Room no: FOL Administrative Office, 2nd Floor, Academic Building

  • Law Library Staff

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    Assistant Manager (Law Librarian)

    Ms. Najwah binti Abdul Halim
    Email: najwah.halim@mmu.edu.my
    Tel no: 06-252 3710

  • Adjunct Professors

    Tun Dato’ Seri Zaki bin Tun Azmi

    Qualifications LL.B (Lincoln Inn, London)
    Position and Organisation Former Chief Justice of Malaysia
    Citizenship Malaysian

    Mr. Bernard Kok Yin Fook

    Qualifications LL.B (Hons) (UM)
    Position and Organisation Managing Partner,
    Lim Kean Siew & Co., Advocates & Solicitors,
    5th Floor, Wisma Penang Garden, Penang
    Citizenship Malaysian

     

    Dato’ Haji Zainul Rijal bin Abu Bakar

    Qualifications LL.B (Hons) (IIUM)
    Position and Organisation Partner,
    Messrs. Zainul Rijal Talha & Amir
    No. 15-5, Jalan USJ 9/5Q,
    Subang Business Centre,
    47620 UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Citizenship Malaysian

     

    Professor Dr. Cheong May Fong

    Qualifications LL.B (Hons) (Malaya), LL.M (NUS), PhD (Sydney), Diploma in Shariah Law & Practice (IIUM), Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
    Position and Organisation Visiting Professorial Fellow
    Faculty of Law
    University of New South Wales
    Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
    Citizenship Malaysian

    Dato’ Haji Sulaiman Bin Abdullah

    Qualifications LL.B (Hons) (Singapore), LL.M (Uni of London), Certificate in Shariah Law & Practice (IIUM)
    Position and Organisation Messrs Sulaiman
    No.9, Jalan 6/28, Off Jalan Chawan,
    Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Citizenship Malaysian

     

    Tuan Idrus Ismail

    Qualifications Sarjana Muda Ekonomi, UM
    Sarjana Muda Undang-Undang National University of Singapore
    Sarjana Eksekutif Perbankan Islam Asia e University
    Sarjana Perbankan Islam CIFP-NCEIF
    Position and Organisation Ketua Undang-Undang, Pematuhan dan Setiausaha Syarikat Kumpulan TM Berhad
    Citizenship Malaysian

     

  • External Examiners

    External Examiners

    The roles of the examiners are:

    • To advise on the planning and presentation of the relevant degree programme.
    • To evaluate the examination questions and marking scheme of the relevant degree programme to ensure that academic excellence is maintained.
    • To review, evaluate and advise on the relevant degree programme so that it is in line with the needs of the industrial and business world and the nation’s goals.
    • To prepare a report to the Senate which will be submitted to the relevant Faculty regarding the running, quality and steps to be taken to enhance the relevant degree programme.
    • To visit/meet MMU at least once during the term of the appointment.
    • To be prepared to offer opinions/views/advice through mail, telephone or any other methods when and if required by MMU.

     

    Mr. Anselm Charles Fernandis

    Qualifications LLB (Hons) (Uni of London), Barrister At Law (Middle Temple),
    LLM International Legal Studies (Uni of Nottingham)
    Position and Organisation Head, Forfeiture of Property Unit,
    Attorney General’s Chamber,
    Putrajaya
    Citizenship Malaysian

     

    Mr. Ng Kong Peng

    Qualifications LL.M (Monash University)
    Position and Organisation Partner at M/s K.P. Ng & Amardas, Melaka
    Citizenship Malaysian

    Asst. Prof. Dr. Shahrul Mizan Ismail

    Qualifications Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D in Law, National University of Malaysia (NUM), Malaysia
    Master of Laws Degree, LL.M (Human Rights) Law,The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Bachelor of Laws Degree, LL.B(Hons) International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM),Malaysia
    Position and Organisation Associate Professor
    Faculty of Law
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    Bangi, Selangor
    Citizenship Malaysian

    Associate Professor Dr. Shamrahayu Binti Ab. Aziz

    Qualifications
    Position and Organisation Associate Professor
    Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL),
    International Islamic University Malaysia,
    Jalan Gombak 53100, Gombak ,Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Citizenship Malaysian

    Dato’ Joshua Kevin @ Kevin Sathiaseelan

    Qualifications
    Position and Organisation Messrs. Kevin & Co,
    13A-2, Menara 1 Mont Kiara,
    50480 Mont Kiara,
    Kuala Lumpur.
    Citizenship Malaysian
  • Industrial Panel

    Ms Karen Cheah Yee Lynn

    Qualifications LL.B (Hons) (London External); CLP (Hons)
    Position and Organisation Secretary of the Malaysian Bar
    Partner
    Chooi & Co
    Level 5 , Menara BRDB
    285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya,
    Kuala Lumpur
    Citizenship Malaysian

    Ms Lee Bao-Keng

    Qualifications LL.B (Hons) (First Class) (Malaya)
    Position and Organisation General Counsel
    ExxonMobil Chemical Malaysia Sdn Bhd
    Law Department,
    29th Floor Menara Exxonmobil,
    Persiaran KLCC,
    50088 Kuala Lumpur
    Citizenship Malaysian

    Mr. Desmond Ho Chee Cheong

    Qualifications
    Position and Organisation Chairman of Malacca Bar
    Citizenship Malaysian

Intranet

Click HERE for staff matters and existing students

 

Prospective Students

Foundation
  • Foundation in Law
Degree
  • Bachelor of Law (Hons.) Law
Postgraduate

Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) Exemption Status: MMU Law Graduates are Exempted from Taking the CLP Examination

In December 2012, the Legal Profession Qualifying Board (LPQB) of Malaysia declared that graduates with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) awarded by Multimedia University from the 2009/2010* intake onwards are given a full and unconditional exemption from taking the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination.

Law graduates with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from Multimed ia University from 2009/2010 intake onwards are no longer required to attend the “Training Programme on Conveyancing Practice, Drafting Pleadings and Opinion Writing” conducted by the Bar Council Malaysia during their pupillage and obtain a “Certificate of Completion”.

Therefore MMU law graduates would fall within the definition of a ‘qualified person’ under the Legal Profession Act 1976 (Act 166), and may be admitted as advocates and solicitors in West Malaysia, upon completion of the prescribed period of pupillage. Similarly, MMU law graduates are also qualified to be admitted to the Bar in Sabah (State Gazette G.N.S 7/2010) and Sarawak (Swk. L.N. 151).

*MMU law graduates from intakes before 2009/2010 are, exempted from having to take the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination, on the condition that they have to attend the “Training Programme on Conveyancing Practice, Drafting Pleadings and Opinion Writing” conducted by the Bar Council Malaysia during their pupillage and obtain a “Certificate of Completion”.

See the definition of a ‘qualifying person’ on the LPQB’s website.

 

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Research

  • Featured Publications
    1. Guru Dhillon, Understanding Labour Laws, 2015, Pearson.
    2. Kuek Chee Ying (2014) Shareholder Activism Through Exit and Voice Mechanisms in Malaysia: A Comparison With The Australian Experience, Bond Law Review, Vol. 26 Issue 2.
    3. Datuk Dr. Khaw Lake Tee & Dr. Manique Cooray, Early Intervention Vital, The Star (Malaysia) Tuesday, 5 July 2016
  • Featured Research Projects
    FRGS:
    DR. GURU DHILLON (PL)      

    Ms. Siti Marshita Mahyut Ms. Azwina Wati Abdul Manaf Dr. Mohamed Ishak Abdul Hamid

    The set-up and Implementation of Industrial Relations
    Appeal Court (IRAC) as the Full and Final Appeal Body for Industrial Court
    Disputes in Malaysia – An In Depth Study.
    8/3/2016 RM50,000
    Dr. Guru Dhillon The Proposal of a Fair and Just Review and Appellate Model for Industrial Law Disputes (Re-application) Feb-14 (Cycle 1 2014/2015) RM68.2 K
    Dr. Manique A.E. Cooray Online Privacy Learning Framework For Malaysian Teenagers Jul-14 (Cycle 2 2014/2015) 75,500
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khong Wye Keen (PL),  Dr. Manique A.E. Cooray A Model For Generating An Optimal Open Source Software Licensing Policy At Research And Development Organisations Through A Legal Expert System Jul-14 (Cycle 2 2014/2015) 81,000
  • Research Centres & Groups

    Centre for Legal Research

    The Centre for Legal Research brings together a vibrant group of legal researchers from a variety of backgrounds and research interests. Its main objective is to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and opportunities to promote excellence in legal research.

    CLR intends to achieve its objectives through collaborations between academics, legal practioners as well as scholars from other fields  by arranging academic talks/seminars by both local and foreign experts.

    Special Interest Group: Syariah Law

    Special Interest Group: Law & Technology

    Research on the intersection of technology and law has long been a tradition at Multimedia University.

    Currently the research interests of members in the SIG are organised into two broad categories: (i) law of technology, and (ii) technology of law. Topics covered in the former include cyberlaw, intellectual property law, privacy and data protection, whereas topics in the latter includes construction of legal expert systems and e-learning in law.Members of the SIG are active in research publication as well as securing research funding for projects.

  • Awards & Achievements
    Outstanding Research Award The Institute for Business & Finance Research Guru Dhillon
    Best Research Paper 4th International Conference on Law, Regulation and Policy, Singapore 2015 Manique Apsara Ephranella Cooray
    Best presenter award for paper: “Is there any accurate solutions: Late Payment, Under payment and non payment issues in the construction industry”. International Postgraduate Network 10-12-2015 Jalilah Binti Mohd Ali
    Best Presenter Award for paper: “Currency Trading In Modern Islamic Bank in Malaysia” International Postgraduate Network 10-12-2015 Jalilah Binti Mohd Ali

E-Mootcourt

The e-Mootcourt is the faculty’s in-house electronic courtroom featuring up to date recording and practice-assistive technology synergistically integrated into a traditional courtroom setting.

This modern space features four rooms: the Courtroom & Gallery, the Judges’ Chamber, the Practice Room and the Sound and Control Chamber. Its wooden paneling, imposing interior facades and warm hues recall the traditional chamber effect synonymous with legal practice, while modular furniture, straight lines and angles and an airy atmosphere give the space a contemporary look and feel to maintain a sense of balance and comfort.
The Courtroom is equipped with video and sound recording facilities to capture mocktrials, moots and other activities that can be edited, stored and reviewed with the Panapto software technology. Visualisers, LCD televisions and splitters allow for realtime presentations of evidence and documents that can be viewed by judges and members in the Gallery simultaneously while keeping proceedings paperless.
As part of a wider Virtual Legal Practice Training programme, this uniquely Faculty-of-Law-take on the Intelligent Teaching Lab concept is designed to provide students with a rich and simulated experience in modern legal practice.