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The Faculty of Law at the National University of Malaysia (FUU, UKM) is widely regarded as one of Malaysia’s premier law institutions. FUU, UKM is committed to fostering a prospering community and nurturing an environment that encourages critical analysis and reflection on our interdependent world’s fundamental legal issues.

This cohort, established on February 1, 1984, with 36 UKM Law Matriculation Programme students, enrolled for their first year in the Faculty of Law during the 1986–87 academic year. The Qualifying Board recognised the Faculty of Law under the Legal Profession Act 1976 in 1989. The first graduating class to receive the Bachelor of Law (Hons), also known as the LL.B. (Hons), accomplished so in 1990. Six (6) years after the Ministry of Education’s approval, the Master of Laws (Coursework and thesis only) and Doctor of Philosophy (Thesis only) programmes began in 1996. Since 1984, our curriculum has integrated perspectives from other jurisdictions and academic disciplines. This tradition has recently accelerated, providing a comparative, international, and multidisciplinary legal education. The Law School fosters a multicultural environment outside the classroom by inviting faculty and students from all continents.

The comprehensiveness of its subject matter distinguishes the curriculum at FUU and UKM. In addition to a rigorous core curriculum, students may select electives in Islamic legal studies, banking and finance, international public law, intellectual property law, and arbitration, among others. The objective is to provide a liberal education that enables our graduates to think critically and creatively as socially conscious, globally-minded lawyers.

Moreover, the academics at FUU UKM are engaged in an ongoing search for improved legal solutions to the issues facing all societies, but they are also constantly challenging established ideas and norms by posing new questions and issues to be addressed. Their work is published in the most prestigious journals and publications by the world’s leading university publishers.

FUU UKM is dedicated to becoming the best law school and constructing a new dimension consistent with the fundamental development of the nation. With the motto ‘Legal Mind with a Moral Heart,’ the faculty strives to equip students with a vast array of legal knowledge, essential skills, and a sense of responsibility, or a moral heart. It is an excellent place for legal study and research due to its exceptional infrastructure and facilities, cutting-edge legal work, and exceptional faculty and students.

History and Milestones
  • 1984: 1st February Recruitment of 36 Law Matriculation Course students
  • 1986: Recruitment of 36 students in Year 1 of UKM Faculty of Law
  • 1989: UKM Faculty of Law is recognized by the Qualifications Board under the Legal Profession Act 1976
  • 1990: The first graduating class to receive the Bachelor of Law (Hons), also known as the LL.B. (Hons).
  • 1996: Master of Laws (Coursework and thesis only) and Doctor of Philosophy (Thesis only) programmes began

The curriculum of the Faculty of Law integrates perspectives from other jurisdictions and academic fields. The Law School nurtures a multicultural environment outside of the classroom by inviting faculty and students from all continents. Due to the law faculty’s efficient and charismatic leadership, its reputation continues to prosper in this country with great success. Here is a list of deans who have contributed to the administration and development of this faculty.

List of Deans

Dato Dr. Shaharuddin bin Mohd Saaid



Tuan Sheikh Salim Tuan Sheikh Salleh



Dato Dr. Shaharuddin bin Mohd Saaid



Tuan Ibrahim



Dato Dr. Shaharuddin bin Mohd Saaid



Dr. Rohani
Abdul Karim



Prof. Mehrun



Prof. Madya
Shamsuddin Suhor



Prof. Kamal Halili



Prof. Dato’ Dr.
Aishah Bidin



Prof. Dr. Rohimi



Prof. Zinatul Ashiqin Zainol



Prof. Nazura Abdul Manap


2019- May 2022

Prof. Madya Dr. Jady
@ Zaidi Hashim


June 2022 - Kini

Target 17.1 Mobilize resources to improve domestic revenue collection.

Target 17.2 Implement all development assistance commitments.

Target 17.3 Mobilize financial resources for developing countries.

Target 17.4 Assist developing countries in attaining debt sustainability.

Target 17.5 Invest in least-developed countries.

Target 17.6 Knowledge sharing and cooperation for access to science, technology, and innovation.

Target 17.7 Promote sustainable technologies to developing countries.

Target 17.8 Strengthen science, technology, and innovation capacity for least-developed countries.

Target 17.9 Enhanced SDG capacity in developing countries.

Target 17.10 Promote a universal trading system under the WTO.

Target 17.11 Increase the exports of developing countries.

Target 17.12 Remove trade barriers for least-developed countries.

Target 17.13 Enhance global macroeconomic stability.

Target 17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

Target 17.15 Respect national leadership to implement policies for sustainable development.

Target 17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development.

Target 17.17 Encourage effective partnerships.

Target 17.18 Enhance availability of relable data.

Target 17.19 Further develop measurements of progress.

Target 4.1 Free primary and secondary education.

Target 4.2 Equal access to quality pre-primary education.

Target 4.3 Equal access to affordable technical, vocational and higher education.

Target 4.4 Increase the number of people with relevant skills for financial success.

Target 4.5 Eliminate all discrimination in education.

Target 4.6 Universal literacy and numeracy

Target 4.7 Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

Target 4.a Build and upgrade inclusive and safe schools.

Target 4.b Expand higher education scholarships for developing countries.

Target 4.c Increase the supply of qualified teachers in developing countries.

Target 3.1 Reduce maternal mortality.

Target 3.2 End all preventable deaths under 5 years of age.

Target 3.3 Fight communicable diseases.

Target 3.4 Reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health.

Target 3.5 Prevent and treat substance abuse.

Target 3.6 Reduce road injuries and deaths.

Target 3.7 Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education

Target 3.8 Achieve universal health coverage.

Target 3.9 Reduce illnesses and deaths from hazardous chemicals and pollution.

Target 3.a Implement the WHO framework convention on tobacco control.

Target 3.b Support research, development and access to affordable vaccines and medicines.

Target 3.c Increase health financing and support health workforce in developing countries.

Target 3.d Improve early warning systems for global health risks.

Target 9.1 Develop sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructures.

Target 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization.

Target 9.3 Increase access to financial services and markets.

Target 9.4 Upgrade all industries and infrastructures for sustainability.

Target 9.5 Enhance research and upgrade industrial technologies.

Target 9.a Facilitate sustainable infrastructure development for developing countries.

Target 9.b Support domestic technology development and industrial diversification.

Target 9.c Universal access to information and communications technology.

Target 8.1 Sustainable Economic Growth.

Target 8.2 Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity.

Target 8.3 Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises.

Target 8.4 Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production.

Target 8.5 Full employment and decent work with equal pay.

Target 8.6 Promote youth employment, education and training.

Target 8.7 End modern slavery, trafficking, and child labor.

Target 8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe working environments.

Target 8.9 Promote beneficial and sustainable tourism.

Target 8.10 Universal access to banking, insurance and financial services

Target 8.a Increase aid for trade support

Target 8.b Develop a global youth employment strategy

Target 6.1 Safe and affordable drinking water.

Target 6.2 End open defecation and provide access to sanitation and hygiene.

Target 6.3 Improve water quality, wastewater treatment and safe reuse.

Target 6.4 Increase water use efficiency and ensure freshwater supplies.

Target 6.5 Implement integrated water resources management.

Target 6.6 Protect and restore water-related ecosystems.

Target 6.a Expand water and sanitation support to developing countries.

Target 6.b Support local engagement in water and sanitation management.

Target 2.1 Universal access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food.

Target 2.2 End all forms of malnutrition.

Target 2.3 Double the productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers.

Target 2.4 Sustainable food production and resilient agricultural practices.

Target 2.5 Maintain the genetic diversity in food production.

Target 2.a Invest in rural infrastructure, agricultural research, technology and gene banks.

Target 2.b Prevent agricultural trade restrictions, market distortions and export subsidies.

Target 2.c Ensure stable food commodity markets and timely access to information.