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Faculty of Law

Dr. Haniwarda Yaakob

Email: Phone: +603 8911 8432

Current Position: Senior Lecturer

Specialisation: Medical Law, Bioethics

Dr. Haniwarda graduated with LLB (Hons) from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom in 1997. Upon graduating, she proceeded to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) course and continued with her pupillage in a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur. After being called to the Bar in the year 2000, Dr. Haniwarda served as a litigation lawyer in several legal firms in Kuala Lumpur in the area of civil litigation before joining UKM in 2005. She is now a Senior Lecturer at the Law Faculty of UKM after obtaining her PhD from Lancaster University in 2009. Her areas of interests are mainly on Medical Law and Bioethics, particularly on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Her PhD research centred on the ethics of Preimplantation Genetic Diagosis particularly for Social Sex Selection. Dr. Haniwarda has published numerous articles on her research area namely Bioethics and ART.

LL.B (Hons) (Kent), C.L.P, D.S.L.P, LL.M (Malaya), Ph.D (Lancaster), Advocate & Solicitor (Malaya) (Non-Practising).

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Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications




Administrative Services/Committee

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

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