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We see the development and the understanding of law to be crucial in the progress of and development of a just society.  To that end, we have established research centres within our faculty which link the Law with other disciplines.
In addition to these research centres, the Faculty also hosts groups and teams which generally have a narrower focus on particular areas of Law.


Research Centres

University of Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS)

Established 21st April 2008, UMCoRS is a focal point for multi-disciplinary research where the law intersects business, economics, innovation, growth and competition.  It meets the demands for knowledge in the area of regulatory studies.  It develops and delivers training and capacity building workshops, seminars, conferences as well as regulatory research.

Coordinator: Professor Tie Fatt Hee. 
Contact: umcors.events@um.edu.my

Centre for Law and Ethics in Science and Technology (CELEST)

Established in 2017, CELEST engages in and promotes research into the legal and ethical implications of the broad field of science and technology. It integrates legal theories with practical application in diverse aspects of science and technology. CELEST has researchers  in biodiversity law, cyberlaw, intellectual property law, law of the sea, media law, medical law and ethics, and others.

Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tay Pek San.
Contact: CELEST Administrator 

Centre For Legal Pluralism and Indigenous Law (CLPIL)

Established in 1998, CLPIL aims to develop and co-ordinate research and publications on legal pluralism.  It has emphasis on customary laws, indigenous and traditional knowledge systems, and aims to explore constitutional, administrative and environmental laws.  It is a centre for the dissemination of information on issues and policies relating to indigenous peoples and minorities. 

Director: Dr. Ramy Bulan.
Contact: Ramy Bulan

Research Groups / Teams

The Constitutional Literacy Group

The Constitutional Literacy Initiative is a collaboration between the Malaysian Bar and the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, which aims to promote and champion literacy of the Federal Constitution, democracy & the rule of law across all members of the Malaysian public.  Both the Faculty and the Bar have a desire to promote Constitutional literacy and have determined that each brings unique expertise and experience necessary to accomplish these objectives.

Contact: Dr Sharon Kaur

Prevent Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative (PEACE)

Established in 2015, the PEACE Initiative (Prevent Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative) is supported by a research grant funded by the University of Malaya (UM) Grand Challenge in support of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia. 
PEACE focuses on research on elderly issues such as abuse and neglect.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Zulazhar Tahir

Contact: umpeacelaw@gmail.com

Research Resources

Theses in Progress

We provide here an overview of PhD Theses in progress, which will give a broad view of the areas our Academic staff can provide guidance and support in.

Invitation to be a Visiting Scholar, Fellow or Researche

The Faculty of Law, University of Malaya welcomes scholars and researchers from all around the world to visit the Faculty under the Visiting Fellows/Researchers Scheme. The Scheme provides visitors with access to facilities of the Faculty of Law (office, library privileges, attendance of and participation in any scholarly presentations at the Law School) in order for them to conduct research on an approved topic while in residence and to consult/collaborate with faculty members.


Last Updated: 10/10/2019