Brief Background

Brief Background

Prior to the establishment of the Legal Unit, matters related to staff discipline, general litigation cases involving the University and constitutional issues of the University were under the purview of the Management Services Division.

On the other hand, matters related to students' discipline and litigation cases involving students were under the Disciplinary Unit, Office of the Rector (Student Affairs and Development).

The Law Centre, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL) was also playing a significant role particularly in relation to drafting and vetting of legal documents as well as providing legal opinions on legal issues involving the University.

With the expansion and rapid development of the University, there were lots of agreements, contracts and Memorandum of Understanding to be executed. The management of the University viewed that the University was in dire need of a Legal Unit due to increasing number of legal matters involving the University, which related to student, staff and the University as the whole necessitating and entity of its own under the Office of the Rector.

In addition, there was a need for a central unit which functions as an advisory to the University on legal issues concerning the University which include to vet through documents before any executions or enforcements.

The Legal Unit was then officially established in 2004, located at the level 4 of Human Sciences building. The Unit was put under the purview of the Office of the Rector, headed by a Director and assisted by Assistant Directors in performing day to day duties. The Unit was equipped with the necessary facilities such as court room, meeting room and etc.



July 2017 - till present              : YM RAJA BADROL HISHAM BIN RAJA MOHD ALI


Acting Legal Adviser

July 2016 - June 2017              : YM Raja Badrol Hisham bin Raja Mohd. Ali


Legal Adviser

July 2012 – June 2016             : Prof. Dr. Nik Ahmad Kamal bin Nik Mahmod


Director of Legal Unit

2004 – June 2009                    : Prof. Dr. Hj. Mohd Akram bin Shair Mohamed (the pioneer Director)

July 2009 – May 2012              : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Rani bin Kamarudin

June 2012                                 : Mdm. Fazidah binti Haji Bakhtiar (Covering Director)