The Faculty of Law, University of Malaya (Law Faculty) was established in the year 1972 in line with the prevailing national interest to produce locally educated legal minds who are more familiar with Malaysia, its laws, customs and traditions. Prior to the establishment of the Law Faculty, a vast majority of Malaysians received their legal education mostly in England. Since its establishment, and in line with the objective, the Law Faculty has successfully produced outstanding graduates who have held and continue to hold various key national and international positions of influence.
The word “alumni” or “alumnus”, in its singular form, is connected to the term “alma mater”. One’s alma mater is the institution which one formally attended. Upon graduating, said person becomes an “alumnus” of that institution. The Constitution of PARFUM, also recognises current and former lecturers and teaching staff as “alumni”.
PARFUM is a society established under the Societies Act 1966 with the primary purpose of being the bridge between the Law Faculty and the Alumni. PARFUM aims to maintain a strong camaraderie between members of the Alumni and the Law Faculty.
To this end, PARFUM’s programs and events are targeted at keeping the student population of the Faculty apprised of the Alumni’s significant strides in all aspects of the legal career (and beyond) while at the same time keeping the Alumni closely bound together so that we remain committed to upholding the prestige and gravitas of the University and the Law Faculty.
PARFUM also strives to record and disseminate the achievements of the Law Faculty’s students and of the Alumni to the public. The role of PARFUM also encompasses working hand in hand with the Law Faculty to ensure continuous legal education, respect for the Federal Constitution and of the Rule of Law.
PARFUM is governed by a “Council” and is advised by a Patron.
COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR YEAR 2020 / 2021
The following persons who graduated from the Faculty under the following categories are eligible for Ordinary Membership:
(a) Bachelor of Laws (LLB) graduates;
(b) Bachelor of Jurisprudence (B Juris) graduates;
(c) Bachelor of Jurisprudence (External) (B Juris Ext.) graduates; and
(d) Post-Graduate degree holders (LLM and PhD).
One can either be a Life Ordinary Member or an Annual Ordinary Member. A Life Ordinary Member pays a one-off membership fee to qualify for permanent membership. The second category is Annual Ordinary Membership whereby the said person is required to renew his membership subscription every year.
Ordinary Members may have voting rights at Annual General Meetings and may stand for election and/or hold office. To qualify for voting rights, the Ordinary Member must be in good standing. To be in good standing, the Ordinary Member must have:
(a) paid his membership fees and other dues timeously; and
(b) provided PARFUM with his or her up-to-date contact information, constituting [legal name, mailing address, email address and phone number].
A member may lose his good standing and thus his voting rights should he fail to respond to an official request in writing by the Secretary (to either pay dues or update their contact information) or if the Council, in its sole discretion, determines as such.
PARFUM has the discretion to award Honorary Membership unto any current or former lecturers or professors of the Faculty or any invited legal luminary as determined by the Council or the Annual General Meeting.
Honorary Members do not have voting rights.
Any person who has completed the First Year of education at the Faculty is entitled to apply and be considered for student membership.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & RECOGNITION
15th January 2018 – Meeting with the Patron, Tun Raus Sharif, at his Chambers in Putrajaya
31st January 2018 – First PARFUM’s Annual General Meeting
27th February 2018 – “The Pleasures of Afternoon Tea” with the Guest of Honour, the Patron, Tun Raus Sharif
16th April 2018 – National Release of ASEAN Legal Information Portal
Speech by PARFUM’s President
24th September 2018 – “An Evening of Conversations”
25th February 2019 – Second PARFUM’s Annual General Meeting
14th June 2019 – University of Malaya Law Faculty-PARFUM Fine Dining
20th October 2019 – Dragon Boat Racing Training Workshop
4th December 2019 – Law Career Talk
25th February 2020 – Third PARFUM’s Annual General Meeting
28th November 2018 – Tan Sri Dato’ Professor Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim Academic Award
The “PARFUM Advocate Prize – The Ahmad Ibrahim Award” was proposed and set up in recognition of the contribution of Tan Sri Dato’ Professor Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim, Founding Dean of the Faculty of Law, to be awarded to Bachelor of Law graduates. This prize was created to recognize graduates who excel in academics, co-curriculum and leadership. The prize is also meant to motivate and create healthy competition among students to work hard in Law studies.
Sponsored by PARFUM, for a period of 5 years, the prize is in the form of cash of RM2,000.00 (Ringgit Malaysia Two Thousand Only) to Bachelor of Law graduates. The award may be extended pursuant to sponsorship.
28th November 2018 – Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Visu Sinnadurai Excellence Award
The “Tan Sri Visu Sinnadurai Award” in recognition of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Visu Sinnadurai’s contribution to the Faculty of Law. This prize was created to recognize the best final year student in academic achievement. The prize is meant to motivate and create healthy competition among students to work hard in Law studies.
Sponsored by PARFUM, for a period of 5 years, the prize is in the form of cash of RM1000.00 (Ringgit Malaysia One Thousand Only) to Bachelor of Law graduates. The award may be extended pursuant to sponsorship.
19th February 2019 – Jessup Mooters One-Semester Scholarship Fund
One-Semester Scholarship Fund for the Jessup Mooters of the Faculty of Law is an appreciation award for students who win in other international moots that the Faculty participates.
Sponsored by PARFUM, the prize is in the form of cash of RM4,000 per year (given to 5 students, RM500 each)