Every Malaysian law student enrolled at a university in the United Kingdom and Ireland is automatically a member, and KPUM exists to promote their interests. We also welcome membership from those who are non-law students to stimulate a wider intellectual discourse between members.
The United Kingdom Malaysian Law Students’ Society or Kesatuan Penuntut Undang-Undang Malaysia di UK dan Eire (KPUM) has acted as an umbrella body for all Malaysians studying law in the UK for over 20 years. Established officially in 1979, we have constantly aimed to promote the interests of our members, which come from over thirty institutions in the UK, including universities and bar schools.
KPUM serves as a platform for students to meet with potential employers and future colleagues through various events; predominantly the annual Law Career Convention that is held in Kuala Lumpur during the summer holidays. We aim to provide students with information about prospective employers and law firms as well as stimulate intellectual curiosity and knowledge about Malaysia's local legal scene.
The Union is recognised by the Malaysian Bar Council which has always shown tremendous interest and support in our activities and more importantly, in our members. We are also proud to have had His Royal Highness the late Sultan Azlan Shah, the Sultan of Perak who was also the previous Lord President, head of the Malaysian Judiciary, as our Royal Patron for the past 15 years.