Last year, Prof Dr Irwin Ooi Ui Joo, Head of the Centre for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution at UiTM Law, was appointed as a member of the International Scientific Committee for the World of Shipping Portugal 2021 (WOS2021) global conference.
Prof Ooi was the only Malaysian representative on the International Scientific Committee. Its members consisted of luminaries of the shipping industry and notable members of academia. WOS2021 was held online from 26-28 January 2021 because of the pandemic.
When asked what skill set he brought to the table for this committee, Prof Ooi explained, “‘Versatility. I am a logistician with legal training, who loves tech. Shipping is a multidisciplinary area and having an appreciation of how laws, operations and technology come together, as a package, is really useful.”
Prof Ooi recently accepted an invitation to be a part of next year’s International Scientific Committee and added, ‘I am so happy to be able to put one more feather in the cap for UiTMLaw on the global stage. This is a recognition of the university’s burgeoning reputation in academic circles.”
Prof Ooi pointed out, “The full range of Maritime Law related subjects have been offered at postgraduate level for more than a decade at UiTMLaw. Postgraduates are able to choose from Admiralty Law and Practice, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Marine Insurance and Law of the Sea when they sign up for the Masters of Law (LL.M programme).”
Prof Ooi also said,” Research into Maritime, Shipping and Trade Law research is also available on doctoral research programmes at UiTMLaw.”
“Maritime Law is in the DNA of UiTMLaw,” quipped Prof Ooi.
“Undergraduates at UiTMLaw have the option of taking Transport Law at undergraduate level, where all modes of transport, as well as multimodal transport law forms part of the syllabus,”, he concluded.