Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

MADAM ZURAIDA RASTAM SHAHROM


BIOGRAPHY

Associate Professor Zuraida Rastam Shahrom began her legal career as a Magistrate in the Klang Sessions and Magistrate court where she presided over civil and criminal matters. She also presided over juvenile matters in the Court for Children. After serving as a Magistrate for 7 years she was then promoted to the position of Senior Federal Counsel with the Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. In the Attorney General's Chambers she headed the Human Rights and International Organisations Unit which provided advisory services to the Government of Malaysia on various legal issues in general and specifically on issues relating to human rights and international organisations.

 Her major accomplishments during her 10 years of service with the Attorney General's Chambers are as follows:

- Attorney General's Chambers representative to the United Nations Legal Committee meetings in New York for years 2002, 2004 and 2006. During these meetings she was involved in the multilateral negotiation of the Optional Protocol to United Nations Convention on the Safety of the United Nations Personnel which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.

- Attorney General's Chambers representative to the United Nations Commission of Human Rights and the Human Rights Council meetings where she presented Malaysia's initiatives to promote and protect human rights in Malaysia.

- Participation in Malaysia's reporting before the United Nations Compliance Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2008 to present the legal initiatives taken by Malaysia to ensure Malaysia's compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Committee concluded that Malaysia has satisfactorily complied with the Convention and encourages Malaysia to uplift the reservations that it has made to certain provisions of the Convention.

- Attorney General's Chambers representative to the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCPIL) in Australia where she presented a paper on Malaysia's legal position in relation to cross-border family, child protection and legal cooperation under the HCPIL Conventions.

- Together with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development drafted Malaysia's country report on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which was presented to the CEDAW Committee and CRC Committee

During her period of private practice she handled civil litigation cases and as Head of Advisory in the the Securities Commission, together with her team of officers initiated various enforcement actions in the form of administrative actions against capital market intermediaries that breached provisions of the securities law.  Details of the administrative actions taken and sanctions imposed on the breaching parties are available on the Securities Commission's website and Annual Reports for years 2013 - 2016.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Director, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 12/08/2021 to present
  • Director, Universiti Malaya Malaysian Centre of Regulatory Studies (UMCORS), Faculty, 31/01/2020 to 05/08/2021
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Anugerah Hadiah Akademik Pelajar 2020/2021, Faculty, 10/01/2020 to present
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Ijazah Tinggi 2020/2021, Faculty, 10/01/2020 to present
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Klinik Bantuan Guaman Universiti Malaya, Faculty, 10/01/2020 to present
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Internship Fakulti 2020/2021, Faculty, 10/01/2020 to present
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Taskforce Semakan Kurikulum Ijazah Sarjana Muda, Faculty, 21/11/2019 to 30/06/2021
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Fakulti , Faculty, 07/09/2018 to 31/12/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Moot Sesi 2018/2019, Faculty, 07/09/2018 to 31/12/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Internship Fakulti 2018/2019, Faculty, 07/09/2018 to 31/12/2019
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Persidangan/Seminar/ Kuliah Umum Sesi 2017/2018, Faculty, 06/09/2017 to 31/08/2018
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Moot Sesi 2017/2018, Faculty, 06/09/2017 to 31/08/2018
  • Legal Aid Clinic, Law Faculty, University Malaya, Faculty, 13/06/2017 to 31/08/2018
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Perasmian Klinik Bantuan Guaman Universiti Malaya, Faculty, 02/10/2017 to 02/10/2017
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • Master of Laws, BIDANG UNDANG-UNDANG, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • Bachelor of Laws, BIDANG UNDANG-UNDANG, UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN, WALES
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • Law of treaties and treaty interpretation
  • CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS LAW
  • HUMAN RIGHTS
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • LXEB3111 - LAW OF ASSOCIATIONS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • LXEA4114 - TRIAL ADVOCACY I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • LXEA4124 - TRIAL ADVOCACY II, First Degree (2017/2018 - 2 )
  • LXEA4123 - LEGAL DRAFTING II, First Degree (2017/2018 - 2 )
  • LXEA4114 - TRIAL ADVOCACY I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • LIA3023 - COMPANY LAW, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • LIA4001 - TRIAL ADVOCACY I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • GDG1009 - Malaysian Legal System, Diploma (If Applicable), UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • LIA4009 - BANKRUPTCY AND WINDING UP, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • LIA3023 - COMPANY LAW, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • LIA4001 - TRIAL ADVOCACY I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • LIA3023 - COMPANY LAW, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • LIA4001 - TRIAL ADVOCACY I, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • Teaching Activity
  • LIA4009 - BANKRUPTCY AND WINDING UP, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2021)
  • LIA4008 - TRIAL ADVOCACY II, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Unpublished Writting Works
    2010
    • Zuraida, R.S. (2010) Traditional knowledge and access and benefit sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity. (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Others
    2019
    • Annotated Statutes of Malaysia Securities Commission Malaysia Act 1993 - Annotated Statutes of Malaysia
    • Annotated Statute of Malaysia Securities Industry (Central Depository) Act 1991 - Annotated Statute of Malaysia
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Government
  • Legal Aid Clinic, Faculty of Law, University Malaya, Consultant, 2017 - 2020 (National)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • New Insolvency Act 1967 And The Reaction Of Debtors And Bankrupts In Malaysia, BAN TIN LAU, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Jail diversion program with mentally disabled offender: Is it practicable in Malaysia?, Ch'ng Xin Hwa, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • The MFN provision: Various approaches adopted by Malaysia in its international investment agreement, Thavamani Krishnan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • New Insolvency Act 1967 And The Reaction Of Debtors And Bankrupts In Malaysia, BAN TIN LAU, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Completed
    • Law and Regulation of Commercial Mining of Minerals in Outer Space, Debbie Garon, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Balancing competing interest in bankruptcy discharge: A comparative analysis of law and practice in Malayisia, Singapore and United Kingdom, Md Subri bin Hashim, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Durgadewi a/p Yoganathan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Citizenship of Adopted Children: A Critical Analysis of The Statutory Framework in Malaysian, NOOR SYUHADA BINTI HASSIM, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Citizenship of Adopted Children: A Critical Analysis of The Statutory Framework in Malaysian, NOOR SYUHADA BINTI HASSIM, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Citizenship and Adopted Children: A Critical Analysis of the Statutory Framework in Malaysia, Noor Syuhada binti Hashim, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Undergraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    Ongoing
    • Klinik Bantuan Guaman Universiti Malaya, 2018/2019
    • Death penalty: Malaysia and the international human rights debate, 2020/2021
    • Insider Trading Regulation in Malaysia, 2020/2021
    • Assigned legal claims: "Investment" under investment treaties?, 2020/2021
    Completed
    • The Internally Displaced Persons and the Guiding Principles of Internally Displaced Person, 2019/2020
    • Homeless but not hopeless, 2019/2020
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Reviewer Journal Undang-Undang dan Masyarakat, UKM, 25/11/2020 to 05/08/2021
    • Moderator, ICM Legal Education Series #4, 20/02/2019 to 20/02/2019
    • Reviewer for PERTANIKA JSSH Special Issue, 27/12/2018 to 21/01/2019
    • Pemeriksa Postgraduate Thesis, The Impact of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement For Trans-Pacific Partnership on Malaysia's Islamic Banking and Finance Industry, 01/05/2018 to 28/05/2018
    • Sukarelawan Code Red, Sekolah Rendah Kampung Tunku, 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
    AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Anugerah Khidmat Cemerlang, Jabatan Peguam Negara, 2003 (SERVICES)
    • Anugerah Khidmat Cemerlang, Jabatan Peguam Negara, 2002 (SERVICES)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    PRESENTER
  • EDUCATING PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEGAL ETHICS THROUGH CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION: INSIGHTS FROM UNIVERSITY MALAYA S EXPERIENCE., Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE), IOth Worldwide Conference "The Inspiration and Diversification of Justice Education", 04/12/2019 to 10/12/2019, Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) (International)
  • CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION IN UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA: GOALS AND CHALLENGES, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF LAW AND LEGAL PRACTICE 2019, 15/10/2019 to 16/10/2019, Taylor's University (International)
  • Enforcement of Civil Judgments on Malaysia, Malaysia-Indonesia Partnership International Seminar on Private Procedural law in Malaysia and Indonesia, 03/10/2019 to 03/10/2019, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya and Faculty of Law, University of Jember, Indonesia (International)
  • Ethical Banking in Malaysia, Banking and Finance Colloquium, 17/07/2018 to 17/07/2018, FEA Postgraduate Club & Tun Ismail Ali Chair (University)
  • OTHERS
  • Moderator for panelist speaking on Practice and Procedure for Injunction, Introduction to the CIPAA, Real Life Experiences in the Law, Inns of Court Malaysia, Legal Education Series #4, 20/02/2019 to 20/02/2019, Inns of Court Malaysia (National)