The Legal Adviser's Office was initially known as the Law and Discipline Unit and was created in 2007 when UTeM was formerly known as KUTKM. The Legal and Disciplinary Unit was placed under the responsibility of the Registrar's Office and was later upgraded to the Legal Division with two (2) units namely the Drafting & Legal Unit and the Disciplinary Unit.
In 2010, the Legal Division was upgraded to the Office of Legal Affairs and placed under the Chancellery. Finally, in 2016, the Office of Legal Affairs was rebranded to the Office of Legal Advisers with five (5) divisional functions, namely the Advisory & Negotiation Division, the Drafting Division, the Legal & Legal Review Division, the Contract Management & Compliance Division and the Integrity & Administration Division.
From May 2023, the Office of the Legal Adviser has carried out four (4) divisional functions which are Divisions namely the Advisory & Negotiation Division, the Drafting Division, the Legal & Legal Review Division and the Contract Management & Compliance Division. Currently, the Legal Adviser's Office has ten (10) staff headed by Encik Mohd Nizam Bin Pavel, Legal Adviser and assisted by four (4) officers and six (6) executive staff.
The Office of the Legal Adviser can be classified from a combination of four (4) divisions namely:
Advisory & Negotiation Division
Legal & Legal Review Division
Contract Management & Compliance Division
Office Of The Legal Advisor, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia.