The history of the university has its origin since 1998 . The University started its functioning as a branch of the Kazakh State Academy of Law. Due to the process of optimization and consolidation of institutions of higher education , two universities – Semipalatinsk Law Institute of Kazakh State Law University and Semipalatinsk University named after M.O. Auezov merged in 2007.
On 6 February, 2009, the educational institution was renamed as ” Kazakh Humanitarian Law Innovative University “. Since 2009, the Board of Trustees has been created as a public body interacting with the executive organizations to assist the University in the realization of its statutory functions and the strengthening and providing financial support to ensure the material and technical resources.
Today – KazHLIU is a multi-disciplines university, having a highly qualified teaching staff . KazHLIU is a signatory to the Magna Carta of Universities ( 15-17 September 2010 Bologna , Italy).