The teaching system of HSL is based on participatory pedagogic methodology. The following variety of teaching methods are employed:
Lectures: In the Law School, the main teaching method is the class lectures.
Class Discussions: This is an interactive method which involves discussion of prepared papers on different topics.
Tutorials: A student is assigned to a tutorial group for each course who meets the tutor on weekly or fortnightly basis for discussion on prepared questions and other problems encountered by the student. On account of the small number of the group members, the students get the benefit of detailed discussion on legal issues and problems.
Seminars: This teaching method involves discussion of presentations from professionals and students. Assignments: The course-in-charge give assignments to the students to prepare studies on different topics and write term papers, reviews of books, case law and answers to given questions.
Assessment: Assessment of the degree of LL.B is predominantly by written examination.
Personal Tutor: On admission, a student is assigned a personal tutor, a member of the full-time faculty, who remains available to the student for advice on any academic or personal matter throughout his or her stay at the Law School.
A functional library provides needed text books are available. All Pakistan Law Reports, all England Law Reports, all India Reporter, United States Supreme Court Reports, Canadian Law Reports and other reports and journals are also available for students and for research purpose. The Law Library remains open on working days for 12 hours. Computer Lab: With the LL.B course, regular classes in Information Technology are also conducted throughout the 5 year course. A computer lab has been set up for use by the students.
For the students in choosing the right career path, guidance is given from second year onwards. The School provides information and guidance to facilitate students` future prospects, both academically and professionally. Academically, the students have the resources and guidance from School Faculty on how to proceed for further studies (e.g. Barrister-at-Law, LL.M.) Professionally, the School provides information about placements or internships in different firms and chambers during vacation. Information and guidance is also provided about the vacancies after the completion of the degree course.
A Bachelor or Intermediate equivalent degree is required to apply for admission in the Law School. There is a Law/School Admission Test (written) which is followed by an interview. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of past academic record and performance in admission test and interview.
Duration: 5 years Program (10 Semesters)
Campus: City Campus The LL.B degree program is a 5 years course, each year there are two semesters of 16 weeks each. The degree is designed to be corresponding with the yearly pattern prescribed by the Pakistan Bar Council.
The LLB – 5 year program will offer two semesters each year, i.e. Spring and Fall. Each semester a total of five or Six mandatory courses.
The faculty of the Law School will enjoy complete discretion on admissions. The minimum criteria for admissions will be 45% in Intermediate Examination and `C` grade average in A-levels. The admissions will depend on the assessment of the applicant students in internal examination based on SAT format, developed by Hamdard School of Law.