Introduction

The need for a full-time Law College demanding the necessary degree of commitment from a student preparing himself for profession entailing great responsibility and providing the necessary requirements to equip him to assume such responsibilities has been felt for a very long time. The practical hazards in mustering up adequate material and human resources, however, dissuaded many from making an endeavor. It goes to the great credit of Hamdard University in assuming the role of a pioneer in this movement. The idea of setting up a center of excellence in law was mooted in a Board of Governors Meeting presided over by the Founder Chancellor Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said. Hakim Sahib was extremely responsive and emphasized that if the institution was to be set up by the University, it must be a center of excellence in every sense of the word. He then directed that some ground work be done to examine the feasibility of such an institution. Realizing the urgent need for a center of excellence for law, Hamdard University Karachi, decided to establish a full-time school of law at Karachi with a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The Hamdard School of Law, an integral part of the Hamdard University, opened for admission during the first week of January, 2001.

The teaching system, which is based on participatory pedagogic methodology, includes lectures, tutorials, class discussions, seminars, assignments and such related exercises which contribute to the development of lawyering skills. In the teaching system, emphasis is placed on small group classes tutorials, the desired aim being individual attention to students.

A good law library is available on city campus which is open 12 hours a day. The Law Library of Hamdard School of Law consisting 21,885 in numbers whereas Law books and Law journals are reaching the figure of 12,475. During the current year more books are being added to the Library. At the same time there is I.T.Lab consisting 48 computers. The students have the benefit of the following useful exposures during the LL.B program at this under guideline of Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Bar Council.

a. Mock Courts;
b. Seminars, Workshop, Moots and Debates competition;
c. Court Visits / Visit to Jails and Female Care Homes;
d. Visits to Lawyer’s Chambers.

The Law School provides information and guidance to facilitate students’ future prospects, both academically as well as professionally. Academically, the students have the resources and guidance from faculty members for further and higher studies in law. Professionally, the School provides information about placements and internship in different firms and chambers during vacations.

Individual attention, guidance and advice on academic matters and career are provided to the students.

Most dedicated faculty consisting of eminent former judges of High Court of Sindh, and highly qualified senior law experts with excellent legal career.