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.
MESSAGE FROM DEAN
FACULTY OF LAW
Prof. Dr. Qammaruddin Bohra
Former Judge High Court of Sindh & DG
HRC Supreme Court of Pakistan and Sr. Faculty Member Sindh Judicial Academy
No one can deny the importance of education. “The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had enjoined his followers to go even to China in the pursuit of knowledge”. The founder of this country Quid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah said in All Pakistan Educational Conference held on 27th November, 1947 at Karachi “Without education it is complete darkness and with education it is light. Education is a matter of life and death to our nation. The world is moving so fast that if you do not educate yourselves you will be not only completely left behind, but will be finished up…”
The name Hamdard however acquired a still wider meaning, when Shaheed Hakim Muhammad Said founded Hamdard University in 1992. The establishment of a University which could enliven the intellectual traditions of the educational institutions of the Golden Era of Muslim Civilization had always been his most cherished dream.
The study and professional of law is as old as human civilization. In fact, the Jewish Holy Book i.e. “Torah” is perhaps the first compilation of laws known to mankind. Thereafter, the Romans enacted their laws followed by the European nations. This amply demonstrates that unless and until there is a rule of law neither can society develop in an organized civilized manner nor prosper. The Hamdard University established School of Law in 2001 and started imparting Law education at their city campus in the mid of the city to facilitated to the students of the law.
The educational programs aim to equip student with comprehensive knowledge and professional skills and developing enthusiasm for research legal issues. The Faculty of Law, Hamdard University is therefore, committed professionalism and competence in legal studies effective in national and international context. Our main role is to develop our students in the qualities of devotion, love, determination and service to humanity. The Faculty of Law tries its best to make sure that students acquire knowledge and skills so that they can make the best use of this, not only a degree. It gives me immense pleasures and pride to inform that this faculty in short span of 14 years have contributed towards the District Judiciary of Sindh, Baluchistan and Islamabad by providing 33 Judges who are at present performing their responsibilities in different cadre.
I wish each and every student of this institute excel and achieve the very best in every walk of life. Dear students, always remember that there is no short cut to the success, only hard work, passion and devotion can bring success at your door step so be hard working, use your passion and devote yourself fully towards your goal. May Almighty ALLAH bless you all.
We are imparting education of law for LL.B program (5 years) as recommended by Higher Education Commission (HEC) & Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).
Five year course consisting of 10th semester and each year having 2 semesters namely Spring and Fall and Spring commences from January whereas Fall semester from August.
i) Intermediate with Second Division in any discipline and “A level” with 50%.
ii) Entrance Test/Written Test.
iii) Interview. As the Faculty of Law at present is permitted by Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) for admissions to 100 students per year meaning there by 50 students per semester.
iv) HU Entry Test 60%.
i) Term back/Repeater of Semester.
ii) Intermediate/ Students and “A-Level” having better percentage.
iv) Children of Teaching Staff and Non-Teaching Staff of Faculty of Law Hamdard University.
v) Sons/daughters of legal fraternity.
The Above Admission preference will be given to students who clear the entrance test/ written test and interview on the following criteria:
10% percentage given to academic achievement.
70% on clearing entry test with 50% marks.
20% on interview.
A candidate shall not be eligible for admission to LL.B. (5 Years)
i) has been convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude; or
ii) has been dismissed or removed for corruption or misconduct from service of Government, any local Authority or institution incorporated by the Government under any statue,
|Degree Program Offered||Eligibility Criteria||Duration|
Second Division intermediate with 50% Marks in any discipline or ‘A’ Level with 50% Marks Law Admission Test (LAT) conducted by Higher Education Commission (HEC) & HU Entry test 60%..
i. Intermediate in any discipline, ‘A’ Level or equivalent with 50% marks.
ii. Law Admission Test (LAT) Conducted by HEC as per order of Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan dated March 6, 2018.
iii. HU Entry Test 60%.
Admission & Enrollment Fee (One Time Only)
Registration & Exam Fee (Per Semester)
Tuition Fee (Per Semester)
Education and research in the field of law are matter of prime importance for the development of culture for the rule of law in the country. Unfortunately, legal education has not up till now been given the required importance and significance. Perhaps it has never been realized that investment in legal education will reward by achieving the goal of shaping an upright society. In view of the rapidly increasing demands of globalization, Pakistan’s indigenous legal system will have to adapt itself to the contemporary trends in other systems of jurisprudence as well.
To substantiate the need for reforms in legal education it is emphasized from time to time to make substantial improvements in the quality of legal education. To fulfill cherished dream of Shaheed Hakim Mohammad Said. The Hamdard University established a School of Law in 2001 and started imparting Legal education at their city campus. This has facilitated the student access to legal education, enormously.
The educational programs aim is to equip students with comprehensive knowledge and professional skills and developing enthusiasm for research legal issues. The Faculty of Law, Hamdard University is therefore, committed to professionalism and competence in legal studies effective in national and international context. Our main role is to develop our students in the qualities of truth, Justice & Fairness in the service of humanity. The Faculty of Law tries its best to make sure that students acquire knowledge and independent thinking skills so that they can make the best use of this, along with the degree.
Faculty of Law has been designed to produce academically well trained lawyers having innovative approach, high professional skills and understanding of law in socioeconomy, legal and political perspectives.
1‐ To prepare the best professionals in the field of law equipped with Skills, objective reasoning powers and to meet the needs of the society through quality education at an affordable cost.
2‐ To prepare the best professionals who can meet the legal requirement in different Public & Private Sectors.
3‐ To provide independent thinking law graduates in order to meet the need of legal fraternity and Judiciary.
|Justice (R) Rukhsana Ahmed Former Judge, High Court of Sindh LL.B (Karachi University)||Justice (R) Abdul Qadir Former Judge, High Court of Sindh LL.B (Karachi University)|
|Justice (R) Hassan Feroz Former Judge, High Court of Sindh M.A. (English) M.A. (Journalism) LL.M (Criminology)||Brigadier (R) Riaz ul Haque MBBS (Liaquat Medical College) Jamshoro MSC (Advanced Medical Administration) Quiad-e-Azam University Islamabad MPH Master in Public Health; Sarhad Uinivesity|
|Mr. Ch. Muhammad Ashraf Khan B.S.C., University of Punjab LL.B., S.M. Law College, Karachi Diploma in Adult Education (ILO)||Ms. Momiza Bawany LL.B., LL.M., KarachiUniversity (Pakistan)|
|Mr. Ajazuddin Qureshi MBA LL.B||Ms. Najma Swaleh LL.M., M.A. (University of Karachi) Ex-Military Estate Officer Karachi.|
|Mr. Yousuf Moulvi LL.B. (Karachi University) LL.M. (Karachi University)||Mr. Jawaid Farooqi LL.B (Karachi University) Advocate Supreme Court, Former Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan|
|Mr. Kashif Badar Master of Law (LLM Commercial Law) University College, U.K LLB (Hamdard University)||Ms. Farah Khan Advocate, High Court of Sindh LLB from Hamdard University|
|Ms. Shahrukh Sehar Khan LLM (SM Law College) LLB (SM Law College) BDS (Baqai Medical & Dental University)||Mr. Kenneth Henry MBA (Marketing) Hamdard University BBA (General Management) Hamdard University|
|Mr. Abdul Jawad M.Phil Result awaited (Economics & Finance) M.A. Economics (Karachi University)||Ms. Erum Ruth M. Ed. (Hamdard University) B.Ed. (University of Karachi)|
|Mr. Faizan Saeed M-Phil in Marketing from Iqra University M.B.A (Marketing) University of Karachi||Ms. Jasmin HooseinBhoy Lakhani MBA with bi-major/ specialization in Human Resource Management MBA with major/ specialization in Finance Management|
|Mr. Syed Jauhar Mehdi M.A. Philosophy (Karachi University) M.A. In English / American Literature.||Mr. Faseeh Ahmed M.Phil European Studies at the Area Studies (University of Karachi) Master of Artsin International Relations (University of Karachi) M.B.A (Business Administration (HR)|
|Mr. Shahid Naved MS Business Administration (HR) M.B.A (Business Administration (HR) MSc. in Cognitive science (Germany)|