Meet Our National Law Scholar: Maham Fatima Of SZABIST, Karachi
“As a child, I had envisioned myself as many things: a doctor, an engineer, a pilot. During my pre-teens, I even grew fascinated with becoming an air-hostess, which diverged into an interest in architecture later on. It was not until 2011, when I witnessed justice prevailing in a court hearing that I finalized my decision on what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
For one, it is the entire persona of the lawyer that I was intrigued with, their black court garbs which symbolize the roles they play towards defending the unfairly accused, and their air of confidence which accurately reflects the dedication they possess. Secondly, it is the very nature and execution of their work which is admirable. Helping people from various backgrounds – some destitute, others affluent – overcome their problems; laboring through riddling cases, trying to do what is right; and fighting tooth-and-nail to protect those innocent, giving them what they deserve: justice. I, too, wish to be able to contribute to society, to help those in need, and to look myself in the mirror and be content that with every passing day I have aided someone selflessly in some way.
My interest lies in corporate law. Living in a country where the underprivileged are often ignored and where exploitation is rife, it is my desire to help those who require it. In the not-so-distant future, I wish to be able to fight against corporate tax evasion, prevent white-collar crimes and aid a newly-established business person fend off unfair loan sharks. By studying for a degree in law, I will come one step closer to realizing that dream, which is not only my own, but also my father’s; that of becoming a lawyer”.