LUMS Inaugurates Sheikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law
The new building for Sheikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law was inaugurated on Saturday by Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana. The building spreads over an area of 78,000 square ft at the Lahore University of Management Sciences Campus and consists of auditoriums, discussations rooms, faculty offices, meeting rooms, a Centre for International Legal studies and a state of the art moot court which is similar to the court room of the chief justice of the Lahore High Court.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the members of the higher judiciary such as the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Mr. Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (R) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, renowned lawyers and bureaucrats.
Addressing the ceremony, Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali said that the vision to establish law schools was to produce future Quaids, Iqbals and Gandhis of the South Asia. Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law Chair Dr Ali Qazilbash said, “The field of law can bring a significant change in the Pakistani society. The minds of the young generation are programmed in such a way so as to not be biased or prejudiced.” Justice Mansoor Ali Shah also stressed on the importance of law school in playing a vital role in providing solutions to legal issues faced by the country. He said, “This school will partner with the judiciary. There will be formal internship, the students would go to the field at district level and it would help reform the judicial system.”
The Sheikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, established in 2013, offers a five-year joint BA-LLB (Honours) undergraduate programme, recognized by the Pakistan Bar Council. It is important to mention at this point that the formal inauguration of the school will have a huge positive impact on the legal education in Pakistan and the legal fraternity.