Meet Our National Law Scholar: Ahmed Farooq of Islamabad School of Law
“The ideal world would not need the likes of lawyers. Morality would suffice to regulate human behaviour. Sadly, time and history testify to the fact that such has never and can never happen. Consequently, where morality fails to govern our actions, legal mechanisms kick in. What profession could have more intrinsic honour than the one that manifests itself in the very system that seeks to uphold our sense of humanity?
My name is Ahmed Farooq. I’m a second year University of London LLB student at Islamabad School of Law. Judicial observation, mooting and internships have become the norm. Studying goes without saying, although I could do with more of it.
Primarily, I plan to pursue a career in law from a human rights perspective. Then again, that’s probably what half of all law students say. What makes me different? I don’t have a clue. But this is the career that I have chosen. This is the profession that I have grown to love. This is the system that I believe in. I wouldn’t give it up for the world”.