Certificate Programs From September 2016 At School Of Law

Certificate Programs From September 2016 At School Of Law

The School Of Law (SOL) Lahore has designed diploma/ certificate/ short courses for those who either do not wish to have a degree at this stage but would like to familiarize themselves with a specific subject or to prepare for their exams, re-sits/referrals. The content of our diploma/ certificate/ short courses would also appeal to law graduates and law practitioners who would like to study a specific subject at an advance level. This will certainly add more weight to the CV and increase the employability of the person in any sector.




The aim of this course is to introduce and develop an understanding of key concepts of, and practical issues in, banking and financial law. Banking law includes consideration of the role and functions of the World Bank, central banks and other bodies, as well as a detailed examination of the regulatory standards of BASEL I, II and III.Finance Law explores legal aspects of corporate finance, such as credit and security, swap and futures transactions, international loans and project financing.




Banking Law 

  • The World Bank Group; organisational aspects; membership; functions; lending criteria; obligations of members; project cycling; IBRD, IFC, IDA, and Inspectors’ Panel
  • Supervision of Commercial Banks; functions of central banks; central banks and the IMF; supervision by central banks; Basel Committee recommendations
  • Bank Confidentiality; advantages of and criticisms against bank confidentiality; international action for limiting bank confidentiality; IMF Guidelines on Transparency; public policy issues; case law

Financial Law 

  • Principles of English commercial law relating to corporate finance
  • Classification and characteristics of credit and security
  • Loans and Syndicated Loans
  • Guarantees and Performance Bonds
  • Securities, Repo Lending and Collateralization
  • Financing against Stock and Receivables
  • Legal issues relating to Swaps and Futures market transactions
  • International Project Finance



On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the functions of major international banking and financial institutions.
  2. Critically analyse the core concepts and standards of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of legal issues arising from financial market activities, including awareness of problems and insights in the field.
  4. Undertake self-directed research into legal aspects of corporate finance transactions
  • Course fee: Rs. 50,000
  • Duration 3 months
  • Start date: 9th September 2016 (afternoon sessions) TBC
  • Contact: [email protected]





This course focuses on a range of topics in International Trade Law.The first aspect is International Economic Law, considering the economic and institutional context of world trade, including the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

A second aspect is the law of International Trade, including issues in carriage of goods by sea and documentary credits.

The third strand of the course is concerned with International Sales Agreements, considering different contract regimes, individual business agreements in an international context. Issues of governing law and jurisdiction are also addressed. These topics aim to provide a solid grounding in the practice of international business law.


Economic Law 

  • Fundamentals of International Economic Law
  • International Monetary Law and Policy
  • Regulation of Foreign Investment
  • Public International Law in connection with Trade

International Trade Law

  • Export Sales on English law terms
  • United Nations Sale Convention 1980 (CISG)
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Bankers’ Letters of Credit

International Business Agreements and Jurisdiction 

  • Brief overview/ review of English contract law
  • Principles of frustration and force majeure clauses
  • International business agreements
  • Drafting principles; analysis and structuring of clauses
  • Negotiating principles; What is negotiation?; advantages and disadvantages; requirements (skills); planning
  • Governing Law and Jurisdiction clauses; The Rome Convention [Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990]; exclusion of foreign law; recognition and enforcement of foreign awards
  • Comparative assessment of use of Litigation, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)



On successful completion of this Course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the role and function of world trading institutions including the WTO
  2. Apply knowledge of the substantive law and practice of international trade, combining an overview of the subject and in-depth knowledge of specialist areas, to identify issues and produce effective solutions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of international business agreements, their terms, use and negotiation.
  4. Identify and evaluate issues concerning jurisdiction and circumstances in which litigation, arbitration or Alternative Dispute Resolution may be appropriate.
  5. Work effectively in a group or team and allocate and integrate tasks
  •  Course fee: Rs. 50,000
  • Duration 3 months
  • Start date: 9th September 2016 (afternoon sessions) TBC
  • Contact: [email protected]
School of Law SOL

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School of Law is the leading academic institution in Lahore offering quality legal education at par with the international standards. Unlike other law colleges in Pakistan, the School of Law, where it provides legal education for the future lawyers, it also offers training courses and workshops for continuing professional development of the practising lawyers in Pakistan. We take pride in having a faculty of eminent and learned former judges of the superior courts and prominent lawyers who have practicing experience in different jurisdictions around the world. We have also gathered multifarious modes of learning at the School of Law to facilitate the learning experience of our students and also to enhance their interest in this esteemed profession. We offer a complete international educational experience to our students with opportunities ranging from research, advocacy training and drafting skills to international conferences, online learning environment and networking opportunities with industry experts and legal counsels.