News and Announcement

CLP sets up Pakistan's first legal clinic at UMT Law

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

On 01 January 2013, Center for Law and Policy (CLP) set up Pakistan's first proper legal clinic at UMT School of Law and Policy (UMT Law). The idea of Commercial Law Clinic (CLC) was conceived by Syed Imad-ud-Din Asad [Founder and Director, Center for Law and Policy; Founding Director and Associate Professor, UMT School of Law and Policy] during the first GTLE conference, titled "Clinical and Experiential Learning," hosted by CLP in Lahore on 11 August 2012.

CLC will be offered to UMT Law students pursuing LL.M. in Commercial Law. It will allow the participants to have a thorough experience of commercial practice and, consequently, improve their applied skills in the process.

Students interested in learning about the practicalities of commercial transactions will take CLC, as an additional course, for no extra charge. The participants will gain hands-on knowledge about a number of matters like:

  • Antitrust;
  • Banking and finance;
  • Business formation;
  • Capital markets;
  • Commercial insolvency;
  • Commercial leasing;
  • Contract negotiation, preparation, and review;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Corporate restructuring;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Licensing;
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and takeovers;
  • Partnership and shareholder agreements;
  • Sale of goods;
  • Settlement of commercial disputes;
  • Transnational commercial law;
  • Taxation; etc.

Further details can be viewed here.

CLP is grateful to Daniel Austin [J.D. (Columbia); Associate Professor, Northeastern University School of Law] and Chad Carr [J.D. (Harvard); Lecturer, Harvard Law School] for their comments and suggestions that tremendously helped in setting up the clinical program.

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