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Talk on the legal profession in Pakistan

Friday, September 26, 2014

On 26 September 2014, Azam Nazeer Tarar [LL.M. (Edinburgh); Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Chairman, Legal Education Committee (Pakistan Bar Council)] gave a talk on legal profession in Pakistan. The participants comprised of law students, lawyers, judges, and law professors.

Mr. Tarar mentioned that Pakistan has seen an increase in people opting to study law since 2007, which marked the beginning of the Lawyers’ Movement in the country. While this is a positive thing, Mr. Tarar stressed that law students should be trained in a way so as to cater to the international market, something that is lacking in our system of legal education. He stressed that Pakistani law schools need to employ “problem-based learning.” Mr. Tarar also explained the various measures taken by Pakistan Bar Council towards developing a new legal framework for ensuring quality legal education in the country.

The talk was followed by dinner where the speaker interacted with the participating body in a less formal setting and answered any questions the latter had regarding the topic under discussion.  

In the end, Syed Imad-ud-Din Asad [LL.M. (Harvard); Advocate, High Court; Founding Director and Associate Professor, UMT School of Law and Policy] thanked Mr. Tarar for taking out time to share his views and expertise on the matter.                

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