LLB

Objective

The immediate objective of our five-year LL.B. program is to produce legal practitioners who are not only able to excel in the local market, but are also able to successfully compete in the international arena.

Benchmark

The program follows the guidelines prescribed by the Higher Education Commission.

Strengths and Prospects

  1. The faculty comprises alumni of prestigious North American and European universities like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, BU, UC Berkeley, McGill, University of London, Cambridge, and Oxford.
  2. The visiting foreign faculty exposes the students to latest trends in North American, European, and East Asian jurisdictions, consequently, preparing them for the globalizing legal market.
  3. The electives are designed to equip the students with skills that are highly sought by corporations and law firms doing commercial transactions, thereby, enhancing their job prospects.
  4. During summers, subject to certain conditions, the students can take courses at Boston University School of Law.
  5. During summers, subject to certain conditions, the students can take courses at University of Antwerp.
  6. The students, subject to certain conditions, are offered opportunities to participate in foreign moot competitions, summer internships, and foreign study trips.
  7. The School not only encourages its students to proceed to North America and Europe for higher studies, i.e., LL.M., BCL, etc., but the foreign qualified faculty also guides the applicants through the application process.
  8. The rigorous program prepares the students to successfully fulfill the laborious requirements of foreign graduate programs.
  9. The School offers generous merit-based scholarships.
  10. The program offers quality legal education at an affordable price.

Teaching Methodology

All courses are taught using the Socratic method, which has been used at top American law schools for over a century.

Duration, Credits, and Roadmap

The program is spread over five years, comprises of 172 credits, and has the following structure:

SemesterCoursesCredits
1st
  • English-I
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Introduction to Law
  • Skills Development
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
2nd
  • English-II
  • Ethics or Islamic Studies
  • Priciples of Political Science
  • Legal System of Pakistan
  • History of South Asia
  • Law of Torts- II
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
3rd
  • English-III
  • Introduction to Logic and Reasoning
  • Islamic Jurisprudence-I
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Contract-I
  • Constitutional Law- I (UK)
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
4th
  • Human Rights Law
  • ConstitutionalLaw-Ii (US)
  • Law of Contract-II
  • Islamic Jurisprudence-II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
5th
  • Jurisprudence-I
  • Constitutional Law-III (Pakistan)
  • Islamic Personal Law-I
  • Criminal Law-I
  • Law of Property
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
6th
  • Jurisprudence-II
  • Law of Business Organization
  • Islamic Personal Law-II
  • Criminal Law-II
  • Land Laws
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
7th
  • Public International Law-I
  • Constitutional Developments in Pakistan
  • Civil Procedure-I
  • Criminal Procedure-I
  • Law of Evidence-I
  • Legal Drafting-I
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
8th
  • Public International Law-II
  • Equity and Specific Relief
  • Civil Procedure-II
  • Criminal Procedure-II
  • Law of Evidence-II
  • Legal Drafting-II
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Summer Internship 3
9th
  • Research Methods
  • Minor Acts
  • Elective-I
  • Elective-II
  • Moot Cases and Role Playing
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
10th
  • Administrative Law
  • Interpretation of Statutes and Legislative Drafting
  • Research Project
  • Elective-IV
  • Elective-V
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total Credits 166

Following courses will be offered as electives:

  1. Mergers and Acquisitions
  2. Competition
  3. Corporate Governance
  4. Intellectual Property
  5. International Trade
  6. Multinational Enterprises
  7. Negotiation
  8. Project Finance
  9. Transnational Commercial Law
  10. Admission Criteria

The minimum required qualification is twelve years of education.

The school conducts its own admission test that examines an applicant's skills in English and general knowledge. A committee of three faculty members interviews and evaluates the candidates. The committee considers the applicant's performane in the written test, previous academic performance, letters of recommendation, co-curricular accomplishments, and other relevant factors.

Recognition by Pakistan Bar Council

The Administration at UMT is fully informed as to the standards and rules of procedure for the recognition of universities/law schools by Pakistan Bar Council. Please click here to access the same.

The Administration is determined to devote all necessary resources and to take all necessary steps to present a program of legal education to qualify for approval by the Council. It makes no representation to any applicant that UMT will be recognized by the Council prior to the graduation of any matriculating student.

Fee

Total fee for the program is Rs.1,250,000.00/- (Rupees 1.25 Million).

For Further Information

Ali Ammar
[LL.B. (Punjab); Advocate, High Court]
Coordinator, UMT School of Law and Policy
Tel: +92-42-35211058
Tel: +92-42-35212801 (Ext. 3308)

Cell: +92 305 444 0 672 (between 10:30AM to 03:30PM)
Email: ali.ammar@umt.edu.pk
http://slp.umt.edu.pk

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