Law Students Visit the Supreme Court & Lahore High Court
The Department of Law and Policy at LUMS has always endeavored to equip its students with all the relevant skills that are required in order for them to excel in the legal field. As part of their vocational training, Dr. Ali Qazilbash, the Chair of the Department, arranged for the third year students of the law programme to visit the Lahore High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan on February 22, 2012.
The students were given a tour of the High Court and were shown the Research Centre which has been recently established there. The graduating class visited Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Umar Ata Bandiyal and Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan. They also visited the office of the Advocate General Punjab. The students also watched the proceedings of a bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan which was headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and had the unique opportunity of witnessing the proceedings held in the court of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
This visit allowed the students to get familiarised with the court proceedings and to get first hand information regarding the methodology employed by advocates in a court of law. Watching the arguments presented by the eminent lawyers of Pakistan as well as observing the judicial expertise of the Honorable Justices, the young students were able to assess the level of commitment needed in this profession. In order to ensure that the students continue to be acquainted with the workings of the judicial system, Dr. Ali Qazilbash has been successful in getting Judicial Clerkships for the students who will now be working as researchers for the Research Centre at the Lahore High Court.