Maryam Shahid KhanLaw and Policy
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Teaching & Academic Research Interests
Professor Maryam Khan presently teaches Tort Law, Criminal Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Law & Development at the Department of Law & Policy. Her areas of research focus on the impact of constitutional history and particularly the constitution-making process of the early 1970’s on the ethnicization of federal politics in Pakistan; federal solutions to group conflict in South Asia; re-articulation of positive theories of the “judicialization of politics” (or the intervention of the judiciary in purely political questions) in the context of Pakistan and particularly with reference to the unprecedented judicialization jurisprudence of the past decade; sociology of the “underdevelopment” of civil wrongs in Pakistan through the lens of tort case law, and the blurring of public and private law boundaries; the historical evolution of the identity of the provincial territories in Pakistan in the context of the ongoing political debate on provincial autonomy and devolution; and theories of legal evolution and the syncretization of colonial laws with cultural and religious imperatives in post-colonial states. Maryam’s work thus brings together important topical themes of constitutional politics, judicial politics, processes of state and institution-making, and socio-legal development both in Pakistan and within the broader context of South Asia.
Oscar M. Ruebhausen South Asia Fellowship, Yale Law School (2010)
In 2010, Professor Maryam Khan became the first Pakistani scholar to have received the Oscar M. Ruebhausen South Asia Fellowship from Yale Law School. Ruebhausen South Asia Fellows are selected from amongst alumni of Yale Law School to teach and research in the area of law and policy at a South Asian law or law-related school. As part of this fellowship, Professor Khan based her work at LUMS, and taught courses and seminars on comparative constitutional law, tort law, and federalism.
Professor Maryam Khan was also the first program development coordinator for the Department of Law & Policy in 2005. In this capacity, she was involved closely with planning for sustainable program growth, coordinating marketing strategies, assisting with curricular and course material development, advising on acquisitions for the law library, facilitating institutional links for academic exchange and collaborative research, providing support to the faculty recruitment process, organizing academic activities such as conferences and lecture series, and providing logistical, academic and career counseling support to law students. Subsequently, during her tenure as a Teaching Fellow from 2006 to 2008, she developed and taught several courses, including Tort Law, Criminal Law, Opinion Writing and Drafting, and Moot Court.
Academic Links & Capacity-Building Collaborations
Professor Maryam Khan is actively involved in creating academic links and fostering collaborations for capacity-building between LUMS and both local and foreign educational institutions. She is the official Lahore representative of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN), and annually counsels and interviews aspiring undergraduate students from Pakistan applying for admission to Cornell University. Professor Khan is presently also a Co-Trustee for the Kaghan Memorial Trust (KMT) [http://www.kmt.org.pk/].
Seminars & Conferences
International Conference on ‘Federalism in Pakistan after the 18th Amendment' Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, LUMS (March 2012)
A two-day thematic conference on Federalism in Pakistan, organized jointly by LUMS and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, where I presented my research on federal design and its impact on ethnicization of politics in Pakistan.
Faculty Presentation Department of Law & Policy, LUMS (June 2010)
Presented my work in progress on theories of judicial power in the context of the lawyers' movement in Pakistan.
Aspiring Scholars Symposium Graduate Programs, Yale Law School (April 2009)
A two-day symposium for graduate law students where I presented my work in progress on the judicialization of politics in Pakistan. The paper was critiqued by members of the Law School faculty in preparation for future publication.
5th Annual ASLI Conference National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (May 2008)
A two-day academic peer reviewed conference where I presented my research in progress on the evolution of tort law in Pakistan. The conference was organized by the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) which is the pioneering and primary collaborative association of law schools throughout Asia (http://law.nus.edu.sg/asli/).
Manzar 2007: South Asian Students’ Seminar-Debate University of Delhi, India (September 2007)
A three-day joint faculty and student seminar where I was invited, in my capacity as a Pakistani academic, to speak on “East-West: the Making of Stereotypes.”
4th Annual ASLI Conference University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (May 2007)
A two-day academic peer reviewed conference organized by ASLI where I presented my publication on “The 2005 South Asian Earthquake” (co-authored with Osama Siddique).
2nd Annual Social Sciences Conference Department of Social Sciences, LUMS (June 2006)
A two-day annual conference at LUMS where I presented my research in progress on the compensatory remedies available for victims of mass disasters in Pakistan.
BA, (Government, with Distinction) Cornell University (USA) 2000
Diploma, (Graduate Diploma in Law, with Distinction) The College of Law (UK) 2002
Bar at Law, Lincoln`s Inn (UK) 2003
LL.M, (with Honors) Yale Law School (USA) 2009
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Sociology and Development of Tort Law in South Asia
"Crim-Torts" in Pakistan
Legal History in general & Constitution-Making in Pakistan
Federalism, Ethnic Politics & Minority Rights
Comparative Constitutional Law & Theory
Politics of Judicialization and Judicial Power
Law & Development
Clinical Legal Education