The Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law’s clinical offerings provide BA-LL.B students hands-on legal experience under the supervision of legal academics and practitioners trained in individually educating and mentoring students. The school is in the process of expanding its clinical opportunities for its students.
At a Glance
This clinic offered an understanding of the framework of environmental law and law-doing on matters pertaining to the environment. The clinic provided hands-on experience on real cases and issues related to water rights, climate change, and energy policy in Pakistan. Students provided research and advocacy support for communities, NGO’s and members of civil society responding to environmental concerns across Pakistan.
Clinic student participants were given trainings focusing on International Human Rights Law and focused on domestic law and its compliance with international human rights treaties. The training aimed at familiarizing the participants with the ICCPR, UNCAT and the UDHR. The clinic also looked at domestic legislation including the Constitution of Pakistan, Frontier Crimes Regulation, the Protection of Pakistan Act and the Pakistan Penal Code. The students carried out a number of research activities as part of the clinic, focusing on counter-terrorism and human rights. The focused on researching various international human rights conventions in analyzed domestic counter-terrorism laws (listed above) in light of these treaties. Students assisted senior lawyers on human rights cases at multiple law firms.
The Legislative drafting clinic trained students in legislative interpretation under purposive, textual, and original intent approaches. Faculty members also instructed students on the drafting different types of legislation, such as amendments to existing statutes, statutes that create new offices or agencies, secondary legislation such as rules and regulations consistent with a statute, and national security laws consistent with international law obligations. Students drafted a number of proposed amendments and policies related to consular access, due process in antiterrorism cases, and requirements for legal searches and seizures in Pakistan.