WELCOME MESSAGE

Prof. Dr. Martin Wilhelm Lau

Dean & Professor of Law

Welcome to the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law!

It is a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to SAHSOL as its first Dean and Professor of Law. My appointment as Dean forms part of SAHSOL’s ambitious programme of growth and expansion in teaching, research and professional training and development. Founded as the Department of Law and Policy in 2004, the law school has now been named as one of the four schools of LUMS and in September 2015 moved into its own dedicated building on the LUMS campus.

The Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) at LUMS is the centre for excellence in legal education and research. Our teaching and research programmes at SAHSOL are committed to bringing professional rigour, constant innovation and social relevance to the theory and practice of law. The full-time Faculty of SAHSOL all hold post-graduate academic qualifications from international universities and bring to the law school intellectual depth and advanced educational skills from a wide range of legal systems and universities. Our Adjunct Faculty comprises of leading advocates, legal experts and retired judges whose professional experience and knowledge plays an essential part in preparing students for the demands of legal practice.

SAHSOL’s vision and commitment to excellence in teaching and research is reflected in our plans for intellectual and physical expansion. We recently shifted to a custom built School with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for a well-rounded exposure to Law, including the Moot Court, Law libraries, discussion and reading rooms.

SAHSOL’s unique five-year BA-LL.B programme provides students with rigorous interdisciplinary exposure to law and its related disciplines. The first two years lay down the foundation principles across broader disciplines while the next three years expose students to extensive academic training in core and specialised law subjects.

SAHSOL’s wide range of elective courses are at par with international practises and are designed to prepare our graduates for global environments and challenges. We help our students to understand and master the intricacies of diverse legal frameworks and we encourage them to engage not just with the law but also with the social and economic issues that inform and surround it. Our teaching incorporates vocational elements and state of the art facilities, such as the Moot Court, to prepare our students for the practice of law, be it as an advocate or in another professional capacity.

SAHSOL not only envisions to become a leader in the legal education of Pakistan but also to contribute to global advancement, intellectual innovation and social impact.