PCL is affiliated to the University of Punjab and offers Punjab University LL.B Programme
- Intermediate is the minimum qualification required to enrol in the LL.B program.
- It’s a minimum five years graduate course.
- Students on receiving the degree are eligible to enrol as advocates.
- Courses are taught through innovative and interactive methods.
- Fully equipped library to support the learning requirements of this Degree.
The following is the list of the subjects taught with their brief course description:
Stories of Ourselves, Cambridge University Press, Precise writing, Tenses-Vocabulary, conditional sentences, causative verbs, change of voice, Direct and indirect narration, Dialogue writing and Correction of errors
Islamic Studies/Ethics (60 Marks)
Selective Quranic Verses, Hadith of Holy Prophet (PBUH), Quranic Arabic Grammar,
Life of Prophet (PBUH) Islamic culture and western cultural, Western cultural and Islam
Introduction to political Science, subject/matter of political science, Concept and essentials ingredients of states, Concepts of Sovereignty, Law, Liberty and kinds of rights. Characteristics and functions of Government, Executive, Legislative and Judiciary
What is Sociology, relationship between sociology and other social sciences, Structuralism, Social Action and Feminism, what is culture? Socialization and crimes, social structure and different theories of interaction, Types of groups, Organizations and Social Institutions, Social change and Social stratification
Introduction to Philosophy of Law
History and role of law in society, what is law defined by different jurists, classification of law, sources of law, different theories of law, legal rights and duties, rule of law
Brief Introduction to Arabic Language (40 Marks)
Stories of Ourselves Cambridge University Press, essay writing and reading and comprehensive.
Pakistan Studies: (60 Marks)
Ideology of Pakistan, two nation theory, aims and objects of creation of Pakistan, Jinnah’s and Iqbal’s ideology of Pakistan, National services of Mujadad Alaf Thani and Shah Waliullah, Education and Religious Movement, Aligarh Movement, Formation of Muslim League 1906, Minto Moreley Reforms 1909, Lakhnow Pact 1916,etc. Government of India Act 1935, Pakistan Resolution 1940, Major events from 1940 to 1946, 3rd June Partition plan, Red Cliff Award, The creation of Pakistan, , The Ayub Era (1958-1969), Election 1970 and causes of War 1971, The Constitution of 1973, Martial Law by Zia and Mushraf.
Constitutions of the China, Turkey, Switzerland and Malaysia, History and development of these constitutions and their features
Historical background of sociological theory and its development, classical sociological theory, Muslim sociological thinker, Crime and society, juvenile delinquency, Explanations of Criminal behaviour, different theories of Criminal behaviour, trial and conviction of offenders, punitive and reformative treatment of criminals and prevention of crimes
Introduction to Legal Systems:
PART-A: Introduction to Global legal systems: (60 Marks)
Introduction to Global legal system, Civil law traditions and legal systems, Common law traditions in legal system of the world, landscape of customary law in legal system, socialists legal system, brief history of Islamic legal system
PART-B: Introduction to legal system of Pakistan: (40 Marks)
Development of legal system in Pakistan, the Courts System of Pakistan, Alternative disputes resolutions (ADR), Modern and Hybrid legal system, The federation of Pakistan, the Parliament in English and Pakistan legal system.
I.T. Skills: (40 Marks)
Basic theory of computer sciences, Microsoft Office Component, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Network Basics.
Sources of Islamic Law, Basic Concepts of Islamic Jurisprudence, Arabia before Islam, Four Schools of Sunni Fiqah, Sheite Fiqah, Provisions regarding Rights of Allah and People, Crime and Punishment, Islamic Judicial System, Islamic Constitutional Law and State System.
English (Western) Jurisprudence. Course consists of topics relating to Sources of Law, Basic Concepts and Theories of Law, Schools of Jurisprudence, Concepts regarding Rights, Ownership, Possession, Legal Person and Administration of Justice.
Law of Contract
Pakistan’s Contract Act, Leading Cases, General Principles of Law of Contract, and Sale of Goods Act, Partnership Act.
Law of Torts and Easements
Development of Law of Torts in England, Fundamental Concepts, Liability, Discharge of Tort, Defences and Exceptions, Negligence, Trespass, Defamation, etc. Leading Cases. Moreover, Easements Act is also the part of the paper.
British Constitution and Leading Cases. American Constitution, Historical perspective, and Leading Cases.
Penal Laws of Pakistan, Pakistan Penal Code, Hudood Laws and relevant enactments. General Principles of Criminal Law and Leading Cases.
Articles of Pakistan Constitution 1973, Leading Cases, Constitutional History of Pakistan from Passing of Government of India Act 1935 to Constitutional Crises of 1972 and Leading Cases
Maxims of Equity, Doctrines and Principles of Equity, Trust Act, Specific Relief Act and Leading Cases
Course Consists of topics relating to concepts of Corporate Personality, The Veil of Incorporation, Indoor Management, Constructive Notice and Public Interest Doctrines, Liability in Risk Oriented Business Ventures, Winding up of Corporate bodies, Capital Shares and Financing etc. and the Companies Ordinance ’84 . The Negotiable Instruments Act is also part of the paper
Law of Transfer of Property
The Transfer of Property Act including doctrines of Lis Pendens, Part Performance, Law of Mortgages, Sales, Leases, Actionable Claims etc. The Registration Act, The Succession Act, The Land Acquisition Act.
Muslim Personal Law
Jurisprudential aspects of Islamic doctrines, The Islamic Law of Marriage, Dower, Divorce and Inheritance along with relevant enactments Law relating to Gift, Will, Waqf and Acknowledgment, Guardianship and Custody of Minors along with the Guardians and Wards Act, Islamic Pre-emption Laws and Leading Cases.
Public International Law
Definition and Sources of International Law, Subjects of International Law, Relation between International and Municipal Law, Law of Sea and Air, War, Recognition, Succession International Economic and Environmental Law, Law of International Institutions especially UNO and ICJ.
Special and Local Laws
Land Revenue Act; Collection of Revenue, Levies, Water Charges etc., Punjab Tenancy Act;
Occupancy Tenancy, Revenue Courts and officers, Distribution of Rent, Ejectment; Abandonment, Punjab Pre-emption Act etc.
Law Civil Procedure
The Civil Procedure Code; Filing of Suits, Jurisdiction of Courts, Transfer of Cases, Execution of Decrees, Appeal and the Limitation Act.
Criminal Procedure Code and Medical Jurisprudence
Criminal Procedure Code; Court System; Process of Trial, Appeal, Criminal Procedure in its Entirety, Medical Jurisprudence.
Law of Evidence and Legal Ethics
Qanoon-e-Shahadat Order 1984 (Evidence Act), General Principles regarding competency of witness, Doctrines of Hearsay Evidence, Estoppel, Dying Declaration, etc. and General Principles of Legal Ethics.
Legal Drafting and Interpretation
General Principles of Conveyancing, the Law of Conveyancing, Rules and Procedure, Writing Specimen of Deeds of Sale, Mortgage etc. General Principle of Pleadings, the Law of Pleadings, Rules and Procedure, Writing Pleadings and Written Statements, Interpretation of Statutes etc.
Principles of Administrative Law; General and Basic Principles of Law of Administrative Tribunals, Law of Civil Service.
Suit Valuation Act, Court Fees Act, The Stamp Act, The Arbitration Act Punjab Rented Premises Act, 2009.
Labour & Taxation Laws
Labour Laws; Punjab Industrial Relations Act, 2011, West Pakistan Standing Orders 1968, The Workman Compensation Act 1923, Taxation Laws; Income Tax Ordinance 2000, Sales Tax Act, 1990.