Workshops and Guest Lectures
Pakistan College of Law is the pioneer and still the leader in inviting distinguished international personalities to conduct workshops and lectures in every new academic session. These are world renowned scholars, professors and legal experts who provide PCL students with an insight into how to approach law in its different dimensions.
The following are some of the lectures, seminars and workshops conducted by eminent scholars having international and national stature, who were invited by the College to enlighten the student body with their knowledge.
Guest Lecture by Barrister Peter Crisp
Pakistan College of Law was honoured to have Barrister Peter Crisp visit PCL today to deliver a special lecture to the students of Property Law. Barrister Peter Crisp specialises in Land Law and today lectured on the area of Leases. He has practised at the Chancery Bar in the UK across wide areas as mortgages, wills, probate, intellectual property, company law and landlord and tenant. His lecture today was interesting and provided the students with an understanding of what constitutes a Lease in the United Kingdom. The benefit of such interaction is that students are exposed to different cultures, peoples and values. At PCL we strive to achieve excellence in all our students.
Guest Lecture on Dengue Prevention
Dr Izhar Hashmi delivered a lecture on Dengue Prevention at Pakistan College of Law. He stated that prevention is always better than cure. His primary focus was on disseminating the reason for the dengue endemic and ways to overcome this disease. He asked the students to take initiative to spread this message to their family and friends. PCL invites professionals for the betterment of its students on a frequent basis. It’s so our students can become aware of their surroundings so that they can live better productive lives and thus become the best individual of their family.
Lecture Series By Judge Tanweer Ikram
In February 2013, British District Judge and Honorary Professor of PCL Faculty, Judge Tanweer Ikram conducted a series of lectures on offences against property for first year criminal law students.
Mr. Naushad Ahmad Khan
Mr. Naushad Ahmad Khan who is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of India on 13.09.2011 spoke to the College Student body on “The working of the Indian legal system”
Dr. Dennis Kux
Dr. Dennis Kux is the former US Ambassador to the Ivory Coast and an Author of India Pakistan Negotiations– Is past still a prologue and ” United States and Pakistan:1947-2000; Disenchanted Allies. On 14.11.2011 Mr. Kux lectured the students on India Pakistan negotiations.
Mr. Aziz Com Mirza
Mr. Aziz Com Mirza a motivational speaker on 03.02.2012 talked on the area of Youth Empowerment; Issues and Solutions.
Former Federal Prosecutor Mr Roger on 14.03.1012 conducted a lecture on the working of the DA office in US along with the prosecutorial procedure and duty of a prosecutor in the adversarial process.
Dr. Brennan, Jesuit priest and a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales Law School, conducted a seminar on the formulation of the Human Rights Act in Australia.
Prof. Pablo Ruani
Prof. Pablo Ruani a Professor of History of Contemporary Philosophy at Francis Xavier Institute of Philosophy,conducted a seminar on the subject of Philosophical Sources of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
College wide presentation on the Juvenile Justice Ordinance
College wide presentation on the Juvenile Justice Ordinance was made by the organization SANJOG, which is an EU funded and provides assistance to abused and incarcerated children. The presentation was conducted by its Director Ms. Sandrine Bayer and Mr. Ahmer Majeed.
Dr. Safia Ghauri
Dr. Safia Ghauri, consultant to the US government on issues concerning Muslims in America visited the College along with a representative of the American Consulate to give a lecture on “Women’s rights in Islam”.
Mr. I.A. Rehman and Dr. Mubashir Hassan
Mr. I.A. Rehman and Dr. Mubashir Hassan conducted a College wide seminar on the crisis being facedby Pakistan.
Mr. Farooq Amjad Meer
Mr. Farooq Amjad Meer (former MNA) addressed the student body on the subject of democracy in Pakistan.
Mr. Justice Azmat Saeed
Mr. Justice Azmat Saeed addressed the student body on the Judicial Crisis.
Dr. Javier Oliva
Dr. Javier Oliva conducted a lecture on the European Constitution
Ms. Nadia Yakoob
Ms. Nadia Yakoob, Attorney-at-Law conducted a College wide lecture on International Refugee Law
Dr. Nomita Aggarwal
Dr. Nomita Aggarwal, Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi conducted lectures at PCL on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Ms. Geeta Sekhon
Ms. Geeta Sekhon, Lecturer of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi conducted lectures at PCL on the area of Child Abuse
Barrister Toby Landau QC
Barrister Toby Landau QC, conducted a 3 week long course on International Commercial Arbitration.
Barrister Schona Jolly
Barrister Schona Jolly, conducted a College wide lecture on Human Rights in context of European Law.
Dr. Satvinder Juss
Dr. Satvinder Juss, Faculty of Law, Kings College, University of London delivered series of lectures on Public Law and European Union Law in December 2005 – Jan 2006.
Dr. Marjoleine Zieck
Dr. Marjoleine Zieck, Faculty of Law, Amsterdam University Law School conducted a course on International Law.
Ms. Marilyn Mornington
Ms. Marilyn Mornington, a British judge, with Ms. Rosalyn Lord, a British policewoman, conducted a special visit toPCL and held a seminar on Domestic Violence & Killing.
Mr. Justice Ahmadee
Mr. Justice Ahmadee, former Chief Justice of India, paid a special visit to PCL and delivered a lecture on Judiciary as beacon of Justice.
Justice Cathy Branson
Justice Cathy Branson, a judge of the federal court, Sydney, Australia, conducted a seminar on Developments in Australian Administrative Law.
A workshop was conducted in co-ordination with the British Council, Lahore, by Police Experts from the United Kingdom, on the area of Forensic Evidence.
Young British Lawyers
Young British Lawyers visited PCL in co-ordination with the British Council, Lahore, and held a seminar on Access to Justice.
Mr. Matthew Nelson
Mr. Matthew Nelson of Yale University, USA held a special workshop on Research Methodologies.
Lord Avebury, member of the House of Lords, UK, visited the College and delivered a special Lecture to the students.
Dr. Carl Bar
Dr. Carl Bar, Professor of Law, York University, Canada, conducted a workshop in PCL under the supervision of the Asian Development Bank. The topic of the workshop was Access to Justice.
Honorable Chaudhry Sarwar
Honorable Chaudhry Sarwar, member of the British Parliament, delivered a special lecture on Legislative Process of House of Lords.
Mr. Hilary Nicholas Synott
Mr. Hilary Nicholas Synott, at the time serving British High Commissioner to Pakistan, paid a special visit to the College and delivered a lecture to the students.
Lord Nazir Ahmed
Lord Nazir Ahmed, member of the House of Lords, UK, paid a special visit to PCL and lectured on Protection of Rights of Muslim Community in UK.
Prof. Dr. Werner Menski
Prof. Dr. Werner Menski, School of Oriental and African Studies, conducted lectures on Comparative Jurisprudence and a special course on Legal Training to students of LL.B final year.
Barrister Nick Olley and Mr. John Stanford
Barrister Nick Olley and Mr. John Stanford, College of Law of England and Wales conducted a workshop in PCL on Legal Skills-Course Design and Delivery.
Mr. John Philipborne
Mr. John Philipborne, a Fulbright Scholar from USA, held a special lecture on Crimes & Modern Technology in Forensic Evidence…
Prof John Stanford
Prof John Stanford, Head of the Bar Vocational Course, College of Law of England and Wales, was a guest speaker at PCL on the area of Human Rights and Criminal Justice.
Prof. Raj Bhala
Prof. Raj Bhala, Associate Dean of George Washington School of Law, held a workshop in PCL on International Trade Laws
Ms. Carole Hillard
Ms. Carole Hillard, Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, USA, along with Mr. Fred Whiting, Senator of South Dakota, and Prof. Werner Menski conducted a conference arranged by PCL on Re-Conceptualizing Gender Issues, Women, Law and Society.
Ms. Sue Allen
Ms. Sue Allen, an Attorney-at-Law, USA conducted a law workshop on “Law, a Beacon of Justice”.
Prof. Paul Jennings
Prof. Paul Jennings, American University, conducted a special lecture on the American Constitution: A first ever written constitution.
Ms. Reena Patel
Ms. Reena Patel, Bangalore Law School, India, held a special lecture.
Barrister Sarah Macdonald
Barrister Sarah Macdonald, Deputy Director International, College of Law of England and Wales, conducted a course on Vocational Courses on Criminal Litigation.
Mr. Michael Hartmann
Mr. Michael Hartmann, International Prosecutor, member of the United Nations Mission on Human Rights and Criminal Offences in Kosovo and Bosnia and former District Attorney of California, USA, conducted a 6 day workshop on Practical approach towards law on war crime.
Ms. Julie Dror Chadbourne
Ms. Julie Dror Chadbourne, Attorney-at-Law, New York, conducted a special workshop on Major Issues relating to Hudood Ordinance.
Dr. Steven Flanders
Dr. Steven Flanders, Former Chief Executive of Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, New York, conducted a workshop on the topic of Improving Administration of Justice.
Seminar:: PCL of the Bar Council Examination Project
A seminar was conducted on the successful completion by PCL of the Bar Council Examination Project. This was the first ever initiative taken by any legal institution in Pakistan to improve the legal knowledge of law graduates. It was attended by Mr. Aftab Iqbal Chaudhry, Chairman of Punjab Bar Council and Mr. Asghar Ali Gill, Vice Chairman of Punjab Bar Council along with eminent members of the Executive and Legal Education Committee of the Punjab Bar Council. The event took place in College on July 2005.
Justice (R) Chaudhry Muhammad Arif
Justice (R) Chaudhry Muhammad Arif, former Chief Justice of Gambia, conducted a special lecture on Constitutional and Administrative Law in April 2005.
Justice (R) Nasir Aslam Zahid
Justice (R) Nasir Aslam Zahid, former judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, held a lecture on Right of Access to Justice for all.
Mr. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami
Mr. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami, senior journalist and Editor of the Daily Pakistan, addressed the students on Press: Medium for Awareness of Law.
Justice (R) Mrs. Majida Rizvi
Justice (R) Mrs. Majida Rizvi, Chairperson, National Commission on Status of Women, delivered a lecture to the students on Status of women as viewed from existing laws in Pakistan.
Mr. Hassan Nisar
Mr. Hassan Nisar, senior journalist and author, lectured on Islamization in Pakistan
Justice (R) Mian Mehboob Ahmed
Justice (R) Mian Mehboob Ahmed, former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, conducted a special seminar at the College on Justice and its values.
Seminar :: PCL on the topic of a case presentation of Okara Farm tenants
A seminar was arranged by PCL on the topic of a case presentation of Okara Farm tenants. Those who participated in this seminar included, Mr. Abid Hassan Manto, eminent constitutional lawyer, Mr. I. A. Rehman, Director of the Human Right Commission of Pakistan, Prof. Zafar Iqbal Kalanauri, former president of the Lahore High Court Bar Association, Dr. Mubashar Hassan, former federal finance minister and National Council member of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. The seminar took place in the College.
The Quaid-e-Azam forum was arranged by PCL, in which several eminent speakers took part. The speakers included, Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Naseem Hasan Shah, Dr. M. A. Soofi, General Secretary Tehreek-ePakistan Trust, Mrs. Mehnaz Rafee, member of the National Assembly, Justice (R) Nasira Javed Iqbal and Prof. Humayoun Ihsan, Dean of PCL. The topic of the forum was Role of Quaid-e-Azam in Pakistan Movement.
Mr. Farooq Amjad Meer
Mr. Farooq Amjad Meer, member of National Assembly, especially lectured on Local Government Ordinance, 2001 and its importance in democratic process of the country.