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Conference on legal education at International Islamic University

Islamabad :28 March: A two-day international conference on 'legal education in Pakistan' began here on Wednesday on the Faisal Masjid campus of the International Islamic University.

During the event organised by the IIU Department of Law, 40 papers will be presented by researchers and legal experts highlighting challenges in the legal education, scope of the legal education, methodologies of legal teaching, and impact of globalisation on legal education.

Law minister Barrister Farogh Naseem addressed the opening ceremony as the chief guest and said rules and rule of law were imperative for the progress of a society. He said the legal fraternity possessed vital role in bringing change to society. The minister said education was the only solution to compete the changing circumstances across the globe.
The event was also addressed by IIU Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai, who called upon educational institutions to bring law experts and researchers to a platform to explore challenges and solution with recommendations of improvements.

“The law department has recently established law clinics, which is a positive step as this development will provide opportunities to graduates to learn practical skills,” he said.

Dr Tahir Hakeem, Dean Faculty of Shariah and Law (FSL) highlighted the importance of legal education in the light of Islamic teachings.

He also thanked IIUI administration, HEC and Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD).

Dr. Hafiz Azizur Rehman, chairman of the law department, apprised the participants regarding objectives of the conference saying that the conference is focused to address issues in the legal education and commence a debate for reconstruction in the legal education.

He added that the conference is aimed at creating synergies and linkages for promising experiments and experience sharing on the side lines of the conference. He said the participants would discuss innovation in the legal education area and look into curriculum, quality, research in higher education in law. The conference will conclude today (Thursday).The news.
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