Law for Non-Lawyers
4 weeks, starting 3rd August
Wednesdays (7.00pm-8.30pm) & Saturdays (11am-12.30pm) | PKR 3,000
What you'll learn
About this Course
Laws are not just for legislators, lawyers and judges. They apply to and affect the public at large. Yet, non-lawyers often have little or no clue about the constitutional and legal system which surrounds them. This effectively disenfranchises all but a privileged few and makes redressal of grievances and resolution of disputes difficult.
This course aims to provide a bird’s eye view of Pakistan’s legal system covering the Constitution, important laws, and the working of state structures (government, courts, legislature), and legal reforms. What participants learn from this course will enable them to better utilize the state’s legal system for personal and professional advantage. In addition, it will also help foster a community of informed law reform advocates.
Umer Ijaz Gilani specializes in constitutional law and commercial law. Umer frequently appears before the Islamabad High Court, representing individuals, corporations and regulatory bodies. He has also successfully represented clients before the Competition Appellate Tribunal, Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, Banking Courts and Civil Courts. As a part of his social commitment, Umer provides advice to the Senate of Pakistan and teaches at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy.
Syed Umair Javed has over fourteen years of experience in the public sector. In his current role as Registrar of the Competition Commission of Pakistan, he supports the Commission in discharge of its quasi-judicial functions. He also heads the Legal and Exemption Departments. Umair holds a BA & LLB degree from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and an LLM in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick.
Frequently Asked Questions
The demand for legal knowledge amongst non-lawyers has always existed because it is immensely useful and practical to people of all backgrounds, including those who are striving for personal and professional advancement. The subject of law, especially constitutional law, has gained popularity because of our recent legal and political history. Anyone working in a professional/business setting can benefit from knowing laws that affect their sector or even just their employment.
No background knowledge of law is necessary. Minimum education should ideally be intermediate/AS level for this course to be useful.
This course would be beneficial for people who have never studied law in an academic setting but are curious to learn about it. The course will be particularly useful for professionals and business managers.
Yes, but there are a few conditions. You must complete all the assignments, have at least 75% attendance, and have scored reasonably well on your quizzes. This is just for us to ensure that you can grasp the fundamentals of Law for Non-Lawyers before we certify you.