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

  • How the state is organized for governance and service delivery
  • Important laws that affect governance & service delivery on a regular basis
  • How to use the legal system for personal and organizational benefits
  • Why legal reforms are a constant process requiring wide public participation

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.

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Localized & easy to understand course content in English & Urdu

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Course Outline

Week 1
Creative Writing
The first module is focused on developing reading and writing skills. Student will learn about different writing style techniques that will make their written expression interesting, unique and meaningful. Students will learn what creative writing is, and how it is different from academic or professional writing.
Week 1
Weeks 2
Descriptive Writing
Using excerpts from various sources, the class will discuss how to use imagery and figurative language to create interesting pieces of writing. Students will also practice their writing using the techniques learnt.
Weeks 2
Weeks 3
Descriptive Writing
Using excerpts from various sources, the class will discuss how to use imagery and figurative language to create interesting pieces of writing. Students will also practice their writing using the techniques learnt.
Weeks 3
Week 4
The class will discuss different examples of poems to understand sound devices and symbolism. Students will also write poems of their own using techniques learnt.
Week 4
Week 5
Blog Writing
Students will be introduced to various types of blog writing styles, creative writing in digital content and storytelling. Students will also write blogs of their own.
Week 5
Week 6
Script Writing
The final module will introduce how developing ideas can be presented in various formats, e.g. within film. Students will learn how creative writers develop scripts for film and media entertainment, and discuss the difference between visualizing a story and putting it into writing. Students will also have a go at creating their own storyboard.
Week 6

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you enroll, you can get a 100% refund if you withdraw after the first lesson. We do not offer refunds after that.
No. This is a progressive learning course so enrollments for one week are not allowed.
Yes, this is a 100% online course.

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.