Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to start LLB classes from August next year, Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui said. Inaugurating a new lecture series ‘Law and Society’ that will be a part of LLB programme, he said the University was in process of deciding faculty and course material of LLB programme.
The programme would help producing lawyers of national caliber, he said adding that a separate space, having special symbolic ‘Court-Room,’ being set up at University’s main campus, would enable the law students to acquaint themselves with the actual proceedings of court trial, said a press release.
Dr Shahid said the University’s Central library is being equipped with necessary law books, courts’ cases and other relevant material.
Initially, this programme will be started with a limited number of students from Rawalpindi and Islamabad region. The support and guidance of Pakistan Bar Council and members of legal community would be sought before launching the LLB programme, he said.
The University will also arrange regular visits of the law students to Superior courts for their proper professional development and the country’s renowned lawyers and jurists will be included in the visiting teaching faculty. The main aim of the LLB programme is to enhance the respect and academic status of the Mega University, he added.
Senior lawyer of the Supreme Court S A Rehman briefed the University’s senior officers on the occasion about the efficiency and disciplinary rules to ensure transparency and fairness in the official working and civil servants’ enquiry’ process.