Law Students’ Consortium of Pakistan
Law Students’ Consortium of Pakistan (“LSCOP”)
The Students’Conference by School of Law (“SOL”)
The The Law Students’ Consortium of Pakistan (“LSCOP”) is a forum ‘by the students’ for the students’ with special input from alumni and recent graduates. It is an event for the guidance of students and provides a unique opportunity for open discussion and debate amongst the student community as well as a chance for them to come together on a common platform to highlight the challenges they face in legal education and practice in Pakistan.
In addition to being the largest conference of students for dialogue in Pakistan on their academic development, the Consortium also offers networking opportunity to law students inter se as well as with prominent members of staff, law firm owners, members of bar councils and other concerned and related personnel who shall be attending the same as Guests of Honor.
Law students and recent law graduates from all across Pakistan are invited to submit their papers/talk on one of the following three streams:
· Stream 1| Legal Developments
Under this theme, the student speakers on the panel will be expected to discuss and present their paper on any legislative and/or judicial developments of interest in an area of law relevant to their studies and course curriculum. They could also do a comparative analysis with other jurisdictions and share with the student audience what their findings and recommendations may be; in particular but not limited to, the areas of constitutional and administrative law, human rights, contract, company and commercial laws. The developments under discussion need not necessarily be enforced at the time of presentation and students may even chose to discuss and present their paper on any of the proposed developments in law as well.
· Stream 2 | Legal Education and Practice
Under this theme, the students are expected to share their insights on legal education and practice in Pakistan and in particular, they would be expected to highlight the challenges faced and suggest possible solutions for the improvement of the same. In doing so, they shall be paving the way forward for the future direction of legal education and practice in Pakistan. Again they may undergo a comparative analysis with other jurisdiction and highlight any good practices being conducted and/or adopted in other parts of the world.
· Stream 3 | Career and Academic Counseling
This theme is for the alumni and graduates to share their experiences with current law students and to guide/motivate them on a practical level in terms of developing their academic and career roadmaps/strategies in a way that is most effective when it comes to employability. They may also include advice on any other matters relevant to law students in their presentations and papers.
The FIRST LSCOP was held on Saturday 29th November 2014 at School of Law.