ICLS Legal Clinics Programme: Fostering Practical Legal Skills
The International College for Legal Studies (ICLS) distinguishes itself as the sole University of London (UoL) Recognised Teaching Centre to offer a robust Legal Clinics Programme. Recognizing the vital need for practical legal experience among UoL graduates, as identified by Dean Sarah Tarar, ICLS bridges this gap by providing students with an unparalleled opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world legal settings under the guidance of seasoned practitioners.
Empowering Tomorrow’s Legal Professionals
The ICLS Legal Clinics Programme offers students invaluable exposure to diverse legal practice areas, encompassing civil litigation, criminal trials, arbitration proceedings, corporate negotiations, contract drafting, and family law. Through practical client interaction, students hone their legal skills in drafting legal documents, negotiating settlements, and preparing for trials. This comprehensive program equips them for a seamless transition into the legal profession upon graduation.
Unparalleled Access to Real-World Cases
ICLS transcends mere simulations by granting students unparalleled access to actual ongoing cases. Under the close supervision of the clinical teaching faculty, students engage in the intricacies of legal work, from drafting pleadings and conducting thorough legal research to negotiating with opposing parties and preparing for courtroom presentations. This immersive experience fosters a profound understanding of the legal process while honing the critical skills necessary for success in a competitive legal environment.
By seamlessly integrating theoretical knowledge with practical application, the ICLS Legal Clinics Programme empowers students to evolve into well-rounded and confident lawyers, prepared to make a significant impact on the legal landscape from the very outset of their careers.

Some of the important activities undertaken by ICLS Legal Clinic:

  1. 14th February, 2023 conducted a seminar on the “Practice of Law in 2023” by Barrister Haroon Mumtaz.
  2. Ms Seemin Ahmed, Deputy Director of Academics and Director of Legal Clinics has been holding a series of workshops on Sexual Harassment Laws in Pakistan as part of our legal clinic initiative.
  3. Startups, FinTechs & evolving as a Lawyer. Syed Raza Hassan Shah
  4. Highlighting the amendments in the Protection against harassment of Women at the workplace (Amendment) Act 2022 for Pakistan with Khadija Uzair
  5. webinar for ‘Admission Process for University of London LLB/LLM” on Friday,29th of July, 2022
  6. Second free career counselling session for students and recent law graduates on the 9th of August
  7. ICLS CAREER COUNSELING SESSION -Panelist -Barrister M Ahmad Pansota, Ayesha Raza Farooq, Barrister Syed Reza Ali, Sarah Tarar
  8. Public Speaking session with Adeel Hashmi
  9. A career counselling session was held at the International College for Legal Studies by Q&A Consultants on the process and requirements for postgraduate legal studies
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