Premier Law Clinic

Premier Law Clinic provides students an opportunity to put theory into practice. As part of their
degree, students work in our Law Clinic advising members of the public in conjunction with our
seasoned members of the faculty and attornies working at the clinic.
Clinic aims to improve access to justice through a range of activities. Family matters, relationship breakdown, divorce, employment issues, civil disputes and neighbor disputes are all within the scope of the Clinic. Reductions in the availability of Legal Aid have meant that many of the cases dealt with are those for which no other free assistance is available. There is unmet legal need in the Pakistan and the work of the Clinic gives students the chance to help members of the local community.
Students are trained to interview and advise members of the public on a wide range legal issues.
Working as part of a team, students discuss the case and decide whether the client is in need of legal advice. Under the guidance of the Clinic Director, students then prepare advice for their client.
Through their participation in clinics, students develop comprehensive skills, including:

  • interviewing, counseling, and advising clients
  • representing clients in court
  • conducting legal writing and research
  • drafting policy
  • investigating and analyzing facts
  • developing negotiation skills

The objectives of the Premier Law Clinic are:

  • to solicit and advise commercial and corporate clients, and to
  • serve the community with pro-bono initiatives to further the access to justice and impart legal awareness.