UCP 1st International Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Pakistan

Faculty of Law, University of Central Punjab, Lahore organized International Conference on “Clinical Legal Education (CLE) in Pakistan” on 23rd and 24th May 2022. The conference was organized in collaboration with Babseacle, Australia & Thailand. On the first day, Bruce Lasky and Wendy Morish commenced a pre-conference interactive session on CLE. Dr Nassar Ikram (Pro-Rector, UCP) opened the formal proceedings with a welcome note. The keynote speakers for the conference included Professor Dr Hadia Awan (Dean Faculty of Law, UCP), Dr Ali Qazilbash (Ex-chair Department of Law and Policy, LUMS), Dr Ainul Jaria Maidin (International Islamic University, Malaysia), Mr Bruce Laski, (Babseacle) Olanike Sekinat Adelekum (American University of Nigeria, Yola, Nigeria) & Saru Arifin (Faculty of Law, Universitas Negeri Samarang, Indonesia). In addition, clinicians from the USA, Poland, Indonesia, & Pakistan presented their Research Papers on diverse aspects of CLE.

The Conference was conducted in hybrid mode using Zoom Meetings and the UCP conference room. The participants urged a dire need for CLE in Pakistan in line with the global trend. The participants shared their local cultures and cuisine via Zoom in the pre-conference session captioned “Fostering Togetherness” on the second day. In recognition of the participation made by delegates, national anthems of the USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Poland were played. The Dean thanked all the keynote speakers, presenters, and attendees for their enthusiastic participation in the Two-Days Conference.