As practicing lawyers and professionals, the founders of Themis School of Law recognised that there was a dearth of quality law schools in the country and that there was a pressing need for improvement in the quality of legal education, which in turn would benefit the legal profession. Thus came the idea, based on the need, to establish a dedicated law school in Karachi which would set the benchmark for scholarly excellence in the field of legal education and focus on skillset development of law students. After months of rigorous planning, intensive meetings, institutional reviews and relentless hard work, Themis School of Law was successful to enter into the University of Londons Teaching Institutions Recognition Framework and work towards the establishment of an institution to support the undergraduate law students of the University of London click here for the letter confirming Themis's status. We are also proud to state that upon Themis's invitation, Mr. Simon Askey, Director Undergraduate Laws Programme University of London, for the first time, visited Karachi and our campus. Mr. Askey along with the other representatives of the University of London also had a candid discussion with the students and staff and was extremely pleased with Themis's facilities as well as the plans for the law programme.
Our commitment to excellence begins with our distinguished faculty. Our professors and lecturers, comprising of prominent practicing lawyers and career academics, share our vision and are dedicated, energetic, and accessible. Our faculty uses the best available teaching methodology to ensure that the students not only succeed in their studies but also absorb the intricacies of law and be intellectually stimulated.
Our teaching pedagogy is also progressive and practical. We strive to instill in our students the skills, courage and the confidence to succeed in their future careers. Complementing our core academic curriculum is a broad range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which seek to provide our students with the opportunities to gain essential legal skills and hands-on, practical legal experience. We have pioneered the Legal Skills Course, a module-based foundational certificate course for our enrolled students to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of the Pakistani legal system and develop basic competence in practical skills which are required for legal practice in Pakistan. The Legal Skills Course is taught by renowned experts and legal practitioners who have an in-depth knowledge of the relevant area. Our students are also able to learn written and oral advocacy, negotiation and research through this course. The knowledge and skills imparted through the Legal Skills Course are highly valued by employers everywhere and will help students develop and improve their interpersonal skills and professional competence.
We have also recently introduced the Themis Law Clinic, a clinical legal education programme designed to introduce our students to real-life legal issues that are prevalent in our society. Through the Themis Law Clinic, our students will have the opportunity to develop their lawyering skills for successful entry into the legal profession by dealing with cases relating to various areas of law, such as Family Law, Inheritance Law, Labour and Employment Law etc. and provide pro bono legal services, including counselling and advice, under the supervision of clinic faculty who are practicing lawyers, to the underprivileged and vulnerable members of our society. The students will gain a more complete understanding of and appreciation for the law while experiencing real people, real issues, and real outcomes. The Law Clinic will also undertake essential research and publish working papers on upcoming legislations, prevalent social-legal and socio-political issues and also propose reforms in areas where the same may be required.
In order to continue the intellectual growth of our students and keep them updated with the current socio-legal issues, we host regular talks, panel discussions, seminars and workshops involving leading lawyers and other experts in the field. At the same time, Themis School of Law also provides our students the opportunity to take part in major moot court competitions to increase their confidence and advocacy skills. At present, we are in the process of creating a well-rounded representative mooting team to take much active participation in all major moot competitions.
The people of Themis School of Law the students, staff and the faculty, form a community which is unique. We will do our best to ensure that your law school experience is both meaningful and enjoyable. We invite you to check out our website to learn more about us and then come visit our campus to experience Themis School of Law for yourself. We look forward to hearing from you.
Founders - Themis School of Law