Supplementary Law Programme
Pakistani Legal Skills Course
Themis School of Law has designed and introduced the 'Pakistani Legal Skills Course', a unique and first of its kinds course for the University of London law students. This foundational certificate course is intended to equip our undergraduate law students to gain essential knowledge of the Pakistani legal system and develop competence in practical legal skills which are required for law practice in Pakistan.
Critical Thinking Sessions
Critical Thinking Sessions are another unique initiative of Themis School of Law. This supplementary programme allows our law students to enter into intellectual discourse on topics ranging from politics and governance to euthanasia and abortion. These Sessions involve logic as well as creativity.
Themis Law Clinic
Themis Law Clinic is a clinical legal education programme designed to introduce our students to real-life legal issues that are prevalent in our society. The primary objective of Themis Law Clinic is to provide pro bono legal services, including advising and counselling, to local people who need legal advice and representation but cannot afford it.
Legal Research and Writing
Legal Research and Writing is a programme designed by Themis of Law which is specifically aimed at enhancing a students’ research and writing skills which are crucial for any law student to possess. This mandatory course forms part of the curriculum at Themis School of Law whereby students are taught the art of effective legal writing in the form of drafting court documentation, legal opinions, and plaints, among others. The module also focuses on students’ needs to meet the professional expectations of clients, judges, employers, and colleagues in various contexts. Students are kept engaged in writing competitions throughout the module.
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Law is a mandatory module for first year LLB students which provides a basic introduction to the study of law and enables students to see the breadth of issues that law touches on. This module helps to facilitate an understanding of the principle legal issues which arise in various contexts and aids students in the development of critical perspectives. This module ensures that students gain a fundamental understanding of the Pakistani legal system along with the nature and methods of law and academic legal study in preparation for parallel and subsequent legal study.
Advocacy lies at the heart of the legal field and is a prime pre requisite for a successful legal career. At Themis School of Law, increasing emphasis is placed on the development of student’s advocacy skills in written as well as oral advocacy. This module aims to enhance the persuasion skills of students backed by logical reasoning. The module allows students with the opportunity to engage with court room advocacy in the form of submissions, witness handling, delivering compelling opening and closing statements along with client conferencing. The course provides transferable and extremely useful skills to students in any field requiring clear exposition and persuasion.