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Faculty Members

Co-Founder & Director, Themis School of Law
Advocate, High Court
LLM Masters in Law
Nottingham Trent University
LL. B (Hons.) (University of London)
A.A. Political & Social Science
University of North Florida

Mr. Syed Shayan Ahmed is the Director Law Programme and Co-Founder of Themis School of Law and is part of the teaching faculty for Law of Trusts & Equity and Public & Constitutional Law courses. He has also previously taught various other modules of the LLB Programme, including Islamic Law, Commercial Law and Contract Law.

He, along with the other founders, envisioned the establishment of a top quality law school in Karachi, which would not only focus on the academic success of the students but would also have a strong emphasis on development of supplementary programmes which would build the lawyering skills and intellect of its student body. To this end, Themis School of Law has pioneered and introduced various vocational courses which complement the LLB (Hons) curriculum. Continue Reading

Co-Founder & Director, Themis School of Law
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn)
Advocate, High Court
BPTC (University of West of England, Bristol)
LL. B (Hons.) (University of London)
Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator (UK)

Junaid Ahmed is a Barrister-at-Law from Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and a law graduate of University of London, and he completed his Bar Professional Training Course from The University of West of England, Bristol and now completing his LL.M thesis. He is as an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan and has been practicing law since 2013.

He is the Co-Founder and Director of Themis School of Law, Karachi, and served as the first Head of the Institution for two academic sessions from 2015 till 2017. He has been teaching law for the past 8 years, and has been a permanent law faculty for Criminal and Property law with an average passing rate of more than 90%. He has previously taught Contract law, Tort law, Islamic law, Intellectual Property law, EU law, Company law and Jurisprudence & Legal Theory. He regularly conducts workshops and tailored courses on the subjects of Civil litigation, Advocacy, Employment, Family and Tax. Continue Reading

Assistant Professor
Bar Vocational Course (Bar at Law)
The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
LLB (Hons)
University of Buckingham

Mr. Khurram Rashid is a Barrister-at-Law from the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He has been a Partner at Surridge and Beecheno, a top-tiered law firm of Pakistan with offices in Karachi and Lahore and has vast experience in legal practice and is involved in both contentious and non-contentious complex matters. Mr. Khurram has recently started his own law firm from where he regularly advises both local and international clients.

Mr. Khurram Rashid is also a renowned name in the academic field and has been teaching law for the past 20 years to students from a diverse background, including LLB, CA and ACCA students. His students highly appreciate and admire his teaching methodology and style of inculcating complex legal concepts in a simplified manner.

He will be teaching Contract Law at Themis School of Law.

Assistant Professor
Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator
ADR ODR International, UK
Bar Professional Training Course (Bar at Law)
The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
LLB (Hons)
University of London

Barrister Ali Tahir is a Partner at GM Qureshy Law Associates. His practice primarily focuses on civil and criminal matter related to Narcotics, Customs, Anti corruption and white collar crimes. Mr. Tahir is also the director of the Center for Law and Access toJustice at Ziauddin University. He has an interest in Pakistani current affairs, economy, constitutional developments, foreign policy, and international law.

Lecturer in Law
LLM Masters in Law - International Law
University College London
LLB (Hons)
University of London

Rayhab Afzal is an Advocate High Court and has practiced law, as a Litigator, for a considerable period of time in both Islamabad and Karachi. She completed her LLB (Hons.) from University of London followed by an LLM in International Business Law from University College London. She has previously taught Public Law and Contract Law modules of the University of London.

She will be teaching Public Law at Themis School of Law.

Barrister Manal Wasiq Khan
Adjunct Faculty - Legal System & Methods
Barrister-at-Law - Lincoln's Inn
LLB (Hons) - University of London

Manal Wasiq Khan is a Barrister-at-Law of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and has completed her LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London. Thereafter, she pursued the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) from the BPP Law School, having attained a Very Competent grade. She continued to practice in litigation for a period of three (03) years. Barrister Khan has a strong hold in the art of advocacy which has led her to make a name for herself in a short span of time. Barrister Khan’s legal practice background involves working on contentious and non-contentious matters especially in the field of Family law, Commercial Law, Contract Law, Tort Law and Admiralty Law. Since then, Barrister Khan has moved full time towards the academia side of the legal profession and is now working with us in the capacity of a Programme Leader and Faculty Member for the First Year module of Legal System and Methods (LSM).

Mr. Rana Ali
Adjunct Faculty - Introduction to Islamic Law

Rana Ali Yar Khan is an advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan. His litigation and corporate experience traverse a broad spectrum of industries including insurance, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, companies, intellectual property, tax and white-collar crime. A LUMS alumni, where he was a Research Assistant to the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja. He is regularly engaged by the Legal Aid Society on different projects pertaining to revising the prison legislation and training of judicial actors upon core aspects of criminal trials. He loves trekking and was part of the first Pakistani group to reach Masherbrum base camp in winters.

Adjunct Faculty - Commercial Law

Ishtiaq Nawaz-Chechi is a practicing Solicitor-Advocate of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and is the Managing Director of Chatham Chambers Solicitors and Advocates. Ishtiaq has experience in immigration law, commercial and residential property law, landlord and tenant, civil litigation, intellectual property and wills and probate including Shariah law. He has previously undertaken charity and community work as well as advising at the local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on various immigration matters including Entry Clearance applications and appeals; Extensions of leave to Remain; Settlement Applications and Work Permits.

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