Justice Athar Minallah stresses critical thinking in legal education.

ISLAMABAD -- Critical thinking, reasoning and argument for the sake of knowledge are the key attributes to excel in the legal education, said Justice Athar Minallah, Chief Justice Islamabad High Court.

The Chief Justice was addressing a two-day international conference organized

by Department of Law of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on 'Legal Education in Pakistan' at Faisal Masjid Campus of the university, on other day.

Justice Athar said that teachers of IIUI had introduced him and other to renowned law experts to the Muslim legacy in legal education, methodology of benefiting from the teachings of Mujtahideen and ways to utilize Islamic law of Fiqh.

He also shed light on preservation of life while saying that Islamic Fiqh had greatly emphasized on it. He hailed IIUI and his Alumni for services in the legal education.

The conference was attended by national and international scholars hailing from China, Malaysia and Australia who presented around 40 research papers in the conference focused on challenges in the legal education, opportunities for progress, scope and other relevant topics.

Participants of the conference stressed upon Bar Councils, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and universities to prepare regulations for legal education through joint deliberations and discussion.

They recommended that up gradation in the legal education and its curriculum be introduced according to the contemporary requirements and technology must be utilized in this regard.

The conference participants also agreed that institutions linked to the legal education must be taken on board while making changes in the legal education system. In various sessions of the conference, participants discussed topics such as challenges in the legal education, scope of the legal education, methodologies of legal teaching, impact of globalization on legal education.

The concluding ceremony was also addressed by IIUI Rector who called upon educational institutions to bring law experts and researchers to a platform to explore challenges and solution with recommendations of improvements. ' Law department has recently established law clinics which is a positive step as...

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