ISLAMABAD (Online) – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start LLB classes from next semester.

The statuary body of the University has already approved the program and the University is now in process of finalizing matters relating to its Faculty and course material.

According to a press release issued on Monday, a separate space for this purpose has been earmarked at the University’s main Campus (Academic block).

Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui said: “It will be a face-to- face quality program that is being designed in manner it helps to produce lawyers of high professional standard.

“The University’s s Central library is being equipped with necessary law books, courts’ cases and other relevant material and in a first step this program will be started with a limited number of students from Rawalpindi and Islamabad region.”

The space allocated for this purpose will have special symbolic ‘Court-Room’, enabling the law students to acquaint themselves with the actual court’s proceeding.

A new lecture series ‘Law and Society has been started to hold discussion on LLB-related topics and to get necessary feed-back, the VC said.

He added the varsity will soon consult Pakistan Bar Council and members of legal community to seek their support and guidance for formally launching the LLB program on efficient manner. “It will also arrange regular visits of the law students to superior courts for their proper professional development. The country’s renowned lawyers and jurists will be included in the visiting teaching faculty,” Dr Siddiqui said.

AIOU is already successfully running LLM (in Shariah) classes attracting a good number of students every year.