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UCP Journal of Law and Legal EducationVol. 1 No. 1 (2022)
University of Central Punjab Journal of Law and Legal Education (UCP-JLLE) fundamentally focuses on the promotion of constant dialogue and academic research. It is devoted to soliciting and publishing the views of legal academics and professionals on contemporary legal matters. The intent is to provide a platform for a paramount forum for contemplative and scholastic engagement in the wide range of issues of law and legal education. We are delighted to present the first issue of Volume one of UCP-JLLE.
The current issue contains five articles addressing questions from the areas of law and legal education. Ms. Khadija Amer critically analyzes the Frederick Schauer's Attempt to revive John Austin's theory of law against the criticisms of HLA Hart. She examins Schaur's misconceptions expressed in 'Was Austin right afterall?' in criticising HLA Hart. Syed Muhammad Aala Imran Sherazi secrutinizes the Pakistan's cyber laws in the context of cyber warfare and cyberdefence while advocating the need for developed and transnational cyberlaws for Pakistan. The third Article by Mr. Ishtiaq Ch. discusses the chowkidara system as a missing institute and highlights how the revival of this institute can bring solace to the law and order challenges of the society. Ms. Neelam Jaffari studies the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2018 while foregrounding the personal, social and legal issues faced by transgenders. Her study also takes into account the legal and judicial development on the rights of transgenders in other jurisdictions.
We are thankful to the authors for their contributions to the first issue of UCP-JLLE and appreciate their patience through review process. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all members of Advisory Board whose guidance and advice made this publication possible.
UCP Journal of Law and Legal EducationVol. 1 No. 2 (2023)
University of Central Punjab Journal of Law and Legal Education (UCP-JLLE) fundamentally focuses on the promotion of constant dialogue and academic research. It is devoted to solicit and publish the views of legal academics and professionals on contemporary issues regarding law and legal education. We are delighted to present the second issue of Volume One of UCP-JLLE.
The current issue includes five articles addressing questions from the areas of law and legal education. The first article is authored by Rana Rizwan Hussain. Hussain explores case laws from Pakistan to determine the features and sources of public policy and the principles developed thereupon. The author deduces that a foreign award questioning a principle of public policy may face trouble in seeking enforcement in Pakistan. In the second article, Mehboob Usman and others present an elaborate review of the recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology on family laws. The authors highlight the need to follow the Council’s recommendations in letter and spirit to bring family laws in consonance with the injunctions of Islam. The last three articles address exigent issues in the field of legal education. Ainul Jaria BT. Maidin accentuates the significance of clinical legal education for the practical training of law students in the background of the challenges and prospects of introducing clinical legal education programmes. The author views the paradigm shift from the traditional pedagogy as imperative and concludes that teaching, learning and research in legal education can only develop through clinical programmes. In the next article, Sardar Shah and others survey law students’ perceptions of legal education in Pakistan to spotlight the strengths and weaknesses of the current education system and forward recommendations. The last article by Stephen Rosenbaum discusses the role of law students in filling the gap in access to justice and legal aid for the poor and destitute Pakistanis. Against that backdrop, the article proposes to introduce the ‘student practice rule’ as an important component of clinical legal education and suggests collaboration between the Bar, Judiciary and academia for more productive application and implementation of the rule.
We are thankful to the authors for their contributions to the second issue and appreciate the patience they showed through the strenuous review process. In the end, this issue could not have been possible without the reviewers' investment of time and energy. Finally, We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all members of the Advisory Board for their consistent guidance.
UCP Journal of Law and Legal EducationVol. 2 No. 1 (2023)
UCP-JLLE, Volume 2, Issue 1 contains five articles exploring areas from law, legal practice, administration of justice and legal education in the context of law tech and other technological developments. Afrasiab Ahmed Rana, Fiza Zulfiqar and Salman Masud pen the first paper. The authors explore the intersection of fintech, cryptocurrency, and blockchain in Pakistan, analysing the legal framework, the State Bank of Pakistan's stance, and regulations. The article addresses challenges in regulating cryptocurrency including regulatory uncertainty, concerns about illegal activity, consumer protection, data privacy, and cybersecurity. Authors forward recommendations underscoring the need for collaboration between policymakers and the fintech industry to develop an enabling environment for digital currency adoption. In the second article, the authors Khizar Ahmad, Fatima Sajid, and Wejden Bourkrain study the evolution of cyber warfare in the tech era, highlighting its potential to disrupt the real world. The authors examine the adequacy of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in addressing the challenges posed by technological warfare. The 'Tallinn Manual’ is discussed for insights into the international law of cyber warfare. The authors underscore the need for IHL’s adaptation to the rapidly advancing technologies, punctuating the absence of a binding international convention governing cyber warfare. The paper written by Shafaq Farooq and Aminah Hussain discusses the evolution of legal education while featuring the crucial role of technology in transforming traditional teaching methods. It emphasises the incorporation of technology in law schools to meet contemporary needs and trends, focusing on the opportunities it presents in legal practice. The study assesses the cultural and structural challenges of implementing technological advancements in Pakistan. In the next article, Sajjad Ali examines the role technology plays in commercial transactions, with electronic signatures (eSignatures) becoming commonplace. The author reviews 'The Electronic Transactions Ordinance, 2002,' validating eSignatures and analyses the admissibility and validity thresholds of both eSignatures and advanced eSignatures in courts. The author also studies the distinctions between the two and evaluates the risks and challenges associated with relying on eSignatures and advanced eSignatures. The last article written by Paras Zafar, Rehana Anjum, and Arun Barkat discusses the persistent issue of delayed justice in Pakistan and emphasises the need for timely dispensation of justice to uplift trust in the administration of justice. The paper explores the origin of eCourts, evaluates the backlog of pending cases, and proposes the practical implementation of a virtual court system at all levels of the judiciary.
We are thankful to the authors for their contributions to Volume 2, Issue 1 of UCP-JLLE and appreciate their patience through the strenuous review process. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all members of the Advisory Board for their guidance.