S.J.D. (Cand.), Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
LL.M., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
LL.B., University of London
B.A. Journalism, University of the Punjab
Ujala Akram brings in extensive experience in heading academic and administrative units in several higher education settings in the USA. She has, most recently, held the role of Assistant Dean at Santa Clara University in the heart of the diverse and innovative Silicon Valley in California. Previously, she has served as a Director at Santa Clara University, taught at and headed an academic department with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and served as a Senior Advisor to the Graduate Law Programs at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law—Indianapolis (IU McKinney School of Law). During her years with IU McKinney School of Law, she also worked on a USAID grant-funded project through which the law school’s LL.M. Program was offered at Cairo University and Alexandria University in Egypt. She also worked at a prestigious law firm in Indianapolis, Faegre Baker Daniels LL.P., on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) project.
Ms. Akram’s specialized research and writings in the field of law and education focus on women's issues, minority rights, social justice, international protection of human rights, effective teaching methodologies; student learning styles. She's been teaching law to the University of London LL.B. students since 2013. Her hundreds of law lectures are publicly available on YouTube as an open source for students. Her research and service both are derived by her strong commitment to social justice and her belief in making the quality education accessible to all social classes.
Member of Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
Specialized in International Human Rights Laws, City University London
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Buckingham
Barrister Hassan Khan Niazi is a passionate human rights activist and the Founder and President of the student wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf(Insaf Students Federation) from 2007-2011. During this time period, he has lead multiple student movements for the purposes of student welfare and rights. Barrister Hassan was alo an active participant of the famouse lawyer's movement in Pakistan and his efforts have been recognised by Ex-CJ Chaudry Iftikhar Ahmed.
Barrister Hassan has led two prominent national movements: 1) Prosecution of Raymond Davis; and, 2) Release of Dr Aafia.
Most recently, Barrister Hassan led the landmark case of Khadija Siddiqi where a student was stabbed 23 times by her classmate belonging to an influential family. Barrister Hassan successfully lead this case against the status quo and got Khadija the justice that she rightfully deserved.
Barrister Hassan is currently working with the Criminal Law firm of Azam Nazeer Tarrar & Associates.
LL.M. University College London (Distinction-1st Class )
LL.B. University of London (2.1)
Ms. Veshal Jaffry has been in the area of teaching law since 2009 and has managed to earn her reputation in this field with great dedication and hard work. In addition to completing her LL.M from University College London, she also obtained a Certification from there making her a Qualified Teacher of Law. She is known to be the Queen of Tuitions for Law and has also taught at TILS for two years. She is now all set to take up the role of a Lecturer in Blackstone School of Law. Ms. Veshal brings with her great experience and knowledge in the area of teaching and enables her students to master the skill of exam technique. Her name and a portfolio of over 400 students who have all completed their degrees with respectable grades are indicative of her ability to help students through the degree.
LL.M., University College London
LL.B. (Hons.), University of London
Distinction in Public International Law and Merits in Company Law and Islamic Law.
The Hague Academy of International Law
Summer session on Public International Law.
Ms. Hooria Hayat Khan brings with her enriching experiences in academic, administrative, and research work in various areas of law. With invested focus on the issues and empowerment of women she has made distinct research and administrative contributions to Simorgh Women’s Resource and Publication as a Research Consultant on the Issues of Sexual Violence and Impunity in Pakistan; Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre as a Coordinator of the Law Section and contributed extensively to its research and aid program. She has also published notable works like Sexual Violence and Impunity in Pakistan 2014, Where there is land, there is hope – Shirkat Gah Special Bulletin on Land Rights 2013, Moral Panic: The Criminalization of Sexuality in Pakistan, Women’s Land Rights and Inheritance Rights in Pakistan” – Women Inheritance and Property Rights (WIPR) Working Paper 2012, “Legal Empowerment: An Impossible Dream?” Ms. Hooria also has imparted her knowledge to the upcoming generation of lawyers through her experience in teaching over the years. She has been a Lecturer for Equity and Trusts and Common Law Reasoning and Institutions at Lahore Grammar School Defence (International Degree Programmes) and The Institute of Legal Studies.
Usama Malik is an Advocate of the High Court and a human rights activist. He holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of London and an LLM in international development law & human rights from the University of Warwick. Mr.Malik has experience working with some of the most notable names in the legal profession and is currently working as a senior associate with Ms. Asma Jahangir. He has previously worked with Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan. In addition, Mr Malik is a published author and his research papers have been published in leading international/national law journals including the human rights review of the American Bar Association. He also writes on various international and legal issues in the "DAILY NATION". Furthermore, he has worked on land mark cases including the orange line metro train case to protect the cultural heritage of lahore and cases in the supreme court involving the jurisdiction and tenure of Military courts.He has also worked extensively on the preservation of Freedom of Expression in the country and has drafted amendments to laws which marginalize religious minorities in Pakistan in collaboration with the European Union.
LL.M., Washington University in Saint Louis
Ms. Raza has over a decade worth of experience as an expert educator and a legal professional. Her most recent works involved teaching with the U.S. federal government as an Assistant Professor. Previously, she served as an Associate Attorney with Honorable Umar Atta Bandial now Justice Punjab High Court, Lahore. Immediately before that, she worked as an Associate Attorney with Ch. Annayat Ullah, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan. Her work with him specialized in Transactional and Property Law.
After her LL.M. from Washington University, she worked at Michael T. George P.C., a Saint Louis-based law firm that specializes in personal injury law. Her post graduate work heavily focused on Mediation and Arbitration. In her projects, she stayed connected with United States Mediation and Arbitration Services in Missouri, and continued to serve as a mediator for Better Business Bureau of the United States. Ms. Raza also serving as a Subject Matter Expert on Law and Politics for USG client.
LL.B. University of London (2.1)
Mr. Shahzaib Sharif is an experienced teacher of Law and is known for his teaching abilities. He is extremely enthusiastic about aiding and assisting students through this degree. As a student, he achieved several distinctions in his LL.B programme and has managed to earn the same for his students through his skill. At Blackstone School of Law, he will be a Lecturer for the first year students. He is also known for helping students with their applications for Post graduate degrees and visa requirements. His skill will be of great value to our students.
S.J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
LL.M., University of Connecticut School of Law
LL.B., Alexandria University (Egypt)
Dr. Mohamed ‘Arafa, is a faculty member at Blackstone School of Law, an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Alexandria University Faculty of Law (Egypt) and an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Islamic Law and Middle Eastern Legal and Political Studies at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (USA). He was teaching in the last couple of years in Italy (Turin Law School), the Netherlands (University of Groningen), Tunisia, Croatia, Qatar, Brasil among many others. He teaches and regularly invited to international conferences and symposia also in various law schools in the United States including George Washington University (Washington DC), Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri), University of Illinois (Illinois), and Texas A&M University (Dallas), among many others. He has been invited to teach Islamic Law, Comparative Law, Transitional Justice, and Middle Eastern Legal Studies (Arab Spring Course) as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Brasilia in Brazil and University of Rijeka in Croatia (Zagreb).
Usman holds law degrees from the University of Edinburgh (LLM, LLB) and specializes in International Law. His interests span several areas of International Law including International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law and International Environmental Law. Within these areas he is particularly interested in the roles domestic courts can play in protection and enforcement. Being a passionate human rights advocate, Usman has worked in several prestigious organizations in a legal and policy research capacity. These include The Scottish Parliament and Support in Mind, in Scotland, CHRAC who work in conjunction with the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, in Cambodia, and most recently the Advocate General’s Office in Pakistan.
Usman’s teaching credentials include providing International Human Rights law training to various NGOs. He also has a keen interest in Mooting and has seeks to bring his mooting passion to BSOL.
Usman has participated in several moot competitions himself and subsequently coached a number of moot teams at The University of Edinburgh leading teams to the finals at the International Court
of Justice and at Cambridge. As well as providing an exceptional bonding experience to students, hours spent perfecting the
research, analytical and writing skills required to effectively moot students get a unique exposure to the work and the skills that practicing attorneys must possess. Usman is joining the BSOL teaching International Protection of Human rights.
Law School Coordinator & Faculty
LL.B., University of London
Zunaira Khalid, is a graduate of University College Lahore (University of London International Programmes). She has done her undergraduate in BSc. Management with Law and won the University of London Academic Achievement Award in her degree. She was also awarded a cash prize by University of London International Programmes. At Blackstone School of Law, she handles the applications process and assessment of prospective and current students assisting them with their admission process. Zunaira, will be a part of our faculty and will teach Company Law at Blackstone School of Law.
Blackstone Law College has a simple mission and that is to replace traditional education with 21st-century education in Pakistan.Blackstone Law is unique because it takes education beyond the traditional setting of a lecture and provides inquiry-based teaching in a Self-Organized Learning Environment (SOLE). We utilize Flipped Classroom methodology where our classroom are a place of collaborative research, problem-solving and presenting solutions to issues. Outside of classroom, we provide 24 hours support through our freely available lectures on YouTube as we believe in open access. The goal is to create an environment in which students can acquire a set of competencies, so when they enter the workforce they are ready to take on real world challenges. We have an amazing faculty of people who are not only passionate about education but are also fully capable of bringing about this change in education.
Blackstone Law College started out as Sir William Blackstone Institute of Law in Monterey, California. Initially, we offered online coaching to University of London students from around the world. We taught students from all seven continents! Second year into this project, we recorded hundreds of lectures of law lectures for students so they can learn on the go. Our passion to help students and our love for teaching gave birth to Blackstone Law College which offers face-to-face classes in Lahore, Pakistan.The College campus is under construction on Barki Road, Lahore, only 15-20 minutes away from DHA. The college will provide a learning environment for law students and will enable them to learn by working in groups, doing research, applying law to real world problems, creating content for other law students, and connecting with students around the world. We offer a one-of-a-kind Work-Study curriculum through which we bridge the gap between education and career. Our curriculum ensures that our students are all-set to launch their careers successfully by the end of the program and in addition receive an LL.B. degree from University of London or Northumbria University. We, along with our students, will build our strong Blackstone Law College community!
Most recently I have worked with University of California San Francisco as a Senior Business Analyst. University of California San Francisco has produced many Nobel Laureates (UCSF Nobel Prize Winners) and is one of the most innovative medical institution in the United States. I was hired as a consultant by the School of Medicine to facilitate the launch of the Bridges Curriculum. The curriculum helps prepare 21st century doctors and is very complex (in a good way!) compared to any other curriculum currently taught to medical students. I helped the assessment, curriculum, evaluation, and technology teams to develop business models, guided them in designing complex processes around those models, collected business requirements, designed solutions, implemented strategy, and worked closely with the school leadership to prioritize Bridges Curriculum projects.The Work-Study curriculum taught at Blackstone Law College is inspired by the Bridges Curriculum (University of California San Francisco - School of Medicine).
Social Media Manager
Ali1s core responsibilities are managing the online presence by developing a strategy, producing digital content to engage users, analyzing usage data and, managing marketing projects and campaigns to increase brand awareness, boost visibility and increase traffic to achieve the goals of our organization.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Akram has served as the CEO of LESCO, the largest power distribution company in Pakistan, for five consecutive years. He brings his unique perspective and experience to Blackstone school of Law to facilitate the operations and to bring life to the vision of the school. Under his leadership LESCO successfully launched complex projects like online billing, ERP system, automated metering system, procurement projects, and several sustainable projects. The school will leverage his expertise, network, and experience to successfully achieve its objectives.