LSL Principal’s, Justice (R) Syed Afzal Haider Scholarship

Justice Syed Afzal Haider is the principal of Lahore School of Law.  

In 1947, Justice Haider got an opportunity to assist the team of lawyers appointed by Quaid e Azam to present the case of All India Muslim League regarding the division of India before the Boundary Commission created by the British Raj. This opportunity came his way as his father, Syed Muhammad Shah, was a well-known lawyer who was requested to provide legal assistance.

Later on, J. Rtd. Syed Afzal Haider passed LLB and joined the bar in January 1956. Since then, he has been a lawyer, judge, teacher, researcher as well as a prolific writer. He has been a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has also served for two terms as a member of the Pakistan Bar Council. He was elected as Vice Chairman of the apex statutory body of the Council as well as Chairman Executive Committee. He was elected as Secretary of Lahore High Court Bar as well as President. He remained a member of the Law Commission of Pakistan and a session member of the Council of Islamic Ideology. He has been an important part of several reform efforts in the legal framework including the prison reforms. But his contribution to the development of law and the legal profession is not his only claim to fame as he has also been in the vanguard to promote democracy in Pakistan. During 1979-86, he was among the lawyers who waged the struggle for the restoration of democracy in the country.

Note: The scholarships cover 100% waiver of Admission and Tuition fee, Library Fee and Security


Eligibility Criteria:

  • 90% in Intermediate or equivalent
  • Minimum 60% marks obtained in LAT
  • Must score A grade in the interview with LSL Governing body


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