List of law schools in Pakistan

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Location of Pakistan

Legal education in Pakistan was initiated before independence and dates back to the 1800s. The first legal education institution was established under the name of ‘University Law College’ in 1868. Currently, there are more than 150 institutions offering law programs, which include universities and law colleges. These institutions are regulated by the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). Currently School of Law, Quaid-i-Azam university, Islamabad has been ranked No.1 in Pakistan.[1]

Ranking of law schools[edit]

1. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad [2]

2. International Islamic University, Islamabad

3. Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

4. University of Punjab

5.University of Lahore, Lahore

6. Islamia College University, Peshawar

7.Peshawar University, Peshawar

8. Bahria University, Islamabad

9. Bahauddin Zakria University, Multan

10. Government College University, Faisalabad

Major law schools[edit]

Institution Law school Founded Location
Quaid-i-Azam University School of Law 2013 Islamabad
Sindh Muslim Government Law College 1947 Karachi
International Islamic University, Islamabad Faculty of Sharia and Law 1980 started from Quaid i Azam University Islamabad
Punjab University University Law College 1870
University of Karachi School of Law Karachi
University of Sargodha College of Law Sargodha
University of Management and Technology, Lahore[3] School of Law and Policy Lahore
Bahria University, Islamabad Bahria University Law School Islamabad
Islamia College University, Peshawar Department of Shariah and Law 2008 Peshawar
Lahore University of Management Sciences Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law Lahore
Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan Faculty of Law Faisalabad
Muhammad Ali Jinnah Law College Gujranwala
Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi Faculty of Law Karachi
Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan Law College Dera Ismail Khan
Hamdard University, Karachi Faculty of Law Karachi
University of Balochistan University Law College Quetta
Hazara University, Mansehra Department of Law Mansehra
Islamia University, Bahawalpur Department of Law Bahawalpur
Peshawar University, Peshawar Peshawar
Royal Law College, Arifwala (0305-5961115)[4] Arifwala
Saani Islamia Law College Haripur Haripur
Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad Muzaffarabad
University of Gujrat Gujrat
University of Lahore, Lahore (postgraduate institute of law) Lahore
University of Sindh, Hyderabad Hyderabad
University of South Asia, Lahore Lahore

Law schools in Pakistan[edit]

Islamabad Federal Capital Territory[edit]

  • School of Law, Quaid i Azam University
  • S3H, National University of Sciences and Technology


  • City School of Law, Quetta
  • Jhalawan Law College, Khuzdar
  • Zarghoon Law College, Quetta
  • National Law College(NIHE), Quetta

Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa[edit]



Azad Kashmir[edit]

  • University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
  • Mirpur University of Sciences and technology law school
  • University of kotli
  • Kashmir Law college
  • Techera law college


LLB awarding bodies[edit]

The following universities are authorized to award law degrees in Pakistan:[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "20 Best Law Universities in Pakistan - HEC & Pakistan Bar Council Approved LLB Law". 2 June 2017. Archived from the original on 3 September 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Top Law Schools in Pakistan - Best Law Schools in the World". 29 January 2019. Archived from the original on 3 September 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "LLB - 5 Years Program 2017 - UMT Lahore". Archived from the original on 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-09-26. Retrieved 2020-10-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Muhammad Ali Jinnah Law College". Archived from the original on 2021-03-03. Retrieved 2021-10-17.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2021-10-17. Retrieved 2021-06-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ The Gazette of Pakistan Extra., Dec. 31, 2005, First Schedule