The Bachelors of Law is a 5-year professional degree program, is approved by Pakistan Bar Council, as well as by the Punjab Bar Council. The degree awarded is recognized by HEC and accepted world-wide.
The Masters in Law Program is a 2 year degree program, the degree awarded is recognized by HEC and Pakistan Bar Council accepted world-wide. Currently, we hold the unique status of highest number of legal professionals from the Bench and the Bar enrolled in our program.
We are currently offering the following programs,
To develop the Law Faculty into a prestigious institution, to promote legal education and research at Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. level with a view to produce competent law professionals, having spirit of helping the nation in establishing rule of law in true spirit.
To become, within a decade, one of the top institutions in Pakistan providing affordable legal education at all levels and having the potential to enter the international circles within foreseeable future.
I welcome you to the Law School, University of South Asia (USA). We have been established since 2009 and are currently offering Degrees at Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate level. We are unique in the education sector as we offer the complete three tiers of academics.
We have an extraordinary and innovative program that responds to the needs of the new generation of law students and bridges their hopes to a wide array of new careers for which a legal education is critical. Our graduates are doing some of the most important and cutting-edge legal work —as law firm partners, corporate leaders, high-ranking government officials, and judges.
The common threads of our Law School are: the drive to serve others; the commitment to constantly improve, innovate, and redesign; the desire to reach beyond our most hopeful dreams; and the quest for continued knowledge and perfection. You will see these common threads in action—in the work of our academic centers; in the profiles of our alumni, students, faculty, and staff; and in the descriptions of our innovative educational program.
Dr. Dil Muhammad
Dean, Faculty of Law
You are among a privileged few to have this wonderful opportunity to embark on the exciting journey that is the study of law. This is the first leg of what will be an illustrious and exciting path. Some of you aim to be attorneys-at-law while others will use the law as a tool to better society in other ways. Law is a discipline that trains the mind to view the world in unique ways. To school you in this challenging but rewarding discipline we are confident that we have here at the Faculty of Law, an excellent team of committed and highly qualified educators and professionals who will do all in their power to shape you into the productive professionals that we need in our country and our region.
The BA LLB (Hons) (5 Years) program has a distinct objective to equip the students with knowledge, skills and attribute to empower the students who shall be capable of successfully meeting the present requirements and conquer the future challenges. The program is intended to impart intensive knowledge and training in the subjects and help the students to acquire wider perspective both for research and professional applications.
– Litigation Lawyer
– Civil Litigation Lawyer
– Criminal Lawyer
– Legal Analyst
– Document Drafting Lawyer
– Legal Journalist
– Legal Advisor
– Public Prosecuting Officer
– Judicial Officer
– Teaching Faculty
Rules & Regulations
- A student shall register himself/herself for the course(s) of study and 75 % attendance shall be required in each course/component (lectures, lab work, seminars, presentations, internship etc.) to qualify for appearing in the Final Term Examination of each semester in the respective course(s).
- A date-wise record of the attendance of students shall be maintained by each teacher by using online University portal and/or manually as well.
- The list of eligible students for the Final Examination shall be notified by the Controller of Examinations one week before the start of Final Term Examination of each semester.
- A student, who does not have the required attendance percentage and is declared Not Eligible for the Final Term Examination of enrolled course(s), shall not be allowed to appear in the Final Term Examination of concerned course(s) and shall be treated as having withdrawn from the course(s). The course(s) shall appear on the transcript with a letter Grade “W”. Such student shall have to repeat the concerned course(s) in a forthcoming Semester which offers the course(s).
- In case a student due to some unavoidable circumstances (Performing Hajj, accident, serious illness or such other genuine reasons) having less than 75 % attendance but more than 60% in the course(s), may be allowed to appear in the Final Term Examination of course(s), having made up the deficiency in the form of attending extra classes/ submitting extra assignments arranged by the concerned teacher upon recommendation of head of department.
- A student involved in University Level Society/ Sports and participating in Inter-University/ HEC/ National/ International Tournament/ Event, he/ she may be allowed to appear in the Final Term Examination of course(s) in which he/she has attended at least 60% of the lectures delivered in the class, having made up the deficiency in the form of attending extra classes/ submitting extra assignments, arranged by the concerned teacher upon recommendation of head of the department. The application for duty leave of such student shall be forwarded to the concerned head of academic department by Registrar/Director Sports, prior to the conduct of event and Examination.
Eligibility for Appearing in Examinations
A student shall qualify to appear in an Examination provided that he /she has:
Registered/enrolled himself /herself for specific course(s) within the stipulated time limit after commencement of academic year/ semester and in accordance with laid down schedule and procedures of the University.
Examination Regulations 125 Attained at least 75% attendance in respective course(s) or obtained a waiver from the Competent Authority as per rules.
Has paid all the outstanding and current University dues including tuition fee/ hostel fee etc. before the commencement of the Examination.
- All quizzes, tests, Mid Term and Final Term Examination shall take place on the University Campus. In extra ordinary circumstances the Examination Centre may be created outside the University for the Conduct of Final Term Examination.
- The record of tests/ marked answer scripts / assignments / Quizzes/ Projects/ attendance etc. used for internal assessment of student semester work, shall be maintained by the respective teacher/department and disposed-off as per instructions of the Examination Department.
|Score % (out of 100)||Score % (out of 100)||Grade||Grade Points|
|Less than 50%||Less than 25%||F||0.00|
Conversion of Annual System Marks to GPA/CGPA
|Percentage Obtained in
|85% & Above||A+||4.00|
|70% & 84%||A||3.99|
|55% & 69%||B||2.66 – 3.65|
|45% & 54%||C||1.66 – 2.65|
|33% & 44%||D||1.00 – 1.65|
|Less than 33% Fail||F||0.00|
a) The range of marks defined above for a particular grade may be split further to reflect incremental grade points.
b) This conversion table is only for the purpose of students who have obtained degrees under the annual system.
Lab Work Assessment
In laboratory work/practical, each experiment, project, assignment, design and drawing etc. will be determined by the concerned teacher in the computation of cumulative performance on a scale of 50, from all assessment instruments completed during a regular or summer semester.
Award of Letter Grades
a) The letter grade in a course shall be determined by the instructor on the basis of percent marks earned cumulatively in all Examinations and assessment exercises (as required for the course), in accordance with the prescribed Grading System.
b) In a course where the practical work credit(s) is incorporated, the student shall be required to pass the practical assessment separately from other
assessment in theory (quizzes, assignments, etc.)
The term “Earned Credits” shall imply on the successfully Earned Credit Hours of a duly completed course including the Examination(s) and other assessment exercises, as prescribed for the course.
“GPA” and “CGPA”
The terms “GPA” and “CGPA” shall imply “Grade Point
Average” and “Cumulative Grade Point Average”
respectively and shall be calculated in accordance with
the following relationships:
GPA= Sum of Grade Points earned during Semester/Sum of Credit Hours earned during Semester
CGPA= Sum of Grade Points earned during the program/Sum of Credit Hours earned during the program
Incomplete Course / Award of ‘I’ Grade
a) An instructor may designate a course award as ‘I’ (incomplete) only in exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the student.
b) The requirement of an Incomplete Course, as prescribed by the Instructor shall be fulfilled by the student within ten days of the declaration of the semester result, and, thereafter, with due assessment/finalization of the Grade, and submission of the result to the Controller of Examinations by the instructor within five days of the receipt of the assignment; the assigned Grade shall replace ‘I’ in the result / transcript.
c) In case a student fails to meet the requirement as prescribed under Para a and Para b above, within the prescribed time limit, a Letter Grade appropriate to the percent marks obtained otherwise shall be assigned automatically
University of South Asia is an academic community. Its main purpose is the pursuit of knowledge.
Like all flourishing communities, the University can function properly only if its members adhere to clearly established goals and values.
Essential to the fundamental purpose of the University is the commitment to the principles of truth and academic honesty. Accordingly, the Code of Academic Integrity- Policy on Plagiarism is designed to ensure that the principle of academic honesty is upheld. While all members of the University share this responsibility, the Code of Academic Integrity is designed so that special responsibility for upholding the principle of academic honesty lies with the students.
The University’s Code of Academic Integrity is a world recognized honor code. Any of the following acts, when committed by a student, shall constitute academic dishonesty:
1. Cheating: fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in any academic course or final year project or final thesis in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage and/or intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic course or final year project or final thesis.
2. Fabrication: intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in any academic course/ final year project/ final thesis.
3. Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another student to violate any provision of the Code of Academic Integrity.
4. Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic course or exercise.
If it is determined that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, the matter is referred to Discipline Committee for further deliberation.
If it is determined that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, the matter is referred to Discipline Committee for further deliberation.
Probation & Relegation
Probation is a status given to a student whose academic performance falls below an acceptable standard. A student with a Probation warning cannot
enroll/register courses in the subsequent semester without approval of the concerned Dean/HOD.
A student of undergraduate program who scores CGPA between 1.50 and 2.00 in a Semester; may be conditionally promoted to the next semester and he/ she shall be placed on first probation.
In case a student fails to score 2.00 CGPA in the Semester of First Probation, another chance shall be given to such student. He/she shall be conditionally promoted to the next semester and shall be placedon the last Probation.
If the probation count of a student becomes three (3) after Last Probation, he/she shall be relegated. A Relegated student shall not be allowed to register any new course(s) and only enroll/reregister his/her repeatable course(s). During relegation, he/she shall have to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00. To remove the relegation status, he/she shall have to earn a minimum CGPA of 2.00. The relegation period shall be counted towards the maximum period allowed for the program.
If a student cannot earn a minimum GPA of 1.0 in the first semester, then he/she shall be dismissed from the program. In case GPA of a student in the first semester falls below 1.5 but equal to or above 1.0 then he/she shall be given a serious warning (the last chance to attain a semester GPA of 2.0 or above).
A student on serious warning shall be dismissed from the program if he/she fails to achieve minimum semester GPA of 2.0.
Readmission in the Program is only allowed once. However, under exceptional circumstances upon recommendation of concerned Dean/HOD, the
Vice Chancellor may allow the student, a second readmission into the Program. Such student shall have to complete the Degree within the maximum
duration allowed for program completion from the date of first admission in the program.
The student shall pay the readmission and registration fee (as prescribed by the University) if he wishes to join the program in the next regular semester after abandoning the degree program.
If such student remains absent/ or does not apply for readmission/re-registers for next (3rd consecutive) semester, then he/she shall cease to be a student of the University and shall not be readmitted in the same program.
For Undergraduate level program, a student who gets readmission in the program shall get exemption for the courses which he/ she has qualified with Grade higher than C+. Such student shall have to complete the Degree within the maximum duration allowed for program completion from the date of first admission in the program.
Cancellation of Enrollment
If a student fails to pay a semester fee before the final Exam of that semester or to attend any class exercise/ activity during the first four weeks after the official commencement of the semester, his/her enrollment/ admission shall stand cancelled automatically from the roll of the University without any notification, on a reported absence by the course instructor.
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct. For all graded presentation and competitions, students are expected to dress professionally- for men that is wearing a suit with a tie and shirt buttoned up, and for women that is wearing professional colors and well- ironed clothes.
Cases that may result in suspension or expulsion are heard by committees, comprised of faculty members. Acts of violence, intimidation, disruption, or rioting; substantial theft or damaging university property; fraud or forgery; use or distribution of illegal drugs; wrongful use of technology; are forms of misconduct that most frequently result in dismissal from the University.
The following is general list of what constitutes prohibited conduct and is subject to disciplinary action:
– Initiating or causing to be initiated a false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency
– Possession of any weapon
– Causing physical harm or threat of harm to faculty or fellow students or any management member
– Serious Crime committed off-campus
– Violating the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed
– Distribution or possession for purposes of distribution of any illegal drug
– Furnishing false information to the University
– Interfering with the freedom of expression of others
– Theft of property or of services; possession of stolen property
– Destroying or damaging the property of others
– Engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct
– Failure to comply with the directions of university officials
– Use or possession of any illegal drug or controlled substances
– Use or possession of fireworks
– Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage
– Violation of published university regulations or policies including the hostel contract, as well as those regulations relating to entry and use of University facilities, use of vehicles, campus demonstrations, misuse of identification cards, sexual misconduct, hazing, acceptable use, and parking regulations.
Those students found guilty of any of the following acts will be immediately dismissed from campus:
Assault, theft, damaged property, fire-setting, or other serious misconduct related to a University-sponsored event, occurring on- or off-campus, that results in harm to persons or property or otherwise poses a threat to the stability of the campus or campus community may result in disciplinary action.
|Academic Calendar 2019-2020|
|Orientation and Start of Classes||Monday, September 02, 2019||Monday, February 03, 2020|
|Last Date for Course Add/Drop||Friday, September 13, 2019||Friday, February 14, 2020|
|Mid-Term Examinations||November 04 – 08, 2019||March 30 -April 04, 2020|
|Last Date of Withdrawal of Courses||Friday, November 22, 2019||Friday, April 24, 2020|
|Last Date of Fee Deposit For Next Semester||Tuesday, December 10, 2019||Monday, May 11, 2020|
|Final Examination||January 06 – 11, 2020||June 01- 06, 2020|
|Final Paper Viewing||Thursday, January 16, 2020||Thursday, June 11, 2020|
|Result Notification by Examination Department||Friday, January 17, 2020||Friday, June 12, 2020|
|Eid ul Edha**||August 12- 15, 2019|
|Yaum e Aushura**||September 09-10, 2019|
|Eid Milad ul Nabi**||November 10, 2019|
|Quaid-e-Azam Day||December 25, 2019|
|Kashmir Day||February 05, 2020|
|Pakistan Day||March 23 , 2020|
|Labor Day||May 01 , 2020|
|Eid ul Fitar**||May 25 – 27 , 2020|
|Independence Day||August 14 , 2020|
|**Subject to the sighting of moon.|