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.
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.
Masters of law (LL.M.), City University London.
Bar professional training course Law, City University London.
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), City University London.
Barrister Mian Waleed Ashraf is a practicing Advocate of the Lahore High Court. He is currently a partner at Lahore-based law firm, NWMS. He is also serving as a Director at the Human Rights Protection Centre. Waleed's area of expertise includes Constitutional and Civil law wherein he has provided research, drafting & advisory services to clients. He is an expert in his field of work
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).
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.
M.B.A, Anglia Ruskin University
Ms. Aimen has a diverse experience working in industries such as Retail, Telecom & Education. She has worked as a Finance Analyst with AT&T and Pushback Ltd where she successfully implemented processes from ERP to payroll. Her most recent experience involves working with ASSEMBLY LABEL where she was responsible for designing and implementing financial and operational processes. Immediately before that, she was working with non-profitable organizations such as Age UK and Marie Curie Foundation where she looked after managing the portfolio of financial aids and conducting awareness programs for dementia and old age patients. She is all set up to take this new role and add value in the field of Education and Student services.