Plan to turn Federal Judicial Academy into university

Institute will provide legal, judicial education as per international standards: CJ.

Express January 11, 2012

A proposal will be moved to convert the Federal Judicial Academy (FJA) into the Federal University of Law and Judicial Administration, said a press release (PR) issued on Monday.

According to the PR, the board of governors unanimously decided to ask the government for a charter to turn FJA into a university.

The board also discussed the administration, finances, academics, hiring of faculty and capacity building of judicial officers and court personnel for the proposed institute. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry presided over the meeting. The board members debated extensively over framing of service rules of employees of the proposed institute.

The Chief Justice said that trainings, both local and abroad, will need to be conducted to produce “professional and well-rounded young judicial officers”. He said the proposed specialised varsity would provide legal and judicial education as per international standards, while diplomas and short courses training also would be imparted to prospective students.

The meeting was attended by senior employees of the FJA and judges from across the country, among others.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2012.


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