The “Bachelor of Laws” programme at CUST is aimed at producing intellectually well-rounded law graduates who have the professional and academic skills required to work competently in a variety of legal settings.
The objectives of this graduation programme at CUST are as follows:
- Equip students with a sound understanding and the necessary knowledge in the various fields of law to enable them to become legal practitioner, professional and academia.
- Familiarize them with the legal thinking, enabling them to interpret and correctly apply the law to uphold the cause of justice.
- Develop their legal education in order to introduce them to the adaptability of the law, the research and continuous search of law, enabling them to become successful in any profession requiring a degree in law, and to effectively contribute in the development of the social, political and cultural values of the country.
- Implant competency for establishing, as academia, the Department of Law as a centre focusing on the strengthening and the promotion of the science of law in the country
The learning outcomes of this programme are as follows:
1. Follow a proper, judicious and methodical approach to the various aspects of the law on the basis of accepted norm and principles.
2. Express and develop legal arguments in a sound atmosphere of academic debate, referring to law/legislation and academic views.
3. Distinguish the basic differences among the various branches of law and to develop a research-critical spirit as to the procedure of law in the society in general.
4. Familiarize with reasoning and solving practical problems in order to become, from an early stage, privy of the high standards of the legal profession and consultancy in general.
5. Develop all skills necessary to efficiently work both at a personal and collective level.
The major fields where graduates of “Bachelor of Law” programme of CUST can be employed are as follows:
1. Practicing Lawyer in the Judiciary System of the country.
2. Commercial Lawyer and legal Consultant to wide variety of firms.
3. Taxation Lawyer.
4. Legal adviser to banks and other financial institutions.
5. Faculty members in the institutions where law is a subject of teaching.
6. Intellectual Property Right and Human Rights Practitioner.
7. Freelance Legal Researcher and Practitioner.
8. Legal branch officer in the armed forces and in other para-military forces.
The “Bachelor of Laws” programme at CUST has a curriculum that blends all basic, contemporary and advanced issues of law to give students a comprehensive understanding of the overall context of legal environment prevailing within the country and outside. The programme essentially equips the students with key capabilities to work in any branch of law with competence including serving as a faculty member of law. Thus this programme produces competent graduates with appropriate knowledge and professional skills to meet the existing needs and demands of employment in industry, commerce, banking, education, defence, public administration or the more specialized fields of professional or legal research. The very uniqueness of “Bachelor of Law” at CUST is its internship for as high as 09 credits (equivalent to 3 courses) where students come to know the relevance of “what we teach” and “what is being practiced in the field”. Such attachment thus serves as an important feedback mechanism for CUST to know the existing gap and to bring out desirable changes in its course contents, if needed. Importantly, during this internship, the competent resource personnel would serve as guest faculties of CUST and the assessment for those credits will essentially be done by them. Besides, one will have the opportunity to know the potential of a student before they are actually employed in a firm or engaged in a profession. It may be mentioned here that at CUST all lecturers and staff are passionate about the future of the students whose minds they shape and groom. Here efforts are always on to maintain the integrity of our courses and graduates by continuously shaping and updating the syllabus around needs and trends of the concerned field.