UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Faculty Profile

Umar Rashid

Acting Chairperson Department of Skills Development, Assistant Professor

School of Business and Economics

Department of Skills Development

 : [email protected]     : 3341   

 

Work Experience

 

University of Management and Technology (UMT)

Faculty Advisor Center for Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) UMT, 2016 – Present

(Co-Founded the Center with the Director CHRJ Amna Rashid)

Chairperson Department of Skills Development (SKD) UMT, 2013 – Present

Assistant Professor UMT – Joint appointment ‘School of Law and Policy’ (SLP) and ‘School of Business and Economics’ (SBE), 2013 - Present

Manager University Development UMT, September 2012 – August 2013

Lecturer UMT, September 2009 – May 2013

On study leave from September 2011 – August 2012

Coordinator for Department of Law UMT, September 2009 – August 2011

 

School of Law (SoL), Lahore

Adjunct Faculty for the University of London International LLM Program, 2015 –  2016

Courses taught: International Investment Law, International Economic Law, and World Trade Law.

 

University College Lahore (UCL)

Tutor of Law UCL, 2008-2011

In Charge Legal Research Cell UCL, September 2008 – August 2009

 

Courses Taught

Graduate level: International Investment Law, International Economic Law, World Trade Law.

Undergraduate level: Public International Law; Business Law; Law of Trusts; Public Law; Law of Contracts; Critical and Analytical Thinking; Communication Skills; Life and Learning

I have also taught the following University of London subjects: Criminal Law, EU Law, Law of Torts, Land Law, Conflicts of Law and Jurisprudence.

 

Education

  • LL.M. New York University School of Law (NYU), 2012
  • LLB (Honors) University of London, 2008

 

 

Membership

  • Member Lahore High Court Bar Association 2015
  • Member Punjab Bar Council 2014
  • Member Lahore Bar Association 2014
  • Member ‘Faculty Disciplinary Committee’ UMT
  • Member Board of Faculty UMT since 2013
  • Member SBE’s Sustainability in Curriculum Committee

 

Research

 

Journal Publications:

  • Rashid, Umar and Rashid, Amna, “The Influence of U.S. Jurisprudence on the Supreme Court of Pakistan”, Pakistan Journal of American Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Fall 2016): 83-119.

Conference Presentations:

  • Umar Rashid, “Analyzing the Impact of International Investment Law and Human Rights Law on the Doctrine of Sovereignty” at the 6th Annual Conference of The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), April 28-29, (Koç University Law School, Istanbul, Turkey) 2017
  • Umar Rashid, “Enforcement of Contracts and the Pakistani Courts: The Need for Greater Reliance on Liquidated Damages” at 13th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Alumni Conference 4-6 December 2016.
  • Umar Rashid, “Problems with the Legal Education in Pakistan: are Pakistan Bar Council Legal Education Rules 2015 Enough?” at a conference on “Redefining Legal Education in Pakistan” organized by Courting the Law and School of Law at Avari Hotel on 5th March 2016.
  • Umar Rashid, “Understanding Islamic Militancy and Terrorism in Pakistan” at 9th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Conference, November 9-11, 2012.
  • Umar Rashid, “Towards a Theoretical Framework for Understanding Property Regime Transitions: Case Study from Indian Subcontinent and Pakistan” at the Fourth Annual Conference of The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL), April 16-17 (Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida USA) 2015.

Columns:

  • Umar Rashid, “Problems with Legal Education in Pakistan: Are Pakistan Bar Council Legal Education Rules 2015 Enough?” Courting the Law, March 16, 2016.

Review:

  • Guest Reviewer for Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law 2017.

LLM Research Papers/Thesis:

  1. World Bank Financed Projects and Corruption in Pakistan: Transfer of Global Administrative Law (GAL) into the National Arena.
  2. The Role of Politics in Transition of Property Regimes: Pakistan and Pre-Partition Subcontinent a Case Study.
  3. Experimentalism and ECHR: Experimentalist Governance and Case Law of European Court of Human Rights.
  4. Terrorism and Pakistan: Understanding Terrorism in Pakistan

 

Other activities

Part of the Fulbright Alumni Application Review Panel for the 2018 Fulbright Master’s and PhD applications, August 2017.

Part of the Fulbright Alumni Application Review Panel for the 2016 Fulbright Master’s and PhD applications, August 2015.

Part of the Fulbright Alumni Application Review Panel for the 2014 Fulbright Master’s and PhD applications, August 2013.

 

Awards/distinctions

2011       Awarded NYU’s The Mamdouha Bobst Global Scholarship (merit based).

Awarded NYU’s Dean Graduate Award (merit based half tuition award).

2010       Awarded Fulbright Scholarship for LL.M in USA

2009       Awarded Roll of Honour for LLB result by the University College Lahore (graduated top of my class).

2008       Overall Best Result in LLB Programme in the batch of 2005-2008 in University College Lahore.

2007       Best Result as an Overseas Candidate in University of London External LLB Scheme A Part-I Examinations in May-June 2007.

Distinction in Law of Trust LLB Examinations.

2006       Distinction in Criminal Law LLB Examinations.

Top in Pakistan A-Level Law ---- Cambridge International Examinations May-June 2005 --- British Council High Achiever 2006.

Awarded Roll of Honour for A-Level result at UCL Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2005 on March 11, 2006.

Awarded Excellence in Law at The UCL Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2005 on March 11, 2006.

2005       Overall Best Result in A-Levels in the batch of 2003-2005 in University College Lahore.

Awarded Excellence in Law at The UCL Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2004 on March 18, 2005.

2004       Distinction in O-Level Islamiyat in Lahore Region ---- Edexcel International examinations May-June 2003 ---- British Council High Achiever 2003-04

Awarded Roll Of Honour for O-Level result at The UCL Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2003 on March 6, 2004.

Awarded Excellence in Pure Mathematics at The UCL Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony 2003 on March 6, 2004.

 

In addition I was UCL’s Merit scholarship holder from 2003 to 2008 during my A-Levels and LLB.

 

Extracurricular Activities

Organized and Judged the 1st and 2nd Bilingual Walleed Iqbal Declamation Competition 2008 and 2009.

Election Commissioner for the College Student Council Election 2008-2009 at UCL

President University College Association of Debaters (UCAD) debating society of UCL 2007-2008.

Chief Adjudicator at Shahjiwana International Debating Championship (SIDC) 2008.

Member UCAD debating society of UCL from 2005-2008. As a member UCAD participated as a debater and acted as a judge in various local debating competitions.

Prefect at UCL 2004-2005.

Member UCL Social Welfare Club 2003-2005.

 

 

 

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