Faculty

Alex Lawson

Alex was born in Lincoln in the United Kingdom to an English Father and Ukrainian mother. He spent his formative years in the jungle of Guyana, in South America.

Alex has been teaching law subjects and supervising research students for nearly 20 years. He has an LLB and LLM from Durham University. He taught various law subjects at Durham, before moving to BPP University, where he created and ran various modules on their LLB, LLM and Graduate Diploma in Law programmes.

In 2018 he moved to Pearson College London and is also currently a Lecturer at the Open University.  Alex also currently works as a quality assurance consultant at the University of Northampton.

Alex is an expert in Constitutional and Administrative Law, European Union Law, Jurisprudence and Public International Law, amongst other subjects. His research interests lie within the fields of international law, human rights and the law of resource use.

Alex was a school governor for three years and spends his free time following pretty much all sport. His favourite sport is cricket, but Leicester City Football Club is the source of most of his joys and desolations.

Mirza Moiz – Constitutional Law US [LLB 222]

Mirza Moiz Baig holds a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School prior to which he received an undergraduate degree in law from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

He has had the distinction of assisting the Attorney General for Pakistan and judges of the Supreme Court on a variety of cutting edge constitutional disputes including the disqualification of elected representatives, removal of judges, and the scope of the Federation and provinces’ legislative powers.

His areas of research are constitutional theory, federalism, and local governments.

At Ziauddin Faculty of Law, Mr. Baig teaches a course on the Constitution of the United States.

Yahya Ghazali – English I, II, & III [LLB 111, LLB 121, LLB 211]

Mr Yahya Ghazali has been teaching English for the last twenty-six years. With a Master’s degree in English Linguistics from Karachi University, he has taught students both at college and university levels, along with conducting courses such as Academic writing, Spoken English, and SAT, ToEFL  and IELTS at places of repute. Having conducted courses for English at Sindh Judicial Academy and for US Ed-link for professionals, he also carries a vast and varied experience of training teachers and other professionals who require linguistic edge in their work.

Eric Shahzar – Introduction to Sociology [LLB 113], History of South Asia [LLB 125] & Principles of Political Science [LLB 123]

Eric Shahzar is a visiting faculty member at Ziauddin university. He is currently pursuing his PhD from University of Karachi. He completed his MSc in Politics and International Relations from Kingston University, London.

His interests include climate change, political science and international relations. He frequently writes for Dawn and Express Tribune.

Fatima Dania Athar – Law of Torts I [LLB 126]

Graduated from University of London with a LLB degree in 2017. She has over 4 years of experience in the corporate sector. At present, she is heading the Legal Department at GroupM Pakistan and pursuing LLM in International Business Law.

Raja Adnan Khan – Constitutional Law Pakistan [LLB 312]

Adnan Khan is a Senior Associate having over 6 years of experience at a Karachi based leading law firm, specializing in corporate and commercial matters. He has extensive experience in mergers and other commercial transactions. Adnan also specializes in handling regulatory matters relating to the State Bank of Pakistan, Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan and Competition Commission of Pakistan. He is an active litigator appearing in matters regarding Constitutional Law, Civil Law, Banking Law, Federal Services Law and Financial Crimes.

Adnan is a Barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, certified Civil & Commercial Mediator, and a registered Advocate of the High Court at Sindh.

Shazia Hanjrah – Constitutional Developments in Pakistan [LLB 412]

Shazia Hanjrah is Advocate, High Court with 10 years of standing before the High Court of Sindh and has made appearances in a diverse range of cases included but not limited to Constitution Petitions, Family Matters, Revenue Matters and N. A. B. cases. She holds a Master’s of Law and a Bachelor’s of Law from Sindh Muslim Law College, Karachi.

Naveed Soomro – Legal System of Pakistan [LLB 124]

Completed Civil Engineering in 2001 being Gold Medalist and then opted for legal studies with University of London being external Student at SZABIST, Karachi in 2002. After Completion LLB, had a brief career as an advocate and eventually got selected as Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate in year 2007. In 2015 appointed as Additional Sessions Judge through the High Court of Sindh. Visiting faculty member of Sindh Judicial Academy, Karachi since 2015 and Sindh Civil Servants Academy, Bath Island.

Hassan Ansari – Law of Contract I [LLB 215]

Hassan Ansari is an associate at Hafeez Pirzada Law Associates focusing on Constitutional law and Civil Litigation. Previously, he was working with Mr Abdul Mobeen Lakho who is currently a justice of the Sindh High Court, for 3 years practicing criminal litigation. In terms of qualification, he is a Barrister at Law of Lincoln’s inn with a Masters in Advance Legal Practice and enrolled before the High Courts of Sindh.

Sarmad Aziz – Law of Contract II [LLB 223]

Sarmad Aziz completed his Bachelors in Law from the University of London in 2013. He later graduated from the Institute of Business Management after doing his MBA (Finance) in 2019. He has been teaching law for more than seven years now. At present, he is engaged by the ZU Faculty of Law to teach the Law of Contract. Moreover, he is attached to the Institute of Business Management and The Millennium University College (TMUC) as visiting faculty.

Apart from teaching, he is a full time advocate with corporate and commercial law practice by the name of S.A. Associates having expertise in corporate law, contract law and dispute resolution. He is also an accredited mediator as well as a Steering Committee member of Young Arbitration Group of Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration.

Hassaan Bin Shaheen – Skills Development [LLB 116]

Hassaan Bin Shaheen is a writer, lawyer, performer and trainer. As a lawyer and consultant, Hassaan did his postgraduate diploma in the UK and trained as a solicitor at the University of Law, Bloomsbury in corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions.  Hassaan has done projects with Standard Chartered Pakistan, The Hashoo Group, developing communication strategies for a major political party, and training at the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company and Thardeep Microfinance. Hassaan has worked with Liaquat Merchant Associates as a corporate lawyer where he specialized in banking law and corporate strategies. He has also assisted the Director Legal FIA in prosecuting cyber-harassment, financial fraud and white-collar crimes.

Hassaan trained as a comedy writer and performer at iO Chicago, The Nursery Theatre and Hoopla Improv in London. His background in law and comedy has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the interplay between creative and critical thinking. Hassaan won the Public Speaking Championship in 2015 at the World’s University Debating Championship.

As a creative professional Hassaan is a stand-up comedian, who has performed in multiple cities in Pakistan and has performed in the US and UK comedy circuits. Hassaan also curates and organizes poetry shows, public debates, stand up shows, and engages actively with the student and artistic communities in Karachi. He is also an Acumen fellow.