Teaching Methodology


Lectures and class room instructions are aimed at preparing trainees for quick and proper dispensation of justice whether at the stage of investigation, prosecution, trial and/or the final judgement by teaching:

  • Law subjects essential for dispensation of justice, instruction through case law is emphasized
  • Judgement/ Order / Evidence writing
  • Consideration of pleadings and appreciation of evidence
  • Case management
  • Court staff management
  • Social Science
  • IT. Skills

Mock Trial 

Mock trials are organized and conducted by participants in pre-service training courses of different levels which gives them confidence to handle cases when they are on the job.

In civil matters, the participants are involved right from drafting of pleadings, passing of interlocutory orders, framing of issues, recording of evidence and its evaluation and judgment writing. Similarly, in criminal cases, the participants are actively involved in a hypothetical cases to deal with physical remands, taking of cognizance, bails, indictment, recording of evidence, statement of the accused, appraisal of evidence, conclusion of trial and judgment writing. Besides imparting related skills, the participants are also imparted instructions in mannerism and legal ethics.

Case Study

Landmark cases/judgements of superior courts are selected for class/group discussions and arguments for and against the issues.

Study Tours/Visits

For the purpose of imparting MLT (Medico-Legal Training) and knowledge, the Academy arranges visits to renowned hospitals such as Mayo Hospital, King Edward Medical College University etc. The participants are shown the actual post mortem and various aspects are explained on the spot by the medical officers. It is also taught by the doctors how a Medical Report is prepared and what are the different stages of preparation of Medical Report. Furthermore, it is also explained as to how a judge should read a Medical Report.

For Forensics, the participants are taken to Sihala Police Training Centre, Islamabad and National Police Centre Chunng, Lahore for on the spot training of various kinds of weapons/firearms.

Trainees are also taken to visit Punjab Forensic Science Agency which is a state-of- the-art laboratory with regard to DNA tests and other related fields. Trainees are given lectures on the process of DNA by senior professors of the Forensic Science Agency. In this regard, the services of Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Tahir are very commendable.

Court visits are also arranged for the participants to see the workings of the courts.


Movies on different topics related to judicial training are also shown to the participants followed by Q&A discussion / views.