Monday Mar 20, 2017
LONDON: A Pakistani undergraduate student of administrative and constitutional law has been elected President of the prestigious Law Society at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Raza Nazar, who is a student of London School of Economics Law School and hails from Karachi, has been elected among almost 1000 members of the Law Society. He secured a landslide victory by getting votes from 84% of the members. Raza Nazar is the first Pakistani ever to have been elected in this capacity.
Speaking to Geo News, Raza Nazar explained about the election: “It is a stepping stone for me. Before I started university, I was inspired by the achievements and life journey of Quaid-e-Azam and wanted to follow his footsteps. Now during my time here I have tried to make the most of my opportunities and want to be able to return to Pakistan with plenty of exposure.
“The Law Society operates as a platform for students to pursue careers in the city, at the Bar or academic careers generally. I have placed an emphasis on academic scholarship in my time at LSE because I think the best intellectuals rise from that route.”
He said that there is now a growing trend of Pakistani students outperforming in top UK institutions and that there is a clear vibrancy in the community to give back to the country.
“Throughout my time in the UK, I have developed a growing network of like-minded people who are ambitious, driven and are proud ambassadors of Pakistan in different fields. The youth will play a crucial role in the future of the country, and there is no better place to start than in the top institutions of the world and making a name for themselves here.”
Raza Nazar obtained his education at the Karachi Grammar School before he went on to gain an International Baccalaureate Diploma from the United World College in Singapore where he was elected President of the History Debate Club and came second in the world in his Higher Level History examinations.
Raza Nazar shared with Geo News that he has won several prizes for his Mooting achievements, most notably while representing LSE in the Oxford University Press - BPP National Mooting Competition 2015-16 which he was selected to take part in only his first month of university. “In that competition, he was awarded the “Best Advocate” prize against Oxford University as well as in the quarterfinals against Durham University. It’s been a pleasure to serve as President of the Pakistan Society at LSE.”