International virtual conference held
ALIGARH September 14: "Aligarh Muslim University has immensely contributed to the development of Bangladesh as a number of students who studied here turned to be stalwarts in the history of the Bangladesh. AMU is held in high esteem across Bangladesh", said Mr Habibul Islam (Former Associate Programme Quality Director, District 41, Toastmasters International, Bangladesh) while speaking as the chief guest at the fifth International Virtual Conference on 'Imbibing Professional Skills among Law Practitioners' organized by the law Society, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University.
Speaking on professional skills in lawyers, Mr Habib said soft skills are essential for a legal professional. These skills include understanding of human psychology, ability to work under pressure and development of excellent communication and negotiation skills. He also emphasized on learning English as a second language to ace into the legal world.
Keynote speaker, Dr Anna C Bocar (Former Coordinator, Social Science Department, La Salle University, Ozamiz City, Philippines) highlighted 10 top lawyers throughout the world. She explained in detail legal maxims and the history of each legal maxim. She stressed on understanding of legal principles and ability to express these principles in writing. She also shared personal experiences on how she obtained her Masters of Jurisprudence degree.
Guest of honour, Ms Shrijana Rai (Former Student Leader, Royal University of Bhutan and Senior Audit Associate, Rinzing Financial Private Limited, Bhutan) highlighted the importance of oratory skills for a lawyer. She said that many lawyers who became heads of states had great oratory skills. She advised the participants to keep themselves engaged in an extracurricular activity during their student days as it helps in confidence building.
In his presidential address, Professor Shakeel Samdani (Dean, Faculty of Law and President, Law Society) said that professional skills are generally not covered in a course curriculum, though these skills are of great importance and essential for personality development. He underlined seven most important skills necessary for a law practitioner ?strong communication skills, time management, research, creativity, judgement, stress management and detailed orientation.
Prof Mohammad Ashraf proposed a vote of thanks while Mr Abdullah Samdani (Secretary, Law Society) conducted the programme. Dr Shad Ahmad Khan (University of Buraimi, Oman) conducted the question-answer session. Ms Shailja Singh and Ms Samra Hashim introduced the guests and Ms Ayesha Alawi welcomed the guests.
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