By Mohammad Zahirul Hoq

The Bangladesh Chapter of Network for International Law Students (NILS-BD), a non-profit institution contributing to the legal field of education, has organised the second  Law Career Workshop in Bangladesh , titled ‘Law Career Guideline’, in association with Department of Law, University of Chittagong, at A K Khan Law Faculty Auditorium on 22nd February 2019. More than 500 law students from 25 different universities of Bangladesh attended the workshop.

The inauguration ceremony was chaired by Professor A B M Abu Noman (Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong), while Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury (VVice-Chancellor of Chittagong University) graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.

Distinguished guest speakers of the workshop included Professor ABM Abu Noman (Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong), Mr. Saeed Ahsan Khalid (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong), Mr. Hasan Muhammad Roman (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong), Mr. Dr. Moin Uddin Ahmed, Associate Professor, University of Chittagong, Ms. Masoma Zaman (Senior Assistant Secretary, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka), Ms. Nasrin Sulatana (President, NILS Bangladesh and Lecturer, Department of Law, Cox’s Bazar International University), Ms. Rumana Anis (Wing Commander, Bangladesh Air force), Mr Mohammed Ziaul Haque (Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh).

The speakers exhibited a crystal clear view of the opportunities for law students in the professional career before the participants as well as provided accessory tips, techniques, and directions regarding how to grab those opportunities.

This particular workshop was envisaged and developed under the professional and academic development service offered by NILS BD Chapter  with the aim of introducing and acclimatizing the law students with the various career options they have after their law degree as well as the general climate of law practice in the civil, criminal and international law arenas. They were also guided on the procedure, costs, and documents required to apply for their enrolment with the Bar Council and Associations. The workshop ended with an emphasis on CV development and tips on writing effective cover letters.

A legal drama was also staged followed by the lunch break which was another unique initiative of NILS BD Chapter. The whole program was anchored by Mohammad Sajjad, Fatima Zahra Ahasan Raisa, and Shayannika Mehjabin Maisha.

The students participated with a keen interest and their relevant questions made the workshop a healthy and lively discussion as opposed to a monotonous lecture.

The Network for International Law Students (NILS) is an international, independent, non-political and non-profit organization operating in 26 different countries and expanding across six continents of the globe. NILS Mooting School is an initiative taken by Bangladesh Chapter of NILS under the Project of Clinical Legal Studies which is exclusively set for the upbringing of young Mooters through versatile applied & effective means by following a very well decorated learning manual.

Mohammed Zahirul Hoq is a law student of BGC Trust University, Chittagong.