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By Tanzina Rahman Tanin

The Network for International Law Students (NILS), Bangladesh luminously organized a day-long workshop on “Legal Skill Development” on 19th may,2017 at the Department of Law, University Of Chittagong. Being one of the largest gathering of law students in Chittagong, the workshop hosted around 400 students from nine different private and public universities of Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Barisal.

Prize Giving Ceremony at the Workshop. Photo by NILS Bangladesh

Professor A. B. M. Abu Noman, Dean & Chairman, Faculty of law, University of Chittagong was present at the workshop as the chief guest. In his speech, he particularly emphasized on NILS’s noteworthy initiatives and applauded its endeavors that it takes all around the globe. He elucidated how this sort of training program develops the personality of leadership among the students and prepares them proficiently to become a social engineer in a true sense. He added that in the very first initiative of NILS-Bangladesh, it has shown a full-fledged dedication towards excellence and proved its devotion towards the students and in addition advised that, these initiatives should be carried out in future in abundance.

Quazi Mohammed Mohsen, Senior Judicial Magistrate of Rangamati was present as a resource person and conducted session on judicial activism in the perspective of domestic courts of Bangladesh. He prioritized and emphasized on practical court experience in trial advocacy and admired these potential endeavors flourish both private and public university students by making bondage of brotherhood among them.

Session by Barrister Md. Monzur Rabbi; Photo: NILS Bangladesh

Afterwards, Barrister Md. Monzur Rabbi, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh conducted a triggering session on a topic titled on the Art of Advocacy. Throughout the pinpoint silent session, he contributed humor in his speech and explained the topics with the inclusion of interesting national and international case references. Besides, Mr. S M Mukaddes Ahmed Dipu, Lecturer of  Dept. of Marketing at CVASU conducted a session on Public speaking titled on “Win the fear, Win the Stage”.

The workshop hosted ther eight distinguished figures from the different legal professional backgrounds who are in role of Judge,University teacher and advocate in the courts of Bangladesh were present and conducted session on various legal issues. Subsequently, an inclusive grooming session were held dividing the participants in various groups with the mentoring of resource persons with a view to allowing the students discuss informally to clarify their queries by the resource persons. Students were highly amused with that grooming session and actively participated on discussion out of the Auditorium at green nature.

Speech of the Chief Guest; Photo: NILS Bangladesh

The program was presided over by Nasrin sultana, president of NILS-Bangladesh. In her concluding remarks at the eve of the program, she particularly thanked the chief guest Professor A B M Abu Noman and Mr. Saeed Ahsan Khalid, Assistant Professor,Department of Law, University of Chittagong for their unconditional assistance and advice to organize this gigantic program and appreciated  participants for their dedication to the hectic sessions throughout the whole day.

NILS is working internationally to build network among the law students in 21 countries from Asia, Europe and Africa, patronizing different winter and summer schooling in different countries, publishing Law Journal, arranging different training program,Webinar and student exchange program to facilitate law students. Through this initiative, NILS contributes to legal education by developing skill and increases opportunities for law students and young lawyers to learn about other legal systems and cultures worldwide.

Tanzina Rahman Tanin is pursuing her LL.B (Honors) at Department of Law, University of Chittagong. She is a member of NILS Bangladesh.