Ms. Nida Usman Chaudhary holds LL.B (Hons) and LL.M in Law & Development from University of London. She is the Founder of Lahore Education And Research Network (LEARN) and Women in Law Initiative Pakistan. Currently, she is also serving as the Chairperson of the Gender Equality and Diversity Committee of the Lahore High Court Bar Association and the Country Ambassador for Alliance for Equality in Dispute Resolution. She has been at the forefront of bringing the notion of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in law to Pakistan through her engagement as the Vice Principal and Director of International Programmes at School of Law, Lahore in 2013.
She has considerable counseling and academic experience and has been teaching law since 2005. She occasionally contributes articles on legal issues to newspapers and academic blogs and is an internationally published author of several papers on investment law. She was also engaged to give her legal opinion on BITS and conduct capacity building sessions on international investment laws for the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) when she was working at RSIL, Pakistan.
She combines her professional interests in law and human rights with her activism on environmental and development issues. She was the head of the 'Human Rights Society' at the University College Lahore and has been very actively involved with the Lahore Bachao Tehreek (Save Lahore Movement).
Nida is interested in promoting and cultivating understanding between people of the world for a more tolerant and peaceful society. She believes education needs to play a more potent role in developing and nourishing young minds so that the progressive, green and peaceful world that we aspire can become a reality for all. It is towards that end that she is now working.
Waiza Rafique is an advocate and a member of Youth Provincial Assembly Punjab. She has done LL.B, Post Graduate Diploma in International Affairs and in Banking Laws with distinctions. She regularly writes for different newspapers and online portals and is often invited by media to speak on socio-political and legal issues. She has worked with various organisations like PILDAT, RSIL, Pakistan Consumers Bureau and international organisations for social welfare and youth empowerment.
Ms. Anoshay Fazal is associated with Lahore Education and Research Network. She holds an LL.B (Hons) degree and is a Postgraduate Laws candidate at University of London International Programmes. She does freelance research work mainly on the environment, refugees and human rights.
Ms Mariam Saeed is a High Court Advocate. She is a Univeristy of London LLB (Hons) graduate. Ms Mariam Saeed has taught Law at School, College and University level for over 20 years and has held senior administrative positions as well. She is passionate about imparting quality legal education to the young generation of our Country and has pioneered various Law Moots and other Law related Seminars. She often says "Law is more than a subject .. it's a lifestyle". Hence, wants to dedicate her life to spreading awareness about the Law and facilitate students in understanding the significance of same.
Maryam Salman – Consultant
Maryam Salman, LL.B (Hons.) - University of London (International Programmes) Bar-at-Law - Inns of Court School of Law. She is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan. Maryam has been teaching law since 2012. She has experience in corporate law including research, rendering opinions, drafting and working on due diligence projects. She will be bringing her unique expertise and skill set as a legal consultant for our legal writing projects.