City Law College

Published:  12:01 AM, 04 May 2019

A silent witness of educational history

A silent witness of educational history

City Law College, the first non-government educational institution of the then East Pakistan (now also Bangladesh), is termed as a silent witness of the history's legal education. It has been bearing the signs of history imparting the legal education for couple of decades with very much sincerity and reputation.

Dr Alim-Al-Razi with the patronization of Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Haque established the college at Old Dhaka's Agamasih Lane in 1957 with the aim to spread the light of legal affairs knowledge among the country's people. A number of renowned lawyers of Bangladesh Supreme Court including two former Chief Justices were also involved with teaching in the college in the beginning.

Three former students of the college are still discharging as justice of Bangladesh Supreme Court. According to the sources, moot courts, which are considered as unique feature, are arranged in the college regularly. But, many law colleges in the country don't have such as initiative.Academic activities of the college run at its own buildings, which are decorated by class-rooms, library, separate common rooms for male and female students and teachers' office rooms.

AFM Mesbahuddin is discharging the duty as incumbent principal, while Barrister Shafique Ahmed was its former principal and Dr Alim-al-Razi was its founder principal.While talking AFM Mesbahuddin, Principal of the college said, "There is a facility to carry evening shift in the college. This is why, many from several professions get scope to obtain LLB degree by running their studies in the college. Besides, the results of the college are always good.

Shimonti Ahmed, Vice-Principal of the college said, "As the college is considered as historical heritage in the world of legal education, we always try to do better than other law colleges." "If the government and other relevant organizations draw special attention to the college, it will be able to uphold its ancient heritage till long time," she added.

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