General Questions

1. When should the application be sent?

The deadline is set by University of London (UOL) –usually October but SIL starts its academic session by the second week of September so students are encouraged to apply as soon as they receive their A level or BA results in order to finalize their admission before the classes start.

2. When do classes begin?

The classes usually commence in the second week of September with orientation in the first week of September.

3. What is the admission criteria for the University of London and SIL?

Please refer to the Admissions page for the UOL admission criteria. For SIL admission criteria, preference is given to students who have scored well in their A levels or BA exams.

4. How long will it take to complete the degree?

The LLB (Hons) is typically a 3 year programme and the LLM is typically a one year programme.

5. How much do you pay Initially?

Payment initially made by the student is the “Application Handling Fee” of ₤72 (current rate of 2013) and the admission fee for SIL of Rs. 30,000/-

6. Will there be a refund if the University rejects an application?

If a student’s application has been rejected, the application handling fee will not be given back as it is non-refundable. SIL’s admission fee will also be non-refundable.

7. Is the degree recognized in Pakistan?

The degree is widely recognized throughout the country by the specific Bar Councils of the provinces and the Pakistan Bar Council as well. Other legal entities also give recognition to this degree. Moreover all graduates of the programme easily get their licence to practice. In addition, students who go on to do their LLM or Bar at Law get an exemption from having to serve two years in the lower courts and can get a High Court licence immediately.

8. Can I practice elsewhere with the LLB degree?

This degree has been given worldwide recognition as a legal graduate degree. The prestige associated with the University of London’s International Programmes adds to the employment opportunity potential for any student.

9. I am not a lawyer, can I do the LLM?

Yes you can via the Postgraduate Diploma route. Eventually in a minimum of one and a half year you will be awarded two qualifications, Postgraduate Diploma and LLM. Please bear in mind that if you dont have an LLB degree you cannot practice but you are eligible to study for an LLM and add a Masters of Law qualification to your credentials.

10. I have an incomplete bachelors degree. Can I do the LLM?

Yes you can via the Postgraduate Certificate route. Eventually in a minimum of one and a half year you will be awarded three qualifications, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and LLM. Please bear in mind that if you dont have an LLB degree you cannot practice but you are eligible to study for an LLM and add a Masters of Law qualification to your credentials.

11. I have completed a four years Bachelors programme and/or a Masters programme and would like to do my LLB hons. Can it be completed in a shorter time frame?

Yes you can be eligible for the Graduate entry route that will allow you to complete your LLB hons in 2 years instead of 3.

12. Are your degrees recognized by the HEC?

UOL programmes have a worldwide recognition and students can practice in any commonwealth country provided they take the local bar exam. In Pakistan, generally the external students get their lower court license after working in any law firm for 6 months.

UOL LLB Questions:

1. Can I practice in London after doing the UOL distance learning LLB?


2. What higher study programmes do I become eligible for after an LLB?

You can apply for a Masters programme (we even offer the UOL distance learning LLM program). You can alternatively apply for your Bar Vocational Course/LPC or even go ahead and pursue a degree in a separate field, say like a business degree. LLB gives you a sound base and will always benefit you regardless of the profession you eventually choose.

3. What is the eligibility criterion?

You should have cleared a minimum of 2 A level subjects.

If you have studied from the local system, you need to have completed a BA/BSC degree

4. What are the minimum grades I should have on my A-levels?


You additionally require a minimum C in O level English, otherwise you are advised to take the IELTS.

. Scheme A vs Scheme B, is there any difference in the certification?

No. Scheme A is 3 yrs. Scheme B is 4 years

6. What if I already have a bachelor’s degree?

Provided you have a 4 year bachelor’s degree or a foreign Bachelors degree, UOL has a graduate route entry programme that you can apply for. It’s a 2 year programme. You are exempted from three subjects which the other students in the 3rd Yr programme have to study.

7. What is the payment mode to the UOL?

Bank drafts/preferably credit card, We at SIL can help in arranging the bank draft subject to a small fee, but the dispatch formality is the student’s responsibility.

8. What is the fee breakdown?

Fee structures are easily available on the UOL website and are regularly updated.

9. What is the passing score?


10. What if I have failed in a subject? (relevant to transfer students)

Admission depends on prior academic record, extracurricular performance etc.

UOL LLM Questions

Note: The preliminary admission form is absolutely free so every candidate is advised to send it in via

School of International Law.

1. What Programme is being offered?

LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law/ International Business Law,in the following specializations Economic Regulation, Law and Development, Common Law, Public International Law and International Dispute Resolution. Any new program will only be offered upon a requirement of a minimum of 4 students opting for the subject.

2. What subjects will I be studying?

World trade law

International economic law

International investment law

International and Comparative Competition Law

3. What are the legibility requirements?


Postgraduate certificate: 3 to 5 yrs work experience if you do not have a complete qualification. No specific eligibility for this certificate.

PG Diploma: Any non-law complete Bachelor’s degree

Please note that if you don’t qualify for the LLM and instead decide to opt for the PG Certificate and PG Diploma you can still work your way up to an LLM.

4. What is the fee breakdown?

The fee structure is easily available on the UOL website and is regularly updated.

5. What is the difference between the Postgraduate Certificate/ Diploma/ LLM

Once you complete the PG Certificate you can enter into the PG Diploma and then eventually the LLM.

6. Is it a specialized degree?

Yes. – You can choose a specialization or choose a general LLM. We advise students to do the specialized degree.

7. How long is the degree for?

You can complete the LLM in a minimum of one year but the maximum deadline is five years.. Beyond that you must register again.

8. What is the passing score?


9. Can I practice law after doing an LLM?

No. – you need a LLB as well.

Questions regarding SIL

1. What is the total admission package for LLB and LLM?

You may request a meeting with an admin representative for such information, via: info@sil.edu.pk or 92-51-211115.

2. Is the college registered? /affiliated with UOL?

SIL is listed amongst the teaching support institutions on the UOL website, We are also the official “advisor” in Pakistan for the UOL LLM programme.

3. What is the faculty qualification?

Our faculty comprises of barristers/ LLM academia. All our teachers have LLB teaching experience of a minimum average 5 years and the highest average of 15 years.

4. Are there any discount options?

SIL provides scholarships to students with exemplary grades subject to a review by the Board of Directors. Keeping in mind the financial constraints of most external students, SIL has managed to keep its tuition fee significantly lower than other institutions while providing the highest level of quality education.

5. What can I look forward to as a student at SIL?

SIL stays committed to its motto of providing “the complete law school experience”. From the start of the semester, a student can expect a plethora of activities on their academic/social calendar. From weekly critical thinking sessions to guest lecturers to stimulating workshops, our students are given ample opportunity to broaden their minds and engage in constructive dialogue.

We take our mooting culture very seriously at SIL and are proud to have launched this tradition amongst law schools in the capital. You can expect a moot court competition a mock trial tournament and a jury mock trial almost every month during your stay at SIL. For the traditional debaters there is ample opportunity for parliamentary style debating and MUNs.

SIL takes its social responsibility to the community very seriously and we initiate a host of volunteer based programmes where the students can give back to the community. In addition, SIL is the first law school in the capital to have successfully launched the SIL ‘Law clinic’ which allows our students to participate in ‘probono’ or free legal aid and advice to the general public. We are working in collaboration with various law firms and NGOs where our students are assigned cases on a weekly basis.

Exposure is key for a law student which is why our student are routinely sent to attend various conferences, seminars and national assembly sessions along with trips to the District, High and Supreme Court. Our students also get a chance to network with professionals who can give them valuable insight in to the practical side of law and governance.

Not everything at SIL is solely focused on academics, Our students claim to have set the standard in organizing the best social events. From the themed welcome party to the annual farewell dinner to the annual Christmas barbeque to the endless cricket match screenings and movie nights, we have it all. The field trip to Khanpur trip where our students indulge in water sports to arranging cricket and football matches with other colleges on a regular basis, we ensure that it’s all about balance at SIL. The Law Society that works as the official event organizer amongst the student body ensures that no occasion is left uncelebrated, even the start of May, “the formidable exam month” for many is celebrated with enthusiasm where the students and faculty host the SIL Examathon Brunch, a tradition that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.

Other activities have also been launched on student/faculty initiatives, such as the Book club, the SIL music society and the SIL dramatic society. All in all, there is something for everyone.

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