Oxford Pakistan Programme

Bachelor of Civil Laws

Raza Nazar

Raza Nazar is a Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) candidate at the University of Oxford, with interests in constitutional law, jurisprudence and political theory. Raza studied at Karachi Grammar School and then obtained his International Baccalaureate Diploma from the United World College in Singapore. Raza graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a Double First in Law (LLB) where he ranked 2nd in the year for Jurisprudence. Alongside his studies, Raza was the first Pakistani to be elected President of the LSE Law Society, which won “Best Student Society” in 2018 under his leadership. While at LSE, Raza was also the President of the LSE Pakistan Society. In that capacity, at the age of 19, he founded a student-run developmental forum, the LSE Future of Pakistan Conference, which connects ministers, academics and students on an annual basis. 

Raza has authored several articles, including an OUCLJ paper on the Supreme Court case, Jurists Foundation v Federal Government, on the tenure extension of the Chief of Army Staff. Raza has also been interviewed by BBC World News during landmark UK Supreme Court hearings, including the case of prorogation, Cherry/Miller v The Prime Minister. Between 2019 and 2021, Raza trained with magic circle law firm, Slaughter and May. He subsequently worked as an international trade lawyer at Akin, the second-largest lobbying firm in the United States. With his combined academic and professional experience, Raza hopes to explore best practices for constitution-making in Asia, and, more broadly, contribute scholarship on the nature of constitutional duties owed to a collectivity.