About ORIC

HEC aims at inspiring and encouraging the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to make study a top priority for a sustainable economic development and future information economy. HEC has started working to coordinate the research activities of universities/HEIs ensuring availability of well-established and fully functional ORICs.

ORIC will supply strategic and organizational support to the research activities/programs of a university and it will play a significant role in promoting the outcome of the university’s researches.

Bringing inventions to market has not been the key historical position of university-based researchers. Instead, university researchers more reasonably focus on fundamental science. But the end goal of scientific science is to better the human condition and so aiding the transfer and commercialization of discoveries serves the needs of the inventor and community.

Since the Industrial Revolution, the development of economies around the world has been powered primarily by the pursuit of scientific knowledge, the implementation of engineering solutions, and continuous technological innovation.” Ideally, university systems should promote all sides of this process, from creativity to innovation, as well as commercialization.

Director’s Message

As the Director of UCP’s Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, I am honoured to be part of the university’s knowledge, research and entrepreneurial excellence culture. UCP is a university by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. This is driven by innovative advancements in curriculum delivery and credible problem-solving research closely developed with the industry.

Combining this with entrepreneurial pursuit, the courage to innovate and the potential to commercialise, UCP is leading the way towards extensively contributing to national economic development activities. Since 2016, UCP’s Offices of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (UCP-ORIC) have facilitated faculty and student driven discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. These investments have positioned the UCP community to enable the movement of innovations and discoveries from our labs to the marketplace for the benefit of the public to amplify UCP’s national impact. UCP-ORIC bridges engagement between the UCP community and the industry through conversion of ideas into successful agreements for economic activity.

UCP-ORIC facilitates connections from UCP’s research community to industry and start-ups by strategically evaluating, protecting and licensing UCP technology.

Director ORIC
Dr. Athar Mansoor

ORIC Offices

  • Research
  • Takhleeq Business Incubator
  • Steering Committee
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Intellectual Property Organization (IPO)
  • Technology Transfer Office (TTO)

Aims and Scope

University of Central Punjab Journal of Law and Legal Education (UCP-JLLE) is published on behalf of University of Central Punjab (UCP), Faculty of Laws (FoL). It is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal.

The aim of journal is twofold. One, is to promote dialogue on the development and application of various laws in Pakistan and around the world. The journal also aims to promote comparison of various laws and their application with that of Pakistan’s.

The second aim is to provide a platform to the legal academics where they could share their experiences while teaching law with experiential and clinical methodology.
The development of law clinics in Pakistan is also within the scope of this Journal.
The editorial and advisory boards of the journal comprise notable law academics, scholars, Judges and members of Bar Councils from Pakistan and around the World.

Journal Description

The University of Central Punjab Journal of Law and Legal Education (UCP-JLLE) is a publication of the University of Central Punjab (UCP). The University is a part of the Punjab Group of Colleges, the largest group of colleges in Pakistan. The UCP  was chartered by Government of the Punjab in 2002 and recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

LLB (Hons) Faculty of Law (FoL) in the year 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Hadia Awan, the first Dean, along with a zealous Team. FoL has the pride of introducing formally, the experiential and clinical method of law teaching in Pakistan. The UCP-JLLE as reflection of the teaching methodology provides an opportunity to the academics to share and discuss their experiences with their colleagues across the world. It is the first ever Law Journal in Pakistan of its kind covering not only issues of laws but also of how the legal education is taking shape and how it ought to be.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: UCP Journal of Law and Legal Education (UCP-JLLE)
  • Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, UCP-JLLE. jlle@ucp.edu.pk Manuscripts must be in English and should be sent by email to the Editor.
  • Only those manuscripts will be reviewed whose Aims and Scope fall within the ambit of UCP-JLLE.
  • No-fees requirement for the submission or publication in this journal.
  • You will be expected to certify that you are submitting your original work, that you own the rights to the work, that you are submitting it for first publication in the Journal, that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and that it has not been published elsewhere as part of the submission process, and that you have received and are able to provide the requisite permission for the reproduction of any copyright works that you do not own. (these conditions may be provided seriatim)
1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope

Please make sure that you have read the Aims & Scope before sending your manuscript to the UCP-JLLE. (for Aims and Scope: click on Aims and Scope)

1.2 Article format

  • The preferred maximum length of Articles should be 7000-8000 words, essays should be 5000-6000 words, notes should be 3000-4000 words, book reviews should be 1500-2500 words and judgment reviews should be 5000-7000 words including the abstract (200-250 words) and footnotes.
  • Contributors must have a separate Title Page with the manuscript title, writers’ names, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and postal addresses.

1.3 Writing your article

The contributor may submit her article under a covering letter addressed to the editor, containing the following statement:

  1. I confirm the accuracy of the citations in the attached manuscript.
  2. I confirm that I have read and understood the journal’s submission policy and that my manuscript complies with it.
  3. I certify that no part of the manuscript infringes on someone else’s copyright.

1.4 The manuscript should be structured as follows:

  • Instead of using ‘s’ spellings, use ‘z’ spellings. This means that words ending in ‘-ise,’ ‘isation,’ and similar suffixes would be spelled with a ‘z’ (for example, ‘recognise,’ ‘organise,’ and ‘civilise’).
  • Use British spellings/English rather than American spellings/English (for example, ‘programme’ rather than ‘program,’ ‘labour’ rather than ‘labor,’ and ‘centre’ rather than ‘center’).
  • Throughout, use single quotes. Just use double quotes inside single quotes. Words in quotes should not be altered in spelling.
  • Use the terms ‘twentieth century’ and ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, only use figures for accurate measurements (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Instead of lakhs and crores, use thousands and millions.
  • Italics and diacritical can be minimized but used consistently.  Tables and figures should be identified by numbers rather than placement such as (see Table 1) and not like (see Table below). In the text, all figures and tables should be cited. Regardless of whether or not permissions are needed, the source for figures and tables should be listed.
  • At the end of the article, a compiled list of all books, papers, essays, theses, and documents cited (including those cited in the tables, graphs, and maps) should be given.
  • Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1,500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG.
  • Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor).
  • All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately in a folder along with the main article. Please Note:All figures and tables should be cited in the text and should have the source (a specific URL, a reference or, if it is author’s own work, ‘The Author’) mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

1.5 Reference as per The Bluebook (19th Ed.)

Book and judgment reviews must include the author, name, editor’s the title of the book and judgment being reviewed, the publisher’s or the judge’s name, the year the book and judgment was written with appropriate citations and the number of pages.

1.6 Make your article discoverable:

Consider how you can make your paper discoverable as you write it. The title, keywords, and abstract are all essential in ensuring that readers to find your article through search engines like Google.  For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer-review policy

The UCP-JLLE follows a strict double-blind review policy in which both the reviewer and the author’s identities are kept secret from both parties.

2.2 Authorship

Both parties who contributed significantly to the article should be classified as contributors. The relative scientific or technical contributions of the individuals concerned, regardless of their rank, should be used to assess principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the authorship requirements should be acknowledged in a segment called Acknowledgements. An individual who provided only technical assistance or a department chair who provided only general help are examples of those who should be remembered.

Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

2.3.1 Third party submissions

A declaration must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and the accompanying cover(ing) letter if an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s). The declarations must include the following:

  • Disclose type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
    •Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
  • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g., conflicting interests, funding, etc.

The journal Editorial Board reserves the right to reject manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than the authors themselves if it fails to the requirements listed herein.

2.3.2 Writing assistance

Individuals who assisted with writing, such as from a specialist communications firm, are not considered writers and should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgements section. Any writing assistance must be disclosed, including the individual’s name, company and level of feedback, as well as the entity that paid for it. It is not compulsory to reveal whether or not you have used language polishing services.

2.4 Funding

All authors in the UCP-JLLE are required to acknowledge their funding in a consistent manner under a separate heading or state: ‘This study received no specific funding from any governmental, commercial or non-profit funding agency.’

3.1.1 Plagiarism

Copyright infringement, plagiarism and other violations of best practices in publishing are taken very seriously by UCP-JLLE. We always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published from dishonest, deceitful, or unscrupulous activities. Duplication-checking software can be used to validate submitted articles. We reserve the right to take action if an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient recognition or if the authorship of the article is disputed, including but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; raising the issue with the author’s institution’s head of department or dean, as well as related academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior published

It is not generally appropriate for material to be published in a UCP-JLLE if it has previously been published.

4 Reference style

The UCP-JLLE adheres to The Bluebook (19th Ed.) reference style for law related articles and

APA 6th Ed. For articles for the legal education section.

5 Information required for completing your submission
  • You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors and identify who is to be the corresponding author.
  • These details must match what appears on your manuscript.
  • The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted.
  • If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper.
  • At this stage, please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant). 
6 Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the UCP-JLLE editorial office at the following address:



Aims and Scope

University of Central Punjab Journal of Law and Legal Education (UCP-JLLE) is published on behalf of University of Central Punjab (UCP), Faculty of Laws (FoL). It is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal. The aim of journal is twofold...

Journal Description

The University of Central Punjab Journal of Law and Legal Education (UCP-JLLE) is a publication of the University of Central Punjab (UCP). The University is a part of the Punjab Group of Colleges, the largest group of colleges...

Submission Guidelines

  • Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, UCP-JLLE. jlle@ucp.edu.pk Manuscripts must be in English and should be sent by email to...