Harvard University lauds alumnus Justice Ayesha Malik on becoming the first female Supreme Court judge

Harvard University lauds alumnus Justice Ayesha Malik on becoming the first female Supreme Court judge

The prestigious University of Harvard has congratulated Ayesha Malik on becoming the first female Supreme Court judge in Pakistan.

Malik is an alumnus of the university, from where she studied law and earned an LL.M in 1999. She was named a Landon H. Gammon Fellow for her outstanding academic performance. Harvard Alumni Association also published an article on her achievement.

Who is Justice Ayesha Malik?

She made history when she was sworn in as the country’s first female judge on Supreme Court. She will offer her services in this prestigious post alongside 16 men. It is important to mention here that Pakistan is the only South Asian country to have never had a female Supreme Court judge.

Ayesha completed her basic education at schools in New York, Karachi, London, and Paris. She went on to earn degrees from the Government College of Commerce and Economics in Karachi, Pakistan College of Law in Lahore, and Harvard Law School.

Before becoming a high court judge in 2012, she worked at two different law firms and has also taught banking and mercantile law at multiple colleges. The judge also served as pro bono counsel for NGOs, which were focused on poverty alleviation. She contributed to publications, like the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts and is also a mother to three children.

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