Mr. Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan was born on 05.08.1960 in Murree. He received his early education at Lahore. He was admitted to Forman Christian College, Lahore in 1975 from where he graduated in 1979 with a scholarship of merit.
His Lordship joined the Punjab University Law College, Lahore where he won various awards including a gold-medal for his academic achievements. He also secured a top position in the All Pakistan Universities Summer Moot arranged by Higher Education Commission at Khanas Pur, Nathia Gali.
After completing his LL.B studies, he joined law practice and completed his apprenticeship in civil and criminal law. Thereafter, he proceeded to pursue post-graduate studies at Cornell University New York, USA. He graduated in 1987 with a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M).
On his return from USA, his lordship joined law practice with a reputable law firm of which he later became a partner. His law practice covered civil, banking, property, commercial and constitutional matters. He conducted a large number of cases before the High Courts as well as the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan. He also conducted a number of local and international commercial arbitrations involving local as well as multinational parties.
His lordship attended a number of local and international conferences and professional training courses including those organized by Asian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
He was awarded chevening scholarship by the British Council to study commercial law in the United Kingdom.
He also received a fellowship from the South Western Institute for International Studies at Dallas, USA of which he is an alumni.
While practicing as an advocate, he taught contract and commercial law for many years.
His lordship was elevated to the Bench on 15.09.2009. He was confirmed as a Judge of the Lahore High Court on 11.05.2011. During his tenure as a Judge of the Lahore High Court his lordship attended the following conferences: –
- National Judicial Conference 2010 at Islamabad.
- National Conference on ADR (arranged by IFC) at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore.
- International Judicial Conference, 2010 at Islamabad.
- National Judicial Conference, 2011 at Islamabad.
- South Asia Conference on Environmental Justice at Bhurban.
He represented the Lahore High Court in various conferences/study visits to the United States, China and Japan.
He was Inspection Judge for District Kasur, Gujranwala and Lahore.
He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Lahore High Court on 06.11.2015. His lordship was elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan on 28.06.2016.