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Department of Law

About Us

The Department of Law at North South University strives to produce the next generation of Bangladesh’s most influential lawyers, judges, scholars, and activists.

The Department has currently two programs, namely, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Honors) and Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Commerial Law. The Department of Law, however, is about much more than just learning the letter of the law. Great emphasis is placed on developing the students’ ability to analyze laws, develop an argument, communicate clearly, work as a team, and learn independently. Students are also taught to think critically about the current workings of the justice system and identify potential areas for reform.

Anyone interested in learning more about the department is invited to send an email to the chair at abu.ali@northsouth.edu

Chair's Message


                                                         

Let me be the first to extend a warm welcome from the Department of Law, North South University.  We appreciate that you have taken the time to learn more about us.

The Department of Law is new, but it has a very strong foundation.  Our students are passionate and academically curious, all of our faculty members are legal experts who are dedicated to research and teaching excellence, and we are beginning to forge relationships with some of the most influential lawyers and institutions in Bangladesh.

The main goal of the Department of Law is to provide a Common Law based legal education to the students with a view to produce the best lawyers, judges and academcis who will be able to attain the leading positions in their respective sectors at home and abroad.  To us, this means that our students will not just be well versed in the laws of Bangladesh, but also critical thinkers who will pioneer the development and implementation of innovative, efficient, and just initiatives nationally and internationally. 

As we grow, we hope to continue to attract the best and brightest students, build an unparalleled faculty, and partner with brilliant legal scholars and practitioners in Bangladesh and around the world.



Dr. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali
Assistant Professor & Chairman


Vision of the Department

The ever-growing tendencies toward centralization of power in state governments still prevail at the conflict-ridden world. A principal ideology sustaining the nation-state system leads us to perceive a pattern of global social process to protect the individual and national interests. An increasing awareness of the frequency of interactions and communications among people around the global apparently leads to a homogenization of life patterns, which potentially encourages a rising demand around the globe for a wider participation in framing and sharing of legal and ethical values. The Department of Law is established at the North South University with a view to maximize interests of its students for dignified human existence. The Department of Law offers the undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in law for the dissemination of knowledge for the sake of knowledge alone, and never trends to limit the change of idea, philosophy, jurisprudence and interpretation of laws. The Department is involved in applying a policy of law through wide engagement of its participants in the process of enlightenment and wishes to serve the fundamental goals to which the students are committed as a responsible citizen of the larger community of mankind. The Department is to be recognized as the most effec­tive, proactive and respected organization promoting, fostering, and advancing more sustainable human community through research and education.

Mission of the Department

The Department’s goal is to provide a common law based legal education to the students with a view to produce the best lawyers, judges, and academics who will be able to attain the leading positions in their respective sectors at home and abroad. Students will not just be well versed in the laws of Bangladesh but also critical thinkers who will pioneer the development and implementation of innovative, efficient, and just initiatives nationally and internationally. The Department is equipped with the legal experts who are dedicated to research and teaching excellence and provides the best possible learning and practical experience. The faculty members are working in a team to achieve the goals established by the Department’s mission statement and a faculty curriculum committee is engaged in updating contents of courses, professional responsibility, and etiquette. The Department bears an obligation to serve the citizens of Bangladesh by assisting the legal profession and improving the administration of justice. The Department has modern technology offering the regular court visits, real engagement in the trial of a case, access to journals, law clinic, mooting society and students clubs. The Department opens its doors to entertain the diverse community from different parts of the globalized world to fulfill its mission.

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Honors) Program

The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Honors) program at NSU Department of Law is a full-time, four-year academic journey designed to produce the next generation of Bangladesh’s most influential lawyers, judges, scholars and activists. The programme is also an excellent grounding for many other careers, including politics, policy and government work, as it will provide students with a range of useful oratory, academic and professional skills. The key aim of the Department is to provide international standard legal education that will prepare students for a national, regional and global practice of law in both the public and private fields. The LL.B programme includes study of not only the practical elements of Bangladesh legal system, but also the theoretical and normative perspectives that undergird it, along with the comparison of other common law legal systems around the world.

The Department of Law has a very dedicated team of faculty members including the external experts who are always employing their best efforts to regularly update the curriculum. The details of the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Honors) curricula are linked below:


LL.B (Honors)-
New Curriculum

LL.B (Honors) - Old Curriculum

                                                                   Admission information

                                                                   Apply for Admission

Master of Laws (LL.M) Program

The Master of Laws (LL.M) program is developed to integrate national and global perspectives on aspects of corporate, international law and other varied areas of law and emphasizes on a transnational and comparative approach to research. The program aims to equip students with skills for global research enabling them to adapt, innovate and apply their knowledge to international legal issues. The objectives of the LL.M program are based on the vision of North South University in imparting globalised legal education with a view of producing world class professionals and academics in the legal arena. The details of the Master of Laws (LL.M) curriculum is linked below:

Master of Laws (LL.M)

Apply for LL.M
Admission test syllabus and questio Info

Career Prospects

It is our great pleasure to introduce the youngest Department of North South University, Department of Law which is filled with outstanding students and faculty members. We acknowledge the role played by the law in creating a society as a means to achieving justice for all. We aim to produce LL.B. graduates with a firm knowledge and understanding of the relevant legal principles so that they can contribute to a wide range of contexts such as legal services, local government, politics, policy, the civil service, business, management and administration. In the increasingly competitive environment of worldwide access to higher education, the Department continues to offer a guarantee of quality, value and intellectual rigor to ensure social justice.

The Department of Law at North South University is a center for learning, research, creative teaching and systematic instruction as well as guidance for the students. So the goal of the Department is to educate students who are employable in a variety of legal settings and can contribute to the development of justice. To achieve this goal we provide students with a rigorous program of legal education so that they are committed to the rule of law, equity, justice, fairness and high ethical standards; to acquire and improve professional skills, to represent clients without fear or favour, to promote equality of opportunity and to provide an exceptional legal service. The Department encourages students to become leaders in improving the administration of justice and to incorporate public service as an integral component of their legal careers as well as to contribute to the development of the law and the improvement of legal education through scholarly and other professional activities.

Studying law at NSU Law Department goes beyond lectures, papers and exams. The Department of Law conducts LL.B. (Hons.) program throughout the academic year with distinguished faculty members and experts. The Law Department is committed to offering different courses throughout the 12th semester, to qualify graduates adequately for various competitive examinations including those conducted by the Bar Council and Judicial Service Commission. The students are expected to serve the nation by contributing to a host of legal professions particularly in judicial, legal and administrative services; financial and commercial institutions; research and policy making areas; and public and international organizations.

The learning objectives of the Department include:

  1. To understand the Bangladeshi legal system and lawyers' principal roles in that system.
  2. To read, understand and use cases to construct legal arguments.
  3. To read, understand and use statutes and other enacted rules to solve legal problems or construct legal arguments.
  4. To predict the probable judicial resolution of simulated legal disputes.
  5. To write a memorandum predicting the probable judicial resolution of a simulated legal dispute in a form that conforms to basic professional conventions regarding analytic support, organization and style.
  6. To conduct basic legal research.
  7. To recognize excellent writing in and about law, and to learn techniques for improving one’s own writing.
  8. To learn techniques for time-management, self-reflection and collaboration to support ongoing acquisition of information and skills necessary for successful academic study and professional practice.
  9. To learn techniques of persuasive written advocacy.

In addition to the above curriculum, the department oversees a ‘Law and Mooting Society’ for developing advocacy skills and promoting mooting activities among the law students at the University. The activities of the society include the following: training/workshops on advocacy and mooting; lecture series delivered by advocacy experts; training sessions for moot teams participating in different mooting competitions; programs enhancing legal research skills for its members and so on.

Career prospects of NSU law graduates:

A law degree is a gateway to a career as an advocate or judge at lower judiciary, but it is not the only path that a student can choose; there are many options beyond the legal profession that are available for the graduates. Jobs related to the LL.B. (Honors) degree include:

-          Practicing civil and criminal law both at lower and higher judiciary.

-          Judicial Service.

-          Academic research and teaching.

-          Paralegal

-          Legal Analyst and Advisor.

-          Compliance Specialist.

-          Negotiation, Mediator, Arbitrator and Conflict Resolution specialist.

-          Job at UN organizations like UNHCR, UNDP, UNEP, WFP, UNICEF, UNESCO, ILO.

-          Development Agencies.

The knowledge a student will gain in studying law at North South University will no doubt be useful, at least for a time, but the real value of studying law is the development of an analytical and sometimes imaginative approach to problem solving, critical thinking and self-discipline. This will far outlast any knowledge and provide you with a strong foundation for many careers worldwide.

Admission

For detials information regarding undergraduate (LL.B Hons) admission requirements CLICK HERE.

For detials information regarding graduate (LL.M) admission requirements CLICK HERE.

Labs

Faculty Publications

  • Book

    Economic Integration in South Asia: Charting a Legal Roadmap (Leiden; Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012), pp. xxx+336.

    Monograph

    ‘Bangladesh’ in International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Intellectual Property, edited by Hendrik Vanhees, Alphen aan den Rijn, NL: Kluwer Law International

  • Book Chapters

    • ‘Promoting Intra-regional Trade in South Asia through Trade Facilitation Measures under the Auspices of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’ in Jiaxiang Hu & Matthias Vanhullebusch, (eds), Regional Cooperation and Free Trade Agreements in Asia (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014) (invited contribution) 270-300

     

    • ‘Barriers to Trade in Goods and Services’ in Indira Karr, Shawkat Alam, and Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan (eds), International Trade Law and the WTO (Sydney: Federation Press, 2013) 147-165 (with Shawkat Alam).

     

    Refereed Journal Articles

    • ‘Judges as Legislators: Benevolent Exercise of Powers by the Higher Judiciary in Bangladesh with Not So Benevolent Consequences’ (2016) 16 (2) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 219-234

     

    • ‘The Scope for Trade Restrictions to Address the Lack of Compliance with Fire Safety Standards in Garment Factories of Bangladesh’ (2015) 49(1) Journal of World Trade 153-172 (with Naimul Muquim)

     

    • The Australia India Proposed Free Trade Agreement and Trade in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges, (2013) 14(1) Journal of World Investment and Trade 167-197 (with Shawkat Alam and Pundarik Mukhopadhya)

     

    • The Application of the Law of Criminal Defamation to Inflammatory Comments Made on Social Networking Sites: A New Role for an Old Law? (2012) 36(1) Criminal Law Journal 38-49 (With Niloufer Selvadurai)

     

    • An Appraisal of the South Asian Free Trade Agreement and Its Consistency with the WTO Rules on Preferential Trade Agreements (2010) 44(6) Journal of World Trade 1187-1206

     

    • A Diagnosis of the Crawling Trade Liberalisation under the Auspices of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (2010) 11(2) Journal of World Investment & Trade 293-308

     

    • The Proposed Australia-China FTA: Protectionism over Complementarity? (2010) 37 (3) Legal Issues of Economic Integration 203-219 (with M. Rafiqul Islam)

     

    • The Expanding Ambit of Telecommunications Interception and Access Laws: The Need to Safeguard Privacy Interests (2010) 15(3) Media and Arts Law Review 378-390 (with Niloufer Selvadurai)

     

    • The Reproduction and Communication of Internet Materials by Educational Institutions: The Need for Clarity and Certainty (2010) 21(1) Australian Intellectual Property Journal 31-41 (with Niloufer Selvadurai)

     

    • Identity Theft: Aligning Law and Evolving Technologies (2010) 34(1) Criminal Law Journal 33-47 (with Niloufer Selvadurai and Peter Gillies)

     

    • Is the Doomsday of International Law Looming around in the Twenty First Century?: A Response to the Sceptics of Efficacy of International Law (2009) 78(3) Nordic Journal of International Law 293-308

     

    • The Global Food Crisis and Lacklustre Agricultural Trade Liberalisation: Demystifying their Nexus Underpinning Reform (2009) 10(5) Journal of World Investment & Trade 679-697 (with M. Rafiqul Islam)

     

    • Unauthorised Access to Wireless Local Area Networks: The Limitations of the Present Australian Laws (2009) 25(6) Computer Law & Security Review 536-542 (with Niloufer Selvadurai and Peter Gillies)

     

    • Should Singapore Follow the EU in Creating Sui Generis Protection for Databases? (2009) 4(9) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 665-672

     

    • Preferential Trade Agreements and the Scope of GATT Article XXIV, GATS Article V and the Enabling Clause: An Appraisal of GATT/WTO Jurisprudence (2009) 56(1) Netherlands International Law Review 1-34 (with Shawkat Alam)

     

    • Maintaining an Effective Legislative Framework for Telecommunication Interception in Australia (2009) 33(1) Criminal Law Journal 34-44 (with Niloufer Selvadurai and Peter Gillies)

     

    • The Bandwagon of Preferential Agreements: Why Should South Asia Join Them More Aggressively? (2009) 2(3) International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry 294-308

     

    • Hark! Are PTAs Swallowing up the WTO and Global Economic Welfare? : A Legal and Political Economy Critique of PTAs (2008) 12 Singapore Year Book of International Law 133-149

     

    • South Asian Free Trade Agreement and the Possibility of Regional Integration within the SAARC: A Historical, Legal and Economic Analysis, Asian Journal of Comparative Law: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 7

  • Book Reviews

    • Review of The WTO and Trade in Services edited by Bernard Hoekman (2013) 3(2) Asian Journal of International Law 426-427

     

    • Review of Blame It on the WTO?: A Human Rights Critique by Sarah Joseph (2013) 47(4) Journal of World Trade 951-956

     

    • Review of Sustainable Development and Free Trade: Institutional Approaches by Shawkat Alam (2009) 9(2) International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 191-194

     

    • Review of Protection of Regulatory Data under Article 39.3 of TRIPs: The Indian Context by Shamnad Basheer (2008) 3(2) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 140-141

Journal

The Department is in the process of publishing a yearly law journal. The call for papers will be announced soon.

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Contacts

Fatama Islam Keya
Secretary, Department of Law
Tel: +880-2-55668200 Ext- 2150
E-mail: fatama.keya@northsouth.edu
Room: NAC 617

Office Hours

Office Hours of Full-Time Faculty Members- Spring 2018

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Faculty Details

Office Hours

Class Hours

ST

MW

RA

Course

Section

Time

Class Room

01

Name: Dr. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali

Rank: Assistant Professor & Chairman

Initial: NMA

Office: NAC 617

Email: abu.ali@northsouth.edu

 

03:00pm-06:00pm

 

LAW107

1

MW-(01:00pm-02:30pm)

 

NAC 412

LLM 501

1

W- (07:00pm-10:10pm)

NAC 313

BUS 518

1

M-(07:00pm-10:10pm)

NAC 990

 

02

Name: Dr. Md. Rizwanul islam

Rank: Associate Professor

Initial: MRI3

Office: NAC 622

Email: rizwanul.islam@northsouth.edu

12:00pm-12:50pm

02:40pm-04:10pm

06:00pm-06:50pm

 

12:00pm-12:50pm

(Only Thursday)

 

(Only Saturday)

12:00pm-12:50pm

02:40pm-03:00pm

06:30pm-07:30pm

LAW101

2

ST- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

NAC412

LAW310

1

ST- (04:20pm-05:50pm)

SAC213

LAW403

1

RA- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

NAC412

LLM511

1

A-(03:10pm-06:00pm)

NAC313

BUS518

2

S- (07:00pm-10:10pm)

NAC620

 

03

Name: Md. Rajab Ali

Rank: Senior Lecturer

Initial: RJI

Office: NAC 609

Email: rajab.ali@northsouth.edu

 

01:00pm-02:30pm

09:30am-02:00pm

(Only Saturday)

LAW211

1

MW- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC 315

LAW311

1

MW- (09:40am-11:10am)

NAC313

LAW401

1

MW- (11:20am-12:50pm)

NAC412

LAW406

1

RA- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC 315

 

 

04

Name: Arafat Hosen Khan

Rank: Lecturer

Initial: KAH

Office: NAC 608

Email: arafat.khan@northsouth.edu

09:30am-10:00am

(Only Monday)

 

(11:10am-01:00pm)

 

(02:30pm-04:20pm)

 

(05:50pm-06:50pm)

LAW405

1

RA- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC 403

LAW200

24

RA- (09:40am-11:10am)

NAC 313

LAW412

1

RA- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

NAC 315

LAW306

1

MW- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC 412

LAW200

33

RA- (04:20pm-05:50pm)

NAC 401

 

 

05

Name: Nasmin Jabin Noor

Rank: Lecturer

Initial: NJN

Office: NAC 623

Email: nasmin.noor@northsouth.edu

10.45 am- 11.15am

 

1.00pm-2.30pm

 

4.15pm-5.15pm

 

10.45 am- 11.15am

 

2.40pm-4.10pm

 

 

LAW213

1

ST- (11:20am-12:50pm)

NAC 412

LAW301

1

ST- (02:40pm-04:10pm)

NAC 313

LAW304

1

MW- (11:20am-12:50pm)

NAC 510

LAW404

1

MW- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

SAC 207

LAW303

2

MW- (04:20pm-05:50pm)

NAC 315

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06

Name: Himaloya Saha

Rank: Lecturer

Initial: HIS

Office: NAC 610

Email: himaloya.saha@northsouth.edu

11:10am-02:30pm

 

11:10am-01:00pm

(Only Wednesday)

 

 

LAW200

1

ST- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC 313

LAW303

1

ST- (09:40am-11:10am)

NAC 313

LAW309

1

MW- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

NAC510

LAW200

2

MW- (02:40pm-04:10pm)

NAC412

LAW200

3

MW- (09:40am-11:20am)

NAC412

 

 

 

07

Name: Anika Rafah

Rank: Lecturer

Initial: ARF2

Office: NAC 606

Email: anika.rafah@northsouth.edu

09:30am-11:00am

09:30am-01:00pm

 

LAW312

1

MW- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC 510

LAW402

1

MW- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

NAC604

LAW200

4

MW- (02:40pm-04:10pm)

SAC201

LAW200

5

ST- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC315

LAW200

6

ST- (11:20am-12:50pm)

NAC510

 

 

 

08

Name: Sharaban Tahura Zaman

Rank: Lecturer

Initial: STZ

Office: NAC 607

Email: sharaban.zaman@northsouth.edu

11:00am-01:00pm

 

11:00am-01:00pm

LAW209

1

ST- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC412

LAW201

1

RA- (09:40am-11:20am)

NAC991

LAW200

10

ST- (09:40am-11:20am)

NAC412

LAW200

11

RA- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

NAC510

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09

Name: Saquib Rahman

Rank: Lecturer

Initial: SQB

Office: NAC 611

Email: saquib.rahman@northsouth.edu

8:00am-9:30am

 

11:20am-12:50pm

 

11:20am-1:20pm

 

LAW101

1

ST- (09:40am-11:20am)

NAC 510

LAW307

1

ST- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

NAC 510

LAW200

7

ST- (02:40pm-04:10pm)

NAC 412

LAW200

8

MW- (08:00am-09:30am)

NAC 992

LAW200

9

MW- (09:40am-11:10am)

NAC 510

 

 

10

Name: Sakif Alam

Rank: Lecturer

Initial: SKA1

Office: NAC 624

Email: sakif.alam@northsouth.edu

11:30am-12:30pm

 

01:30pm-02:30pm

 

10:30am-11:30am

 

12:30pm-01:30pm

 

03:00pm-04:00pm

LAW407

1

ST- (02:40pm-04:10pm)

NAC 510

LAW413

1

RA- (11:20am-12:50pm)

NAC 510

LAW200

12

ST- (04:20pm-05:50pm)

NAC 412

LAW200

13

RA- (01:00pm-02:30pm)

NAC 990

LAW200

14

RA- (04:20pm-05:50pm)

NAC 315

 

Grading Policy

Letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed are interpreted as follows:
Numerical Scores Letter Grade Grade Points/Credit
93 and above A Excellent 4.0
90-92 A- 3.7
87-89 B+ 3.3
83-86 B Good 3.0
80-82 B- 2.7
77-79 C+ 2.3
73-76 C Average 2.0
70-72 C- 1.7
67-69 D+ 1.3
60-66 D Poor 1.0
Below 60 F* Failure 0.0
I** Incomplete
W** Withdrawal

* Credits for courses with this grade do not apply towards graduation.

** Credits for courses with this grade do not apply towards graduation and they are not accepted in the calculation of the grade point average.

The exact cut off points for assigning letter grades is at the discretion of individual instructor. The same applies to the assignment of + or – after a letter grade. It is meant to give more flexibility so that shades of performance can be distinguished and rewarded. The + and – has a value of 0.3 grade point.

Grade point average

Students' grade point averages are numerical values obtained by dividing the total grade points earned by the credit attempted. Only courses graded A, A-, B, B-, C+, C-, D-, D and F are used to determine credits attempted. Only the grades earned in the courses that are required for a degree are included in the GPA calculation. Grades earned in the other courses are reported on the transcript but are not counted in calculated GPA.

GPA- class equivalent

NSU students are graded on GPA. Comparison of the GPA earned by NSU student to the Classes earned by students in other universities in the country is as follows:

GPA 3.00 and above = First class 
GPA 2.50 to 2.99 = Second class 
GPA 2.00 to 2.49 = Third class 
Grade change

Grade change is strongly discouraged. Letter grades may be changed only for posting error or errors in calculation. If a grade change is inevitable, it must be completed within one semester following the submission of the grade. The program directors and department chairs will ask for necessary papers and records to substantiate the grade change.

Incomplete (I)

The grade of incomplete (I) may be used in special circumstances. The incomplete may be given only at the end of a semester to a student whose work is progressing, but who has left unfinished a small amount of work for completion without further class attendance. The instructor must file with register an incomplete Grade from describing the work to be completed, indicating a tentative final grade to be assigned if the work is not completed and the time period in which the work must be completed (no longer than the following semester). The student has the responsibility to take initiative in completing the work and is expected to make up the incomplete as specified by the instructor. If action is not taken the "I" grade will revert to the tentative final grade. The final grade becomes an "F" if no tentative grade is assigned. In the event the instructor from whom a student received an incomplete is not available, the disposition of a case involving an incomplete grade resides with the Head of the Department. The grade "I" must be replaced within one semester after the grade is assigned.

Withdrawal (W)

The grade Withdrawal (W) is assigned when a student officially drops a course during the period between end of third and sixth weeks. Prior to that time if a student drops a course no entry is made on the academic record. A "W" does not affect the student's GPA.

Retaking courses

Students may choose to repeat a course, but such repetition will be allowed for only once in each course. The current policy regarding retaking courses is as follows:

  1. A student may retake a course/s if the grade is B (plain) or lower.
  2. The chance will be given only once for a course.
  3. The best grade will be counted for CGPA calculation.
  4. The above policy will be applicable to all students (graduate / undergraduate) studying at NSU.

When a student retakes a course in which s/he must apply not to include the "F" grade(s) in her CGPA calculation. An "F" grade earned in any credit course will be used to calculate CGPA until the course is retaken and an application is submitted. The retake policy in case of courses with "F" grades will apply immediately to all students at NSU irrespective of their date of enrolment. Students who wish to retake a course again will be assessed tuition and applicable fees. A prescribed retake form is available in the registers office. Students must fill it out and submit it to the Registers office.

Abandoning course

Grade F will be recorded for students who have not fulfilled academic obligations and have not obtained a grade, and for students who abandon their course without officially withdrawing from a course.

Required GPA for Degree

Undergraduate: The student requires 2.5 CGPA for getting BSc degree.

Graduate: The student requires 3.0 CGPA for getting MSc degree.

** For Graduate student having CGPA lower than 3.2 might not be included in thesis group by the department.

Probation

Probation will be given to the student having CGPA lower than 2.0 for both Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Probation is count as a warning to the student to increase his/her CGPA. Student will be given three consecutive semesters to increase his/her CGPA to 2.0.  After third probation student will be dismissed from the program.

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Faculty Members

Dr. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali [NMA]

Assistant Professor & Chair
Ph. D., University of Wollongong, Australia
Honorary Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Wollongong, Australia

Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam [MRI3]

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Macquarie University, Australia
LL.M., National University of Singapore

Md. Rajab Ali

Senior Lecturer
LLM., University of Connecticut, USA
LLM., Univeristy of Montreal, Candada

Arafat Hosen Khan

Lecturer
M.A.- King’s College London, UK
L.L.B- University of Essex, UK

Mr. Ishtiaque Ahmed [ItA]

Lecturer (On Leave)
LL.B., University of London, UK
LL.M., University of London, UK

Nasmin Jabin Noor [NJN]

Lecturer
LL.M, University of Edinburgh, UK

Ms. Himaloya Saha

Lecturer
LLM, University of Warwick, UK

Ms. Anika Rafah [ARF-2]

Lecturer
LLM, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), India

Saquib Rahman [SQB]

Lecturer
LL.M. University of Warwick, UK

Sharaban Tahura Zaman [STZ]

Lecturer
LLM., University of Edinburgh, UK

Sakif Alam [SKA1]

Lecturer
M.A., Carleton University (Canada)

 

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NSU Law & Mooting Society (NSULMS)

The North South University Law and Mooting Society (NSULMS) is a student association where law students can perform and practice oral advocacy, execute mock trials, organise social and legal campaigns. Mooting is based on a fictional dispute between parties or countries before the National or International Court of Justice. The dispute will cover legal issues which are realistic, cutting edge national and international legal questions. The students, as mooters, will provide strong arguments both as prosecution and defence and will submit written advocacy documents of their arguments and logic, which will be known as memorial. The NSULMS will also begin with the Street Law program in different schools and colleges of Bangladesh which may encourage the prospective candidates to join the Department of Law of North South University.

The NSULMS at the North South University has started its journey with a commitment to promote mooting talents and to facilitate the law students to achieve a practical legal education which will bring success in their future legal career. The society will also play an important role in career development through organizing special lectures, seminars, workshops and interactive sessions with reputed national and international organizations and personals of concerned sector. The society also aims to represent the North South University in national and international legal arena.

Ms. Nasmin Jabin Noor (Lecturer, Department of Law) is currently employed as the Faculty Advisor of this society.

Previous Events

The Department of Law and the Law and Mooting Society organized numerous events to date. 

1. The Department of Law, North South University celebrated the inauguration ceremony of the
North South University Law and Mooting Society (NSULMS) on 16 April 2017. Honorable State
Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque Chunnu was the Chief Guest while
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Designate) Professor Dr. GU Ahasan was the special guest of the program.
The ceremony was chaired by Professor Dr. Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and
Social Sciences. Professor Dr. Gour Gobinda Goswami, Treasurer, NSU was present as the
guest of honor. Dr. Abu Noman M. Atahar Ali, Chairman, Department of Law
and the Director of the NSULMS was also present in the event.


2. From the 11th to the 13th of December 2017, the Law and Mooting Society (NSULMS) in North
South University had organized what they called the ‘biggest assembly of young legal minds’, the
NSU Law Fest Season I. While law fests in Bangladesh are unheard of, NSULMS settled for one
that was themed after the popular television series ‘Game of Thrones’. The law fest was open
for undergraduate and postgraduate law students of all universities in the country. The first day
started with the launching ceremony of the Master of Laws (LL.M) programme by the Chief Guest,
Advocate Mr. Md. Fazle Rabbi Miah, Hon’ble Deputy Speaker of the Parliament. 


3. On 13 December 2017 the NSULMS organized a seminar on International Law. Justice
Dr. Syed Refaat Ahmed, Hon’ble Judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
delivered a lecturer on this seminar. An Oxford scholar and a magnificent speaker, it was not only
a pleasure to hear from him, but it was rather a matter of privilege for many of my students who
had instantly idolized him due to his sophistication and charisma.

4. On the 2nd day of March, 2017, it was a pleasure on IQAC's part to have sponsored two sessions of lectures
by Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam, Associate Professor of the School of Law at BRAC University. A former Casual
Lecturer of Macquarie University and recipient of the Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship,
Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam has extensively published on International Trade Law. Given his research credentials,
the Department of Law invited Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam to make deliberations on 'Writing a PhD Research
Proposal and Applying for Research Grants' and 'Law Journal Articles: How to Write and Where to Publish'.
Listeners were the Core and Part-time Faculty Members of the Department of Law. Both sessions were
particularly useful for most of the faculty members who plan on pursuing doctoral studies in the near future.
While blending into the needs of the West may limit the chances of receiving Grants, Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam
has stressed on publishing not only at refereed journals, but at those of high repute.

It is a matter of pride that Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam is now an Associate Professor of the
Department of Law, North South University.

 

5. On the 6th of April, 2017, Dr. Rumana Islam, an Associate Professor of Law at Dhaka University
has graced an event sponsored by IQAC, as the guest discussant, on the topic- 'Choosing the right
PhD topic (Law)'. Upon graduating from Dhaka, Dr. Rumana has educated herself at Cambridge and
Warwick, UK. She is a Commonwealth Scholar and heads the Editorial Board of the Bangladesh Journal
of Law by the Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA). She has an outstanding
list of publications at international peer reviewed journals at the area of commercial law.

Dr. Rumana in her discussion has mentioned that relating burning issues such as BREXIT to one's
topic of interest, and developing a research proposal accordingly, is likely to open the scope of receiving
PhD grants. She also focused on how proposing a topic does not necessarily require the attempt of
drawing a conclusion, rather should contain statements of problems that remain unsolved till date.

Given that the Department of Law at NSU consists of a young batch of potential faculty members
who are expected to pursue doctorate degrees in the near future, the discussion was extremely fruitful.

 

6. On the 10th day of July, 2017, the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and the Department of Law
organized a day long workshop, with the presence of eminent legal personalities from Dhaka University,
Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Ex-Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Rumana Islam,
Associate Professor of Law. The existing Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) curriculum was scrutinized and changes were
suggested by the participants that consisted of faculty members of the Department of Law. The workshop also
had substantial contribution in the designing of the Master’s of Laws (LL.M.) curriculum.

7. On 13 July 2017, the Department of Law, North South University organised Bangladesh Law Students'
Symposium (BLSS) at its campus. The symposium is the brainchild of Mr. Saquib Rahman, Lecturer at the
Department of Law. The Hon'ble Minister of Water Resources, Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud MP graced the
occasion as Chief Guest.

Interested law students from all over the country were requested to email abstracts of not more than 350
words on any discipline of law. The symposium committee asked for full papers of the 10 best selected, for
presentation in front of a panel of experts comprising of distinguished legal academics and practitioners at
the Symposium. North South University Law & Mooting Society (NSULMS) coordinated the organisation
of this symposium.

 

8. On the 19th of October 2017, Professor Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan, Chairman of the Department of Law of Dhaka
University was present as the guest speaker at a roundtable discussion on the ‘Learning outcomes from law courses’.
Professor Khan with decades of experience as an academic had much to deliver, that would be of benefit for the
students of the Department of Law, North South University.


Upcoming Events

The date of the 2nd NSU Public Law Lecturer will be announced soon.

Please contact Mr. Saquib Rahman (Lecturer, Department of Law) for details.