Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Macquarie University, Australia
LL.M. (IP & IT Law), National University of Singapore

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: rizwanul.islam@northsouth.edu
Office: North Academic Building 622

Curriculum Vitae

 

Prior to joining Department of Law of North South University, Rizwan was a full-time Associate Professor at School of Law of BRAC University. Before that, he was a full-time Assistant Professor at School of Law of BRAC University, Lecturer at Faculty of Law, Northern University Bangladesh and a casual Lecturer at Department of Business Law, Macquarie University. He was a recipient of the Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship. Rizwan twice received the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Higher Degree Research Award for Best Candidate Publications. He had worked as a research assistant in two research projects funded by Macquarie University research grants. He has published extensively on International Trade Law. Rizwan also regularly writes columns on a wide range of national and international legal and non-legal issues for widely-circulated national and international newspapers such as the Diplomat, Straits Times, Bangkok Post, Business Times, New Straits Times, Economic Times and Daily Star. Rizwan had acted as a Consultant and Fellow in projects funded by the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme. He had also been commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh for writing a research report.

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
    available at <http://www.bepress.com/asjcl/vol2/iss1/art7>, 1-21 (with Michael Ewing-Chow)

 

Non-Refereed Articles in Academic Journals

  • Constraints of the Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area and SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services Militating against Sub-regional Trade Proliferation in South Asia (2010) 7(1) Brigham Young University International Law & Management Review 1-35

 

  • Ship Arrest Conventions of 1952 and 1999: Disappointments for Maritime Claimants, (2007) 38 (1) Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 75-81

 

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

Successfully bid for a grant of US$ 23,722 for a project on ‘Mapping of Knowledge on Projects Undertaken on Justice Sector Facility Development and Human Rights in Bangladesh’ (worked as the Focal Person and Research Fellow of the project

1 October 2014 – 31 July 2015)

Awarded the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Higher Degree Research Award 2010 for Best Candidate Publications

Awarded the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Higher Degree Research Award 2009 for Best Publication 2007-2009

A recipient of Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship for pursuing doctoral studies

Was offered a Ph.D. scholarship by the School of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Received Macquarie University Faculty of Arts HDR funding of a sum of AU $2,196 for travelling to Wellington to present a paper

Ph.D., Macquarie University

LL.M.(IP & IT Law), National University of Singapore

LL.B. (Honours), University of Dhaka

  • Associate Professor, Department of Law, North University, Bangladesh

September 2017-current

Teaching Areas: Introduction to the Legal System and Legal Process, Legal Environment of Business, Assigned Research Project, Law of Public Demands & Loans Recovery, and Business Law and Ethics

  • Associate Professor, School of Law, BRAC University, Bangladesh

October 2015- September 2017

Teaching areas: Company Law, Public International Law, Legal Research and Methodology, Money Loan Court Act, and Law of Foreign Investment

  • Part-time Lecturing at Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh

March-April 2017 and September-October 2017

Teaching area: Business and Commercial Law

  • Assistant Professor (tenured), School of Law, BRAC University, Bangladesh

August 2011- September 2015

Teaching areas: Company Law, Legal Research and Methodology, Money Loan Court Act, and Law of Foreign Investment

  • Casual Lecturer, Department of Business Law, Macquarie University, Australia

February 2010 - December 2010

Responsibilities: Lecturing and administration of an undergraduate course entitled Marketing and Management Law (BUSL 350)

  • Casual Tutor, Department of Business Law, Macquarie University

Australia, August 2010 - December 2010

Responsibilities: Tutoring and administration of an undergraduate course entitled Marketing and Management Law (BUSL 350)

  • Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Northern University Bangladesh

June 2006 - February 2011, (been on study leave from May 2007 to February 2011)

Teaching areas: Public International Law and International Trade Law

  • Senior Research Assistant, under the supervision of Dr. Shawkat Alam, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University

October 2009 - December 2010

Responsibilities: Assisting in research, publication of articles, and preparation for a research grant application

  • Research Officer, under the supervision of Dr. Niloufer Selvadurai, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Law, Macquarie University

October 2007 - September 2009

Responsibilities: Conducting research and writing articles for publication in academic journals

  • Assignment Marker, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University

Second Semesters of 2008 and 2010

Responsibilities: Marking International Trade Law Course Papers

  • Research Assistant of Mr. Michael Ewing-Chow, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

January - May 2006

Responsibilities: Assisting in research and publication of articles

Commissioned for writing a Study Report on Regulating the Unregulated Domestic Works by Children, May 2014 – June 2014

Land tenure expert (part time) in BRAC Development Institute for a project funded by World Bank on ‘Implementation of Land Governance Assessment Framework in Bangladesh’, March 2013 - March 2014.

Legal System & Legal Process

Legal Environment of Business

Public Demands Recovery, Loan Recovery and Ethics

Assigned Research Project

Business Law and Ethics

  • Qualified to practice as a lawyer in Bangladesh since 29 October 2005
  • Member: Society of International Economic Law

World Trade Law

Public International Law

Legal System of Bangladesh

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor

Ph.D., Macquarie University, Australia
LL.M. (IP & IT Law), National University of Singapore

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: rizwanul.islam@northsouth.edu
Office: North Academic Building 622

Curriculum Vitae