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Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam (Asif Nazrul)

Message from the Chairman

The Department of Law of the University of Dhaka is one of the leading academic hubs of the country. Running along with the Faculty of Law, it began its journey since the foundation of the University in 1921.

Students here are offered a broad array of courses taught by faculty members who have gained expertise and recognition nationally and internationally in relevant fields. The faculty members are committed not only in imparting requisite knowledge to the students and conducting high quality research, but are also well versed in advising students on issues that range from course material, legal issues, and career goals to matters of personal interest.

The admission procedure sets a high standard, which prospective students have to fulfil before they can get enrolled into the Department. It trains students who, upon graduation, practice in all areas of the legal profession, both in the public and the private sectors. It boasts of producing a host of eminent lawyers and judges who have made their marks in the legal profession as well as in the fields of public administration, diplomacy, academia, business and politics.

The Department offers a curriculum that has been designed to ensure that students acquire substantive knowledge, skills, and values essential for practicing law in the 21st century. Students are also trained about the utilities of public interest litigation and initiating social change in meaningful ways.

The Department also runs a Clinical Legal Education Programme, designed to provide an intensive training in active lawyering skills. The clinical sessions comprise of modalities that include inter alia the drafting of briefs, counselling, advocacy and negotiation. The Clinic is enriched by the generous support of participation of the Supreme Court Judges, legal NGOs and reputed practitioners.

The Dhaka University Moot Court Society has been organising and participating in various Moot Court Competitions, both at home and abroad. Seminars and lectures are regularly organised by the Department where eminent legal scholars and academics participate.

The Department is committed to continued development and expansion of its academic activities and making contribution to the legal regime of the country.

Best regards to everyone.