Department of LAW

Shakhawat Hossain (Shamim)

Assistant Professor & Head of the Department
Phone: 01911190736

Shakhawat Hossain Shamim is the head of BAIUST– Law Department. He has completed his graduation and post-graduation from Stamford University and Northern University respectively with 1st position. Mr. Shamim has completed his second Masters on Human Rights and International Law from University of Keele with prestigious British Commonwealth Scholarship. His MA dissertation has been awarded for the Professor Patrick Thornberry Best Dissertation Prize with distinction. He did his internship at the headquarters of United Nations, Geneva-Switzerland. He was also awarded for Asia Pacific scholarship for human rights and democratization (but declined). Mr. Shamim has started his teaching career in 2009 as lecturer of BGC Trust University and then moved to BUBT in 2013 as Assistant Professor.  Before that he was the Journalist of Daily Prothom Alo and Daily Star law page. He has done an extensive funded research work on India-Bangladesh enclave people.  Couple of more research articles has been published in national and international journals. He is the founder of Free Legal Aid Camp in Bangladesh. He has been appeared in National TV and FM radio talk-show for many occasions. His short-stories collection book ‘Mukhorito Mownota’ has published in 2014 Ekushey book fair. Mr. Shamim is also an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He loves to travel and so far he travelled India, UAE, England, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Turkey.

1. Shakhawat Hossain & Dr. S M Masum Billah, ‘Judges in Social Media: What Implications for the Justice system?’ Human Rights Summer School Journal, issue 19, 2018, PP 63-80.

2. Shakhawat Hossain, ‘Is Democracy a Wave of Global Pacifism?’ SCLS Law Review, 1 (2), Pages 22-29.

3. Shakhawat Hossain & Dr. S M Masum Billah, ‘Land Acquisition and Politics of Development’ Human Rights Summer School Journal, issue 12, 2011, PP 45-56.

4. Dr. Naresh Bhat & Shakhawat Hossain, ‘Legal Aid and Access to Justice for Needy: Bangladesh Perspectives.’ Chintan Research Journal India, Jan-Mar 2013 Issue: 9, PP 285-295.

5. Shakhawat Hossain, ‘The Tale of Indo-Bangla Enclaves: Human Rights Implications.’ Bangladesh University of Business & Technology. ISBN: 978-984-340-191-5. 2017 [Funded Research Book]

Research Interest

Legal Aid, International Refugee Law, Consumer Law

Master of Arts (in Human Rights & Globalization)

University of Keele, UK

Master of Laws (LLM)

Northern University Bangladesh

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Stamford University Bangladesh