Profile of Mr. Liaquat Ali Siddiqui

... Name Mr. Liaquat Ali Siddiqui
Designation Professor
Degree LLM (LSE) LLM (DU)
Phone 01552 388 205
Email liaquatsiddiqui@yahoo.com
   

MPhil. (University of East London, England)

LL.M. (London School of Economics and Political Science, London)

LLM. (Dhaka) (First Class, First Position)

LL.B. (Hons.) (Dhaka) (First Class, Third Position)

H.S.C. (Comilla Board) (First Class, Eighth Place)

 

Special Training Received:

Training on law and justice under USIS Fellowship organised by American Law Institute, Washington, U.S.A.

Training on law and governance under Chevening Fellowship organised by Birmingham University, UK.

Training on how to teach environmental law at the university level, conducted by UNEP/ADB, held at the Singapore National University, Singapore.

Training on how to teach alternative dispute resolution (ADR) skills to law students, organised by the Indian National Law University, India.

Training on how to teach law advocacy skills to law students, organised by the Bar Council, Bangladesh Supreme Court.

List of the leading universities of the world visited for academic reasons such as training, research, or to participate in international workshops, seminars, conferences etc:

University of Harvard, USA

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

University of Boston, USA

University of Michigan, USA

University of Oxford, UK

University of London, UK

University of Birmingham, UK

University of East London, UK

Singapore National University, Singapore

National Law School University, Bangalore, India

Served as the Chairman, Department of Law, University of Dhaka during the 2003-2005 period. (During this period massive activities were undertaken by the Chairman to improve the overall teaching and research environment of the Department that include preparation of new and updated syllabus for the LL.B. (Hons.) course, establishment of a rich modern law library at the Department, arrangement of seminars and law lectures by foreign scholars, providing internet connection, development of web page for the Department, workshop on advanced legal research for MPhil and PhD students, and renovating class rooms with modern equipments such as overhead projectors).

Served as university teacher in the Department of Law, University of Dhaka for almost twenty five years. Joined the Department of Law, University of Dhaka as Lecturer on 4th January 1986.

A number of students have successfully completed Phd and MPhil degrees under my supervision from the Department of Law, University of Dhaka.

Served as a law consultant in UNDP/JUST, a Supreme Court of Bangladesh and UNDP joint ventured project, on access to justice in Bangladesh. Report already submitted.

Served as National Law Consultant in a FAO project on Biotechnology, Food Safety, Intellectual Property in Bangladesh.

Served as a law and policy consultant in the National Biosafety Framework Development Project of the Government of Bangladesh being implemented under the supervision of UNEP/GEF. Written First Three Chapters of the National Biosafety Framework which is an international document and now available on website of Department of Environment, Bangladesh.

Served as Member, National Committee on WAQF in Bangladesh and as Chairman, to the Waqf Law Amendment Committee, Bangladesh National Waqf Board.

Assisted in the development of Ozone regulation in Bangladesh under the Department of Environment.

Served as a B.C.S Judicial Officer (Munsif) during the 1983-1985 period. Stood first in the B.C.S. (Judicial) examination.

Have experience in teaching law subjects at private universities.

Served as an instructor to the Clinical Legal Education Programme of the Department of Law, University of Dhaka for more than five years. Received special training from American, Australian and Indian experts on how to provide practical law advocacy training to students.

Was enrolled as member of the Bar Council, Dhaka Bar.

Served as an External Expert in law officers’ selection boards constituted by Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Shangsta, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) etc.

More than twenty research articles have been published in national and foreign journals/books.

 

International and National Environmental Law,

Comparative Constitutional Law,

Law of Civil Procedure,

Muslim Family Law,

Employment Law,

Intellectual Property Law,

International and National Environmental Law,

Comparative Constitutional Law,

Law of Civil Procedure,

Muslim Family Law,

Employment Law,

Intellectual Property Law,

Scholarships/Fellowships Received

Commonwealth Scholarship to study L.L.M. at the London University.

Research Studentship at the UEL, England to take advance research training in law.

USIS Fellowship to visit major law universities of the U.S.A.

UNEP/ADB fellowship to take training on teaching international environmental law at the university level.

 

Positions Previously Held:

Former Chairman, Department of Law, University of Dhaka,

Former Dean and Chairman, Faculty and Department of Law, Eastern University,

Former Dean and Chairman, Faculty and Department of Law, Stamford University,

Former Advisor, Department of Law, Primeasia University,

Former Advisor, Department of Law, University of Development Alternative (UODA).