Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam

Department of Law
North South University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

South Asian Law Review
Md. Rizwanul Islam

Md. Rizwanul Islam is currently a Professor at Department of Law, North South University. He obtained his first degree in Law from the University of Dhaka. He obtained his Master of Laws from the National University of Singapore and the doctoral degree from Macquarie University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor at School of Law, BRAC University; a Lecturer at Faculty of Law, Northern University Bangladesh; and a casual Lecturer at Department of Business Law, Macquarie University. He is the author of Economic Integration in South Asia: Charting a Legal Roadmap (Leiden, Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012). Rizwan twice received the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Higher Degree Research Award for Best Candidate Publications. He has published more than 25 articles  or book chapters in reputed outlets across the world. Rizwan sometimes writes columns for national and international newspapers such as the Diplomat, Straits Times, Bangkok Post, Business Times, New Straits Times, Economic Times, and Daily Star. Rizwan has acted as a consultant and Fellow in projects funded by the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme. He has been awarded President’s Gold Medal for his paper titled ‘Judges as Legislators: Benevolent Exercise of Powers by the Higher Judiciary in Bangladesh with not so Benevolent Consequences)’ as the Best Research Article in the subject category of Arts, Humanities, Education, and Law of the year 2016.