Department of Law
Abdullah Al Arif  Senior Lecturer
Name :
Abdullah Al Arif
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Senior Lecturer  
Department of Law
Faculty of Humanities & Social Science
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 LLB (DU), LLM (DU), LLM (South Asian University, New Delhi, India)

  1. Participated at ‘International Academic Conference, 2012’ and ‘Celebration of 50 Years of Indian Advocates Act’ held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India.
  2. Participated at a weeklong International Training Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Practice in 2010 organized jointly by International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Rome, Italy and Amir and Amir Law Associates, Dhaka, Bangladesh and financed by Microsoft®.
  3. Volunteered at a six week long International Certificate Course Program in 2010 organized by South Asian Institute of Advance Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. Participated at the first divisional level debate workshop in 2003 organized by Khulna University of Science and Technology (KUET) (Formerly known as BIT, Khulna) Debating Society.

International Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, Judiciary in Bangladesh, Constitutional Law of UK and USA, Legal History, Law of Equity and Trust etc.



  1. Abdullah Al Arif and Md. Ershadul Karim, Marine Pollution and the South Asian Coastal States: A Legal Appraisal, Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law (MqJICEL) (ISSN 1448-8345), Macquarie University Law School, Australia (2013), Vol. 9, Issue 2, Pages 18-38.
  2. Abdullah Al Arif, Proliferation of International Dispute Settlement Bodies: Potential Problems and Possible Solutions, Bangladesh Law Association Journal (ISSN 2313-0466) (2014), Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pages 8-21.




1. Abdullah Al Arif, “Independence of Supreme Court in the Cyber World” in “Independence of Judiciary: Expectations and Achievements” (2014), Edited by Md. Hasibul Haque, Published by Bangladesh Law Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Pages 147-150.


Conference Papers: 


1. Have presented a paper entitled “Water as a Human Right in Bangladesh: Legal and Regulatory Concerns”, at Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development, an international conference jointly organized by Eminence and PKSF during August 16 to 19, 2014 at University of Dhaka.


Newspaper Articles:


In English

  1. How compliant are our political leaders, Juris, Dhaka Tribune, November 28, 2013
  2. Protecting Bangladesh’s indigenous products, Law Page, Dhaka Tribune, October 23, 2013
  3. Know your rights to defend yourself, Law Page, The Daily Dhaka Tribune, August 29, 2013
  4. Tenants have rights too, Law Page, The Daily Dhaka Tribune, August 01, 2013
  5. You are Under Arrest, Law Page, The Daily Dhaka Tribune, July 25, 2013
  6. Unsung hero, justice Radhabinod Pal, Law Page, The Daily Dhaka Tribune, July 03, 2013
  7. What you cannot post on Facebook, Law Page, The Daily Dhaka Tribune, July 03, 2013
  8. The Case of a Nazi War Criminal, a  book review, The Daily Star, April 06, 2013
  9. The Sunderbans, our greatest savior, Monthly Forum, The Daily Star, January, 2011
  10. Tale of a university: Glorious Past and Gloomy Future, August 2010, Dhaka Courier (Volume 27, Issue  4, Page 33)


In Bengali


  1. Dillir Brishti (Rain in Delhi), The Daily Prothom-alo, May 19, 2013
  2. Durontto Baishti Sekend ( Exhilarating 22 seconds), The Daily Samakal, May 05, 2007
  3. Shobhara Shahara (Shahara, the great desert), The Daily Samakal, March 13, 2007
  4. Shomoyer Jatra Holo Shuru (Time starts its journey), The Daily Samakal, March 03, 2007
  5. Nirobe Joto Kotha Koho (Speak in silence) The Daily Samakal, February 21, 2007
  6. Shukhi Hote Poysha Lage Na (It takes no money to be happy), The Daily Samakal, January 24, 2007
  7. Shathshokalei Ek Cup Coffee ( A cup of coffee early in the morning), The Daily Samakal, January 11, 2007
  8. Kobike Chine Nin (Know the poet), The Daily Samakal, December 04, 2006
  9. Banglalitto Na Bangladeshitto (Banglaism or Bangladeshism) a critique of an article entitled ‘Bangalitto’ by Golam Murshid, The Daily Prothom-alo, November, 29, 2002.
  10. Kabi Tarashongkorer Kabi  (“Kabi” by Tarashankar, the poet), a critique of an article on the life and works of the legendary litterateur Tarashankar Bandapadhay written by Hasan Azizul Haque, The Daily Prothom-alo, September 2, 2002 

"Sustainable Marine Fisheries in South Asia: A Legal and Policy Analysis"


  1. Gold Medal for securing first position in LLM at South Asian University
  2. SAARC-India Silver Jubilee Scholarship
  3. DU-JICF (Japan International Cooperation Foundation) Scholarship
  4. Board Scholarship on getting highest grades in HSC Examination
  5. Board Scholarship on getting good grades in SSC Examination
  6. Junior Scholarship from Khulna Zilla School, Khulna
  7. Primary Scholarship form Mikshimil Government Primary School, Dumuria, Khulna


Extra Curricular

  1. Best debater, 8th National School Television Debate Championship, (1st Round)
  2. First position, essay writing, 25th National Science and Technology Week, Khulna district
  3. Second position, general knowledge, 25th National Science and Technology Week, Khulna district
  4. First position, extempore speech, 25th National Science and Technology Week 2002, Khulna district
  5. Second position, extempore speech, National Education Week, Khulna Mahanagar ‘Ka’
  6. ‘Certificate of Commendable Achievement’ in the evaluation stage of the book reading program organized by Biswashahitto Kendro
  7. Best debater, Khulna divisional debate championship organized by Nari Pragati Shangha
  8. Second position, essay writing, district level, Khulna district, National Youth Championship, Islamic Foundation Bangladesh
  9. First position, extempore speech, annual prize giving ceremony, Khulna Zilla School
  10. First position, poetry recital, annual prize giving ceremony, Khulna Zilla School
  1. Bangladesh Bar Council
  2. Dhaka Bar Association
  3. Bangladesh Law Association

Editorial Assistant and In-charge of Juris (weekly law page)
The Daily Dhaka Triune, Dhaka, Bangladesh
January, 2014 to Present (1 year)
Major responsibilities: Writing and editing articles on various legal issues, researching on various issues related to national and international law, proof-reading, etc


Editorial Assistant
The Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh
September 2010 to July 2011 (10 months)
Major responsibilities: Creative writing, copy-editing, proof-reading, maintaining
the database of the articles for the editorial and op-ed, etc