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Dr Jashim Chowdhury

Dr Jashim Chowdhury

Lecturer in Law

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • The Law School


  • LLB
  • MA
  • MA
  • PhD (King's College London)


Dr M Jashim Ali Chowdhury joined the Hull Law School as a Lecturer in August 2022. At the University of Hull, he teaches Public and European Law , Public International Law and Comparative Law modules. He also coordinates the Hull Law School's internal and external negotiation, moot and client interviewing competitions. His research interest includes International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Comparative Public Law, and South Asian Constitutionalism.

Earlier, he served in Bangladesh as an Associate Professor (University of Chittagong), Assistant Professor (Northern University Bangladesh) and Lecturer in Law (The University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS) and Metropolitan University).

Dr Chowdhury completed his LL.B. (Honours) and LL.M. from the University of Chittagong with First Class First position in both exams. He also holds an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law with Distinction from Tulane University, Louisiana, USA. He has recently been awarded his PhD in Law by the King’s College London, UK. Dr Chowdhury was nominated for Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Gold Medal (2007) for outstanding results in LL.B. (Honours) and LL.M. at the University of Chittagong. Later, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright (2014) and Commonwealth (2017) scholarships by the US and UK governments, respectively.

He has researched and written extensively on constitutional and personal law issues. His articles have been published in the Bangladesh Journal of Law, Chittagong University Journal of Law, Dhaka University Law Journal, Northern University Journal, BRAC University Journal, Metropolitan University Journal, Jagannath University Journal, Jahangirnagar University Law Journal, Rajshahi University Law Journal, Islamic University Journal (Bangladesh), Indian Journal of Constitutional Law, Comparative and Administrative Law Quarterly (India), GLAT Law Review (Tulane, USA) and the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law (Canada). Dr Chowdhury has contributed chapters in books published by BILIA (Bangladesh), Chittagong University (Bangladesh), Rutledge (UK), and Cambridge University Press (USA). Some more of his book chapters are awaiting publication by Routledge and Springer. He has authored four widely referred books (An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of Bangladesh, The Law of Evidence: An Easy Reader (In Bangla); A Textbook on Muslim Personal Law and Comparative Constitutional Laws of India, the UK and US) from Bangladesh. He has contributed over a hundred legal opinion pieces in Bangladesh’s leading national dailies, national and international blogs, student-edited journals, periodicals, etc.

Dr Chowdhury participated in and presented papers at seminars and conferences in Bangladesh, India, China, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. Before joining the University of Hull, he established and pioneered the Society for Critical Legal Studies (SCLS), a study and research circle widely known across the Bangladeshi legal academia.

Public and European Law

Comparative Law

Public International Law

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Bangladesh's inconsistency with the doctrine of prospective invalidation

Chowdhury, M. J. A. (2019). Bangladesh’s inconsistency with the doctrine of prospective invalidation. In P. J. Yap (Ed.), Constitutional Remedies in Asia (33-46). London: Routledge.

Journal Article

Working and Impact of Parliamentary Committees in the UK and Bangladesh: A Theoretical Analysis

Chowdhury, M. J. A. (2022). Working and Impact of Parliamentary Committees in the UK and Bangladesh: A Theoretical Analysis. Dhaka University Law Journal, 32(2), 175-198.

Judicial Review of "Internal Parliamentary Proceedings": The Dialogic and Non-dialogic Approaches

Chowdhury, M. J. A. (2021). Judicial Review of “Internal Parliamentary Proceedings”: The Dialogic and Non-dialogic Approaches. Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal, 6(1), 28-57

Amendment Power in Bangladesh: Arguments for the Revival of Constitutional Referendum

Chowdhury, M. J. A., & Saha, N. K. (2019). Amendment Power in Bangladesh: Arguments for the Revival of Constitutional Referendum. Indian Journal of Constitutional Law, 9, 38-61

Research interests

South Asian Constitutionalism, Public Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, Public International Law

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Chowdhury welcomes PhD proposals focusing on comparative constitutionalism, judicial review, judicial activism, comparative legislative studies, South Asian constitutional laws, history and politics, public international law (especially from the perspective of the global south), internationalisation of constitutional law and constitutionalisation of international law, international human rights law, cultural pluralism and global human rights and international organisations (particularly the international judicial bodies).

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Member, ICON·S : The International Society of Public Law


Scholarship role

Commonwealth Scholar

2017 - 2021

Fulbright (Foreign) Scholar

2014 - 215