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Mohammad Johurul Islam

MS Student (Dept. of IDT), GRA (EHBS) UND; Professor of Law (Bangladesh)

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Mohammad.j.islam@ndus.edu

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About Me

Passionate teaching with excellent presentation, research and communication skills. Skilled at applying various
learning methods and tools to optimise student experience and academic journey. Talented teaching professional
using practical and theoretical subject knowledge to develop high-achieving students. Plans and delivers
engaging curriculum schemes to maximise pupil potential. Confident in providing holistic support for positive
higher education experiences. Academic innovator and entrepreneur with more than 23 years in legal education
with research and practice, social business meaning establishing, real promotion and managing social
organizations including higher educational institutions, namely, university, leadership and full of hubris, reverie
and rip van winklian ideology condemning the platonic love with sharp riposte, both international and
nationally designated scholars of teaching, learning, curriculum, quality assurance and accreditation in higher
education. Experienced in all aspects of formation of social business, operation, finance and management. Master
of visionary dreamers to make the impossible into possible. Effective communicator and motivator who finds
and works with quality teammates for reaching organizational goals. Relentless optimist who does not know the
ending rather takes the works as consecrated duties and responsibilities.

My Achievements

Graduate Research Assistant

[09/2023 to continue, 10 hrs per week] Department of Education, Health and Behavior Studies, UND

Area of Works

NSF EPSCoR “Tribal Energy Sovereignty

Professor

[02/2012- Current, on study leave from 21 August 2023] Department of Law, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh, [Lecturer: 08/2000- 08/2003,
Assistant Professor: 08/2003-12/2007; Associate Professor: 01/2007-01/2012]

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Delivering quality, innovative teaching and student supervision, supporting high-achieving
    undergraduate and post graduate degree completion.
  • Maintaining in-depth, up-to-date subject knowledge, aiding insightful, innovative curriculum
    development and teaching.
  • Designing planned and taught lectures for various courses including international law, human rights
    law, IHL, law on good governance etc. based on curriculum requirements and exams.
  • Supervising student dissertations and projects, field trips and placements to gain insight into workplace
    and impart job experience.
  • Using diverse teaching methods, including lectures, presentations and class activities to deliver
    curriculum
  • Creating positive, productive university learning environment to enhance student performance,
    achievement and experience
  • Delivering dependable academic leadership, supporting smooth, effective department and faculty
    management.
  • Developing research program in line with key government strategy, heightening project funding
    possibilities.
  • Demonstrating a proven track record in published research in peer reviewed national and international
    journals.

Junior Staff Lawyer [11/1998- 08/2000]

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provided legal assistance to the ultra-poor people including women workers.
  • Conducted research work and awareness programs

Advocate [08/1997 – 10/1998]

Rajbari Judge Court, Rajbari, Bangladesh

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provided independent legal service to the litigants in various civil and criminal courts located in the district town

Skills

  • Undergraduate and post graduate teaching including curriculum and instructional development
  • Lecturing, demonstrating and motivational speaker
  • High impact research including supervision of graduate and post graduate students
  • Hunting and implementing research grant, pursuing independent research and publication
  • Student support, class management and student performance evaluation
  • Critical thinking, communication, interpersonal, decision making, leadership, problem solving and other
    personal skills
  • Organizational, dependability and adaptability

Education

  • Enrolled as MS in IDT at University of North Dakota, USA from Fall 2023
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law, Islamic University, Bangladesh [Awarded 03/2006]
  • Master of Laws, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh [Result published 08/1998; Result: 1st Class, Marks: 63.60%]
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh [Result published 03/1997 Result: 1st Class, Marks: 57.33%]

Accomplishment

  • Awarded IDA-funded government project for teaching methods and curriculum development (2014)
  • Established juristic clinic at Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh
  • Performed as Law Administrator for more than 7 years.
  • Performed as Dean of the Law School and Head of the Department of Law (3 years
  • Performed resident instructor of Human Rights Summer School (7 years)
  • Performing as Director of Juristic clinic (5 years
  • Performing as an event manager (10 years)

Professional Affiliations

  • Editor of Islamic University Journal of Law [Vol. 10 & 12]
  • Member of the Academic Council
  • Member of the Syndicate and School of Law
  • Member of Bangladesh Bar Council.

Additional Information

  • Founder and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Rabindra Maitree University, Kushtia,
    Bangladesh (I am one of the youngest educational entrepreneurs in Bangladesh)
  • Attended an international training on teaching-learning, curriculum and quality assurance in higher
    education [held in Sri Lanka, 2014]
  • Attended Teaching workshop on International Humanitarian and Refugee Law [held in Bangalore, India,
    2005]
  • Visited Northwestern University Prtizkar School of Law, Chicago, USA and University of Health
    Sciences Yldiz Technical University and Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture Istanbul, Turkey
    (Academic visit)
  • Published one academic book and 20 research articles in various peer reviewed national and
    international journals

Certification

  • Awarded license from Bangladesh Bar Council as a professional lawyer (1997)

Language

  • Bangla (Mother tongue) * English (Advance):IELTS Band 6.5

Computer Literacy:

  • Word, PowerPoint, MS Excel, Google Doc, Google Sheet, Adobe In Design
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