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Biography

 

Prof. Faizan Mustafa is a senior constitutional law teacher who is presently working as the Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He is also the President of Consortium of National Law Universities. He is the recipient of both Commonwealth Scholarship as well as Fulbright. He was conferred the SAARC’s Best Law Teacher Award in 2014. He was the President and Vice-President of the prestigious Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) which was incorporated in Canada in 1968 and is bi-national organization of Canadian and Indian governments.

He is the Founder Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Orissa. He is the Advisor to National Law School & Judicial Academy, Assam. He is known for his institution building abilities and democratic leadership. He is also visiting faculty to several reputed institutions in India and abroad.

As Founder Director of KIIT Law School, Bhubaneshwar, he experimented with a novel B.Sc. LL.B course with six papers in Biotechnology and three in Environmental Science to cater the needs of patent lawyering. He has introduced and taught Religion & Law, Diversity Law, Education & Law courses at NALSAR.

Prior to that he was the Dean, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University where he had introduced courses like IPR Law, Human Rights Law and Tourism Laws. He also served with distinction as Registrar of Aligarh Muslim University. Aligarh Muslim University is listed in the Indian Constitution as an ‘institution of national importance’ and its Law School is consistently ranked amongst the top ten Law Schools of the country.

He has written eight books and contributed more than 200 articles. Supreme Court of India has also quoted him number of times. Recently also in the Sabarimala Judgement, his research paper was quoted by the Supreme Court. His articles have also been quoted in several other countries. He was also one of the contributor to famous Encyclopedia of Legal History published by the Oxford University Press, United States of America. He regularly writes in the leading newspapers and magazines on the current legal issues.

He is the Member of several Governing Councils (Courts), Executive Councils and Academic Councils of various Universities. He is the nominee of Chief Justice of India to several Councils and Committees. He is also Visitor’s nominee in number of universities. He has also been the Member of search committees for the appointment of the Vice-Chancellors. He has also been the member of General Counsel of Association of Indian Universities.

He lives in Hyderabad with his wife Dr. Ira Khan who teaches Botany.

Academic and Administrative Positions

  • Present2012

    Vice-Chancellor

    NALSAR University of Law

  • 20122009

    Founder Vice-Chancellor

    National Law University, Orissa

  • 20092007

    Founder Director

    KIIT Law School, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa

  • 20072006

    Dean

    Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

  • 20072005

    Registrar

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Professional Leaderships and Affiliations

Education & Research

  • Ph.D. 1996

    Ph.D.(Intellectual Property Rights)

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India

  • Master in Laws 1989

    LL.M

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP India

  • Bachelors (Legal Studies) 1987

    LL.B

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh UP, India

  • Graduation 1984

    B.A (Hons) -History

    Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh UP, India

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2017
    Member, Governing Council, Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
    Nominated as Member of the Governing Council(GC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • 2016
    Member , Academic Committee, Bar Council of India
    Nominated as member of Academic Committee to the Bar Council of India, which is a statutory body created by Parliament to regulate and represent the Indian bar. We perform the regulatory function by prescribing standards of professional conduct and etiquette and by exercising disciplinary jurisdiction over the bar.
  • 2016
    Moulana Mohammed Ali Johar Award
    Prestigious Moulana Mohammed Ali Johar Award for the year 2016 is awarded by Moulana Mohammed Ali Johar academy ,New delhi.
  • 2015
    Special Invitee, Legal Education Committee, Bar Council of India
  • 2014
    SAARC’s Best Law Teacher Award
    Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, got this year’s prestigious SAARC’s Best Law Teacher Award. A high-powered jury conferred this award on Prof. Mustafa, which was announced Prof. N.R. Madhav Menon and Mr. Lalit Bhasin, President of Indian Law Firms.
  • 2014
    Member, Consultative Group on Restatement of Indian Law, Indian Law Institute
    Member, Consultative Group on Restatement of Indian Law, Indian Law Institute under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.V. Raveendran, Hon’ble Judge, Supreme Court of India.
  • June 2013
    Member Central Authority,National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)
    Nominated by Chief Justice of India to the Central Authority of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), New Delhi.
  • 2009
    Shah Waliullah International Award
    Shah Waliullah International Award-2009 of Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi for the research paper on Constitutionalism in Islamic Perspective.
  • 1999
    Renne Cassin Gold Medal of International Institute of Human Rights
    Renne Cassin Gold Medal of International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, 1999
  • 1990
    Commonwealth British Scholarship,1990

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