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.