Professor K Shamsuddin Mahmood is the founder Head of the School of Law and in-house law adviser of BRAC University. Shamsuddin was instrumental in drawing up the curriculum for the LLB Program and receiving its approval from the University Grants Commission. Before joining BRAC University, he began his career by joining the Bar and became an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh as well as a lecturer in law. Eventually he pursued teaching as a full time profession and became Principal and served the Central Law College, Dhaka for several years.
During the two decades of his academic career, he has been teaching in the Law and Business discipline from the tertiary level and above, especially Business Laws, Law of Property, Law of Insurance, Conveyancing, Industrial Relations and Legal Jurisprudence. He has been associated with both Public and Private institutions of repute as a resource person, a member of the Academic Council and the Chairman of examination committees. Shamsuddin also used to be a freelance legal consultant for many foreign consulting establishments of esteem in international projects in Bangladesh funded by the World Bank and ADB.
Shamsuddin is the founder Executive Committee Member of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) and a prolific contributor and activist in the cause of environment protection of Bangladesh. He was previously associated as a Legal Network coordinator of Amnesty International Bangladesh Chapter. He is also Past President of the Rotary Club of Dhaka South, an Ex. Assistant Governor and Deputy Dist. Trainer, Dist. 3280 Bangladesh, Rotary International. Shamsuddin is a Social worker and a life member of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.
Born in a family of legal professionals and academics, Shamsuddin completed his schooling and higher secondary studies from the St. Gregory’s High School and Notre Dame College respectively. He studied the undergraduate program in Law at the University of Dhaka and pursued further studies in the United Kingdom to obtain his Master of Laws from The King’s College, University of London.
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