Moniruz Zaman

Moniruz Zaman

Assistant Professor

Department of Law
Faculty of Security & Strategic Studies (FSSS)

moniruz.zaman@bup.edu.bd


BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONALS
Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216

Biography

Moniruz Zaman holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge in 2022 under the prestigious Cambridge Trust Scholarship. He is now serving as an assistant professor in law at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). In addition, he is serving as a moderator of BUP Law & Moot Court Club (BUPLMCC). In his instructive life at the University of Dhaka, he stood first in his both LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M. examinations. He has been awarded with Justice Amin Ahmed Gold Medal for securing the first position in LL.M., and correspondingly was awarded with Barrister Nora Sharif Gold Medal for obtaining the highest CGPA in the LL.B. (Hons) examination. He was also conferred with Professor KAA Quamruddin Memorial Award for best Academic Excellence in the 16th Human Rights Summer School, 2015. In addition to these academic attributes, Mr. Zaman along with his team awarded with ‘Best International Team' in 6th Paras Diwan Energy Law International Moot 2016. His team also became the Runner-Up in Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition 2017 of national round and awarded with the best memorial and later on awarded with ‘Best New Team’ in the international round of the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition. In all these moot court competitions, as a team researcher, he did most of the research work including finding out factual arguments from the moot proposition, analyzing national and international laws and jurisprudence, applying those laws with facts, and overall drafting of the memorial. He also worked as a research assistant in the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS). Working for the BILS has kept him up-to-date with global human rights developments and challenges.
His current research interests include but not limited to Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Litigation, International Trade Law, International Business Transactions, International Investment Law, Corporate Governance and Comparative Law.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Education
H.S.C, নটরডেম কলেজ
Honors, ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Masters, ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Masters, University of Cambridge, England

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Journal Publication

1. ‘Protection of Traditional Knowledge: Finding an Appropriate Legal Framework for Bangladesh’, co-authored with Dr Mohammad Towhidul Islam (2020) 31 Dhaka University Law Journal 19-48 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3736538 – 2020 

https://articles.manupatra.com/article-details/Protection-of-Traditional-Knowledge-Finding-an-Appropriate-Legal-Framework-for-Bangladesh 


2. ‘Technological Advancement and the Copyright Law: Limitations and Challenges for Digital Bangladesh’ (2020) 8(1) Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) Journal 13-24. http://journal.bup.edu.bd/Journals/Article/Download/49 – 2020 

3. Protection of Copyright and Accessing Education Materials at Low Prices: Finding a Sustainable Solution for Bangladesh (2021) 32 Dhaka University Law Journal https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3976252 – 2021 

https://articles.manupatra.com/article-details/Protection-of-Copyright-and-Accessing-Education-Materials-at-Low-Prices-Finding-a-Sustainable-Solution-for-Bangladesh

4. National Courts' Power to Set Aside an International Arbitral Award: An Aberration of International Commercial Arbitration! 5(1) Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research (IJLLR)  https://www.ijllr.com/post/national-courts-power-to-set-aside-an-international-arbitral-award 

5.

Test Data Protection in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): A Barrier to Affordable Access to Medicines Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic? 6(1) International Journal of Law Management & Humanities (IJLMH)  https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114198 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Conference Papers

1. Towhidul Islam and Moniruz Zaman, ‘Protection of Copyright and Accessing Education Materials at Low Prices: Finding a Sustainable Solution for Bangladesh’ (2018) 3rd IPScholars Asia Works-In- Progress Conference at Singapore Management University (SMU)).

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Awards

1.

10/2022 
Fakir Abdul Mannan Memorial Gold Medal – University of Dhaka 
 -For achieving the highest CGPA in LL.M. (Masters) examination.

2.

02/2019 
Provost Award 2019 – Muktijoddha Ziaur Rahman Hall, University of Dhaka 
 -For securing the first position in both LL.B. (Honours) and LL.M. (Masters) examinations.

3.

05/2018 
Justice Amin Ahmed Gold Medal – Justice Amin Ahmed trust 
 -For obtaining the highest CGPA in LL.M. (Masters) examination 

4.

03/2017 
Barrister Nora Sharif Gold Medal – University of Dhaka 
 -For obtaining the highest CGPA in LL.B. (Honours) examination 

5.

01/2017 
University Grants Commission Scholarship 2016 – University Grants Commission (UGC)
Bangladesh 
 -For securing the first position in the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka.

6.

05/2017 
Professor Mahfuza-Barrister Shafique Scholarship 2017 – University of Dhaka 
 -For securing the first position in the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka

7.

02/2016 
Fakir Abdul Mannan Trust Scholarship 2016 – University of Dhak
-For securing the first position in the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka

8.

10/2015 
Professor KAA Quamruddin Memorial Award – Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Bangladesh 
 -For 'Best Academic Excellence' in the 16th Human Rights Summer School, 2015

9.

Other Honours and Awards 
 
-Runner- Up Trophy: National Round of Bangladesh of Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition 2017 (Awarded by the Bangladesh Chapter of Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL Bangladesh) and the Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) in collaboration with the International Law Students Association).    

-Best New Team: 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Awarded by the International Law Students Association (ILSA) ).

-Selected member, 100 Members Bangladeshi Youth Delegation 2015 to India; travelled throughout India; studied diverse cultures of India and various international organizations in depth.

-Ministry of Education, Bangladesh “Board Scholarship” for Higher School Certificate (HSC, equivalent to “A‟ level).

-Academic Excellence award for being 2nd at Humanities Group, 2009-2011 in Notre Dame College.       
                                
-Semi-finalist in Telenor Youth Forum 2016.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Courses

1. 1. Intellectual Property Law

2. Company Law
3. Business Law
4. International Trade Law
5. Research Methodology and Legal Research
6. Law of Evidence

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

H.S.C, নটরডেম কলেজ
Honors, ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Masters, ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Masters, University of Cambridge, England

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

1. ‘Protection of Traditional Knowledge: Finding an Appropriate Legal Framework for Bangladesh’, co-authored with Dr Mohammad Towhidul Islam (2020) 31 Dhaka University Law Journal 19-48 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3736538 – 2020 

https://articles.manupatra.com/article-details/Protection-of-Traditional-Knowledge-Finding-an-Appropriate-Legal-Framework-for-Bangladesh 


2. ‘Technological Advancement and the Copyright Law: Limitations and Challenges for Digital Bangladesh’ (2020) 8(1) Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) Journal 13-24. http://journal.bup.edu.bd/Journals/Article/Download/49 – 2020 

3. Protection of Copyright and Accessing Education Materials at Low Prices: Finding a Sustainable Solution for Bangladesh (2021) 32 Dhaka University Law Journal https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3976252 – 2021 

https://articles.manupatra.com/article-details/Protection-of-Copyright-and-Accessing-Education-Materials-at-Low-Prices-Finding-a-Sustainable-Solution-for-Bangladesh

4. National Courts' Power to Set Aside an International Arbitral Award: An Aberration of International Commercial Arbitration! 5(1) Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research (IJLLR)  https://www.ijllr.com/post/national-courts-power-to-set-aside-an-international-arbitral-award 

5.

Test Data Protection in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): A Barrier to Affordable Access to Medicines Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic? 6(1) International Journal of Law Management & Humanities (IJLMH)  https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114198 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

1. Towhidul Islam and Moniruz Zaman, ‘Protection of Copyright and Accessing Education Materials at Low Prices: Finding a Sustainable Solution for Bangladesh’ (2018) 3rd IPScholars Asia Works-In- Progress Conference at Singapore Management University (SMU)).

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

10/2022 
Fakir Abdul Mannan Memorial Gold Medal – University of Dhaka 
 -For achieving the highest CGPA in LL.M. (Masters) examination.

02/2019 
Provost Award 2019 – Muktijoddha Ziaur Rahman Hall, University of Dhaka 
 -For securing the first position in both LL.B. (Honours) and LL.M. (Masters) examinations.

05/2018 
Justice Amin Ahmed Gold Medal – Justice Amin Ahmed trust 
 -For obtaining the highest CGPA in LL.M. (Masters) examination 

03/2017 
Barrister Nora Sharif Gold Medal – University of Dhaka 
 -For obtaining the highest CGPA in LL.B. (Honours) examination 

01/2017 
University Grants Commission Scholarship 2016 – University Grants Commission (UGC)
Bangladesh 
 -For securing the first position in the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka.

05/2017 
Professor Mahfuza-Barrister Shafique Scholarship 2017 – University of Dhaka 
 -For securing the first position in the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka

02/2016 
Fakir Abdul Mannan Trust Scholarship 2016 – University of Dhak
-For securing the first position in the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka

10/2015 
Professor KAA Quamruddin Memorial Award – Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Bangladesh 
 -For 'Best Academic Excellence' in the 16th Human Rights Summer School, 2015

Other Honours and Awards 
 
-Runner- Up Trophy: National Round of Bangladesh of Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition 2017 (Awarded by the Bangladesh Chapter of Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL Bangladesh) and the Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) in collaboration with the International Law Students Association).    

-Best New Team: 2017 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Awarded by the International Law Students Association (ILSA) ).

-Selected member, 100 Members Bangladeshi Youth Delegation 2015 to India; travelled throughout India; studied diverse cultures of India and various international organizations in depth.

-Ministry of Education, Bangladesh “Board Scholarship” for Higher School Certificate (HSC, equivalent to “A‟ level).

-Academic Excellence award for being 2nd at Humanities Group, 2009-2011 in Notre Dame College.       
                                
-Semi-finalist in Telenor Youth Forum 2016.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

1. Intellectual Property Law
2. Company Law
3. Business Law
4. International Trade Law
5. Research Methodology and Legal Research
6. Law of Evidence

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024