Dhaka International university

Department Of LAW


Dhaka International University Faculty of Law is one of the preeminent centers of legal education in Bangladesh. Founded by prominent jurist, humanist and former chairman of Department of Law, University of Dhaka Late Alhaj Professor Dr. A B M Mafizul Islam Patwari, this faculty is the first legal education provider among all private universities in Bangladesh. Led by a diverse and dedicated group of faculty, legal scholars, researchers and practitioners, Faculty of Law provides unmatched opportunities of excellence and educational intimacy to study law and related disciplines in a rigorous and collaborative environment.

The faculty's curriculum is unparalleled in its breadth and depth to cope up with the present demand. For students, the experience is unparalleled. The faculty-student ratio supports a vast array of courses and opportunities for independent research and student-organized seminars. Students get practical training from clinical legal education, moot court, mock trial, court visit and other activities.

The faculty of law founded in 1995 as one of the leading research and teaching law school with 4 years Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Hons), Master of Laws (LL.M.) (1 & 2 Years) and Master of Human Rights Laws (MHRL) (2 Years) programmes. DIU Faculty of Law offers students and alumni resources supporting both public and private careers. The faculty's network of distinguished alumni spans the globe.

DIU Law Faculty is unique among law schools in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished faculty members at law schools across the country; industry CEOs and corporate counsels; nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities; entrepreneurs; government servants and the judiciary — just a few areas in which our alumni's talent and passion and dedication have made a difference. So, wherever you hope your future will lead, our Law Faculty can help you get there.


The department of law prepares students to become excellent human resource with a high degree of professional skills and a special sensitivity to ethical and moral concerns. We serve society locally, nationally and internationally by providing a collaborative environment in which to learn, think, and communicate about law, policy and justice. Our teaching method is designed to teach students about the law and to develop their skills necessary to use that knowledge in practice. Our mission also includes:

  • Producing skilled law graduates
  • Prepare the students to become professional in effective communication, course of professional practices, teamwork and leadership skill.
  • Espousing the virtues of truth, integrity, honesty, tolerance, professionalism, teamwork and meritocracy.
  • Upholding the ethics and etiquette of legal professions.
  • Provide graduates for becoming successful entrepreneur in legal profession.
  • Endeavor to produce jurists who are capable of lateral and critical thinking, able to serve the country and its entire people.


The vision of the faculty of law is to advance human dignity, social welfare, promoting justice through excellent teaching, research and service to all branches of the legal community in local and global society..

Message from Department Head

As the Chairperson, I am both honoured and privileged to lead such an outstanding scholarly Law Department of the country. As a first Law Department among the private universities, we have educated successive generations of outstanding lawyers, judges and leaders from public and private sectors. Our alumni are more than a network, though, it is truly a family. So, on a personal note, I am immensely grateful for the ongoing generosity of our alumni and friends, parents, students, faculty and staff who share our vision for excellence. All levels of support are welcome and appreciated, and make possible student scholarships, our ability to attract and retain exemplary faculty, and the myriad innovative programs that make DIU a leader in legal education in Bangladesh. Our graduate outcomes testify to the high quality of our students and their legal education, and confirm that we continue to be one of the top places to study law.


  • To provide higher education in law
  • Prepare the student to understand the theory, philosophy, role, and outcome of the law and its institutions.
  • To enhance the proficiency of student in legal analysis, reasoning, problem solving. Oral and written communication; legal research
  • Prepare the student to perform in Pro Bono legal services.
  • Promote the development of students' critical thinking skills and other intellectual tools that will serve their life-long learning needs, and enable them to provide leadership in law through contributions in research and practice
  • To teach techniques for time-management, self-reflection and collaboration to support ongoing acquisition of information and skills necessary for successful academic study and professional practice


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A proper syllabus is maintained for the best outcome of academic experience in our university.

Duration of Study : The Law Faculty of DIU offers LL.B. (Hon's) degree of twelve semesters spanning over four years. Each academic year (January to December) is divided into three semesters (January to April, May to August and September to December). .

Admission Requirement: A prospective law student must have minimum second division/CGPA 2.5 in both S.S.C and H.S.C or equivalent '0' (5 subjects) and 'A' (2 subjects) Level or successful completion of twelve years of studies at high school level from abroad or equivalent. He/She will have to appear at an admission test.

Requirement of Degree: A student for the degree of LL.B (Hon's) must earn 126 credits.

LL.B (Hons.) Program
1st Semester 2nd Semester
LL.BH-101 Jurisprudence and Legal Theorys LL.BH-201 Criminology
LL.BH-102 Legal System of Bangladesh LL.BH-202 Equity and Trust
LL.BH-103 LL.BH-103 Roman Law LL.BH-203 Hindu Law
LL.BH-104 Basic English Language LL.BH-204 Functional English
LL.BH-105 Introduction to Computer LL.BH-205 Database Management System
3rd Semesterr 4th Semester
LL.BH-301 Interpretation of Statutes LL.BH-401 Law of Transfer of Property-I
LL.BH-302 Law of Contract and Partnership LL.BH-402 Land Laws of Bangladesh-I
LL.BH-303 Law of Tort LL.BH-403 Muslim Law-I
5th Semesterr 6th Semester
LL.BH-501 Law of Transfer of Property-II LL.BH-601 Public Demand Recovery Act
LL.BH-502 Law of Transfer of Property-II & Registration Act
LL.BH-503 Muslim Law-II LL.BH-602 Administrative Law
LL.BH-504 Constitutional Law-I LL.BH-603 Constitutional Law-II
7th Semester 8th Semester
LL.BH-701 Law of Evidence-I LL.BH-801 Law of Evidence-II
LL.BH-702 LL.BH-702 Law of Criminal Procedure-I LL.BH-802 & LL.BH-802 Law of Criminal Procedure-II
LL.BH-703 Law of Crimes-I LL.BH-803 Law of Crimes-II
LL.BH-504 Constitutional Law-I LL.BH-804 Fiscal Law
9th Semester 10th Semester
LL.BH-901 Labor and Industrial Law LL.BH-1001 Law of Civil Procedure-I
LL.BH-902 Mercantile Law-I LL.BH-1002 Law of Drafting and Pleading
LL.BH-903 Company and Banking Law LL.BH-1003 Public International Law-I
LL.BH-1004 Mercantile Law-II
11th Semester 12th Semester
LL.BH-1101 Law of Civil Procedure-II LL.BH-1201 Laws on Dispute Resolution and Legal Aid
LL.BH-1102 Environmental Law LL.BH-1202 Specific Relief Act and Limitation Act
LL.BH-1103 Public International Law-II LL.BH-1203 Special Criminal Laws
LL.BH-1204 Clinical Legal Education (with Research Monograph
Viva voce

Admission Requirement: A prospective LL.M (1 year) student must have LL.B (Hon's) degree and for LL.M (2 years) student must have LL.B (Pass) from this University or any other recognized University.

Requirement of Degree: A student for the degree of LL.M (1 year) must earn 36 credits and for LL.M (2 years) must earn 65 credits with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50

LL.M (1 year) Program
1st Semester 2nd Semester
LL.M. 901 Comparative Constitutional Law LL.M. 1001 Principles of Civil Litigation
LL.M. 902 International Human Rights Law LL.M. 1002 International Trade Law
LL.M. 903 Private International Law LL.M. 1003 International Humanitarian Law
LL.M. 904 International Environmental Law LL.M. 1004 Intellectual Property Law
LL.M. 905 Law of International Institutions LL.M. 1006 Research Monograph (with oral defense)
LL.M (2 years) Program
1st Semester 2nd Semester
LL.M. 3101 Legal History of Bangladesh LL.M. 3201 Administrative Law
LL.M. 3102 Comparative Legal System LL.M. 3202 Intellectual Property Law in Bangladesh
LL.M. 3103 Environmental Laws of Bangladesh LL.M. 3203 Immigration and Refugee Law
LL.M. 3104 General Clauses Act and Interpretation of Statutes LL.M. 3204 Laws on Dispute Resolution
LL.M. 3105 Criminology and Penology LL.M. 3205 Customs and Maritime Law
3rd Semester 4th Semester
LL.M. 3301 Comparative Constitutional Law LL.M. 3401 Principles of Civil Litigation
LL.M. 3302 International Human Rights Law LL.M. 3402 International Trade Law
LL.M. 3303 Private International Law LL.M. 3403 International Humanitarian Law
LL.M. 3304 International Environmental Law LL.M. 3404 Intellectual Property Law
LL.M. 3305 Law of International Institutions LL.M. 3205 Customs and Maritime Law
LL.M. 3406 Research Monograph (with oral defense

Admission Requirement: A prospective MHRL student must have bachelor degree from this University of from any other recognized University.

Requirement of Degree: A student for the degree of MHRL must earn 54 credits with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50.

MHRL Program
1st Semester 2nd Semester
MHRL-101 Jurisprudence of Human Rights MHRL-201 Human Rights under Regional System
MHRL-102 Gender and Law MHRL-202 Human Rights under Regional System
MHRL-103 Public Internatioal Law and Human Rights MHRL-203 Economics, Social and Cultural Right
MHRL-204 Human Rights in Bangladesh MHRL-204 Human Rights in Bangladesh
3rd Semester 4th Semester
MHRL-301 International Humanitarian Law MHRL-401 Immigration and Refugee Law
MHRL-302 Human Rights in Modern world MHRL-402 Right to Development in International Law
MHRL-303 Consumer Protection Law MHRL-304 Environment, Health and Intellectual Property Law
MHRL-304 Access to Justices Legal Aid and Human Rights MHRL-204 Justice for Children
MHRL-205 Research Monograph
MHRL-406 Project Managemen

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)

The department has a Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) conducted by renowned practitioners, judges, magistrates and professional to prepare the graduates for the advocate enrollment examination and judicial service examination.


DIU Law Department has a strong alumni association. Our alumni are more than network. They play crucial role in both public and private sectors. They are serving as outstanding lawyer, academician, researcher, judge, entrepreneur, leader and so on.

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