A seminar on Legal Research Opportunity is going to be held at East West University today from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Academic institutions are increasingly requiring a PhD degree for recruitment and promotion of law academics. This presentation will highlight different approaches for PhD research. It will particularly emphasise on the challenges and opportunities for aspiring PhD students in securing admission and scholarship. PhD scholarships opportunities in Australia and some other countries will also be discussed in the presentation. This presentation will also include information about various ways for writing research papers and opportunities and challenges for publication of research papers in leading law journals.
Biography of the Speaker :
Associate Professor (Dr) Saiful Karim is the Director (International) of the School of Law at the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Dr Karim has held Visiting Faculty position at Sydney University where he taught a postgraduate course on Asia Pacific Environmental Law. He was a consultant at the University of the South Pacific. He was a visiting research fellow at the National University of Singapore. He practiced at a Singapore law firm. He was a lawyer of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). Dr Karim teaches and researches in different areas of international law, environmental law and agricultural law. He has published extensively in the fields of public international law and environmental law and has presented research papers in many conferences and workshops organised by various academic and research organisations based in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Dr Karim is the author of Prevention of Pollution of the Marine Environment from Vessels: The Potential and Limits of the International Maritime Organisation (Springer, 2015), Maritime Terrorism and the Role of Judicial Institutions in the International Legal Order (Brill-Nijhoff, 2017) and Shipbreaking in Developing Countries: A Requiem for Environmental Justice from the Perspective of Bangladesh (Routledge, 2018). Dr Karim is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The Australian federal government also nominated him as an expert in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) established under the auspices of the United Nations. Dr Karim is the recipient of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 2018 Emerging Scholarship Award for his outstanding contribution in interdisciplinary research of environmental law.