Waris Husain

Adjunct Professor and Academic Advisor for GTB International Moot Court


Waris Husain received his J.D. from the Howard University School of Law in 2011, and received his LL.M. at Washington College of Law at American University, specializing in international human rights and international business in 2013. He is currently preparing to defend his SJD dissertation in law at the Washington College of Law. The dissertation focuses on the exercise of judicial review in the Supreme Courts of Pakistan, India and the United States. In 2016, Mr. Husain was hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu in 2015 for a comparative law lecture tour in Nepal.

As a former member of the GTB International Moot Court team, Mr. Husain was elected as captain in 2009. He participated in the 2010 Susan J. Ferrell Moot Intracultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition, where he won Second Best Oralist. He went on to compete in the 2011 D.M. Harish Moot Court Competition in Mumbai, India, where he was selected as Best Oralist.


Emerging Legal Scholar, University of Denver School of Law (2014)
U.S. State Department Speaker Program: U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu (2016)
Americans for Justice and Democracy in Pakistan Research Grant on Pakistani Jurisprudence (2012)


Simmering Shia Genocide in Pakistan, Early Warning & Action, 
Howard University Human and Civil Rights Law Review (2015).

Surveillance and Law Enforcement: Tools in the Fight Against Terror In A Comparative Study of the United States and Pakistan. 2014 21 ILSA J. Int’l & Comp. L. 25

Chapter on High Court Jurisprudence in Pakistan, Routledge Handbook on Pakistan (forthcoming)