Waris Husain

Adjunct Professor and Academic Advisor for GTB International Moot Court

Biography

Dr. Waris Husain received his S.J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University specializing in constitutional and comparative law in 2017. His dissertation focused on the development of judicial review in the Supreme Courts of Pakistan, India and the United States, specifically examining the role of the Supreme Court in Presidential and Prime Ministerial impeachments.  He has served as a comparative constitutional law lecturer for the United States Embassy of Nepal‎. He co-founded the South Asia Jurist, an online publication focusing on legal developments across South Asia. Dr. Husain also served as a legal affairs writer for Dawn Newsgroup and Express Tribune in Pakistan.

Dr. 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.  As a former member of the GTB International Moot Court team, Dr. Husain won Second Best Oralist at the 2010 Susan J. Ferrell Moot Intracultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition. He went on to win the Best Oralist Award at the 2011 D.M. Harish Moot Court Competition in Mumbai, India.


Awards

Emerging Legal Scholar, University of Denver School of Law (2014)
U.S. State Department Speaker Program: U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu (2016 and 2017)
Americans for Justice and Democracy in Pakistan Research Grant on Pakistani Jurisprudence (2012)


Articles

Emerging Legal Scholar, University of Denver School of Law (2014)
U.S. State Department Speaker Program: U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu (2016 and 2017)
Americans for Justice and Democracy in Pakistan Research Grant on Pakistani Jurisprudence (2012)


Articles

Simmering Shia Genocide in Pakistan, Early Warning & Action, (link is external)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, 21 ILSA J. Int’l & Comp. L. 25 (2014).

Headscarf Bans and International Law, The Lahore‎ School of Grammar Review

Chapter on High Court Jurisprudence in Pakistan, Routledge Handbook on Pakistan (2017). 

Reform in Pakistan's Judiciary, Woodrow Wilson Institute for International Scholars (forthcoming). 

Nawaz Sharif and the Panama Papers Judgment, The Diplomat, April 25, 2017. http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/nawaz-sharif-and-the-panama-papers-judgement-in-pakistan/ 

Pakistan's Lawyers and Judges Clash, The Diplomat, October 27, 2016. http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/pakistans-lawyers-and-judges-clash/ 

http://www.dawn.com/authors/950/waris-husain(link is external)

http://tribune.com.pk/author/4088/waris-husain/