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About the Faculty

The Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University is one of the oldest institutions in India. The teaching of Law in AMU was introduced in the year 1883. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the Founder was greatly impressed by the Programme of Legal Education in British Universities. So he was very keen to have legal education on that pattern in AMU also. In 1960, the Department of Law came into being into a full-fledged Faculty. Credit goes to Late Prof. Hafizul Rehman (who was also the first Dean) to develop a modern curriculum and research programme. Infact he was the architect of the present Faculty of Law. The Faculty of Law has produced innumerable legal icons who have rendered their services to many reputed Law Faculties in India. Their services have been acknowledged both at the Bench and the Bar. Some of its illustrious products who rose to senior and eminent positions in judiciary include the Supreme Court Judges such as Mr. Justice Baharul Islam, Mr. Justice Murtaza Fazle Ali and Mr. Justice R. P. Sethi. The Faculty is the pioneer Faculty to bring about radical change in the legal education in India to make it modern, socially relevant, economically viable, professionally job oriented and humanistic. Because of the great efforts of our Faculty teachers and students are able to prove that Faculty of Law is a great seat of excellence in terms of academics and higher researches. Though, we have been amongst the top ten premier Law Faculties for the last many years, this year, the Faculty has reached to the pinnacles of rankings i.e. stood 6th in India.

About the Seminar
Prof. Mohammad Zakaria Siddiqui (1937-2023) an esteemed academic and authority on Indian criminal law and criminal sentencing had an illustrious career spanning several decades. Originally from Barabanki, U.P., he studied at Lucknow University before pursuing postgraduate studies in Law at Aligarh Muslim University. In 1961, he joined the Law Faculty at AMU, where he remained until his retirement in 1997, ultimately serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He also served as Full Professor at universities in Kashmir, Kenya, Nigeria, and Malaysia. After retiring from Aligarh, he conducted criminal procedure research at Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University in Lucknow. Many of his students achieved positions as advocates in the Supreme Court of India, justices in various state High Courts, Vice Chancellors of universities, and academics across India and the Commonwealth. For the past few years, Prof. Siddiqui resided with his family in California. He is survived by his wife, Rashida Siddiqui, who is a retired Professor of Sociology from AMU, as well as his daughter, Saba Zakaria Ahmad, and son, Faisal Zakaria Siddiqui. They have kindly consented to be present on the occasion of seminar covering all the way from United States.

Important Dates

  • Last date of submission of the abstract: July 12, 2023
  • Last date for confirmation of the abstract: July 13, 2023
  • Last date for Registration: July 14, 2023
  • Last Date for submission of a soft copy of the Full Paper: July 16, 2023
  • Date of Seminar : July18, 2023


Moot Court Hall, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Qila Road, Aligarh-202001

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