Law faculty began operating in Kabul immediately after AU was founded and was introduced in Mazar-e-Sharif Campus in 2012. It consists of two departments: Criminal Law and Criminology and Public and Private Law.
Law Faculty Objectives
The overall objective of Law Faculty in Bachelor’s level is to promote legal knowledge, train skilled human resources required across different government and nongovernment institutions. The objectives could be categorized as below:
- Understanding concepts and basics of Law, statute laws and regulations of the country
- Improving intellectual aptitude and mental capacity of students
- Promoting and developing advanced legal knowledge
- Educating skilled and proficient academics
Law graduates shall have audacity, argument power, mental creativity and strong communication skills. Law is highly interweaved with sociology, economics and philosophy and an informed lawyer shall have sufficient information about those disciplines. In order for law students to succeed, they shall have good command of Dari language and literature and should be familiar with Pashto. This is because Law, in addition to its commonalities with mathematical logics, implies some sort of explanatory and expounding logic. Since a lawyer needs to fluently and eloquently convince people or the panel of jury who deals with the case, s/he needs to have good command of language and literature. Law students also learn basic concepts of Islamic jurisprudence that feeds into Law in Islamic countries.
Ranked as one of the most successful faculties in producing academic works, AU Law Faculty is implementing following measures to improve and develop practical legal knowledge:
- Establishing a legal clinic to facilitate practice of legal knowledge;
- Conducting academic legal conferences;
- Deliver training workshops to improve students’ professional capacity;
- Conducting mock trials by Law students;
- Organizing short-term study tours visiting courts and attorney offices to closely observe legal and judicial processes.
Law Professors’ Academic Works
Following are names of some professors and their academic works published so far.
Professor Sarwar Danesh
One: Afghanistan’s Constitutional Law;
Two: Afghanistan’s Administrative Law;
Three: Public International Law.
Dr Abdullah Shafaei
One: Shiites Personal Status in Afghanistan;
Two: Proprietary And Ownership Law of Afghanistan published by Max Plank Institute;
Three: Shiites Family Law in Afghanistan, published by Max Plank Institute.
Dr Ghulam Haidar Allamah
One: Afghanistan’s Public Criminal Law;
Two: Crimes against Humanity under International Criminal Law;
Three: Strategic Principles of Criminal Law;
Four: Afghanistan’s Political and Legal System;
Five: Human Rights Status in Afghan Constitution;
Six: Criminal Justice in Afghanistan;
Seven: Principles of Criminal Procedure in Afghanistan.
Professor Abdulwahab Karimi
One: Law on particular punishment for the crime of offence to a person’s physical integrity;
Two: Legal and Fiqh-based analysis of omission in realization of material element of crime.
Dr Ali Mohammad Mirzaei
One: Afghanistan’s Civil Procedures;
Two: Afghanistan Trade Law Manual;
Three: ‘Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women’ Handbook.
Professor Abdul Hassain Rasouli
One: General Rules of Contracts;
Two: Civil Law (1) Persons and Persons Under Legal Incapacity;
Three: Financial, Proprietary and Ownership Rights under Afghanistan Laws;
Four: Evidences to Prove Claim under Afghanistan Laws
Dr. Abdulwahed Afzali
One: Private International Law