SAARC honored best law teacher award for this year to Faizan Mustafa, vice-chancellor of Nalsar University, Hyderabad. Faizan is awarded for the notable contribution he made in the field of law. The award will be handed over to him by union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Delhi on 06 September 2014. The award carries Rs 1 Lakh, a citation and a plague.
Starting from the very initial days of his career, he focused on introducing new courses on law. During his tenure of serving as a dean of law at Aligarh Muslim University, he launched courses like intellectual property rights, international human rights law and tourism laws. Mustafa taught and designed new courses at Nalsar like diversity management law, comparative strict liability law, multiculturalism and minority rights. Mustafa also extended his hands in penning down seven books and constructed more than 120 articles. Presently, he is involved in a project of the Supreme Court and Indian Law Institute that heads on the resentment of Indian laws.
When asked Mustafa about the news, he said, “As a country, we are doing very well - we have 18 national law universities, the first one being NLS Bangalore, started by Menon. The model has been replicated in 17 states.” He even stressed on law being the choice for many youngsters and considering it as one of the prized careers presently.