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School of Law

Mr Sham Qayyum

LLB (Honours)


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Associate Senior Lecturer in Law and Leadership

Mr Sham Qayyum
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SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings


Sham Qayyum specialises in law and leadership, legal pluralism, ethnic minority legal studies, Islamic law, comparative legal theory, immigration, refugee and nationality law, and property law and equity with special reference to practices offshore.  In 2013 he received an 18 month European Union grant to explore and address issues connected to radicalisation through community leadership in East London. In 2014 he received an outstanding scholar’s award for Law and Community Leadership.  His academic work is informed by his activism and he is currently the Vice-Chair of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and The Monitoring Group


  • PgDipl Law and Community Leadership
  • Bangladesh Future Leaders Programme
  • Women in Leadership Programme


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Available for
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
  • Expert Immigration or Asylum Reports
  • TV
Regional Expertise
Country Expertise
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Pakistan