S. M. Masum Billah (PhD) is an Associate Professor of Law at Jagannath University, Bangladesh. Dr Billah is a graduate of Rajshahi University and later did his Doctoral Dissertation at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is actively engaged with Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) and is currently the Director of its flagship program Human Rights Summer School (HRSS). Billah was a Visiting Fellow at the SARCPL, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is the author of ON C5 UTC 1977 (The Art and Inert of Law). His research interests include human rights, constitutionalism, land law, and legal history.