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Tanjina has joined the Monash Law Faculty as a full-time lecturer in 2019. Her previous teaching experience included working as a full-time Lecturer at a premier Bangladeshi Law School for three and a half years. During this time, she led a research project for the United Nations Development Programme, which produced a research report proposing reforms to the criminal justice sector in Bangladesh. Before joining academia, Tanjina practiced law in a foreign jurisdiction. 

Tanjina completed an LLM, specialising in Commercial Laws at the University of Cambridge, and holds another LLM, as well as an LLB, from the University of Dhaka. Tanjina is also a former Commonwealth Scholar. Her Ph.D. at Monash was in International Economic Law.  During her PhD candidature, she participated in the investment treaty mapping project undertaken by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Tanjina teaches Law of Contract and Corporations Law at Monash. She has recently achieved the status of Fellow (FHEA) in recognition of her attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education. 

Tanjina’s research interests include International Economic Law, Investor-State Dispute Resolution, Public International Law, and Commercial Laws. She has published internationally on these topics. Presently, Tanjina is initiating a new research project on the liability of host states under international investment treaties for the cancellation of special economic zones. She is also developing another project on the implications of investment facilitation agreements signed between states. Tanjina is keen to develop another project to investigate the use of ChatGpt as an aid in law teaching soon. In recognition of her research initiatives and potential, she has been awarded a competitive research grant recently titled '2024 Advancing Women's Success Grant.'

Monash teaching commitment

Law3112 Corporations Law

Law5002 Principles of Contract Law A

Law2101 Contract A

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • International Investment Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Settlement of International Disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Law of Corporations