Nafay Choudhury

  • Full Name : Nafay Choudhury
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  • Position : Research Fellow
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Nafay Choudhury (BA (Econ Hons.) McGill, MA (Econ) Queen’s, LLB/BCL McGill) is a Research Fellow at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies and a PhD Researcher at King’s College London, where his work theorizes on the relationship between legal and nonlegal norms in developing societies. Nafay has been working and researching on South Asia for the past 10 years. He has published in the areas of legal pluralism, legal education, comparative law and religious institutions, particularly in the South Asian context.


Legal Pluralism Comparative Law Contract Law/Torts Sociology of Law Legal Anthropology Ethnography Religious Institutions Economic Development


Nafay was a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Law in Hamburg and Research at the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics in Qatar. He was Assistant Professor of Law at the American University of Afghanistan, having joined as part of the Afghanistan Legal Education Project at Stanford Law School. At AUAF, he helped to develop and launch the law program. He served as a Shari’ah Advisor for the Afghanistan International Bank. He previously worked for the Department of Justice of the Government of Canada.