Najm graduated from University of Sulaimani with BSc Law (Hons) degree in 2007. During his undergraduate studies, he participated and represented in the team of his school for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition with ILSA following years 2006, 2007, and 2008 in the USA.
He was awarded the HCED-Iraq scholarship in recognition of his academic achievement to continue his postgraduate studies twice 2010 and 2015. He went on to study at the Valparaiso University, USA for his Master of Laws in 2012. Onthe same scholarship, he joined the Birmingham Law School as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco.
Since his undergraduate degree in law, Najm worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Sulaimani. After obtain his LLM, he continued as a Assistant Lecturer at the same university until he joined Birmingham Law School as a Doctoral Researcher.