Najmadeen Ahmed Muhamad

Najmadeen Ahmed Muhamad

Birmingham Law School
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

Title of thesis: Taking Dignity Seriously in Legal Philosophy

Supervisors: Professor Sean Coyle and Dr Hakeem O. Yusuf


  • LLM, School of Law, Valparaiso  University, U.S.A
  • BSc Law (Hon), Department of Law, University of  Sulaimani, Kurdistan-Iraq


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.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Taking Dignity Seriously in Legal Philosophy
Professor Sean Coyle
Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur


Najm’s doctoral research project focuses on the idea of dignity as a minimum foundation for featuring the concept of law and it’s normativity in the philosophy of law and practical reason under the light of Kant’s perspective of dignity in both legal and moral philosophical level.

Other activities

  • Member of Kurdistan-Iraq Jurists Union



  • Legal Education in Iraq: An Analytical and Critical Introduction (July 1, 2015). Asian Journal of Legal Education, July 2015 2: 133-142. Available at SSRN:

Conference paper

  • “Why Take Dignity Seriously?" , Midlands Postgraduate Research Conference in Law 2016, University of Birmingham.