Law and Political Science

History of Law and Political Science Faculty

The Faculty of Law and Political Science was established with combination of two departments in 1371. Department of Private Law, Criminal Law and Department of Public Law and International Relations. Since its establishment, it had 21 graduate batches with 2263 students, 700 of which are females and 1563 are males. Currently, there are 23 professors in this faculty, 7 are females and the rest are males. The professors’ degrees are 7 doctors, 10 masters and 6 bachelors. As a whole, the current number of students in faculty of Law and Political Science is 454 in day shift, (178 girls and 276 boys). The nightshift of this faculty was established in 1389 and currently has more than 604 students, both female and male. The first round of students has graduated in 1394.

Since 1383, the following initiatives and activities have been carried out in the faculty of Law and Political Science:

  1. Cooperation between faculty of Law and Political Science and esteemed foreign offices began in 1383 and continued to1384. Based on these collaborations, the faculty of Law and Political Science was able to start its educational programs, internship programs and print its publications.

  2. In 1385, University of Washington started its cooperation with the faculty of Political Science including the establishment of a computer center, English courses and training programs for instructors in Afghanistan and United States to increase the capacity of the faculty.

  3. In order to upgrade the capacity and improve the quality of Law Faculty, master’s and Ph.D. education opportunities have been provided for educators of the faculty in Germany, United States, Iran and Russia since 1385.

  4. A justice library was formed for women in 1391.

  5. The other creativity of this faculty was the establishment of a legal clinic in 1391, which is effective in improving the capacity of students and their apprenticeship in academic programs.

  6. From 1391 to 1393, the number of female professors increased from three to eight, thus; the percentage of female students enrollment increased from 80 to 85 percent.

It is worth to mention that the Faculty of Law and Political Science have set up numerous programs like allegorical courts both in international and media law in order to enhance the professional knowledge of students. Likewise, the students of the faculty have participated in allegorical court competitions at the national and international levels and most of them have gained a great position among other faculties. The same way, students of Law faculty have won the first position in the program of allegorical courts of media and international law and individual awards such as the best speaker and the best form of litigation and defense have been earned by the students of this faculty.


  1. Ms. Soraya Peykan was in charge of Department of Private Law and Criminal law until the first years of Taliban regime. The department has 1125 graduates so far, including 453 women and 672 men. Out of 10 faculty members who are teaching in this department, two are femaless and eight are male.

  2. The Department of Public Law and International Relations has been active since the establishment of faculty and Ms. Homeira Nematim was in charge of this department. This department was active with the presence of four permanent and three contracted lecturers. Currently, this department has 13 permanent instructors, five of whom are females and seven are men. From the mentioned department, 1138 students have graduated so far, 247 of which are females and 276 are males.