Dr. Farzana Akter earned her PhD in Law from Belgium in 2015. The title of her thesis is ‘Legal Aid for Ensuring Access to Justice in Bangladesh: A Study of Standard and Practice’. She did LL.B (Hons.) and LL.M in the University of Dhaka. Her research interests include access to justice, legal aid, social justice, legal pluralism and law and society related issues. She is an enrolled Advocate of the Bangladesh Bar Council. Dr. Akter is a member of the International Law Association (Belgian Branch) and Bangladesh Law Association. She has contributed in national and international journals.