Mahir Hazim

  • Acting Assistant Professor of Law


Phone: (206) 616-7329


Ph.D. 2020, University of Washington LL.M 2016, University of Washington

Recent Courses

LAW A 576 Transnational Criminal Law and Policy Seminar

Prior to joining the University of Washington School of Law, Mahir Hazim was a Visiting Associate Research Professor at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, for two years. Before that, he taught law and political science courses at several universities, including Alberoni University in Afghanistan. His scholarly work has been published or is forthcoming in peer-reviewed and law review journals, including the Journal of International Criminal Justice, the George Washington International Law Review, the Florida Journal of International Law, the Washington International Law Journal, and the Gonzaga Journal of International Law.

Mahir Hazim has worked with numerous national and international development organizations, such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Afghanistan Legal Research and Development Organization, International Development Law Organization, Global Rights—Partners for Justice, and Justice for All Organization. At these organizations, he managed the implementation of various development programs related to human rights, rule of law, good governance, institutional and policy reforms, higher education, and capacity building.

He completed his Ph.D. (2020) and his LLM (2016) at the University of Washington School of Law, where he also served as an editorial member for the Washington International Law Journal.

  • Speaker, "Non-)Recognition of Taliban Rule: Emerging Criteria in International Law", Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law (March 27, 2024)