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EARLA Members

M. Cherif Bassiouni           
 
 
Randa Fahmy Hudome        
 
 
 
Mohamed Abdelaal
Mohamed AbdelaalAssistant Instructor to Constitutional and Administrative Law, Alexandria University School of Law
Areas of Expertise: Constitutional Law, Islamic Constitutional Law, the Constitutional Judiciary, Administrative Law and Therapeutic Jurisprudence
 
Publications: “Taqlīd v. Ijtihād: The Rise of Taqlīd as the Secondary Judicial Approach in Islamic Jurisprudence” (2012), “Separation of Powers in Islamic Law” (2011), “Struck off the Administrative Case: A Comparative Study under the Egyptian Civil Procedures and the Egyptian Administrative procedures” (2010), “Can women be judges in Egypt?: A Comment on the Decision of the Egyptian Council of State regarding the disqualification of women to become Judges.” (2010).
 
SJD, Indiana University
LLM, Indiana University
LL.B, University of Alexandria
 
Assistant Instructor to President John Sexton, New York University Abu Dhabi
Areas of Expertise: Health Care Law and Policy; Administrative Law; Lobbying and Advocacy; First Amendment
 
Publications: “Freedom to Flourish: A Contemporary Review of Freedom of the Press Laws in Egypt and Tunisia” (forthcoming 2011); “Not Enough of a Minority? Arab Americans and the Language Assistance Provisions (Section 203) of the Voting Rights Act” (2005)
 
JD, University of Michigan Law School 
Editor, Michigan Law Journal of Law Reform
Member, Criminal Law Society
BA, University of Michigan
 
Special Advisor to the Board of Directors
Principal, MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC; Founder, Yanbua LLC
Areas of Expertise: Islamic Finance; Anti-Corruption; International Business Transactions
 
Publications: “The Front Office Generates Revenue, the Back Office Creates Value: The Operations Excellence is the Key to Unlocking Value in Islamic Finance” (2011); “Islamic Law in Secular Courts (Again): Teachable Moments from the Journey” (2009)
 
JD, The George Washington University Law School
BA, University of Pittsburgh
 
Vice President, KARAMAH; Legal Fellow, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
Areas of Expertise: Islam, Islamic Law & Gender Rights; post 9/11 Civil Rights & National Security; Racial & Ethnic Justice; Immigration & Asylum Law
 
Publications: “Americans, Not Foreigners” (2011); “A Muslim Woman’s Guide to Her Civil Rights: When Faith Practices Trigger Discrimination in America” (2006); “Guarding Employee Rights in the Cyberspace Workplace” (1999); “Bullying Targets ‘The Other’” (2010); “In Post 9/11 World, Anti-Bullying Bill Carries Special Significance” (2010); “Egypt’s Investment Incentives Law Offers Advantages over Prior Law, but Draws Criticism and Concern” (1997)
 
LLM Candidate, University of Pennsylvania Law School (concentrations in Islamic legal studies & gender rights; civil rights & national security law)
JD, Rutgers University School of Law – Newark 
BA, Rutgers University – New Brunswick
 
Shereef AkeelPartner, Akeel & Valentine, PLC
Areas of expertise: civil rights, business litigation, personal injury
 
JD, Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
MBA, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
 
 
 
 
Adjunct Professor of Islamic Law & Research Assistant, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney, School of Law; Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Systems, Alexandria University
 
Areas of Expertise: International Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Systems, Criminal Procedure
 
Publications: Towards a Culture for Accountability: A New Dawn for Egypt. 5 Phoenix L. Rev. 1 (Fall 2011); Battling Corruption within a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy. 21 Ind Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 397 (Fall 2011); The Rights of the Elderly in the Arab Middle East: Islamic Theory versus Arabic Practice, 13 Marquette Elder’s Advisor L. Rev. 2 (Spring 2012) (co-author with Radwa Elsaman); Corruption and Bribery in Islamic Law: Are Islamic Ideals Being Met in Practice? 18 Golden Gate Annual Survey of Int’l & Comp. L. (Spring 2012); Mubarak Criminal Liability: Is it a Fair Trial After Revolution or a Dramatic Serious? 21 Michigan State Int’l L. Rev. (Fall 2012); Mideast Students Analyze Obama’s Speech: Region’s Future—My Opinion. Online Short Article (“World Learning Alumni, International Development and Exchange Programs”) available at http://www.worldlearning.org/21641.htm. (Summer 2011).
 
S.J.D., Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
LLM, University of Connecticut School of Law
LL.B, Alexandria University
 
Partner, Awad & Khoury, LLP
Areas of Expertise: Matrimonial Law; Islamic Law; International Law; Commercial Transactions
 
Selected Publications: "Marriage: Legal Foundations" (forthcoming); "Divorce: Legal Foundations" (forthcoming); "The True Story of Sharia in American Courts" (2012); "Chipping Away at Divorce Quagmire for Muslim and Jewish Women" (2012); "Negative Connotations Surrounding Sharia Must Be Dispelled" (2012); "Appeals Court had the Chance to do Right by a Wife and Children - But Declined It" (2011); "Q & A: What Sharia Law Actually Means" (2011); "Iflas & Chapter 11: Classic Islamic Law and Modern Bankruptcy Law" (2010); "Oklahoma Amendment is Unconstitutional: Barring Court from  Considering Sharia Law Violated the Supremacy Clause & the First Amendment" (2010); "Religion-Based Claim in Abuse Case Wisely Pierced by Appeals Court" (2010); "Remove Remarriage Barriers for Muslim, Jewish Women" (2009); "Declaring Muslim Marriages Void will have Ruinous Effect on Wives" (2006); "Abu Zahar v. Abu Zahar: Appellate Court Declines to Adopt a Bright-Line Rule Prohibiting Out-of-Country Visitation" (2003); "Court Enforces Mahr Provision in Muslim Marriage Contract" (2002); "When Custody Disputes Go Global" (2000).
 
JD, Pace University School of Law
MA, University of London
BA, Saint Peter's College
 
Professor of Law and Director of the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic, Seton Hall University
Areas of Expertise: Civil Rights Law; Constitutional Law; National Security; Human Rights
 
Publications: Law Review Articles: “A Return to the Writ: Executive Detention, Boumediene, and the New Common Law of Habeas” (2010); “Rasul v. Bush and the Intra-Territorial Constitution” (2007); “Symposium Foreword: Guantanamo: How We Should Respond” (2007); “Squaring the Predatory Lending Circle: A Case for the States as Laboratories of Experimentation” (2005); “Modeling a Response to Predatory Lending: The New Jersey Home Ownership Security Act of 2002” (2004); “Unshackling the Thirteenth Amendment: Modern Slavery and a Reconstructed Civil Rights Agenda” (2002)
 
Other Publications: “The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law” (2009); Epilogue: Murat Kurnaz, Five Years of My Life (2008)
 
JD, New York University School of Law
MPA, Columbia University
BA, University of Pennsylvania
 
Kareem Elbayar Legal Advisor – Middle East/North Africa, The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
 
Areas of Expertise: Public International Law; Freedom of Association and Assembly; Middle East Studies
 
Selected Publications: "Victory in Defeat: October 1973 and the Making of Modern Egypt " (2009), "Reclaiming Tradition: Islamic Law in a Modern World" (2008), "NGO Laws in Selected Arab States" (2005)
 
JD, The George Washington University Law School
MA, The Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
BA, University of California San Diego
 
General Counsel, Continental Finance Company, LLC, Principal and Founder, Elfar & Associates, PC
Areas of Expertise: Business Organizations, Governance and Transactions; Corporate and Structured Finance; Federal Regulations; Exempt and Non-Profit Organizations; Immigration
 
Publications: (Contributor) Telecommunications in Africa (1999), edited by Eli M. Noam
 
J.D., Rutgers University Law School (Newark, NJ)
M.I.A., Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (International Security Policy – Middle East Institute)
B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
 
 
Distinguished Research Professor of Law, President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law
 
Areas of Expertise: Public International Law; International Criminal Law; International Human Rights; Comparative Criminal Law; U.S. Criminal Law
 
Publications: author of 32 and editor of 47 books; 241 legal articles. Some of these include: Institutionalization of Torture Under the Bush Administration; International Criminal Law: Cases and Materials; Crimes Against Humanity: Historical Evolution and Contemporary Application; A Guide to Documents on the Arab-Palestinian Israeli Conflict: 1897-2008; The Legal Regime of the International Criminal Court
 
SJD, The George Washington University Law School
JD, Indiana University
LLB, University of Cairo
 

Faculty and Critical Race Studies Fellow at the UCLA School of Law


His work has been published in top legal journals, including the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, and the Howard Law Journal. His writing has also been featured in CNN, Al-Jazeera English, and the Washington Post

 
 
LLM, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
JD, UCLA School of Law
BA, University of Michigan
 
Kristin Debs

Principal, Debs Law Professional Corporation

Areas of Expertise: Administrative Law; Public Law; Religious Freedom; Human Rights; Immigration and Refugee Law; Transitional Justice; Defamation/Freedom of Expression; Freedom of Information; Public Law

Publications: “Egypt’s Constitution is Less Important than its Collective Consciousness: The Importance of Rule of Law” (2012),
"Transparency Law Needed to Prevent Egypt's Next Railway Tragedy" (2012), "Information Saves Lives" (2013).

 

LLB, University of Ottawa
MA, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
iBBA (International Bachelor of Business Administration), York University

  
Assistant Professor of Law, Alexandria University School of Law
 
Areas of Expertise: Civil Law; Human Rights; Intellectual Property Law
 
Is the Middle East Moving Toward Islamism after the Arab Spring? The Case Study of the Egyptian Commercial and Financial Laws, 12 RICH. J. GLOBAL L. & BUS. 1 (2012); Approaching Rule of Law in Post-Revolution Egypt, 18 U.C. DAVIS J. INT'L L. & POL'Y 261 (2012).
 
 
JSD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
LLM, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
LLM, Tanta University School of Law
LLB, Alexandria University School of Law
 
Mohammad FadelAssociate Professor & Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
 
Areas of Expertise: Islamic Law; Corporate Finance
 
Publications: “Muslim Reformists, Female Citizenship and the Public Accommodation of Islam in Liberal Democracy” (forthcoming 2012); “Is Historicism a Viable Strategy for Islamic Legal Reform? The Case of ‘Never Shall a Folk Prosper Who Have Appointed a Women to Rule Them’” (forthcoming); “ ‘No Salvation Outside Islam’: Muslim Modernists, Democratic Citizenship and Islamic Theological Exclusivism” (forthcoming book chapter); “BCE and the Long Shadow of American Corporate Law” (2009); “Ribâ, Efficiency and Prudential Regulation: Preliminary Thoughts” (2008); “The True, the Good and the Reasonable: The Theological and Ethical Roots of Public Reason in Islamic Law” (2008); “Public Reason as a Strategy for Principled Reconciliation: The Case of Islamic Law and International Human Rights” (2007); “Too Far From Tradition” in Islam and the Challenge of Democracy (2003); et al.
 
PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
JD, University of Virginia School of Law
BA, University of Virginia
 
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Long Island University-Brooklyn 
 
Areas of Expertise: Politics of the Middle East, U.S. Foreign Policy, Political Islam, Democratization
 
PhD, Rutgers University
MA, Rutgers University
MA, New York University
BA, New York University
Hebba HassaneinPrincipal, Law Office of Hassanein Law Group LLC
 
Areas of Expertise: Estate Planning; Immigration Law; Business Law; International Law
 
JD, University of Maryland School of Law
BA, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
 
 
Amany Ragab HackingAssistant Clinical Professor of Law & Externship Program Supervisor, Saint Louis University School of Law
 
Areas of Expertise: Judicial Ethics, Court Procedure, Islamic Law, International and Comparative Law, Civil Litigation, Appellate Advocacy
 
JD / MAPA, Saint Louis University
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
Randa Fahmy Hudome

President, Fahmy Hudome International; former U.S. Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy

Areas of Expertise: Communications; International Trade and Energy Policy; Corporate Litigation

Publications: Contributor to Wall Street Journal; guest on NBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, and MSNBC

Former Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy; Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's personal representative to the Paris based Energy Agency

JD, Georgetown University Law Center
Administrative Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
BA, summa cum laude, Wilkes University

 
Samy KhalilAssociate, Gerger & Clarke
Areas of Expertise: Federal Criminal Cases; Tax fraud; Mortgage fraud; Health care fraud; Money laundering; Immigration; Mail and Wire Fraud
 
Publications: “Doing the Impossible: Appellate Reweighing of Harm and Mitigation in Capital Cases After Williams v. Taylor, With a Special Focus on Texas” (2001)
 
JD, University of Texas
MA, University of Chicago
BA, Middlebury College
 
Deputy Director for Regional Programs, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
 

Former director of communications for the Economic Research Forum, the foremost economic think tank for the Arab Countries, Turkey and Iran.

Founding publisher of The Daily Star Egypt, (later renamed The Daily News Egypt).
Former executive producer of the Adham Center for Television Journalism.

Ms. Mabrouk has produced work for CNN, BBC, NBC ABC and Reuters Television. While working in television, she interviewed or filmed leading political figures of the time, including Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, King Hussein of Jordan, Ezer Weizman, and Boutros Boutros Ghali.

MA, American University in Cairo
BA, American University in Cairo

  
Tamer Nagy Mahmoud – Special Advisor to the Board of Directors 
Chief of Party in Egypt, Public International Law and Policy Group
Areas of Expertise: Global Antitrust & Competition; Public international Law; Competition in Egypt   
 
Publications: “Arab Rationalism” (2003)
 
JD, American University Washington College of Law 
MA, American University
BA, Earlham College
 
Dalia Mogahed
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mogahed Consulting; former Executive Director of Gallup Center for Muslim Studies

Areas of Expertise: Muslim public opinion, public support and rejection of violent ideologies, Egyptian public opinion, gender justice in the Middle East, Muslim Americans post 9/11, Arab youth unemployment.

Publications: Co-author of “Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think”, Author: Deep Runs the Divide. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Sada Forum (2013), Winning Egypt’s Long War Against Extremism. The Huffington Post (2013), Assuming Collective Guilt.

MBA, University of Pittsburgh
BSCE, University of Wisconsin—Madison
 

 
Eid Mohamed
Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph's History Department
Research Fellow at Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo in Canada
 

Dr. Eid Mohamed received his doctorate in American Studies from George Washington University, where he specialized in Middle Eastern studies, modern Arab history and culture, and US-Middle East encounter. He has taught in the U.S., Canada and the Middle East. His research interests are centered on the significant interplay of religion, pop culture and politics and the role they play in shaping the complex relation between America and the nations and peoples of the Middle East. His forthcoming book is entitled: Arab Occidentalism: Images of America in the Middle East.

Ph.D., George Washington University

 
Sayed MostafaLaw Offices of Elsayed Mostafa, PLC
 
Areas of Expertise: National Security; Estate Planning (including Islamic wills); Family Law (including Islamic family law); Business Transactions; Contracts (including Sharia-compliant contracts); Immigration Law; Social Security Disability
 
LLM (U.S. Legal Studies) Touro Law School in Huntington,New York
LLB, Menoufia University – Faculty of Law
Summer Program, Seton Hall Law School in Cairo
Summer Program, the American University in Cairo (international law, international business transactions, and and comparative law)
ABA National Security Seminars (16 credits)
BA (English), Zazazig University
 
Hoda Atia MoustafSenior Counsel, Legal and Claims Group at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group
 
Areas of Expertise: International Investment Law; International Banking and Finance Law; International Economic Development; Middle Eastern Economic Affairs
 
Publications: “How big a role can Islamic Finance play in emerging project finance transactions?” (2009); “Mitigating Risks for Islamic Finance Structures” (2008); “The State of the Insurance Market-The Aftermath of September 11th” (2002); “Egypt’s New Commercial Arbitration Framework: Problems and Prospects for the Future of Foreign Investment” (2000); blogger for World Bank
 
JD, Georgetown University Law Center 
MA, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
 
Tamir Moustafa Associate Professor, Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Cultural Change, Simon Fraser University School for International Studies
 
Areas of Expertise: Egyptian Constitutional Law
 
Publications: The Struggle for Constitutional Power: Law, Politics, and Economic Development in Egypt (2007); Rule by Law: The Politics of Courts in Authoritarian Regimes (2008); “The Islamist Trend in Egyptian Law” (2010); “The Political Role of the Supreme Constitutional Court” (2008); “Law and Resistance in Authoritarian States: The Egyptian Case” (2008); “The Legal Complex in Contemporary Egypt” (2007) et. al.
 
PhD, University of Washington, Department of Political Science
BA, University of California, San Diego
 
Areas of Expertise: Human Rights; Civil Rights; Community Organizing; Public Outreach
 
JD, Georgetown University Law Center
BA, summa cum laude, Rutgers University
 
Attorney, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Bar Association of DC
Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law, White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations, Public Corruption and Bribery, Civil Litigation
 
Publications:  "Executives and Directors in the Crosshairs: FCPA Investigations Target Individuals," Ethisphere (January 24, 2012); “Risky Business: US Enforcement Authorities Set FCPA Enforcement Sights on Private Equity Firms and Hedge Funds,” Ethisphere (July 2011); "Upping the Ante for Whistleblowers: New Regulatory Reform Act Incentivizes Whistleblowers to Disclose Potential Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to the Government," FINANCIAL FRAUD LAW REPORT, October 2010 (co-author)  “Plane Harassment: The Transportation Security Administration’s Indifference to the Constitution in Administering the Government’s Watch Lists,” 12 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 259 (2006);
 
JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Editor in Chief, Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
BA, Virginia Tech
BS, Virginia Tech
 
Associate Director for Research, Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center
 
Areas of Expertise: Civil Society, Human Rights, the Constitution, and Judicial Issues
 
 MA, George Washington University
 
 
 
Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Market Integrity Group, World Bank
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
Areas of Expertise: Middle East Politics; US Policy Toward the Middle East; Islamist Politics; Egyptian Politics; Authoritarianism and Democracy in the Middle East; Politics in Iraq; Political and Economic Reform in the Middle East.
 
Publications:  Books: "Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt" (2010);  Jounal Articles: "After Mubarak, Mubarak?" (2008); "Boxing in the Brothers" (2007); "The Brotherhood Goes to Parliament" (2006); "The Gamal Mubarak Paradox" (2006); "Losing Hearts and Minds: Understanding America's Failure in Iraq" (2005); "Opposition Politics in Egypt: A Fleeting Moment of Opportunity?" (2004); "Streets of Fear" (2003); "Forget the Road Map: A Real Deal for Peace in the Middle East - Once and For All" (2003); "In the Basha's House: The Organizational Structure of Egyptian Public-Sector Enterprise" (2003); "The Politics of Laughter: Nasser, Sadat and Mubarek in Egyptian Political Jokes" (1992).  
 
PhD, Princeton University
MPhil, Cambridge University
BA, UC Berkeley
 
Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld LLP
Areas of Expertise: International Trade; Global Security; Corporate Law; International Investment Law
 
Publications: “New Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines Issued By OFAC” (2008); “Developing and Implementing an Internal Compliance Programs to Address Economic Sanctions Concerns” (2007); “C-TPAT: Recent Developments and the Road Ahead” (2005); “OFAC Asset Blocking Programs” (2003)
 
JD, University of Virginia School of Law 
Editor, Virginia Law Review
BA, University of Virginia
 
Of Counsel, DeLaurentis Law; Former, Senior Associate, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP; Trial/Litigation Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice; Attorney Advisor, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice. 
Areas of Expertise:  Appellate Litigation, Immigration; National Security/Terrorism; Human Rights; Civil Society, Public Policy/Interest; International and Government Affairs; Non-profit/Philanthropy
 
JD, University of Dayton School of Law; London Law Program/Detroit Mercy School of Law, London School of Economics, University of London  
BA, Honors Political Science/International Relations, French
 
Attorney-Consultant, Capital Novus; Non-Profit Freelance Counsel
 
Areas of Expertise: Intellectual Property, Complex Civil/Commercial Litigation
 
JD, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Daniel Webster Scholar
BA, University of Rochester
 
 
 
Discovery Counsel, Molo Lamken LLP
Areas of Expertise: Complex Business Litigation and Investigations; Class Actions; Securities Law; Electronically Stored Information in Litigation (E-Discovery)
 
JD, University of Illinois College of Law 
University of Illinois College of Law Moot Court Participant
BA, Mount Holyoke College
 

Human Rights Attorney


Areas of Expertise: International Human Rights Law, International and Comparative Law

LL.M., American University Washington College of Law
LL.M. Candidate, American University in Cairo
LL.B. (equivalent to the U.S. Juris Doctor), Faculty of Law, English Section, Ain Shams University

 
 

 

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