Amr Shalakany

Shalakany has taught law at Cairo University Faculty since 1993, where he now serves as an associate professor of law. Shalakany, a joint Egyptian and U.S. national, has researched and published extensively on private international and comparative law, particularly in post-colonial contexts. Shalakany spent the past two years in the occupied Palestinian territories teaching at Birzeit University and working as a legal advisor to the Palestinian Negotiations Support Unit. While at Harvard, he will teach two courses: Islamic Law Reform in the fall, and comparative law in the spring, and will finalize books on the history and politics of comparative law and his Ramallah journals, a first-hand account of life in the occupied territories.