Mohamed Arafa, SJD '13, Speaks About Experiences in Egypt in Media, at Conferences


Corruption in his home country, Egypt, and his scholarship on that subject has made Mohamed Arafa an in-demand lecturer.

Until last summer, Arafa hadn’t been to his homeland since the 2011 revolution. He had spent two years working on his Doctor of Juridical Science degree at IU McKinney. He relates the experience of going back home in the September 11, 2013, issue of Indiana Lawyer.

The publication of Arafa’s dissertation, “Towards a New Anti-Corruption Law in Egypt after Mubarak,” earned him an invitation to be part of crafting an Egyptian Constitution. The American Egyptian Rule of Law Association – Arafa is a member along with Mohamed Abdelaal, an S.J.D. candidate at IU McKinney – submitted a draft of the freedom of information law submitted to the Egyptian Parliament before it was dissolved.

He relates similar experiences on the blog ICONnect. There he discusses the suspension of the 2012 Constitution in Egypt, and how he views the June 30, 2013, events in Egypt. An audio version of the interview is available on the ICONnect website.

He will travel to Texas to make a presentation with Professor Frank Emmert on panels at two universities.

The first event will be at Texas A & M University School of Law on October 8 at noon. The panel is titled “Law and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Egypt.”

The second event will be at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law on October 8 at 7 p.m. Professors Arafa and Emmert will speak on a panel titled “What’s Next for Egypt: Notes from the Ground.”

Arafa is an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Law at IU McKinney. He also is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Alexandria University Faculty of Law in Egypt.

Emmert is the John S. Grimes Professor of Law and the Executive Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law  at IU McKinney.

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