SJD Candidate Mohamed Arafa Presents Latest Scholarship


Arafa presented on his latest article at the third annual “Workshop on International and Comparative Law” at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, March 1-2, 2013. The article titled “President Mursi’s Egypt Arab Spring: Does Egypt Continue to be a Civil State or under the Umbrella of Islamic (Sharie’a) Law and Islamism?” The article was published in the United States-China Law Review , Vol. 9, No. 6 (2012).

He then traveled to Washington, D.C., for “Tunisian Legal Reform: Justice Sector Reform in Tunisia Symposium” on March 8, 2013, at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building. He presented a talk titled “Corruption as a Universal Crime and Ways to Combat it in the Arab Spring Revolutions.” The talk was based on his work in progress titled “Conventional and Unconventional Corruption in Post-Revolution Egypt: Time and Way to Reform.” Arafa also presented this work at Harvard Law School’s “Institute for Global Law and Policy” in January 2013 in Doha, Qatar.

Arafa is an assistant professor of criminal law and criminal justice at Alexandria University Faculty of Law in Egypt. During the Fall 2012 semester, he taught as an adjunct professor of Law at IU McKinney. He also was named to the editorial board of the United States-China Law Review as an honored reviewer.

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