- Position: Associate Professor
- Department: Department of Law
- Email: email@example.com
Amr Shalakany is Associate Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Law and Society Research Unit at the American University in Cairo (AUC). He served earlier as Founding Director of the LLM Degree Program, and presently teaches comparative law, Islamic law, legal history, and media/art law. He also held a joint appointment at Cairo University Faculty of Law, teaching contracts and torts. Shalakany previously served as Shimzu Visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics, Agha Khan Distinguished Visiting Professor of Islamic Humanities at Brown University, as well as Jeremiah Smith Junior Visiting Professor and Nomura Visiting Professor of Financial Systems, both at Harvard Law School. He also served as legal advisor to the PLO Negotiations Support Unit in Ramallah, and taught at Birzeit University where he helped set up the Legal Aid Clinic.
Shalakany is Associate Member in the International Academy for Comparative Law, Academic Board Member of the Harvard Institute of Global Law and Policy, and International Board Member of the Journal of Comparative Legal History. He practiced as a securities lawyer with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie in London, and presently consults on several law reform projects in Egypt, especially in the police sector, consumer protection, and Media/Art governance. Shalakany received his Licence en droit and LL.M. degrees from Cairo University Faculty of Law, and LL.M. (waived) and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School. He is admitted to the New York Bar.
- Comparative Private Law and Legal Theory
- Islamic Law and Historiography
- Law and Social Thought