On Monda2013-635005171213961995-396_resizedy, April 29, 2013, Amr Shalakany gave a talk at Brown University to discuss his new book“The Rise and Fall of Egypt’s Legal Elite: 1805-2005” (published in Arabic by Dar Al-Shorouk).

He is a IGLP Academic Council member and was the Aga Khan Distinguished Visiting Professor of Islamic Humanities at Brown University for the Spring of 2013.

Dr. Shalakany’s book tells the story of Egypt’s legal elite from its heyday during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when “this class of politicians, intellectuals, and visionaries who, in fighting the battle for national independence, forged almost every aspect of social, intellectual, and economic life in Egypt’s liberal age. … More

Shalakany is Pricipal Investigator for the Santander-IGLP project titled  “Law and the Arts in the Middle East Today”. 

This collaborative research project seeks to map the doctrinal arrangements, institutional structures and market practices governing “Law and the Arts” in the Middle East today with focus on the legal systems of Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Qatar, the UAE, and Iran, including comparative references to select East Asian, American and European jurisdictions, along with public international law and international economic and trade law.

Amr Shalakany is Associate Professor of Law and founding director of the LL.M. Degree Program and member at the Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, The American University in Cairo (Egypt). He holds a joint appointment at the Civil Law Dept of Cairo University Faculty of Law. Shalakany teaches in the areas of Comparative Private Law, Islamic Law, and Legal History.