Amr Shalakany is Assistant Professor of Law at the American University in Cairo, where he also directs the LL.M program. Before joining AUC, Professor Shalakany was the Jeremiah Smith Junior Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School, where he taught Comparative Law and Islamic Law. He also served as legal advisor to the PLO Negotiations Support Unit in Ramallah during the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, and taught at Birzeit University and helped set up the Law Clinic there. He also worked as a securities lawyer with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie in London. His publications include “The Origins of Comparative Law in the Arab World, or how sometimes losing your Asalah can be Good for you,” in Rethinking Masters of Comparative Law , and “Arbitration and the Third World: Bias under the Scepter of Neo-Liberalism,” in the Harvard International Law Journal.