SJD Candidate Presents and Publishes
Mohammed Arafa, an S.J.D. candidate at the law school, was a panelist at a Georgetown University Law Center event cosponsored by the Muslim Law Students Association, the International Law Society and the Egyptian American Rule of Law Association on April 19, 2012. He spoke on “Governing After the Arab Spring: Islam Plus Democracy Equal What?” He was also invited to take part in the inaugural New Perspectives on Comparative Law Conference at the George Washington University Law School on April 20, 2012. He presented a paper titled “The Rights of the Elderly in the Arab Middle East: Islamic Theory versus Arabic Practice” with co-writer Radwa S. Elsaman of Cairo University Law. The paper explores the differences of “Islamic theory versus Arab practice,” Arafa said, pointing out that the Islamic legal system is not applied, only the traditions.
Right now, Arafa is preparing three law review articles for publication. One is entitled: “Mubarak Criminal Liability: Is it a Fair Trial after the Revolution or a Drama Series?” for Michigan State International Law Review (Forthcoming in Issue 21.1, Fall 2012). Another focuses on “Rights of the Elderly in the Arab Middle East: Islamic Theory Versus Arabic Practice” (co-author with Professor Radwa Elsaman, American University College of Law) for Marquette Elder’s Advisor Law Review,(Forthcoming in Vol.14, Issue 2, Fall 2012). A third article concentrates on “Corruption and Bribery in Islamic Law: Are Islamic Ideals Being Met in Practice?” for Golden Gate University’s Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law (Forthcoming in Vol. XVIII, Spring 2012). In the fall, he will be a panelist/moderator for “Emerging Voices in Islamic Jurisprudence,” Journal of Law and Religion Annual Symposium hosted by Hamline University School of Law on September 27-30, 2012.