Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 2006, Alexandria University, Faculty of Law (“English” Department), Alexandria, Egypt
Mohamed ‘Arafa, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Alexandria University Faculty of Law (Egypt) and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (U.S.A).
Professor ‘Arafa earned his Bachelor of Laws (“LL.B.”) degree from Alexandria University Faculty of Law (“English” Department), Alexandria, Egypt in 2006, and his Master of Laws degree (“LL.M.”) in American Criminal Law and Criminal Justice from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2008. Currently, he is a Doctor of Juridical Science (“SJD/Ph.D.”) candidate at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. His dissertation thesis concentrates on: “Towards a New Anti-Corruption Law After Mubarak: Based on a Comparative Study Between the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA 1977”), Egyptian Anti-Bribery Law, and Islamic Sharie‘a Law.” Furthermore, Professor ‘Arafa focuses his teaching and scholarship in the areas of Criminal Law; Advanced Criminal Procedures; Corporate Crimes; White Collar Crimes; Criminal Evidences, Authentication, and Forensic Science; Criminology and Penology; Therapeutic Jurisprudence (“TJ”); Islamic Law; Islamic Criminal Law; International Criminal Law; International Human Rights Law, and Humanitarian Law.
He authored several law reviews articles in numerous U.S. journals on Corruption and Anti-bribery Law, Anti-Money Laundering Law, Economic, White-Collar, and International Crimes, Islamic Law, Islamic Criminal Law, Comparative Criminal Law, Middle Eastern and Egyptian Politics. Most recently he published: President Musri’s Egypt Arab Spring: Is Egypt Will Continue to be a Civil State or under the Umbrella of Islamic (Sharie‘a) Law and Islamism?, 9 US-China L. Rev. 6 (Fall 2012); Corruption and Bribery in Islamic Law: Are Islamic Ideals Being Met in Practice? 18 Golden Gate Ann. Surv. Int’l & Comp. L. 171 (Spring 2012); Towards a Culture for Accountability: A New Dawn for Egypt, 5 Phoenix L. Rev. 1 (Fall 2011); Battling Corruption within a Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) Strategy, 21 Ind. Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 397 (Fall 2011); Mubarak Criminal Liability: Is it a Fair Trial after the Revolution or a Drama Series? 21 Mich. St. Int’l L. Rev. 1 (Fall 2012); Rights of the Elderly in the Arab Middle East: Islamic Theory Versus Arabic Practice (co-author with Radwa Elsaman), 14 Marquette Elder’s Advisor L. Rev. 2 (Fall 2012), and Mideast Students Analyze Obama’s Speech: Region’s Future, available online at http://www.worldlearning.org/21641.htm. (Summer 2011).
He serves as a Research Assistant with the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Professor James P. Nehf at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on a Book Project’s Chapter concerning “Guarantees in Secured Transactions.” Also, he served as an Associate Trainee Attorney and Executive Attorney Assistant at ‘Arafa’s Law Firm in Alexandria, Egypt.
He has participated in several conferences, symposia, and workshops in USA and Egypt. Recently, he was speaking on Justice Sector Reform in Tunisia, at Regan Building in Washington DC, Fighting Conventional and Unconventional Corruption and The Rule of Law in Egypt after January Revolution at Fordham Law School; Emerging Voices in Islamic Jurisprudence after the Arab Spring at Hamline University School of Law; Comparative Law: Legal Foundations, Investment, Competition, and Commercial Law in Islam and Other Major Legal Systems in Tajikistan, Dushanbe; The American Society of Comparative Law: New Perspectives in Comparative Law at the George Washington University School of Law; Governing After the Arab Spring: Islam Plus Democracy Equal What? at the Georgetown University Law Center; Global Legal Education in the Twenty-First Century at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; The Second Annual Workshop on International and Comparative Law: The Egyptian Revolution and the Trial of the Last Pharaoh at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law; Recent Developments in the War on Corruption: The United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and Beyond at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Modern Global Revolution Annual Symposium: The Aftermath of Revolution: Humanitarian, Legal, and Political Consequences—Mubarak Criminal Liability: Is it a Fair Trial after Revolution or a Drama Serious? at Michigan State University College of Law; An Evening Impact: Legal Education in Egypt: World Learning Alumni, International Development and Exchange Programs at the Pennsylvania Club, New York; What does the Uprising Mean in Egypt, the Middle East, the United States of America, and in Indiana? at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; The Concept of Ijtihad in Islamic Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; The Fifth Annual Symposium on The U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the U.N. Trafficking Protocol: Ten Years Later at the Johns Hopkins University The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; The Third Annual National Institute on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) in Washington D.C.; Corporate Social Responsibility: Progress and Prospects for Multinational Business at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Annual Symposium; The American Society of Comparative Law Annual Meeting (“ASCL”) at Roger Williams University School of Law; The Alexandria School of Law Annual Symposium: The Law and Economics of the Real Estate Dilemma in Egypt, Between Economic Reality and Legal Regulation, and other several conferences around the globe.
In the meanwhile, Professor ‘Arafa is a Visiting Professor of Business Law at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (“College of Business Management”). Moreover, Professor ‘Arafa is a permanent member of The Arab Society for Commercial and Maritime Law (“ASCML”), Alexandria, Egypt; Council on International Law and Politics, Chicago; The American Bar Association (“ABA”); The American Bar Association (“ABA”) Dispute Resolution, Business Law, and Educational Committees Program, Chicago; and The Egyptian American Rule of Law Association (“EARLA”), Washington D.C. Also, he serves as the Chair Committee of the Egyptian American Rule of Law Association (“EARLA”) Arabic Translation Working Group, Washington D.C. Also, he obtained as academic awards the Alexandria University School of Law Full Scholarship for studies in the Doctor of Juridical Science (“S.J.D./Ph.D.”) Program at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; the (“USAID”) Full Scholarship for studies in the Law Master of Laws (“LL.M.”) Program at the University of Connecticut School of Law from August 2007—May 2008, and the Law School Dean’s Honorable list during his Bachelor degree. Further, an “Honor Certificates” and “Thank You Letter” from the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Judicial Clerkship Program (“JCP”) and the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. In addition to the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law “Public Mediation Policy” Intensive Program “Honored and Attendance (PMP)” Certificate.
Recently, he qualified and certified as a Civil and Domestic Mediator under Indiana Alternative Dispute Resolution (“A.D.R.”) Rule 25. Also, he recently has been named to the editorial board of the United States-China Law Review as an “honored reviewer.” The review is published by David Publishing Company. In the meanwhile , he is invited to attend and teach at: Issues of Global Law, Economic Policy, Social Justice, and Governance: Corruption and Reform in Post-Revolution Egypt, Institute for Global Law and Policy 2013 Workshop, Harvard Law School, Doha, Qatar this January. Furthermore, he knows Arabic as native speaker, fluent in English, and conversant in French.