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Bashar H. Malkawi, Prof

University of Sharjah, College of Law

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United Arab Emirates

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Bashar H. Malkawi is a regular media contributor and his op-eds and other writings have appeared in the popular press in the U.S. and the Middle East. These media outlets include The National,U.S. News & World Report, and International Economic and Law Policy blog.

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  • English
  • Arabic


Bashar H. Malkawi is Professor of Law at University of Sharjah, where he currently teaches corporate law, business associations, and international trade law. In past years, he has also taught business law and intellectual property. He received his S.J.D from American University, Washington College of Law, and LLM in International Trade Law from University of Arizona. Prof. Malkawi previously taught at universities in Jordan, UAE, Italy, and United States. He spent two years as Assistant Dean at Hashemite University's Faculty of Economics and as Associate Dean for Graduate programs at University of Sharjah College of Law. At the University of Sharjah, he has been Dean and Head of the Law School for the last four years. Prof. Malkawi is a prolific scholar, whose work covers a variety of subjects, but with strong emphasis on the World Trade Organization, regional trade agreements, and business law (broadly conceived). He has written over 70 articles for law reviews and professional publications, which have appeared in such top-tier journals as Journal of World Trade, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, and Journal of World Intellectual Property. In addition to his scholarship, he regularly provides consulting service to international organizations and governments.