S.J.D. Program Graduates

Dr. Radwa Salah Eldin Mohamed Elsaman
S.J.D. Program Graduate

Dr. Radwa Elsaman sucessfully earned her S.J.D. degree from American University Washington College of Law in May 2012. Her dissertation was titled “Towards an Egyptian Franchising Law Based On A Comparative Study Of The Laws Of The United States, China, and Malaysia.” Since 2003, Dr. Elsaman has served as a Commercial and Maritime Law Assistant Lecturer at Cairo University’s School of Law in Egypt. Her areas of teaching and scholarship include: Commercial and Business Law, Trademark Law, Investment Law, Corporate Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and Maritime Law. Her fields of study and professional expertise include: Business Law and Investment/International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, International Contracts Law, Trademark Law, Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law, Alternative Dispute Resolutions/International Commercial Arbitration, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Dr. Elsaman’s professional experience includes serving as an Associate at Ibrachy and Dermarkar International Law Firm in Cairo, Egypt from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Elsaman is fluent in Arabic and English.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2012
LL.M. in International Business Law, American University Washington College of Law, 2007
Honors: Honorable Recipient, Academic Scholarship for the Master of Laws
LL.M. in Maritime Law, The International Maritime Organization, International Maritime Law Institute, 2005
Honors: Honorable Recipient, Academic Scholarship for the Master of Laws
Post Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Civil Law, Cairo University School of Law, 2004
LL.B., Cairo University, The English Law School, 2002
Honors: Graduated first in class (top 1% out of 5000 students) with the grade of Excellent with Honors

Publications

1. Radwa S. Elsaman, Corporate Social Responsibility in Islamic Law: Labor and Employment, the Yonsei Law Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2011, reprinting expected to take place by the NEJICL in 2012.
2. Radwa S. Elsaman, Doing Business in Egypt after the January Revolution: Capital Market and Investment Laws, Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2011, reprinting expected in Journal of African and International Law, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011.
3. Radwa S. Elsaman, Factors to be Considered before Arbitrating in the Arab Middle East: Examples of Religious and Legislative Constraints, the American University International Arbitration Brief (Publication expected for August 2011), reprinting expected in George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law (Publication expected for December 2011).
4. Radwa S. Elsaman, Settlement of Disputes under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 with detailed study of the process of Arbitration, (internally published by the International Maritime Organization International Maritime Law Institute “IMLI” in 2005).
5. Radwa S. Elsaman, A Legislative Drafting Project in the Implementation of the 1992 CLC and Fund convention as amended into the Legal System of the Arab Republic of Egypt (internally published by the International Maritime Organization International Maritime Law Institute “IMLI” in 2005).

Internships

Researcher, American University Washington College of Law Human Rights Academy, Washington, D.C., August 2010 - January 2011
Researcher, American University Kogod Business School, Washington D.C., Nov. 2009 - May 2010
Legal Intern, The Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration, Cairo, Egypt, 2003

Speaking Engagements

Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, 2010
Labor Standards in the United Nations Global Compact: US, European, and Islamic Perspectives (Joint with Michelle W. Behaylo, Assistant Professor, the American University Kogod School of Business).

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