Chibli Mallat

Former Fellow, 2006-2007

Home Institution, SJ Quinney College of Law

LAPA Fellow, 2006-2007

LAPA Fellow

 332 S. 1400 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730


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Presidential Professor of Law
Professor of Middle Eastern Law and Politics

Professor Mallat joined the faculty of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law as Professor of Middle Eastern Law and Politics in 2007. He was named Presidential Professor in 2009, and served between 2008 and 2010 as Senior Legal Advisor to the Global Justice Project: Iraq. He also holds the EU Jean Monnet Chair of Law at Saint Joseph's University in Lebanon. He has held research and teaching positions in the US at Princeton University, Yale Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, the Library of Congress, University of California Boalt Hall School of Law, in Europe at the London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of Lyon, and in Lebanon at Saint Joseph's University and the Islamic University. In the Spring of 2011, he will be teaching at Harvard law school as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Visiting Professor of Islamic Legal Studies.

As a legal practitioner and consultant Professor Mallat helped establish the Middle East regional office of Amnesty International in Beirut in 1999, for which his office serves as legal counsel. He has litigated several international criminal law cases, and advises governments, corporations and individuals in Middle Eastern and international law. He is the Daily Star law page editor, and is a frequent op-ed contributor in newspapers ranging from the Nahar (Lebanon) to the New York Times.

Professor Mallat teaches Middle Eastern and European Union laws at the Law School. He is presently teaching a course on the Law and Politics of the Middle East in the Honors college.

Selected books

Iraq: Guide to Law and Policy (Aspen Elective Series 2009)

Guide to the Iraqi Constitution (Global Justice Project: Iraq, Baghdad 2009, in Arabic)

Presidential Talk (Dar al-Jadid, Beirut 2008, in Arabic, French and English)

March 2221: Lebanon's Cedar Revolution- An essay on non-violence and justice ([Lir], Beirut 2007)

An Introduction to Middle Eastern Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2007)

Democracy in America (Dar al-Nahar, Beirut 2001, in Arabic)

Presidential Choices, Beirut 1999 (English), Al-ri’asa al-lubnaniyya bayn al-ams wal-ghad (Dar al-Nahar, Beirut 1998, in Arabic), Défis présidentiels (French) 1998)

The Middle East Into the 21st Century (Garnet 1996)

The Renewal of Islamic Law: Muhamad Baqer as-Sadr, Najaf, and the Shi‘i International (Cambridge Univ. Press 1993)