Undergraduate Coffee Chat with LAPA Fellow Mark Massoud

Law School, Grad School, and/or Careers in Law and Academia

Tue, 12/08/2015
438 Robertson Hall
Event Category: 
Undergraduate Students

This will be an informal Q&A session with Prof. Massoud, in which he'll be taking your questions about deciding between law school, grad school, and/or careers in law and academia.

Prof. Massoud's Bio:

Professor Mark F. Massoud is a 2015-16 Visiting Associate Research Scholar in the Program in Law & Public Affairs. His interests and research center around law, international rights, and Islam, more specifically looking at law in conflict settings and authoritarian states and at Islamic law and society.

Massoud's first book, Law's Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan (Cambridge University Press), refutes the conventional wisdom of a legal vacuum in war-afflicted regions. Based on extensive fieldwork in Sudan, the book traces how colonial administrators, post-colonial governments, and the international aid community have promoted the rule of law to build stability amid political violence and civil war. The book received the Herbert Jacob Prize from the Law and Society Association and Honorable Mention for the C. Herman Pritchett Prize from the American Political Science Association. HE has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, since 2009. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015.

Space is limited -  Please RSVP here.

This event is open to LAPA Undergraduate Associates.