Mohamed ‘Arafa is a Professor of Law at Alexandria University Faculty of Law in Egypt (on leave), and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. Currently he serves as a Visitor-in-Law & the ELEOS Justice Visiting Scholar at Monash University Faculty of Law in Australia. Also, he is a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law. In 2021, he was a Visiting Professor of Law at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon. In 2018, he was the Clarke Initiative Visiting Scholar at Cornell Law School. Between 2016-2019, he was a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Brasília Faculty of Law (Brazil). He received his LL.B. form Alexandria University (2006), his LL.M. from the University of Connecticut School of Law (2008), and his SJD (Doctorate) from Indiana University (2013).
His teaching/scholarship focus on criminal law, white collar crimes, human rights law, Islamic law, comparative Middle Eastern law, and transitional justice. His scholarship appeared/forthcoming in Seattle Law Review, Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Marquette Law Review, Indiana University Journal of World Philosophies, Southwestern Journal of International Law, Barry Law Review, New England Law Review, Arizona S. Law Review, Lexis Nexis Journal of Law in the Middle East, Baltimore Journal of International Law, Florida C. Law Review, Oxford, Cambridge, Springer, Routledge, and Edward Elgar. He is a frequent contributor to JURIST Commentary at Pittsburgh Law School. Recently he edited "Perceptions and Misconceptions of Donald Trump" (NOVA New York 2022). Also, he edited the 2018 Encyclopedia of the Comparative Religion Collection by Time TellerBooks™ (California) "The Koran (Al-Qur’an): Arabic-English Bilingual Edition with an Introduction by Mohamed A. 'Arafa."
Professor ‘Arafa has taught/spoken in Canada (Balsillie School, University of Waterloo), Australia (Melbourne University, Monash University, & Bond University), Europe at Northumbria University Law School; Manchester University Law School (United Kingdom), Parma University; Milan University; University of Naples, and Bologna University (Italy). Also, he taught at the University of Rijeka (Croatia), Sorbonne University Law School Paris I (France), and the University of Groningen (Netherlands). While in Brazil, he taught at the Catholic University of Brasília; the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul; the Federal University of Bahia (Salvador), and the Federal University of Paraná. He has been speaking all over the world including, Harvard Law School, Cornell Law School, University of Chicago, Texas University Law School at Austin, Southwestern Law School, Albany Law School, Ohio State University, University of Creighton, Valparaiso University, Indiana University-Bloomington, Wayne State University, Rutgers University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Case Western Reserve University, Toledo University, Texas A&M University; Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) among others. He spoke/taught in many Arab countries, as Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. From 2015-2018, he served as the Managing Editor of the Arab Law Quarterly (London) and currently he serves on the editorial board of the LexisNexis Journal of Law in the Middle East. Mohamed speaks Arabic (native), English (fluently), French (conversant), and Brazilian Portuguese (beginner).