Mohamed ‘Arafa is a Professor of Law at Alexandria University Faculty of Law (Egypt), and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. Also, he is a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law. In 2021, he was a Visiting Professor at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon. Since 2016-2019, he was a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Brasília Faculty of Law (Brazil). In 2018, he was the Clark Initiative Visiting Scholar at Cornell Law School. 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 Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, Seattle Law Review, Marquette Law Review, Barry Law Review, New England Law Review, Arizona Summit Law Review, Lexis Nexis Journal of Law in the Middle East, Manchester Journal of Transnational Islamic Law & Practice, Baltimore Journal of International Law, Florida Coastal Law Review, Oxford, Routledge, Edward Elgar. He is a frequent contributor to JURIST Commentary at Pittsburg Law School. His recent edited volume (in progress) "Perceptions and Misconceptions of Donald Trump" will be published by NOVA Publications (New York 2022). Also, he edited "The New Human Rights Agenda: Loud Voices from the Global Periphery" by Cirkula (Brasil 2019) and 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 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); The Federal University of Paraná. He has been speaking all over the world including, Harvard Law School, Cornell Law School, University of Chicago, 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, and Kuwait. From 2015-2018, he served as the Managing Editor of the Arab Law Quarterly (London). Mohamed speaks Arabic (native), English (fluently), French (conversant), and Brazilian Portuguese (beginner).