LL.B., Tel-Aviv University; LL.M., American University
Before taking up his doctorate at Georgetown in 2010, Durgham served as an attorney and clinical faculty member at the Law and Arab Minority Clinic, at the Faculty of Law, Haifa University. He previously served in the same position at the Human Rights Clinic at Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel-Aviv University. From 2005-2008, Saif served as Director General of the Karamah Organization for Human Rights. Karamah ("Dignity" in Arabic) is a Palestinian human rights organization based in Nazareth focused on human and social rights for the Palestinian minority in Israel. Saif's academic research interests are minority rights, rights of indigenous peoples, human rights, and international law. His current research focuses on critical analyses of the legal status of the Palestinian minority in Israel. Durgham is working under the supervision of Professor Lama Abu-Odeh.