LL.B., University of Jordan, Ammam, Jordan; LL.M., University of Bristol, England; MA, University of York, York, England; S.J.D., Harvard. Prior to joining the Law Center, Professor Abu-Odeh was a consulting assistant professor at Stanford Law School, where she taught Criminal Law, Comparative Family Law, Islamic Law, and a seminar entitled “Nations, Races, and Religion.” Professor Abu-Odeh was a writing instructor in the Graduate Program and Coordinator of Special Academic Projects, Islamic Legal Studies Program, at Harvard Law School. She worked at the World Bank as legal counsel in the Middle East/North Africa Division, Legal Department. As an elections observer for the United Nations, South Africa, Professor Abu-Odeh participated in voter education, party monitoring, and election supervision during the period leading to the first democratic elections in South Africa. Professor Abu-Odeh has written articles on Feminism and Islam.

Scholarship

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Calling All the Statesmen: The (Not) Mubarak Trial, in Law & Society in Post-Revolution Egypt (forthcoming).  [SSRN][Gtown Law]

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Lama Abu-Odeh, Janet Halley and the Art of Status Quo Maintenance, (working paper).  [SSRN][Gtown Law]
Lama Abu-Odeh, Syria: The Name of Our Shame, (working paper).  [SSRN][Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Lama Abu-Odeh, Disrupting the Peace of Others, in Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora 34-36 (Yasir Suleiman ed., Edinburgh, U.K.: Edinburgh University Press 2016).  [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Lama Abu-Odeh, Secularism's Fault, Feminist Dissent, Summer 2017, at 148-161 (reviewing Saba Mahmood, Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report (2016)).  [SSRN][Gtown Law][WWW]