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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters & Collected Works
"Salman Rushdie Stabbing: What Is A 'Fatwa' And Why Does 'Satanic Verses' Author Face One?," coverage in Outlook India, September 1, 2022, featuring Professor Lama Abu-Odeh.
"Rushdie has faced a fatwa for decades. Here’s the history behind it," coverage in The Washington Post, August 14, 2022, featuring Professor Lama Abu-Odeh.
"The trouble with Deneuve," an opinion piece by Professor Lama Abu-Odeh, in Al-Jumhuriya, January 15, 2018.
"Responding to Bassam Haddad’s False Binary on Syria," in Muftah, November 7, 2016, an opinion piece by Professor Lama Abu-Odeh.