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Waheedi, Salma

Clinical Instructor, Human Rights Program
Harvard Law School


Salma Waheedi is an attorney and Clinical Advocacy Fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. She is also a Visiting Fellow of Law and Social Change at Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program. Salma's clinical work and teaching focus on gender justice advocacy and family law reform in Islamic contexts, in addition to litigating corporate human rights accountability. Her research interests include comparative constitutional law, Islamic family law, refugee and asylum law, and minorities in the Arab world. Salma received her juris doctor degree from Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law and holds an MA in International Law and Government from Georgetown University, an MA in Middle East Comparative and Regional Studies from American University, and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

DISCIPLINE
Law
SUB AREAS
Human Rights   
Gulf Studies   
Islamic Law   
Gender/Women's Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Arab States   
SPECIALTIES
Islamic jurisprudence, comparative constitutional   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
English (Native)   
Italian (Fluent)   
Hebrew (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
JD2014LawNorthwestern University School of Law
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
Constitution and Constitutionalism in Bahrain: From Text to Context (2016)   
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Salma Waheedi