Welcome to the Middle East Law Students Association

MELSA is a group that seeks to engage the HLS community in a discussion of the unique and vibrant (legal) cultures of the Middle East and of the legal aspects of the ongoing U.S. engagement in the Middle East. The war in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, as well as the […]

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Justice A.O. Sherif of Egypt Visits HLS

Read coverage of “The Nile Revolution: Constitutional Promises and Challenges,” a panel discussion featuring Justice Adel Omar Sherif,  Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, here.  

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National SJP Statement on Impact of Grand Jury Subpoenas on Students’ First Amendment Rights

In December, HLS MELSA joined 60 other student groups around the country in speaking out against the aggressive use of grand jury subpoenas to stifle the lawful and peaceful work of students, journalists, and peace activists in the Chicago and Minneapolis areas. For background information, see Democracy Now, the Electronic Intifada, and MondoWeiss. For the […]

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MELSA Panel Discussion

zv7qrnb MELSA’s “Global Economy” in the Middle East panel discussion covered in the Harvard Crimson: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/11/22/east-middle-university-harvard/. Jonathan Nitzan, Professor of Political Economy at York University, talked about the ruling class and the future of capitalism at the Global Middle East panel during Harvard Arab weekend.

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Read coverage of Prof. As’ad AbuKhalil’s talk at HLS

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2009/11/24/policy-foreign-law-abukhalil/ MELSA featured in the Harvard Crimson: A California State professor fiercely criticized the Obama administration’s foreign policy at a Harvard Law School speech yesterday for continuing what he termed the Bush administration’s policy of seeking to solidify American power. As’ad AbuKhalil—a politics and public administration professor at California State University Stanislaus—offered a blistering critique […]

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