Bashar Malkawi

University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates


Bashar H. Malkawi is Professor of Law at University of Sharjah, where he currently teaches corporate law, business associations, and international trade law. In past years, he has also taught business law and intellectual property. He received his S.J.D from American University, Washington College of Law, and LLM in International Trade Law from University of Arizona. He is well-versed in teaching and providing legal advice with 20+ years' experience in private and public sectors.


Prof. Malkawi previously taught at universities in Jordan, UAE, Italy, and United States. He spent two years as Assistant Dean at Hashemite University's Faculty of Economics and as Associate Dean for Graduate programs at University of Sharjah College of Law. At the University of Sharjah, he has been Dean and Head of the Law School for the last four years.

Prof. Malkawi is a prolific scholar, whose work covers a variety of subjects, but with strong emphasis on the World Trade Organization, regional trade agreements, and business law (broadly conceived). He has written over seventy articles for law reviews and professional publications, which have appeared in such top-tier journals as Journal of World Trade, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, and Journal of World Intellectual Property. Prof. Malkawi is author, co-author, or chapter contributor of numerous books. In addition to law articles and academic books, his op-eds and other writings have been featured in the popular press and high-profile blogs. Prof. Malkawi is regular speaker in international academic and professional events. Many of his research papers and publications have been cited extensively.

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