Bashar Malkawi

Global Professor of Practice in Law

Bashar Malkawi's work sits at the intersection of the WTO/GATT and preferential trade agreements and consists of interrelated streams of inquiry on international trade dispute settlement and the developmental dimension of trade agreements. His work also focuses on a range of interests including business law (broadly defined), intellectual property, and China's integration in the global economy. Bashar received his S.J.D from American University, Washington College of Law, and LLM in International Trade Law from University of Arizona. Bashar is the author or co-author of over 70 law review articles and chapter contributor of numerous books. Bashar has served as a consultant and expert witness for USAID, the World Bank, International Trade Centre, and international law firms, among others.

Curriculum Vitae

Representative Publications

  • Iraq Back on Track: The Case for Expediting WTO Accession of “Fragile and Conflict Affected” (“FCA”) Countries, 47 North Carolina Journal of International Law 133-191 (2022).
  • Royalty Rate Determination in Patent Infringement Cases: The U.S. and China Compared, 17 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 14-21 (2022).
  • Digital Trade Issues in WTO Jurisprudence and the USMCA, 35 The International Trade Journal 123-131 (2021).
  • Economic Boycotts: The Interaction of National Security and International Economic Law, 51 Academy of Legal Studies in Business National Proceedings 1-13 (2020).
  • The Design and Operation of Rules of Origin in Greater Arab Free Trade Area: Challenges of Implementation and Reform, 53 Journal of World Trade 243-272 (2019).
  • Chinese SOE Investment: An Economic Statecraft, 2 American University Forum on National Security Law 22-33 (2019).
  • The Burden and Order of Proof in WTO Claims: Evolving Issues, 59 International Journal of Law and Management 1220 -1235 (2017).
  • Balancing Open Investment with National Security: Review of U.S. and UAE Laws with DP World as a Case Study, 13 The University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review 153-191 (2011).
  • Internet Characteristics and Online Alternative Dispute Resolution, 13 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 327-348 (2008).
  • Arbitration and the World Trade Organization—The Forgotten Provisions of Article 25 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding, 24 Journal of International Arbitration 173-188 (2007).


  • Doctorate of Juridical Science (Scientiea Juridicae Doctor, S.J.D), American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C, August 2005.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Trade Law, The University of Arizona, College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, May 2001.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Yarmouk University, Jordan, June 1999.

Work Experience

  • Global Professor of Practice in Law
    James E. Rogers College of Law-OUC Law Program (2020-present)
  • Legal Counsel and Head of Research and Publication, Knowledge Management (October 2019-2020)
    H.H. Dubai Ruler's Court, Government of Dubai, Legal Affairs Department, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Dean and Professor of Law
    University of Sharjah, UAE (2010-2018)
  • Visiting Fellow
    International University College of Turin (summer 2009, 2010)
  • Associate Professor of Law
    Hashemite University, Jordan (2005-2010)


  • Member, Austrian Arbitration Association
  • Member, Society of International Economic Law
  • Fellow, The Tim Fischer Centre for Global Trade and Finance, Bond University 2014-2016


  • Todd G. Patkin Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution 2008

Public & Institutional Service

  • Volunteer, The United Nations Global Compact Project 2007-2009