Bashar Malkawi

Global Professor of Practice in Law

Bashar Malkawi is Global Professor of Law at University of Arizona, where he teaches in the undergraduate LLB program and the UA-OUC legal program. He teaches American common law system, intellectual property, procedure, and international trade law. Bashar Malkawi 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. Previously, Bashar Malkawi taught at universities in Jordan, UAE, and Italy. 

Prof. Malkawi's work covers a variety of subjects, but with strong emphasis on the World Trade Organization, regional trade agreements, intellectual property, and business law (broadly conceived). He has written many articles for law reviews and professional publications, which have appeared in such top-tier journals as Journal of World Trade, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Journal of World Intellectual Property, and American Journal of Comparative Law. Prof. Malkawi is author, co-author, and chapter contributor of numerous books. Prof. Malkawi is regular speaker in international academic and professional events. In addition to his scholarship, Prof. Malkawi frequently consults for a wide array of international organizations, governments, and international law firms.

Curriculum Vitae

Representative Publications

  • Digital Trade Issues in WTO Jurisprudence and the USMCA, The International Trade Journal (forthcoming 2020).
  • Economic Boycotts: The Interaction of National Security and International Economic Law, 51 Academy of Legal Studies in Business National Proceedings (forthcoming 2020).
  • 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