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Omar M. Dajani



Omar Dajani

Professor of Law
Co-Director, McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development
Director, International Concentration
B.A., Northwestern University
J.D., Yale Law School

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Phone: 916.739.7018
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Office Hours

Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment.

Summary

Professor Omar Dajani, co-director of the law school’s Global Center for Business & Development, is recognized as a leading expert on legal aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and working as a litigation associate at the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley & Austin. In 1999, Professor Dajani was recruited to serve as a legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team in peace talks with Israel, ultimately participating in the summits at Camp David and Taba. He then joined the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), where he worked on peacebuilding initiatives and played a lead role in marshaling and organizing international efforts to support Palestinian legal and political reforms. Professor Dajani has continued since that time to work as a consultant on a variety of legal infrastructure development and conflict resolution projects in the Middle East and elsewhere – for institutions including the U.S. Department of State, the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center (NOREF), and the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue.

Courses: Public International Law, International Negotiations, Transnational Lawyering, United Nations Law & Practice, Contracts

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