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Omar M. Dajani

Omar Dajani

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


Phone: 916.739.7018
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Representative Scholarship

The Importance of the Goldstone Report, 104 AM. SOC'Y INT'L L. PROC. (forthcoming 2011).

Disproportionality and Deterance: The Dahiya Doctrine Under International Law (with Nicholas Gibson, Birzeit Univ. 2012) (forthcoming).

Op-ed, September Song, Foreign Pol'y, May 24, 2011 available at

The Myth of Defensible Borders: Building a Middle East Regional Security Regime, Foreign Aff., Jan. 5, 2011 (with Ezzedine C. Fishere).

Essay, Post-Mortem: Oslo and Arafat, Muftah, Aug. 2, 2011 (with Ezzedine C. Fishere) available at

"No Security Without Law": Prospects for Implementing a Rights-Based Approach in Palestinian- Israeli Security Negotiations, in International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Rights-Based Approach to Middle East Peach (Susan Akram et al. eds., Routledge 2011).

Forty Years Without Resolve: Tracing the Influence of Security Council Resolution 242 on the Middle East Peace Process, 37 J. Palestine Stud. 24 (2007).

Shadow or Shade: The Roles of Law in Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks, 32 Yale J. Int’l L. 61 (2007).

Preparing for the Inevitable Negotiation, 35J. Palestine Stud. 39 (2006).

Surviving Opportunities: Palestinian Negotiating Patterns in Peace Talks with Israel, in How Israelis and Palestinians Negotiate: A Cross-Cultural Study (Tamara Cofman Wittes ed., U.S. Inst. of Peace Press 2005).

Courses: Contracts, Public International Law, United Nations: Law & Practice, Legal Profession

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