Sep 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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LAW 506/5206 - Egyptian Legal History (3 cr.)



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This course explores Egypt’s various waves of “legal reform” over the past two centuries, paying close attention to the fields of constitutional law and human rights, as well as family, commercial, and criminal law. We also examine the emergence of the modern Egyptian legal elite, its rise to political and intellectual prominence, its fall during the Nasser years, and its potential for public policy impact today. Egypt’s modern legal history is set in a larger “law and development” policy frame, exploring ramifications on the rule of law, economic and political liberalization, and calls for a “return to shari’a” by Islamist political actors today. This course is offered at irregular intervals. Please contact the Department of Law for information about its availability.



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