Ahmed Alzaabi

Visiting Scholar
Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University
Assistant Dean for Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, United Arab Emirates University
Lawyer and Legal Counsel
Primary office:
212D Green Hall


Summary

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Khamis Alzaabi is an associate professor and assistant dean for scientific research and graduate studies at the United Arab Emirates University. He is also a 2011 SJD graduate from KU Law. In addition to his SJD, Dr. Alzaabi holds an LLM from Valparaiso University and an LLB from the UAE University. During his one-year appointment, Dr. Alzaabi will be conducting research on the topic, “Anti-Dumping in the UAE and its Compatibility with the WTO Rules.” Professor Raj Bhala will serve as his faculty shepherd/liaison. 

Education

2011 SJD: Doctor of Juridical Science - University of Kansas School of Law, USA (Dissertation with Distinction). 

2007 LLM: Master of laws- Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA.

2004 LLB: Bachelor in Sharia and Law- UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE (Graduated with honor). 

Teaching

Principles of Commercial Law (Course in English & Arabic); Business Law (Course in English); Company Law (Course in Arabic); Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce (Course in English); Commercial Papers & Banking Operations (Course in Arabic)

Research

International Trade Law; World Trade Organization, especially on developing countries, China and the UAE; Electronic Commerce; Outer Space law (commercialization of outer space activities); Company Law; UAE’s Commercial and Business Law

Career History

Visiting Scholar, University of Kansas School of Law, 2019; Associate Professor of Commercial Law, United Arab Emirates University, 2017-present; Assistant Professor of Commercial Law, United Arab Emirates University, 2011-2013, 2014-2017; Teaching Assistant, United Arab Emirates University, 2004-2011

Languages

Native speaker of Arabic, fluent in Modern Standard Arabic, fluent in English

Memberships

Member, International Bar Association, 2009-present; Member, American Bar Association, 2009-present; Member, Program of Excelled Students, United Arab Emirates University, 2000-2004

Selected Publications

Books

  • Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce in the UAE Legal System (August 2012) published by the United Arab Emirates University Publications (copyrights # (240-2013م).).
  • WTO Treatment of Electronic Commerce, Developing Countries, and the United Arab Emirates. March 2011- SJD Dissertation, Dissertation with Distinction- (Copyrighted of 2011: registration # TXu 1-751-836 -limited publication).
  • Translated to Arabic (copyrights # . ((60-2014م) published in 2016 through Dar AlNahda AlArabiya, Cairo, Egypt.

Articles

  • Bali Package: an analytical study of the decisions of the WTO Ninth Ministerial Conference, under publication at the Legal Journal at Bahrain University.
  • The Legal Nature of the Professional Soccer Clubs in the United Arab Emirates, under publication at the Sharia and Law Legal Journal at faculty of Law, the United Arab Emirates. 
  • Commercialization of outer space activities via Private Sector under United Nations Principles and Treaties, published at the Security and Law legal Journal, Dubai Police Academy, issue No 2 the 23th year, July 2015. 
  • The United Arab Emirates and the International Obligations in the Exploration of Outer Space under United Nations Treaties, published at the Shariah and Law Journal, at the United Arab Emirates University, issue No. 64, October 2015.
  • Women's membership on the boards of commercial companies in the United Arab Emirates: A Comparative study of the legal and practical realities of developed countries, published at the Legal Journal Spirit of Laws at Tanta University, Issue No. 67 July 2014.
  • Regulations of Electronic Commerce and its Impacts on Developing Countries and the United Arab Emirates – a Summary of a Dissertation titled “WTO Treatment of Electronic Commerce, Developing Countries and the United Arab Emirates – Dissertation with Distinction”, published at the University of Jordan in 2012. 
  • Electronic Commerce Taxation: Should Electronic Commerce be Taxed? Published in a book titled: Electronic Commerce Legal System. Published also at the Social Science Research Network. ID# 2278582 (Copyrights # (265- 2013م)).
  • Where does WTO Stand in the Global Electronic Recession? Published at the Social Science Research Network. ID# 2267114 (Copyrights # (264- 2013م)).
  • Story of the United States’ Laws of Corporations: Historical Perspective. Published at the Social Science Research Network. ID# 2267524 (Copyrights # (263- 2013م)).

Selected Awards & Honors

Honor award of Excellence in Teaching at the United Arab Emirates University School of Law, 2015; Dissertation with Distinction, the University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America, 2011; Honor award of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed AlNahyan, the Presidents of the United Arab Emirates for undergraduate students with honor, 2005