Abdalrahman Alangari

SJD Graduate

Abdalrahman Alangari, an SJD Graduate at American University Washington College of Law, worked on his dissertation titled, “Franchising Law and its Effects in Achieving Saudi Arabia's Vision for 2030. A Comparative and Critical Analysis of the Saudi Commercial Franchise Law”. His academic interests and professional background include: Legislations and Regulation, International Business Law, Business Associations, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.

Prior to joining the Washington College of Law SJD program, Mr. Alangari worked in the public sector and the private sector in Saudi Arabia. He worked as a judge at the Board of Grievances and then as a lecturer at Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. With regard to the private sector, he worked as an Islamic Banking and Finance Researcher At Bank Al-Bilad and as a Legal Advisor at khoshaim & Associates in cooperation with Allen & Overy.

He also was an intern at the Law Library of Congress Washington in the Global Legal Research Department.


S.J.D., Candidate, American University Washington College of Law.

LL.M.,  Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law with Distinction and on the Dean’s List, 2017.

Bachelor of Islamic Law, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2008.

Areas of Specialization

Legislation and Regulation
International Business Law
International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
International and Comparative Law
Business Associations
Islamic Finance