Dr. Halla Shoaibi

SJD Program Graduate


Dr. Shoaibi successfully completed her S.J.D. degree at American University Washington College of Law. The title of her dissertation was "Pregnant Women's Access to Health Care in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: application under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court." Prior to joining Washington College of Law’s S.J.D. program, Dr. Shoaibi served as an Associate at Kamal & Associates, Attorneys and Counselors at Law in Ramallah, Palestine. She also interned for Human Rights Watch conducting research on and advocacy for migrant female domestic workers, their portrayal in media, analysis of Kuwaiti regulations, as well as drafting new legislation. Dr. Shoaibi's LLM focused on the interaction of International Criminal law and women's rights. She has given presentations at numerous conferences in the United States and abroad on issues of childbirth at Israeli checkpoints as a crime against humanity, and most recently, has spoken and written on a need for re-evaluation of women's activism in Palestine since the Arab uprisings.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2015
L.L.M., University of Michigan Law School, 2009
L.L.B., Birzeit University, 2008

Fellowships & Awards

Global Supplementary Grant Open Society Foundations 2013-2014
Fulbright Foreign Student Grantee, 2011-2013
Open Society Institution Grant, 2008- 2009
University of Michigan Grotius Fellowship, 2008-2009
Birzeit University Honors Award 2004-2008

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