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IBA faculty member graduates from Harvard Law School

Mr. Essa recently graduated from the Harvard Law School with an LLM (Master of Laws) and a Dean’s Scholar Prize, awarded for his exceptional academic achievement. During his course of studies at Harvard, he served as a Research Assistant to Professor Intisar Rabb (Director of the Program in Islamic Law) and as an International Bluebook Editor at the prestigious Harvard Law Review.

Mr. Shayaan Abdul Shakoor Essa
Assistant Professor - Accounting & Law

Mr. Essa is a Barrister (Lincoln’s Inn) and an ‘Ālim (traditional Islamic scholar) with law degrees from both the UK and US. He also holds an ‘Ālimiyya (Islamic scholarly qualification) from a traditional Islamic seminary. His research interests lie in comparative legal philosophy and the role of law in international relations in the Islamic world.