University of Sharjah


Areas of Expertise
Corporate Social Responsibility, Economic Development, International Financial and Trade Organizations, International Trade, Sustainable Development, The Global South, US Foreign Policy

Region of Focus
Europe, North Africa, The Middle East

Bashar H. Malkawi is Professor of Law. In past years, he has taught business law, international trade, intellectual property. He received his S.J.D from American University, Washington College of Law, and LLM in International Trade Law from University of Arizona.

Prof. Malkawi previously taught at universities in Jordan, UAE, Italy, and United States. Prof. Malkawi work covers a variety of subjects, but with strong emphasis on the World Trade Organization, regional trade agreements, and business law (broadly conceived). He has written many articles for law reviews and professional publications, which have appeared in such top-tier journals as Journal of World Trade, American Journal of Comparative Law, and Journal of World Intellectual Property. Prof. Malkawi is also the author of numerous books and book chapters. In addition to law articles and academic books, his op-eds and other writings have appeared in the popular press in the U.S. and the Middle East. Many of his research papers and publications have been cited extensively.

In recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements to date, Prof. Malkawi received several research awards. In addition to his scholarship, Prof. Malkawi regularly provides consulting service to international organizations, governments, and multinational law firms.

Recent Publications

Jordan Imports and Tariff Regimes: A Revisit, 14 Global Trade and Customs Journal 308-318 (2019).

The Design and Operation of Rules of Origin in Greater Arab Free Trade Area: Challenges of Implementation and Reform, 53 Journal of World Trade 243-272 (2019).

The Contents and Features of Dispute Settlement under US-Jordan FTA: An Appraisal, 15 Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 167-189 (2018).

Parliamentary Participation in the Making and Operation of International Economic Agreements: The Case of Jordan, 2 Middle East Review- American Bar Association 12-19 (2018).

Trade Defense Actions in Arab Countries Free Trade Agreements with the U.S: The Case of Safeguards, 17 Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 16-40 (2016).

Updated January, 2020