About the Journal

The Journal of Law in the Middle East by LexisNexis is an open-access and peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to discussing the multitude of legal systems present in the Middle East, including Islamic Law, Common Law, and Civil Law. Read our inaugural issue here.

Submissions for the second issue are currently being accepted until 22 April 2022. To learn more, please visit our Submissions page. 

Announcements

LexisNexis Student Essay Competition: SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED

2022-06-30

We have extended the submission deadline for the @LexisNexis Middle East Student Essay Competition to Thursday, 14 July 2022.  

Those who have already submitted an entry are invited to use this time to refine and review their article. 

The winner will receive an array of LexisNexis books and their essay will be published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Journal of Law in the Middle East. 

Find out more on submission requirements and eligibility here.

Read more about LexisNexis Student Essay Competition: SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED

Current Issue

No. 1 (2021): Journal of Law in the Middle East by LexisNexis
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Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Law in the Middle East by LexisNexis!

We begin our first issue with an overview of the developments in arbitration in the United Arab Emirates throughout 2020. Despite the pandemic, an onslaught of critical case law in the DIFC made for an eventful year in the arbitration landscape. Our next article delves into the famed Libyan Al-Kharafi case, with a particular focus on the annulment of the award in the Egyptian courts.

Have you ever wondered what pineapples have to do with Islamic criminal law? Find out in our first essay, where the compatibility of modern human rights with ancient Sharia law is discussed. Next, discover the potential for growth within the NILEX in Egypt based on an evaluation of the current laws and regulations.

Our Case Notes, which are a unique type of publication in the Middle East, offer practical insight into these case law developments. We are proud to partner with ADERSO Law Firm in Egypt to publish the winning piece of their 2021 Writing Competition on the SCA vs. Evergreen case, in relation to the Suez Canal blockage that gripped the global economy earlier this year. Lastly, the approach of the Egyptian courts to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is briefly explored.

Published: 2021-09-29

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