Dr. Radwa Elsaman is currently the Head of the Corporate & Transactional Department at Youssef & Partners Attorneys and is also a law professor at Cairo University in Egypt. Prior to that, she was a visiting scholar at Boston University School of Law, a visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest, and a fellow of the American Association of University Women in Washington DC. Dr. Elsaman is also a senior legal advisor, trainer, and institutional development professional. She consulted with the International Development Law Organization; the International Consortium advising on the Agence Française de Développement - supported Projects in Egypt; the European Union–Euromed Justice Project; the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internaionale Zusammenarbeit); the USAID; and the World Bank Group.
Dr. Elsaman’s scholarship has appeared in worldwide-law journals, including the University of California Los Angles Pacific Basin Law Journal, Richmond Journal of Global Law, New England Journal of International and Comparative Law, George Mason Journal of International Brief, the European Journals of Transnational Dispute Management, and others. She is currently contributing to the Oxford Handbook on International Law and the Arab World, Oxford University Press; and the Cambridge Handbook on Comparative Law, Cambridge University Press.
Her current research focuses on gender and the law in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2014, she contributed to the establishment of Cairo University’s Unit on Combatting Violence against Women in Egypt. She is also working on establishing the Gender Studies Academic Program in Egypt, as associated with Marburg University in Germany. Dr. Elsaman received her LLM and Ph.D. in law from the American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. She is a native Arabic speaker and fluent in English. She has recently been awarded the LexisNexis Middle East 2020 Law Practical Guidance Award for Egypt’s Profile.