Dr. Omar Houri

Dr. Omar Houri
Faculty: Law and Political ScienceDepartment: LawPosition: Associate Professor, Head of the Public Law DepartmentPhone: 01-300110Ext: 2222E-mail: omar.houri@bau.edu.lb

Biography

Omar Houri received his PhD in Constitutional Law in 2004 from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany and an LL.M. in 2001 in Judicial Review in Germany from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. He obtained an LL.M. in 1996 from Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, USA. He also has a BA in Law from Beirut Arab University in 1994. Prior to his position as Secretary General of Beirut Arab University in 2015, he worked as the Director of the Human Rights Centre at BAU, the Head of the Public Law Department at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at Beirut Arab University, the Head of Legal Clinics at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at BAU, and a Member of the Lebanese Bar Association since 1995.



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Teaching Experience

Research

Feb 2012

Report on the “Status of the Rule of Law in Lebanon”, The Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI), Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (HIIl)

Mar 2011

Summary of Agency Law and Investment related Company Forms in Lebanon, The Business Year, Lebanon Review 2012

April 2011

Constitutional Law, 2ndEdition, Al Halabi Publishers, 2011 (Omar Houri)

Jan 2007

Family Law in Lebanon, Manches.com, 2007 (Omar I. Houri)

May 2007

Lebanon: A Regional Off-Shore Base, GAT (The magazine of the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce), Vol. 58 No. 3

Nov 2004

Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Agypten, im Libanon und in Syrien im Vergleich mit Deutschland, Duncker & Humblot. Berlin, Germany

Jul 2004

Foreign Investment Law in Iraq, IBA, Arab Regional Forum Vol. 10 No. 3.

Jan 2004

The Special Investigation Commission: Lebanon's Success in Fighting Money Laundering, IBA, Arab Regional Forum, Vol. 10 No. 2.

Jun 2003

Proposed amendments to Lebanese Agency Law, IBA, Arab Regional Forum, Vol. 10 No. 1

Legal Experience

2012 - 2015                 Assistant Dean – Faculty of Law and Political Science

                                    Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

2012 - Present             Executive Director, Legal Clinics Unit

                                    Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Jun 2009 - Present       Director, Human Rights Center

Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Mar 1995 - Present      Member of the Lebanese Bar Association

Feb 2004 - Present      Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law & Political  Science   

Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Jun 2003 - 2009          Accredited legal expert on Lebanese Law (Rechtskundiger)

District Court of Munich, Germany

Sep 2001 - 2014          Founding Partner

Houri & Ghalayini – Attorneys & Legal Consultants

Beirut, Lebanon