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Dr. Shadi Adnan Alshdaifat Academic RankAssociate Professor


  • Public International Law

Research Interests:

  • Public International Law, International Organizations, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, Legal Skills and Ethics


2019: Higher Diploma in Law and Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. 2012: SJD in Public International Law, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, USA. 2009: LLM in International and Comparative Law/ Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA. 2001: LLB in Law, Mut’ah University/ Jordan.
Associate Prof., University of Sharjah - College of Law, UAE/ Jan. 2019 - Present. Assistant Prof., University of Sharjah - College of Law, UAE/ Sep. 2015 - 2019. Assistant Prof., Isra University - College of Law, Jordan/ 2013 - 2015. Senior Legal Advisor, Saudi Telecom Company, KSA, 2009 – 2010. Legal Advisor, Mitchell & Mir, Dallas, Texas / USA, 2005-2009.
Member of the Jordanian Bar association/ Practicing lawyer since 2015. American Society of International Law, USA. The Global Organization of Diplomacy for Human Rights and International Peace. UND of Human Rights and International Cooperation.
Member of many international, regional and local scientific and academic committees. American Society of International Law, United States of America. World Organization for Diplomacy, Human Rights and International Peace. Human Rights and International Cooperation.
• The Unmapped Road of the Security Council: Exaggeration vs. Factuality, Kuwait International Law School Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018. • The Need for Regional Liberalisation: The Issue of Damascus Agreement of 2004. In: Harmonising Regulatory and Antitrust Regimes for International Air Transport, 1st ed. Oxford: Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2018. • The Rebellious Scholar: In Honour of Professor Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni, Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp. 281-302, 2018 (Feature). • The UAE’s Foreign Policy Toward India, The IUP Journal of International Relations, Vol. XII, No. 4, 2018. • Idealism and Realism in International Relations: A Dichotomy of Failure, Journal of Law, University of Bahrain, 2019. • Who Owns What in Outer Space? Dilemmas Regarding the Common Heritage of Mankind, Pécs Journal of International and European Law, Vol II, 2019. • Denial and Rejection: International Law and Trump’s Foreign Policy Agenda, Law Science Journal, University of Sharjah, 2019. • International Terrorism and Human Rights: A Short Arab Perspective, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Volume 2: Issue 3, 2019. • Nationality Laws in Selected Middle East Countries: An Analytical Review, International Journal of Legal Developments and Allied Issues, Law Bridge, Vol. 5, Issue. 5, (2019). • Illegitimacy and Illegality in International Law, Gonz. J. Int’l L. Vol. 22, Issue 2 (2020). • International Terrorism and The Legitimacy of Resistance, Journal of Rights Message, University of Karbala, Iraq, 2020. • The Evolving of Investments in the National and International Regime: The Way Forward, Kuwait International Law School, Vol. 8, Issue 8, 2020. • Military Activities in Outer Space: A Short Review, (Under Review). • The Principle of Common Heritage of Mankind in Outer Space: Theory and Practice, (Under Review). • Media in Armed Conflicts: Is It Still A Good Idea?, (Under Review). • Can Terrorism Mold Itself to Outer Space? An International Legal Perspective, (Under Review).
Wijdan Al-Senani The International Legal System of Outer Space: The Reality of the Right to Ownership and Mining Versus the Common Heritage of Humanity Abdullah Ali Al-Shuhail International legal dimensions of the emerging corona virus
Seminar on "Women's Rights in National Laws and International Conventions" College of Law - University of Sharjah 11/25/2020 Paper Title: The Status of Women in International Organizations: From Discriminatory Individualism to Globalization and Empowerment
In the development of teaching and learning activities, I tend throughout the years of teaching in most of my classes to form study groups inside the class to undertake in a group setting a task that they would normally do in isolation. The optimum size for a study group is about four students so that each student is equally responsible for the success of the group. Commitment to a study group is greatly enhanced when participants are directly involved in setting the task and its parameters. Whether the task chosen is a case, analysis of a case and facts revolve around legal ethics and legal skills. I have found that study groups make students focused and creates an environment conducive to student learning. So in short, before I implement a study group, I usually work on a few steps as follows: define the task, create an action plan, choose a shared decision-making process and discussing criteria for achieving and evaluating goals. As the work of the study group progresses, my students may decide sometimes to redefine their goals. I try my best as a teacher when I form study groups to have them work best in a collaborative environment that allows for intellectual exchange and shared experience. It is very essential for me to use of the university website and tools such as Blackboard and emails to deliver course material and assignments to my students. The process of posting such materials is basically to help my students to remember their lecture content and stay attentive to what is really going on. It also help them to make good notes, provide a clear structure for the lecture, and use a pace that allows them to keep up with the class. Also, homework is always better to be sent through an online tool, so the students will have the time allowed to work on the task they are given at home.
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