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Friday, June 16, 2006

CrimProf Spotlight: Professor Sadiq Reza

Sadiqreza_3 This week, the CrimProf Blog spotlights Crim Prof Sadiq Reza of New York Law School.

An authority in criminal law and procedure, Sadiq Reza is a former public defender in Washington, D.C., and award-winning teaching fellow at Harvard in undergraduate courses in Islam and the modern Middle East.

His current research and writing is in criminal law and procedure in Islamic law (sharia) and in countries of the contemporary Muslim world. In 2004–05, he was a visiting researcher at the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. Professor Reza has also written and spoken extensively about criminal procedure issues in the wake of September 11.

Before coming to New York Law School, Professor Reza clerked for a federal judge in San Francisco and spent four years as a trial and appellate attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He has also worked with the American Muslim Council, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the law firm of Arnold & Porter.

While in law school, Professor Reza was an articles editor for the Harvard International Law Journal, a member of the Criminal Justice Institute and Prison Legal Assistance Project clinics, president of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association, and a teaching fellow in Harvard undergraduate courses on Islam and the modern Middle East, for which he received a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching in 1990. Before law school Professor Reza spent two years at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, teaching English and studying Arabic at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad.

Professor Reza’s writing has appeared in various publications, including the Harvard International Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, and The Washington Post. [Mark Godsey]

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