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SHERIF ELNEGAHY

Senior Fellow – Egypt

Sherif Elnegahy is an accredited mediator and Chief Judge of the Egyptian Judiciary, with more than twelve years of experience with the formal justice system as a lawyer, public prosecutor, prosecutor manager, judge and currently as a Chief Judge.

About Sherif Elnegahy

Sherif Elnegahy is an accredited mediator and Chief Judge of the Egyptian Judiciary, with more than twelve years of experience with the formal justice system as a lawyer, public prosecutor, prosecutor manager, judge and currently as a Chief Judge. He holds a Ph.D. in mediation from Strathclyde University, United Kingdom.

Dr. Elnegahy is also a Law Tutor at the University of Strathclyde, where he has taught mediation and law to British and international masters students and undergraduates. He was the Strathclyde law school team coach for the U.K. national mediation competition, where his team won 3rd place.

Dr. Elnegahy has trained judges from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries, regarding how to use mediation in the court system. He has taught and presented on mediation, law and justice in many countries, including: the U.S., U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy, Egypt, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

He is the recipient of Fulbright and Chevening Scholarships and is a Rotary Peace Fellow.

Judicial and Litigation Experience

The Ministry of Justice, Egypt:

  • Chief Judge, Family Court (2014 to date)
  • Judge (2013 to 2014)
  • Prosecutor Manager, Red Sea District (2009 to 2013)
  • Public Prosecutor, Mansoura District (2006 to 2009)
  • Lawyer, Elnegahy Law Firm, Cairo, Egypt (2005-2006)

Mediation Practice

Dr. Elnegahy has acted as a mediator, co-mediator and shadowed more than 100 cases at the following institutions: Glasgow Sheriff Court (Scotland, U.K.), Los Angeles Superior Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Department (Los Angeles, CA), Santa Monica Superior Court (Los Angeles, CA), American Arbitration Association (AAA) (Los Angeles, CA), Arbitration Mediation Conciliation Center (Los Angeles, CA) and at JAMS offices in California and New York.

ADR Achievements and Training

  • Rotary Peace Fellowship (2016)
  • Co-Founded The Arab Mediation Center amcadr.org (2014)
  • Weinstein JAMS International Fellow (2014)
  • CEDR London Accredited Mediator

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

  • Law Tutor, University of Strathclyde School of Law, Scotland, U.K. (2013-2016)
  • Lecturer at the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program, The American Bar Association (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative, Cairo, Egypt (2010)
  • Guest Lecturer, Egyptian Ministry of Justice, Cairo, Egypt (October 2016)
  • Guest Lecturer, Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (February 2018)
  • Presented at the UN Woman Office a presentation titled “Mediation, Peace and Justice” to the Young Peacebuilders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program, part of UNAOC, Cairo Egypt (January 2018)
  • Presenter, “One size doesn’t fit all: Application of peace and conflict concepts in a diversified world,” Bangkok, Thailand (Aug 2016)
  • Presenter at The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and international Private Law as a guest researcher, “Can Mediation Deliver Justice?” Hamburg, Germany (June 2015)
  • Panel speaker at the World Mediation Summit 2015, Mediation- Emerging from Shadows into the Spotlight, “The Evaluation of Mediation in Egypt,” Madrid, Spain (June 2015)
  • Panel speaker, presenting the importance of social entrepreneurial work in developing communities, Chicago Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, Chicago, U.S. (March 2009)

Publications and Education

Publications

Book: Introduction to Mediation as an Effective Dispute Resolution Method (المدخل لدراسة الوساطة في تسوية المنازعات), co-author with Judge Ahmed Hamdan, the first Arabic specialized Academic book on mediation. The Egyptian Lebanese Publisher (July 2017)

Book chapter: “Stories Mediators Tell – World Edition,” edited by Professor Lela P. Love, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Publication. Contributed with a story titled “Can’t Get No Satisfaction” on the topic of mediation, fairness and parties’ satisfaction (May 2017)

Article:  “Can Mediation Deliver Justice?” Cardozo Dispute Resolution Law Review, Volume 18, Issue 3 (2017)

Book Review of Mediation and Lawyers by Professor Bryan Clark, Published in Edinburgh Law Review

Blog: “Peace and Justice: Two Faces of the Same Coin,” Published by the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (September 2016)

Peer review for the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, UK (2015-2016)

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Law, University of Strathclyde, School of Law, Scotland, UK (2018) (Chevening Scholar)
  • LL.M. in Dispute Resolution with a concentration of Arbitration, Pepperdine University, School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (2009) (Fulbright Scholar)
  • Diploma in Arbitration (Conducted in English), Ain Shams University, Faculty of Law, Centre of Arbitration, Cairo, Egypt (2005) (Rank: Third in class)
  • LLB in Law, Ain Shams University Faculty of Law, Cairo, Egypt (2004)

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