Rami Koujah  Research Assistant

Rami Koujah


J.D., Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, United States of America expected 2018

M.St. with Distinction, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom 2013-2014

B.A. and M.A. with Departmental Scholar Honors, University of California – Los Angeles, Los Angeles, United States of America 2013


Rami Koujah is a third year J.D. candidate at Stanford Law School.

He worked as a summer associate in the New York office of an international law firm and researched and drafted legal memoranda on international arbitration, U.S. constitutional law, and civil procedure.

Prior to that, Rami was a summer associate in the Dubai office of another international law firm where he assisted in incorporating entities in the UAE, researched UAE philanthropy law, and drafted memoranda on international arbitration matters.

Rami has also taught a course on Islamic law at the University of Virginia and Arabic at the Al-Maktoum College in Scotland. He also published several articles on Islamic law in academic journals.

Rami graduated as a Departmental Scholar from UCLA with a B.A. in Arabic and M.A. in Islamic Studies, and earned his M.St. (Master of Study, a graduate research degree) in Oriental Studies from Oxford University with Distinction.


Arabic (native fluency)


  • “Maṣlaḥa as a Normative Claims of Islamic Jurisprudence,” forthcoming in Locating the Shariʿa: Legal Fluidity in Theory, History and Practice (published by E.J. Brill).
  • “On the Purposiveness of God’s Actions and its Implications in Legal Theory,” Islamic Law & Society 24:3 (2017): 171-210.
  • “A Critical Review Essay of Anver M. Emon’s Islamic Natural Law Theories,” UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law 14:1 (2015): 1–28.

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