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Khaled A. Beydoun

Critical Race Studies Fellow

Khaled A. Beydoun B.A. University of Michigan, 2000
J.D. UCLA School of Law School, 2004
LL.M. University of Toronto School of Law, 2008
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Khaled A. Beydoun’s scholarship focuses on immigration law, criminal law, critical race theory, and legal history.  His research interests focus on the intersection of race and religion in criminal and immigration law.  Professor Beydoun earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, and holds a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan.  In addition, he earned an LL.M. with an emphasis on Islamic Law from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.    

Before joining UCLA School of Law as a Critical Race Studies Fellow, Professor Beydoun practiced in the areas of criminal law and civil rights advocacy.  He served as an Appellate Defense attorney for the State Appellate Defender of Michigan, and served as a Racial Justice Fellow with the ACLU of Michigan.  In addition, Professor Beydoun also served as the Middle East & North Africa Legal Analyst for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Washington, D.C. 

Professors Beydoun’s work has been featured in the Berkeley Journal of International Law, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture, and his forthcoming work will be featured in the NYU Survey of American Law.  He is a founding member of the Egyptian American Rule of Law Association, which promotes the rule of law and democracy in Egypt.  His insight on domestic and international legal matters has been featured on television and radio, including CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, Voice America, and the Washington Post.