Professor Halabi's (HAL uh bee) scholarship focuses on national and international public health law-making as well as judicial management of treaties and customary international law. Between 2008 and 2010, Professor Halabi served as a Fellow of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University researching the formation and implementation of international legal instruments regulating health-related policies of governments and businesses. In 2008, he advised the Presidential Health Care Policy Working Group on current and proposed approaches to international food and drug inspections. In 2010, Professor Halabi addressed a special committee of the United Nations on the relationship between decentralized health care systems and social inclusion as well as the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women on Egypt's compliance with the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Food and Drug Law Journal as well as a referee for the Journals Global Public Health and Health and Human Rghts. A member of the American Law & Economics Association, Professor Halabi's scholarship focuses on market-based causes and solutions to public health problems. Professor Halabi's recent scholarship has explored the ways both state and federal judges manage U.S. treaty obligations. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal and the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, among others.
Professor Halabi earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as Articles Editor and Senior Editor for the Harvard International Law Journal. After graduating, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and practiced for two years with the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. As an attorney, Professor Halabi's practice focused on insurance coverage transactions including the insurance aspects of broader mergers and acquisitions and the state and federal regulation of providers as both insurers and financial institutions.
Prior to his legal career, Professor Halabi was awarded a British Marshall scholarship to study in the United Kingdom where he received an M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford University (St. Antony’s College). In 1999, Professor Halabi earned first prize in the Elie Wiesel Foundation’s Essay in Ethics competition. Professor Halabi earned Harvard University's Distinction in Teaching Award as a result of his work as a teaching fellow for Ethics and International Relations. Professor Halabi is also a member of the American Society of International Law and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and lectures frequently on the topic of global regulation.
Education and Degrees Earned
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2005
- Graduate Studies, the American University of Beirut, 2003-04
- M.Phil, International Relations, Oxford University, 2001
- B.A., B.S. summa cum laude, Kansas State University, 1999
Areas of Academic Specialty
- Business Associations
- Civil Procedure
- Global Public Health
- Health Law
- International Intellectual Property Law
- International Law
Previous Teaching Experience
- 2010-present Assistant Professor of Law. The University of Tulsa.
- 2009-10 Adjunct Professor of Law. Georgetown University Law Center.
- 2003-05 Teaching Fellow. Harvard College (Harvard University Distinction in Teaching).
Previous Relevant Work Experience
- 2008-2010 Fellow. O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University. Washington, D.C.
- 2007-08 Judicial Clerk. The Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
- 2005-07 Attorney. Latham & Watkins. Washington, D.C.
- American Society of International Law
- American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
- American Law & Economics Association
- Editorial Advisory Board, Food and Drug Law Journal
- 2009-present Referee, Health and Human Rights
- 2009-present Referee, Global Public Health
- State Bars of Kansas and Washington, D.C.