Mr. Arif Jamal


Arifinfo-icon Jamal is an Assistant Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he teaches courses in legal theory, comparative law, Islamic law and law and religion.He studied law and politics in Canada (BA (McGill); JD (Toronto)), and was called to the Bar of British Columbia. Thereafter, he undertook post-graduate work in Islamic Studies and Humanities at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) and read for an LLM degree, focusing on Islamic law, at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and subsequently a PhD in Law at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL), which he completed in 2009.


Before embarking on his PhD, Arif was a Research Associate and latterly Unit Co-coordinator at the IIS and, thereafter spent a year as a Visiting Researcher with the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School.Arif has also been a Senior Instructor at the Aga Khaninfo-icon University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations.Immediately before joining NUS, Arif was Teaching Fellow at UCL Laws and at the School of Law at SOAS. Arif’s publications include journal articles and book chapters and he is currently working on a book-length monograph based on his PhD research.