Adjunct Professor of Law
Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 717
Building Two, Room 256
Amirhassan Boozari served as an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law (2009-2010) where he taught Islamic Law, Constitutionalism & Democracy in Iran, and co taught Introduction to Islamic Law and Political Crimes and Legal Systems with Professor Abou El Fadl. He also supervised a number of Ph.D., LL.M and J.D. students’ research and writings on Comparative Constitutionalism, Iranian Legal Studies, and Islamic Law. Prior to teaching at UCLA, Professor Boozari served as an adjunct professor at David N. Meyers University in the Paralegal Department from 2003-04, where, as a member of a working group of five professors, he participated in planning two major programs on International Relations and International Business for graduate students. Before residing in the United States, Professor Boozari was Legal Advisor to a Parliamentary Commission in Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament), which was charged with the duties of Constitutional Ombudsman in Tehran, Iran from 1990-92. He represented a diverse group of clients in a variety of cases at all levels in Iranian courts, and was Director and Supervisor of his firm, Boozari & Associates, from 1993-2002 in Tehran.
Professor Boozari’s main areas of research are comparative constitutionalism, Islamic law, International Human Rights, and democratic transition in Muslim countries. His dissertation was on Constitutionalism in Iran and will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. His article entitled, Islamic Philosophy of Law will be published in the UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law in 2010.