The Legalist is a platform generating legal content on topics and issues of public concern to increase legal awareness in (so far only) the Middle East. I do this in two ways, directly providing an engaging and thoughtful legal content to the audience; and indirectly through providing other 'legalists' with specialized content on law, legal research, legal professionalism, legal education, legal skills as well as transferable, social or interpersonal skills and job-haunting and grant-and-scholarship-haunting skills.
IT ISN'T A JOB, BUT A QUEST TO MAKE AN IMPACT
Today, the Legalist has a network of over 20 regular contributors, 3 partner organizations, as well as approximately 70,000 social media followers, website members, and YouTube subscribers. YouTube and social media, besides securing the UU Societal Impact Award in 2019, it gained the attention of over 5,000,000 people, who either viewed, commented or shared The Legalist's content.
To tangibly raise legal knowledge, awareness, research, and employment conditions of legal professionals and scholars, especially in Egypt and the Middle East.
Creating a range of entertaining & educative videos on law, emerging legal issues and issues of public concern. Providing pro bono legal services to national, regional and international organizations.
Providing Research inspired content, Objectivity, originality, thoroughness, caring for people and the planet, leading by example, and competence are some of the core values of
The Legalist segments people speaking the Arabic language. It also segments Arabic-speaking lawyers. These choices are further justified by our objectives.
Law & Society
Law absorbs the knowledge of other sciences and disciplines such as sociology, psychology, philosophy, politics and history, and even physics. It then utilizes this mixture of knowledge by logic, reasoning, consensus, argumentation and legal thinking, and by fundamental guiding principles such as justice and equality.
Taken altogether, Law establishes norms and (power) structures in a given society; such norms normatively govern individuals, organizations and the society at large. This is why a society with good lawyers and well informed citizens, can indeed improve and organize their society ideally.
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The Legalist is Waleed Mahmoud ElFarrs; Egyptian lawyer, specialized in public international law, international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law
The Legalist aims to challenge the status quo in the field of law: the ever growing gap between legal practice and academia, and between these two and legal education. Complexities resulting from phenomena such as internationalization and globalization raise concerns regarding accessibility of knowledge and resources to perform legal duties; or to the contrary the overabundance of information. Students and young lawyers deal with such issues on daily basis. In this light, The Legalist aims at providing research-inspired legal content, with the intention to enrich legal thought, make legal knowledge accessible and raise legal awareness amongst the public citizens and institutions.
National, regional and international law topics
Research, reading, and writing are some of the most necessary tools for an effective lawyer, at work and in society. The Legalist law blog establishes the opportunity to develop these tools. What is emphasized in this blog is not only providing valuable information to the reader, but also the way in which the content is delivered. Almost no blog is rejected on this platform, yet high standards of quality is maintained - a team of expert volunteers reviews makes sure of it.
LEADERSHIP IS NOT A POSITION OR TITLE, IT IS ACTION & EXAMPLE
The platform, given the segmented audience, takes the Arabic language as its main language. The content is provided in many forms: (1) videos and livestreams; but also other formats such (2) social media posts, (3) blog-posts, (4) journal articles,(5) authored books, and (6) partnerships. All the content is based on appropriate (legal) research; sound and justified methodologies as well as (legal) expertise. The Legalist operates via various channels: (1) A YouTube channel, which forms the forefront of The Legalist, (2) social media pages, groups and subgroups, (3) a website, thelegalist.net, and (4) email, firstname.lastname@example.org. This is 100% free of charge for everyone involved, The Legalist sustains itself via generating funds from ads, and from Awards, and hopefully soon via funds and donations.