Waleed M. Elfarrs, LL.B., LL.M., LR.M.
Founder & Director of The Legalist
Mr. Mahmoud Elfarrs is an Egyptian and international lawyer specialized in international humanitarian law, human rights law, security law and international criminal law. He is also a researcher and supervisor at the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law at Leiden University. He obtained his L.L.B (2013) and L.L.M (2015) from AinShams University in Cairo, Egypt and obtained his LL.M. in Legal Research at Utrecht University (2020).
Waleed firmly believes that practical research-oriented education is key in the domain of international law. In Egypt, next to his legal practice, he instructed advocacy and research skills in international law at academic legal centers and Egyptian universities such as AinShams University, the American University in Cairo and Cairo University. He continues to do so here now virtually via The Legalist, for which he was awarded the UU Societal Impact Award of 2019. Waleed also helps establishing national initiatives aimed at improving legal skills of Egyptian students such as the ACC, a moot court simulation of the ICC; and contributes to international practical education by acting as either a coach, judge or organizer in international moot courts such Oxford Price Media Law, Jessup, Telders, ICCMC. Read more