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 Research and Teaching Associate at the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law at Leiden University. He obtained his L.L.B (2013) and L.L.M in international law in (2015) from AinShams University in Cairo, Egypt and later obtained his advanced LL.M. in Legal Research in international law at Utrecht University (2020).
Mr. Mahmoud firmly believes that research inspired education is key in the domain of international law. This concerte belive steers his professional choices. In Egypt, next to his legal practice, he provided guest lectures and workshops on advocacy and research skills in international law at Egyptian universities such as AinShams University, the American University in Cairo and Cairo University as well as academic legal centers such as MPL Legal Academy and RISC academy. He continues to do so here now virtually via The Legalist, for which he was awarded the UU Societal Impact Award of 2019. Mr. Mahmoud 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