Five first-year law students recently returned from an exploratory trip to Jordan as part of their work with the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). The students—Lisa Li, Nikki Marquez, Katherine McBride, Swain Uber, and Keny Zurita—traveled to Amman during spring break to learn more about the situation of refugees in [...]
Articles in ‘Middle East’
When Leith Masri was helping to put together Microsoft’s first investment in the Arab world in 2002, he hit a roadblock—Jordanian law didn’t have the corporate structure Microsoft’s deal negotiators wanted. At the time, the government of Jordan recognized only two corporate forms: limited-liability companies or full-fledged publicly traded corporations.
The bar exam was looming, but it was hard to focus on studying. Nik Reed and Daniel Lewis, both Stanford Law Class of 2012, had other things on their minds—like pitching their company, Ravel, to a potential investor. That excitement coupled with post-graduation celebrating was making their last hurdle a struggle.
This article accompanies the “In Focus” story “Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe.” This year’s flowering of democratic movements in the Middle East has been fraught with hope and danger. While most visitors to these countries fled when the mass demonstrations began—certainly when the guns came out—that was when Peter Bouckaert ’97, [...]