Omar Dajani

Professor Dajani is currently Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge College of Law. He served as a legal adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team in final-status negotiations with Israel, including the Camp David and Taba summits. He then joined the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), where he worked on peacebuilding initiatives and played a lead role in marshaling and organizing international efforts to support Palestinian legal and political reforms. Since that time, he has consulted on a variety of legal infrastructure development and conflict resolution projects in Palestine and the wider Middle East.
Professor Dajani teaches public international law, international negotiations,
transnational lawyering, and United Nations law and practice.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Yale Law School.

Relevant Scholarship:

Divorce without Separation: Reimagining the 2-State Solution, Ethnopolitics (forthcoming 2016).

Past the Point of Past the Point of No Return? A Rights-Based Framework for International Engagement in Israel/Palestine (with Hiba Husseini) (2014).

Shadow or Shade: The Roles of International Law in Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks, 32 YALE J. INT’L L. 61 (2007), reprinted in VICTOR KATTAN, ED., THE PALESTINE QUESTION IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (2008).

Stalled Between Seasons: The International Legal Status of Palestine During the Interim Period, 26 DENVER J. INT’L LAW & POL’Y 27 (1997), reprinted in VICTOR KATTAN, ED., THE PALESTINE QUESTION IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (London: British Society of International and Comparative Law, 2008).