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Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2023

Saira Mohamed is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she specializes in criminal law and human rights. Her research examines the meanings of responsibility and culpability in situations of armed conflict and mass atrocity. Mohamed has published extensively in legal journals and edited volumes and is the editor of Rules for Wrongdoers, by Arthur Ripstein (Oxford, 2020). She completed her BA at Yale University, MIA at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and JD at Columbia Law School. A vice president of the American Society of International Law, Mohamed is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an appointed expert for the Moscow Mechanism of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. She previously served as senior advisor in the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, where she counseled government officials on the resolution of the civil war and the work of the International Criminal Court in Darfur. She was also an attorney-adviser for human rights and refugees in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser. She clerked for Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining Berkeley, Mohamed served as the James Milligan Fellow at Columbia Law School.

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