Dr. Simon Badran is an Assistant Professor at the College of Law at the American University in the Emirates. His academic career began at the Lebanese University in Beirut where he completed his undergraduate in Public Law in 2007. Having obtained his degree within the top 5 percentile, Dr. Simon was awarded a scholarship from the French government to continue his studies in law in a French university of his choice.
In 2008, he received his Master's degree in Law with concentrations in Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law. Dr. Simon decided to continue pursuing his academic goals and enrolled in a doctoral program in 2009. As a PhD student, he obtained three university diplomas in Philosophy Of Law, Law And Religion and International Law. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Law with a concentration in Constitutional Law from the University of Montpellier in France.
As a founding member of the Arab Association of Constitutional Law, he has presented papers and participated in intellectual argumentation in Arabic, French and English at universities in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. His linguistic capacities have allowed him to broaden his research agenda and communicative styles in both academic and professional settings.
Prior to working at AUE, Dr. Simon has over 4 years of teaching experience at the University of Montpellier and the University of Toulon in France.