Associate Fellow

Dr. Osama Siddique is an Associate Fellow at IDEAS. He is currently a member of the Senior Faculty of the Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School.He has also worked as an Associate Professor of Law & Policy and was the founding head of department (2005-2007) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Siddique has extensive experience in research and policy work in the fields of law and public policy. He has several scholarly publications in international academic journals in the areas of comparative constitutional law, law and development, legal history, human rights, legal education, and justice sector reform. He has also worked extensively as a justice sector reform advisor to Pakistani courts, federal and provincial government departments, the United Nations and various international bilateral and multilateral financial institutions, including the ADB, USAID, DFID, EU, GIZ and World Bank. He is a regular participant in local and international academic conferences and policy dialogues. His most recent book publication is ‘Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).’

Dr. Siddique holds a BA degree in Economics and English Literature from Government College, Lahore, an M.B.A from LUMS, and a BA (Honors) degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar). He received his Masters in Law (LL.M) and a Doctorate in Law (S.J.D) from Harvard University.