Dr. Osama SiddiqueAssociate Fellow
Dr. Osama Siddique is an Associate Fellow at IDEAS and the Executive Director of Law & Policy Research Network (LPRN). In 2016 he was the Inaugural Henry J. Steiner Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. He is also 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, legal sociology, 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, ICRC 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. He has also practiced law for several years as an Associate Attorney at the New York offices of two of the largest law firms in the world as well as an appellate court lawyer in Pakistan. His most recent academic book publication is the multiple award winning ‘Pakistan’s Experience with Formal Law: An Alien Justice’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). He is also the author of the historical novel ‘Snuffing Out the Moon’ (Penguin Random House India, 2017).
Dr. Siddique holds a B.A degree in Economics and English Literature from Government College, Lahore, an M.B.A from LUMS, and a B.A (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.