Maryam Jamshidi is an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU School of Law. She is lawyer and writer with over ten years of experience working on issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Her prior experiences include providing legal representation to a number of regional governments, working at a local human rights organization in a Middle Eastern country, and serving on a fact-finding mission to Egypt on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild.Maryam has written various academic articles on transitional justice and the Arab world, with a focus on the International Criminal Court. As part of her work on transitional justice, Maryam published a book, “The Future of the Arab Spring: Civic Entrepreneurship in Politics, Art, and Technology Startup,” which looks at the role of civil society in regional countries in transition. In addition to her academic writing, Maryam has published articles in media outlets such as Al Jazeera English and TruthOut. She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Muftah.org, a digital magazine focusing, in part, on domestic and international issues affecting countries in the MENA region. Maryam served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Follow her on Twitter at @MsJamshidi.