Amirhassan (Amir) Boozari, Esq., is a Foreign Law Expert specializing in Iranian / Islamic / Sharia Law. Dr. Boozari has decades of experience helping clients determine the degree to which a certain foreign jurisdiction diverges or converges in its methodological and interpretive framework with the one that the proceeding court has adopted.
As a foreign law expert, Dr. Boozari is well versed in both the foreign jurisdiction's and the proceeding court's approaches to universally recognized concepts in the general theory of law, such as damages or compensation, and is able to disentangle the existing intertwined complexities therein.
Dr. Boozari received a Master of Law Degree, LLM, on International and U.S. Legal Studies from Case Western University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio. He was awarded an International Business Law Certificate for a thesis on Comparative Analysis of WTO Rules and Foreign Investment Laws in Iran.
Dr. Boozari earned his SJD from UCLA School of Law where he researched and wrote on Democracy and Islamic Law, Philosophy of Law, Right to Political Participation, and Constitutionalism in Islamic Law. He also researched and wrote on Comparative Constitutionalism in Iran, Egypt, and Indonesia. He has taught as an adjunct professor of law at UCLA and other law schools in California. He has also authored a book, SHI'I JURISPRUDENCE AND CONSTITUTION: REVOLUTION IN IRAN (2011, Palgrave Macmillan) and contributed a chapter, Concept of State in Shi'i Jurisprudence, in ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF ISLAMIC LAW (2019, Routledge).
Litigation Support - Dr. Boozari's main task is to assist the trier of fact in unpacking the intricacies of a foreign jurisdiction's legal taxonomy and to render an opinion in a clear, meaningful, and helpful way. To reach such result, he combines his decades-long experience as a practitioner with teaching background as an academic. His opinions are thoroughly researched and supported by the most recent prevailing opinions of competent courts as well as most authoritative treatises. This approach has helped him establish himself as an expert in foreign law with a proven record of success. Dr. Boozari is fluent in Persian (Farsi), Arabic, Turkish, and English.
Past Expert Witness Cases and Research Include:
- Conflict of Laws
- Comparative Torts Law
- Political Crime
- Interpretation of international petroleum agreements
- Joint Venture Liabilities
- Damages in bilateral investment treaties
- Applicable law in torts-related disputes
- Personal Status Laws
- Corporation and Contract Laws
- Religious Minorities Rights
Areas of Expertise:
- Islamic Law / Sharia Law
- Comparative Law
- Comparative Constitutionalism
- Philosophy of Law
- Personal Status Law
- International Human Rights
- International Business Transactions
- International Investment Law
- International Arbitration
- Law and Religion
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Focusing substantially on the relation between the concept of constitutionalism and Islamic Law in general and how such relation is specifically reflected in the Shiite jurisprudence, this volume explores the juristic origins of constitutionalism, especially in the context of 1905 Constitutional Revolution in Iran.