Dr. Haroun Rahimi

Advisory Board

Haroun Rahimi has obtained his B.A. in Law from Herat University, his LLM in Global Business Law from University of Washington School of Law, and his Ph.D. from University of Washington. Rahimi is Assistant Professor of Law at American University of Afghanistan. Prof. Rahimi’s research focuses on economic laws, institutional development, and institutional reform in context of less developed countries. Prof. Rahimi’s dissertation, titled “Formalizing Informal Credit and Trade Institutions: How to Create Effective Economic Institutions in Afghanistan and Beyond” has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Dissertation Award by University of Washington School of Law. Prof. Rahimi’s research has appeared in reputable local and international journals. Prof. Rahimi has also collaborated as independent consultant with a number of research firms and policy think tanks conducting policy research on institutional development and good governance in the Afghan context. At the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Prof. Rahimi is working on the legal history of Afghanistan and the ways that legal transplantation is legitimized in the Muslim countries.

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