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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Lama Karame


PhD Candidate, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies University of Oxford, United Kingdom



Lama Karamé is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Her thesis investigates the socio-legal construction of the child, through an ethnographic study of juvenile courts in Lebanon. She holds an LL.B. in public law from the Saint Joseph University of Beirut and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the Lebanese University. In 2015, she graduated with an LL.M. in law, culture, and society from SOAS, University of London. Previously, she was a visiting scholar at the Columbia Law School. Lama is a lawyer and member of the Beirut-based NGO and research center, The Legal Agenda.



Socio-legal studies; child law; legal pluralism; religious courts; children in the global south, human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
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