This Lebanese University Graduate Was Awarded ‘Best PhD Dissertation’ in France

Dr. Nora Raad, a graduate of the Lebanese University, received an award for “Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Comparative Law and Foreign Laws” by the Faculty of Law & Political Sciences in Aix-Marseille University, France.

Raad received the award for her Ph.D. Dissertation titled “The situation of women in the comparative French-Lebanese Penal Code” during the award ceremony for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation for 2018-2019 held on 16 January 2020.

This winning Ph.D. Dissertation was previously defended in December 2018 and accomplished under the joint supervision of Prof. Leila Saadeh from the Lebanese University – Doctoral School of Law,  and Prof. Sylvie Cimamonti of the Doctoral School in Legal and Political Science, Aix-Marseille University.

Before her doctorate, Raad obtained a BA in law from the Faculty of Law and Political Science – Filière Francophone de Droit at the Lebanese University. She continued her studies in criminal law and comparative legal studies at Aix-Marseille University.

She secured a Certificate of Attendance from the Center for Studies and Research – The Hague Academy of International Law, on the topic “The international struggle for women’s rights.”

Dr. Nora Raad also participated in specialized courses in international criminal law – the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Italy, and other courses related to the situation of migrant women with the European network of immigrants (ENOMW) based in Greece.

According to Dr. Raad, she considered this award “a very nice recognition of long research work, a legal feminist thesis!”

She expressed her thanks to Mrs. Leila Saadeh for her years of supporting her since her first year at the French-speaking sector of law, as well as her family, sisters, parents, and the “big family in Aix and Paris.” 

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