SOAS University of London

School of Law

Lolwa Alfadhel

LLB (Westminster), LLM and PhD (Queen Mary University of London)
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Alfadhel, Lolwa - LAW-IMG
School of Law

Senior Teaching Fellow

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Dr Lolwa Alfadhel
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7074 5153
Paul Webley Wing (Senate House)
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Academic Support Hours:
Friday 15.00-17.00


Lolwa Alfadhel is a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London. She completed her LLB (Hons) Law at University of Westminster and obtained her LLM in Public International Law (Merit) and PhD in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London.

 Prior to joining SOAS, Lolwa taught Tort Law, Medical Negligence Law, and Business Law at Queen Mary University of London. She has previous experience in teaching other law modules such as Criminal, Contract, Public International Law, and Intellectual Property Law.


Association of Law Teachers

British Institute of International & Comparative Law

Society of Legal Scholars


Lolwa’s primary research interests is the development and enforcement of intellectual property protection in the Arabian Gulf States. The majority of Lolwa’s research focuses on the relevant trademark laws in the Gulf Cooperation Council States (GCC) as an effective enforcement mechanism to deal with the rise of counterfeiting activities in the region. The GCC States have been listed among the countries with significant problems in terms of intellectual property protection and enforcement. Thus, Lolwa’s work to date seeks to shed light on the importance and effectiveness of border measures, judicial processes, including civil and criminal proceedings in all of the six Member States using a combination of comparative, doctrinal, and socio-legal research.