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Omar Noureldin

Omar Noureldin

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: July 27, 2019




Omar H. Noureldin (JD 2014) is a litigation attorney at Munger, Tolles & Olson in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Since 2016, he has been a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law, his alma mater. Noureldin teaches seminars on constitutional theory, constitutional litigation and judicial decision-making. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his law school class, Order of the Coif.

Equal parts policy wonk and community organizer, Noureldin served as vice president and general counsel of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a national civil rights and religious freedom nonprofit. He increased the public understanding of Islam and improved laws and policies that affect American Muslims through public policy advocacy, media relations and community empowerment. He was a sought-after legal and policy analyst for national TV news. An active member of his communities, Noureldin is a leadership fellow with the Equality California Institute, a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Law Clerk Advisory Committee and the diversity lead for the USC Gould Board of Councilors Clerkship Committee.

Noureldin clerked for Circuit Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Chief District Judge Virginia A. Phillips on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Before law school, Noureldin worked and lived in Middle Eastern refugee camps as a youth education counselor. He helped refugee high school students apply to college. A first-generation college student and professional, Noureldin received his undergraduate degree in science, technology, and international affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

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