Faizat Badmus-Busari LLB BL LLM, an SJD candidate at Emory University School of Law, is completing her dissertation titled “Theorizing Sharia Law, International Instruments, and Women’s Right with a focus on Northern Nigeria” under the supervision of Prof. Abdullah An-Na’im.
Her academic interest and professional expertise include International Human Rights Law with a particular focus on Women’s and Child’s Rights, International Law, Islamic Law and Comparative Law. Her LLM focused on International and Comparative Law.
Prior to starting her S.J.D program, Faizat served as an Associate Attorney at Babalakin & Co. Legal practitioners and thereafter worked at the World Trade Center of New Orleans. She also interned for the United Nations (UN Women) office of the Assistant Secretary General Policy and Programme conducting research on and advocating for gender equality and women’s right.
Faizat recently completed a yearlong Graduate Assistantship position for The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program working on Mobilizing Action for Women and Girls Initiative. Faizat was a 2016-2017 recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship award as well as the Vice-President of the SJD society.