Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., McGill University
J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
Professor Akram Faizer joined the DSOL faculty as an Assistant Professor of Law in July 2011. Prior to joining the LMU faculty, Professor Faizer was a practicing attorney in Buffalo, NY, where specialized in litigation at Hiscock & Barclay LLP, a New York law firm. As a litigator, Professor Faizer focused his practice on real estate valuation litigation, with special emphasis on both eminent domain and tax assessment disputes. While practicing as an attorney, Professor Faizer was the first person to be awarded the Hanna S. Cohn Young Lawyer Award by the New York State Bar Association for pro bono legal service to his community. The Award was especially meaningful to Professor Faizer in that it is awarded on annual basis to only one attorney in the entire State of New York based on the recommendation of that attorney’s local bar association.
Professor Faizer graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in Notre Dame, IN, with a Juris Doctor Degree in June 2000. While a law student, Professor Faizer was awarded the Jessup International Moot Court Award for excellent in oral advocacy and a scholarship by the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights based on his participation in “Peace Project,” a human rights internship that enabled participants from North American law schools to both learn about and seek ways of engendering a stable peace between the parties in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Professor Faizer holds both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology from Montreal, Canada’s McGill University.
He is a member of the New York Bar.