Editorial Board

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Volume 4, Issue 1 (January 2017)



Kay Lee

Kay is currently a 3rd year LLB student at SOAS, and Editor-in-Chief of the SOAS Law Journal. Her experience in the Law Journal began in 2014, as an editor. She is an international student from Singapore and spent most of her life in international schools in Asia, before graduating in 2013.

As a keen law student, she is also involved in various other organisations in the University, as a Vice-President of the Lawyers Without Borders (SOAS Chapter) and as one half of the Socials Officer in the SOAS Law Society.


Managing Editors


Abbas Ebrahim Al Abbas

Abbas is currently a 2nd year LLB Law student at SOAS, and a Managing Editor of the SOAS Law Journal. He moved to London from Dubai (UAE), where he is a national and was born and raised. Abbas joined the Law Journal in 2015 as an Associate Editor, where he edited Volume 3 Issue 1. He applied to be a Managing Editor, owing this to a desire to play a role in shaping the Journal itself; selecting articles for publication, editing substantively, and overseeing the management of and managing the Journal more widely. Abbas was drawn to the Journal’s focus on Asian and African countries and communities, and the legal systems therein.

In terms of his other extra-curricular activities, Abbas is the elected 2nd year LLB Law Student Representative, following his re-election from his 1st year.  Abbas is also Co-Founder and Co-President of the SOAS Jurisprudence Forum, a discussion group dedicated to debating key issues in legal philosophy.

Abbas hopes to, by his graduation in 2018, have secured a Training Contract at an international law firm.


Kenneth Noronha

Kenneth Edward Noronha joined the Law Journal in 2015, and has since served on the Editorial Board as a Managing Editor. He has a deep appreciation for and interest in matters of jurisprudence, constitutional, and financial law, and has supervised articles including refugee rights and comparative constitutional theory; he also is the primary design co-ordinator at the Journal. Kenneth has harboured a long interest in independent publishing, serving as Editor-in-Chief of a bimonthly student digest during Sixth Form.

An LLB finalist at SOAS, Kenneth also serves as Treasurer of the Law Society. Beyond his law-related pursuits, he takes great pride in his accomplishments in the arts, having achieved Grade 8 certification in both musical theory and classical piano from Trinity College London, the latter a pass with distinction. A play he wrote premiered at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in 2013, and he has served as Director of Communications and Founding Board Member of an independent charity project in Malaysia that provided access to the arts to underprivileged children.


Muzhgan Wahaj

Muzhgan Wahaj joined the Law Journal in 2016 as Managing Editor. She is currently a second year student of the LLB program, having previously obtained a BA in Criminology at the University of Toronto. An international student from Canada, she brings with her experience as an Editorial Board Member with the Ontario Council for International Cooperation global affairs publication, iAM magazine. Muzhgan is also a founding member of the SOAS Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and works part-time as an Analyst at TD Securities. 

A member of the Afghan refugee diaspora, Muzhgan has a keen interest in issues of forced migration and studies of the refugee identity. She looks forward to investigating these themes further in her final year of studies, with an anticipated graduation from the program in 2018.


Blog Editors


David Kanaan

David Kanaan is currently an LLM student at SOAS concentrating in international comparative commercial law with a dissertation in copyright. David is hoping to work at a law firm in London post-LLM where he can continue with his interests in intellectual property and commercial law. 
Prior to coming to SOAS, David worked as an attorney in New York City dealing mostly with real estate matters. He completed his BA in Philosophy from Union College where he served as Editor in Chief of the Ephemeris philosophy journal. David went to Law School at Pace University in New York where he received a Juris Doctor with a certification in International Law. During law school, he clerked for multiple judges including the Appeals Chamber at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. 

Nikhil Gangadharan

Nikhil is a postgraduate student pursuing law (General LLM) at SOAS. He was working with different institutions in India for over seven years before enrolling at SOAS. He worked as a Legal Consultant for the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety in New Delhi, India and prior to this he served as a Law Clerk cum Research Assistant to a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He also worked at the Office of Minister of States (Planning), Planning Commission, India and at the Centre for Women and the Law, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. He did his LLB and LLM (Human Rights) degrees from University of Calicut and NLSIU respectively. 


Senior Editors


Aisha Babalakin

Ehsan Malik

Mustafa Ahmed

Sameera Abdulrahman

Sara Alqamish

Suad Akhundov


Associate Editors


Carrie Anne Haufler

Hanna Desta

Jaleece Ahmad Khan

Mary Kanu

Sonia Anwar-Ahmed Martinez

Silviya Hristova