Lama Karame

Lama Karame

Lama Karame

Adjunct Faculty

Socio-Legal studies, sentencing, judicial decision-making, juvenile justice, legal mobilization.

Lama Karamé is an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. She is a lawyer and researcher, with extensive experience in human rights litigation and legal advocacy. Formerly, she directed the strategic litigation program at the Beirut-based regional NGO, The Legal Agenda.

Her research broadly focuses on issues at the intersection of law and society. She has published numerous studies, policy papers and articles on a wide range of topics, including legal mobilization and reform, socio-economic justice, juvenile justice, judicial decision-making, sentencing trends, and family law.

In addition to teaching, she is currently writing her Ph.D. dissertation in Socio-Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Her doctoral research explores the socio-legal conceptualization of the child through an ethnographic study of juvenile courts in Lebanon.

Courses Taught

CRIM 405 Law and Justice Around the World


  • LL.B. in Public Law, Université Saint Joseph.
  • BA in Sociology, Lebanese University.
  • Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School.
  • LL.M. in Law, Culture and Society, SOAS University of London (Distinction; Sarah Spells Prize for the Best Performing Student).
  • DPhil / PhD in Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford (expected completion: 2023).