Professor Aymen Masadeh

Professor Aymen Masadeh

Professor of MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution Programme
He worked in a number of universities, such as Bristol University, New York Institute of Technology and Yarmouk University (Jordan).

Contact details

+971 4 279 1400 Ext: 450
+971 4 279 1490


He did his LLB at Jordan University, LLM at Aberdeen University (UK) and PhD at Bristol University (UK). Before joining The British University in Dubai, he was the dean of the faculty of law at Yarmouk University.

His PhD research was in the field of liability for defective quality. He published widely in contract law and professional liability. He participated in international law conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf).


Academic Qualifications

  • 1997- 2001   Ph.D. in Contract Law - University of Bristol (UK).
  • 1996-1997    LLM in Commercial Law – University of Aberdeen (UK).
  • 1992-1996    BA in Law (LLB) – University of Jordan.


Administrative and Professional Experience

  • 2011-Now     Head of Program, The British University in Dubai
  • 2008-2010    Dean of the Faculty of Law, Yarmouk University, Jordan.
  • 2004-2005    Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law, Yarmouk University.
  • 2004-Now     Lawyer, legal consultant and arbitrator
  • 2007-Now     Licensed Mediator (Appointed by the minister of Justice), Jordan


Academic Experience

  • 2011-Present: Professor of law at the British University in Dubai.
  • 2011-Present  (On leave of absence): Professor of law, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • 2007- 2011    Associate Professor, Yarmouk University.
  • 2001- 2007    Assistant Professor, Yarmouk University.
  • 2001 – 2003  Part-Time Lecturer of Business Law - New York Institute of Technology NYIT (Amman branch).
  • 1999-2000    Tutor of Contract Law, University of Bristol.


Membership in Academic and Professional Societies

  • Member of the Society of Construction Law (Gulf).
  • Member of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.
  • Member of the Jordanian Bar Association.
  • Member of the Jordanian Intellectual Property Organization 2002-2004.


Teaching Experience:

  • The British University in Dubai: Introduction to Law, Construction Law 1 & 2, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.
  • Bristol University: Contract Law. 
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT): Business Law I & Business Law II.
  1. LLM: Advanced Civil Law; International Commercial Contracts (In English)
  2. MA of Health Care Management (A Joint Program with the Royal College of Dublin): Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Care Management (In English)
  3. LLB: Principles of Commercial Law; Commercial Papers and Banking Transactions; Real estate law; Labour Law; Evidence Law; Procedural Law; English Terminology, Introduction to Law; Private International Law; Sources of Obligations; nominated contracts; Insurance Contract; Execution Law.


Academic Supervision and Viva Committees

  • Supervisor of postgraduate students at the British University in Dubai and at Yarmouk University.
  • Supervisor of postgraduate students at the Jordanian Judicial Institute.
  • Member of LLM and PhD viva committees at several Jordanian universities.


Journal articles:

Masadeh, A. (2014). Vicarious Performance and Privity in Construction under the law of United Arab Emirates. International Construction Law Review (ICLR), vol. 31 (1), pp.108.

Masadeh, A. (2013). The court’s supportive role in Arbitration under the law of United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Humanities and Management Sciences (IJHMS),vol.1 (1), pp.129-131. Available at

Masadeh, A., & Khasawneh A. (2011).  Civil Liability of Authentication Authority. University of Sharjah Journal of Shari'a & Law Sciences.

Masadeh, A., & Khasawneh A. (2011). The Consumer's Right of Withdrawal in Doorstep and Distance Selling Contracts. Shariah and Law Journal – UAE University, vol.46, pp. 157.  Available at

Masadeh, A., & Alshammari M. (2011). The Abuse of the Author's Moral Right by the Heirs. Shariah and Law Journal – UAE University, vol. 45, pp.21. Available at

Masadeh, A. (2010).The Scope of the Legal Duty to Treat. Arab Law Quarterly, vol 24 (4), pp. 361. Abstract is available at

Masadeh, A., & Mahasneh N. (2010). The Legal Duty of Disclosure of the Proposed Medical Intervention. Dirasat Journal - Jordan University, vol. 37 (1). Abstract is available at

Mahasneh N., & Masadeh, A. (2009) . The Professional Liability of the Legal Advisor - A Jordanian and English law Perspective: A Critical Study. Shariah and Law Journal – UAE University, vol. 38, pp. 27.  Available at

Masadeh, A., & Daradkeh L. (2009). The time – scale of the applicability of the Jordanian Arbitration Law: An Analytical Study under law provisions, scholars' theories and judicial applications. Abhath Al Yarmouk Journal, vol. 25 (3), pp.453.

Masadeh, A. (2009). Evaluation of the Sublease Legal Regime: An Analytical Study under Jordanian Law. Abhath Al Yarmouk Journal,  vol. 25 (2), pp. 259.

Bashayreh, M., & Masadeh, A. (2008).The position of Jordanian Law Towards International Jurisdictional Clauses: A Critical Study in Comparison with the Hague Convention 2005. Abhath Al Yarmouk Journal, vol. 24, pp. 465.

Masadeh, A., & Bashayreh, M. (2007). Contemporary Legal Issues of Contract Formation by Online Orders. Shariah and Law Journal – UAE University, vol. 31, pp.19. Available at

Masadeh, A. (2007). Employee’s Legal Protection against Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy. Dirasat Journal - Jordan University, vol. 24 (2).

Masadeh, A. (2005). Classification of Software Contract. Mountbatten Journal of Legal Studies MJLS (Southampton-UK). Available at

Masadeh, A. (2005). Digital Signature and Electronic Certificate: Their Features and Legal Effects.The Manarah Journal-Al Albayt University,vol. 11, pp. 249.

Masadeh, A. (2004). Mediation as a Dispute Resolution under Jordanian Law. Abhath Al Yarmouk Journal, vol. 20,  pp.1935.

Masadeh, A. (2002). Remedies for Defective Goods: An Analytical Study under Jordanian Law, English Sale of Goods Act and the EC directive on certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees. Al Rafidain Journal, pp. 37.


Conference Papers:

Masadeh, A. (2014). Fundamentals of UAE Construction Law. UAE FIDIC conference. UAE. 24-25 November.

Masadeh, A. (2014). Defects liability under UAE law. CIB 2014 Conference. Sri Lanka. 4-8 May.

Masadeh, A. (2013). Sustainable Building 13 (SB13). Dubai, UAE.

Masadeh, A. (2013). The Role of Law Schools and Human Rights. The 2013 IALS Annual Meeting  at the Infosys Global Education Centre.Mysore, India. 6-9 March.

Masadeh, A. (2012). International Conference on Law and Social Sciences, organized by International Scientific Academy of Engineering and Technology. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Masadeh, A. (2012). Qatar Law Forum.May. Qatar.

Masadeh, A. (2012). Governance and anticorruption conference. Jarash University, Jordan. April.

Masadeh, A. (2011). Intellectual Property Conference. Ajman University, Ajman, UAE. November.

Masadeh, A. (2010). The Conference of the "International Association of Law Schools IALS.TheUniversity of Milan, Italy. 20- 22 May.

Masadeh, A. (2010.The Eighth Conference of the Arab Law Schools Association.  Sirt University, Libya. 2-3 May.

Masadeh, A. (2010). Judge of the Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition.Oxford University, UK. 24-27 March

Masadeh, A. (2010). Legal Framework for Jordan's Audio-Visual Sector. A workshop organized by IREX. 26-27 February.

Masadeh, A. (2009).Teaching and Education. The University of Malta, 15-18 March.

Masadeh, A. (2009). Qatar Law Forum.(conference organized by the permanent committee for organizing conferences in the State of Qatar). Qatar. 29-31 May.

Masadeh, A. (2009). Human Organs Transplantation.Jarash University. 6-7 May.

Masadeh, A. (2009). A paper delivered in the symposium of Medical Liability.Yarmouk University. 5th May.

Masadeh, A. (2009). Promoting the rule of law and the right in litigation. Yarmouk University and the Hayat Centre. 7th April.

Masadeh, A. (20008). International Seminar on Comparative law. The Islamic Science University of Malaysia. Malaysia. 18-19 Novermber.

Masadeh, A. (2008). Judicial Procedures.  Yarmouk University in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice. 4-5 November.

Masadeh, A. (2008). Landlord and Tenant Law. Yarmouk University. 19th December.

Masadeh, A. (2008). Human trafficking. Qatar University, Qatar. April.

“Legal Ethics Workshop”, held by the American Bar Association (ABA), Jordan, June 2006.

Masadeh, A. (2005). The Enhancement of Legal Education. The American Bar Association and the Accreditation Council. Jordan.14-15 September.

Masadeh, A. (2004). The Role of Private Sector in Development. University of Kuwait, Kuwait. 8-9 March.

Masadeh, A. (2004). Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution. Yarmouk University, Jordan. December.

Masadeh, A. (2004). Law and Computer.University of Yarmouk, Jordan. July.


Teaching units

  • Construction Law
  • Arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution (Mediation & Adjudication)

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