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Muhammad Sarahne


Research Interests

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Comparative Law

Muhammad Sarahne

Muhammad joined the Penn Law S.J.D. program as a Dean’s Scholar in 2017. Prior to that, Muhammad graduated with distinction from the Penn Law LL.M. program, which he joined in 2016 as a Fulbright Scholar. Before coming to Penn Law Muhammad worked as an Attorney at the Economic Crime Department at the State Attorney’s Office in Israel, which is a criminal prosecution division specializing in white collar crime and public corruption. He earned a double degree in Law and Psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During his studies, Muhammad worked in Non-Governmental Organizations, such as the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and the Movement for Quality Government in Israel. Muhammad serves also a research assistant at the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) at Penn Law.


Muhammad’s research project aims to explore the field of criminal liability for omissions, and specifically holding people responsible for crimes defined as affirmative acts (in commission terms) based on their failure to act.

Dissertation Committee

Prof. Paul H. Robinson, Colin S. Diver Professor of Law (supervisor).


Awards & Fellowships

Fulbright Scholarship (2016-2017)

Dean’s Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2017-2020)