Hilary Christina Bell | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Hilary Christina Bell

Hilary Christina Bell (LLM)

Assistant Professor
College of Law

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Hilary Bell is an assistant professor at the College of Law. She teaches dispute resolution and legal skills courses. As a professor, Bell leverages her comprehensive legal experience and knowledge to complement academic and scholarly perspectives with that of an experienced practitioner. In addition to teaching, she coaches teams competing in international moot court competitions, including the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. 

Bell has 11 years of professional dispute resolution experience and has practiced and taught law in the UK and Qatar. She holds an LLM (Distinction) in Construction Law and Arbitration from Robert Gordon University and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Glasgow. 

Bell is a solicitor and notary public; a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration; a member of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI); a member of the LWI Moot Court Committee; a member of the International Coach Federation, and a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. 

Her scholarship focuses on the interdisciplinary application of educational pedagogy to teaching critical areas of law, including climate law and dispute resolution. She regularly presents to international audiences at education conferences on developing legal skills pedagogy. Additionally, she has written on construction law and the global energy transition.


Research Interests

  • Legal Skills Pedagogy
  • Disruptive Education
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Law
  • Global Energy Transition
  • The Intersection of Civil and Common Law


Assistant Professor

College of Law and Public Policy; Hamad Bin Khalifa University;

April 17- Present
  • Associate

    Dentons; Qatar;

    January 16- April 17
  • Clinical Instructor

    College of Law; Qatar University;

    Nov 12- Dec 16
  • Solicitor

    Digby Brown; UK.

    July 07- June 2012



University of Glasgow, UK

  • LLM Distinction

    Robert Gordon University; UK


Selected Publications

  • Tackling the Legally Disruptive Problem of Climate Change with Disruptive Legal Education in: Climate Change Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa Region (Olawuyi ed, Routledge 2021)

  • Managing Construction Risk in the Natural Gas Industry in EPC Contracts- Implications of the Energy Transition in: Palgrave Handbook of Natural Gas and Global Energy Transitions (Olawuyi ed, 2021) forthcoming

  • New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers

    Suffolk University, Boston, September 2015 Presentation: “Maximizing student potential: introducing the challenge of billable hours in the legal writing classroom.”

  • Empire State Legal Writing Conference

    Syracuse University, New York, May 2015 Presentation: “How Legal Anthropology Can Engage Civil Law Students with Common Law Concepts.”

  • Global Legal Skills Conference

    Verona University, Italy, May 2014 Presentation: “Find Their Voice by Speaking Their Language - Effectively Teaching ESL Civil Law Students.”

  • Legal Writing Institute Workshop “Bringing the Local Bar into the Classroom”

    Touro Law Center, New York, December 2013 Presentation: “Stop; Start; Continue: Bringing Change Management Tools to Legal Education