Zachary Calo | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Zachary R. Calo

Dr. Zachary Calo

College of Law

  • Phone+974-4454-1938
  • Office locationRoom C.03.018, Third Floor, College of Islamic Studies Building


Zachary R. Calo is a Professor of Law and Founding Professor at the College of Law, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2015. He is also a Professor of Law (adjunct) at the University of Notre Dame Australia, a Visiting Professor at The Open University (UK), a Central Asia Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at Tashkent State University of Law (Uzbekistan), an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University in Qatar, and a Lecturer at the Qatar Olympic Academy. Before joining the faculty at HBKU, he was a Professor of Law and Sywgert Research Scholar at Valparaiso University School of Law in the United States, where he also taught at Notre Dame Law School and DePaul College of Law. He began his legal career as an Associate Attorney with BuckleySandler, LLP in Washington, DC and is currently a Senior Counsel with McNair International and of Counsel Sports Law at Schelstraete Equine Law. He serves on international dispute resolution panels with Sport Resolutions UK and the Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal. A CEDR-certified mediator, he is an Officer of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association and a member of the Ethics Committee of the International Mediation Institute.


Research Interests

  • Sports Law
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Religion and Law


Professor of Law and Swygert Research Fellow

Valparaiso University Law School




Pepperdine School of Law, Los Angeles, USA

  • MA

    The University of Virginia

  • PhD

    The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

  • JD

    The University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, USA

  • MA

    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  • BA

    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA


Selected Publications

  • Christianity, Ethics, and the Law

    Zachary Calo, Joshua Neoh and Keith Thompso, eds. Routledge

  • Agape, Justice, and Law

    Zachary Calo and Robert Cochran, eds Cambridge University Press

  • Developments in Online Dispute Resolution in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries, Forthcoming, John Marshall Law Journal

  • Islam, Europe, and the Problem of Peace,

    in Dawid Bunikowski and Alberto Puppo eds., Critical Philosophy on Law, Religion, and Peace (Springer)

  • Law, Religion, and the Detraditionalization of Europe

    LAW, RELIGION, AND TRADITION, Jessica Giles, Andrea Pin and Frank Ravitch, eds. (Springer)

  • The Secularity of Law and the Freedom From Religion,

    Forthcoming in Freedom of and for Religion: Conceptualization a Common Right, Cole Durham, Javier Martinez-Torrón & Donlu Thayer, eds. (Routledge)

  • Law, Religion, and Secular Order

    Journal of Law, Religion, and State