Thomas Samuelian, J.D., Ph.D.

Thomas-SamuelianThomas Samuelian, J.D., Ph.D., is the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Program Chair of the LL.M., and Director of the Legal Research Center. He earned the J.D. from Harvard Law School, and holds the Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. An international attorney with wide-ranging experience in the US, Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries, Dr. Samuelian is the founder and managing attorney of Arlex International Ltd., a leading law firm in Yerevan, Armenia. Dr. Samuelian has served on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, as well as St. Nersess Seminary and AUA Law Department. A scholar of many accomplishments, he is the author of numerous studies in law and public policy, including proposed measures for Armenia’s Anti-Corruption Strategy and Protection of Armenian Cultural Heritage, as well as Armenian historical and linguistic publications, including the first complete English translation of St. Gregory of Narek’s Prayer Book. He has served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia. He clerked in US District Court (E.D. Pa.) and is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and Armenia.