omar yousef shehabi is a former legal officer with unrwa, the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees in the near east. 

omar has served as a legal advisor with the palestinian negotiations support project, where he provided counsel to the palestinian leadership on final-status negotiations with israel and other foreign relations, and an adjunct lecturer in international law and human rights at birzeit university. 

previously, omar worked as a labor lawyer in los angeles and chicago, representing labor unions, employees, and employee benefit funds.