Alim Ulbasehv is a PHD candidate in law at Moscow State University, where he also teaches Russian civil law. His dissertation deals with the codification of civil law in Israel. He spent a year as a visiting student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Alim is also a practicing lawyer in Moscow. As a Fox Fellow, Alim plans to plans to focus his research on different issues of civil law codification, media regulation and human rights protection in the US, Russia and the Middle East region.