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ILSP Directors to Speak at Library of Congress

ILSP Directors Intisar Rabb and Kristen Stilt will participate in a panel discussion “Perspectives on Reform of Islamic Law” at the Law Library of Congress on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The aim of the program will be to explore perspectives on and new avenues of reform in Islamic law. Read More

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SHARIAsource Holds Convening Conference, Kicks Off Private Beta Site

On September 18th, ILSP and the Berkman Center co-hosted a convening conference that brought together experts in academia, policy, journalism, communications, technology and library sciences. Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School, and Urs Gasser, Executive Director of the Berkman Center, provided opening words of welcome and support, and Intisar Rabb, Editor-in-Chief of SHARIAsource, presented the timeline for the initiative and invited participants to explore its prospects for far-reaching impact in journalism, policy, and the academic study of Islam. Read More

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ILSP Fellowships for 2016-2017

ILSP is now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2016–2017. The purpose of the Visiting Fellows Program is to provide opportunities for outstanding scholars to undertake research, writing and scholarly engagement on Islamic law in ways that span traditional and interdisciplinary academic disciplines consistent with the Program’s mission. Applicants with a JD, SJD, PhD or other comparable terminal degree from any field of study are welcome to apply.

Follow the links for information on eligibility and how to apply. Read More

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In Memoriam: M. Shahab Ahmed

ILSP Directors, staff, and affiliates mourn the passing of M. Shahab Ahmed on Thursday, September 17. Ahmed, an ILSP Research Fellow in 2014-2015, was remembered by HLS’ Noah Feldman in Bloomberg View: “He demonstrated, in his work and in his life, that it’s within the power of today’s Muslims to make rich and cosmopolitan meaning within their tradition—to embrace, not reject. His legacy should extend beyond the world of scholarship to the world of thought and belief and action and love.” Read More

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September 2015 Updates Newsletter Available Online

The ILSP September 2015 Updates newsletter is now available online. See what’s upcoming at ILSP in the new academic year! Read More

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Islamic Law at ASLH (American Society for Legal History) Annual Meeting

ILSP Director Intisar Rabb will be featured in an Author-Meets-Reader session at the American Society for Legal History annual meeting in late October. Rabb will discuss her recently published book, Doubt in Islamic Law A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Read More

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Kristen Stilt on Animals, Law, and Religion

ILSP Director Kristen Stilt is featured in the September 8, 2015 edition of Harvard Law Today. Prof. Stilt discusses her work on the intersection of animals, law, and religion, including that of animals and Islamic law. Read More

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ILSP Research Assistant Opportunity

The Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the position of Research Assistant for SHARIAsource—an online portal of resources and analysis on Islamic law, built with support from the Berkman Center and in cooperation with students and scholars of Islamic law and policy in the United States and around the world. Read More

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ILSP Research Editor Position

The Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the position of part-time Research Editor for SHARIAsource—an online portal of resources and analysis on Islamic law, built with support from the Berkman Center and in cooperation with students and scholars of Islamic law and policy in the United States and around the world. Read More

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ILSP Open House 2015

ILSP cordially invites Harvard University affiliates and friends to the Program’s annual Open House to learn about exciting new initiatives, find out how to become involved, and meet Directors Professors Intisar Rabb and Kristen Stilt, staff, and this year’s visiting fellows Read More