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Harvard Law Today Features SHARIAsource Luce Grant

Read the Harvard Law Today article on the Henry Luce Foundation’s $400,000 award to ILSP for the development of SHARIAsource, a project designed to be an online portal of resources and analysis on Islamic law and directed by Harvard Law School Professor Intisar A. Rabb. Read More

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SHARIAsource Awarded $400K Luce Foundation Grant

The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded $400,000 over two years for the development of SHARIAsource, a project designed to be an online portal of resources and analysis on Islamic law and directed by Harvard Law School Professor Intisar A. Rabb. SHARIAsource is a joint project of Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Read More

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2015 Visiting Fellows

ILSP welcomes Febe Armanios, Associate Professor of History at Middlebury College, and Boğaç A. Ergene, Associate Professor of History at University of Vermont, as this year’s Visiting Fellows. The two scholars will be working on a joint project exploring the evolution of halal food. Read More

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ILSP May Newsletter Available Online

ILSP’s May 2015 newsletter is now available online. Catch up on news from the Spring semester and find out about upcoming plans for the next academic year. Read More

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First Annual ILSP Writing Prize on Islamic Law Awarded

Marzieh Tofighi Darian (LLM ’15) is the first winner of the ILSP Writing Prize on Islamic Law. Tofighi’s paper, “Jurisprudential Differences in Sunni Law and Shii Law and Their Impact on Constitutional Drafting and Design,” was chosen from among a strong field of submissions. Read More

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Congratulations HLS Class of 2015

ILSP offers hearty congratulations to the more than 700 JD, LLM, and SJD students who graduated from Harvard Law School on May 28 amidst a full slate of Commencement activities. The Program has been fortunate to have known and worked with many of these young scholars in various capacities: student, research assistant, event organizer, and enthusiastic participant in Program activities. We offer our best wishes for success in the varied endeavors on which they now embark. Congratulations HLS Class of 2015! Read More

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Intisar Rabb Named Radcliffe Fellow

ILSP Director Intisar Rabb is among the 12 Harvard University faculty members selected to be fellows at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for 2015-2016. The title of Professor Rabb’s project is “Qāḍī Justice: Cases and Controversies in Early Islamic Law and Society.” Read More

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New Publication from ILSP Visiting Fellow Shahab Ahmed

ILSP Visiting Fellow Shahab Ahmed’s new book, What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic, is forthcoming in November 2015 from Princeton University Press. Read More

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SHARIAsource Featured in Harvard Magazine

ILSP’s SHARIAsource project is featured in an interview with Prof. Intisar Rabb and ILSP Deputy Director Rashid Alvi in the May-June issue of Harvard Magazine. The article covers the history and development of the project, and Rabb’s vision for its future. Read More

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Year-End News

As the 2014-2105 academic year comes to a close, we will have a few pieces of exciting news to share: information on our new Visiting Fellows, the winner of the first ILSP Writing Prize, and a recap of the semester’s happenings in our Spring 2015 newsletter. Check back (or check your email!) for more on these over the next couple of months. Read More