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Workshop Talk :: Religious Law in Comparative Law

Presented at the International and Comparative Law Workshop, convened by Professors Intisar Rabb and William Alford. Presenter: Ralf Michaels, Duke University Law School Read More

Public Discourse and the Internet

Intisar Rabb, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Faculty Director, SHARIAsource Jonathan Zittrain, Co-Founder, Director, and Faculty Chair, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society… Read More

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ILSP/SHARIAsource Open House

Come learn from ILSP/SHARIAsource, a new initiative at Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, which offers content and context on Islamic law. ILSP/SHARIAsource will… Read More

Islamic Law’s Duty to Fight: Claiming Jurisdiction over Jihad

Adnan Zulfiqar, Sharswood Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School Wed, Sep 21 | 5.00-7.00p Presented at the International and Comparative Law Workshop, convened by Professors… Read More

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Lunch Discussion :: From Big Law to Public Service in the White House

Raheemah Abdulaleem (JD *01), Associate General Counsel in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, the White House; former Senior Trial Attorney, US… Read More

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SHARIAsource at HLS Student Activities Fair

Find out about the project and student opportunities to get involved with research and writing, lunches with leading scholars and practitioners, regular policy briefings, and… Read More

Workshop on Animals, Law, and Religion

ILSP Director Kristen Stilt and Fall 2015 ILSP Visiting Fellows Febe Armanios and Boğaç Ergene co-organized a scholarly workshop on the treatment of animals from Islamic and comparative religious and religio-legal perspectives. The goal of the event was to foster a conversation about how religious traditions consider the interrelated topics of animals, ethics, and law, with the aim of developing an integrated methodology from a comparative perspective. The event took place May 20-21, 2016, and was the first in a series of events on this topic. To learn more about the participants and papers, click here. Co-sponsored by the Animal Law & Policy Program. Read More

Courts and Judicial Procedure in Early Islamic Law

Much attention has long been accorded to substantive rulings in early Islamic contexts, and recent work has highlighted social histories surrounding courts. But few of those studies place particular emphasis on judicial procedure. Answers to questions of procedure are essential for rounding out the picture of any legal system beyond the four corners of the pages framing the law in the books or the unbounded conception of law as it affects society. Procedure informs both inquiries. By bringing together scholars of Islamic law from different periods, this conference seeks to uncover the inner workings of courts and the administration of justice in medieval Islamic lands, 632-1250 AD. Read More

What Is Islam? A Symposium in Memory of Shahab Ahmed

This symposium will provide an opportunity to consider What is Islam? from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Those who will reflect on Shahab’s book and its impact include Michael Cook, Noah Feldman, Cemal Kafadar, Gülru Necipoğlu, Parimal Patil, and Nicholas Watson. Read More

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Prof. Rabb at History Department Faculty Book Tour

ILSP Director Intisar Rabb will join other distinguished faculty at Harvard University History Department’s annual Faculty Book Tour. Prof. Rabb’s book “Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law” will be one of the featured works. Read More