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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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The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform

ILSP Faculty Affiliate Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Associate Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School, with co-authors Jason Brownlee and Andrew Reynolds, will discuss their book The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. The event is hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and co-sponsored by the Middle East Initiative. Read More

Muslim Advocates Educational Seminar

Muslim Advocates, in partnership with the New England Muslim Bar Association and Muslim Justice League, invites you to register now for our next Legal and Financial Educational Seminar for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits & Mosques.  The event will feature top-level expert attorneys and accountants covering topics such as nonprofit governance, financial & accounting best practices, and more. ​ We invite all board & executive committee members, imams, directors, senior staff, key volunteers, attorneys, and accountants to attend. Early Registration Closes Next Week. Read More

On Anarchy and Government: The Arab Fall in Libya

On Anarchy and Government: The Arab Fall in Libya. Dr. Ali Mihirig, former Libyan Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, will address Libya’s political transition and constitutional challenges post-revolution and its volatile path to democracy. April 15, 5:00 pm, Austin Hall 308 (Morgan Courtroom). Read More

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ILSP Visiting Fellow Presents at MEBB Workshop

Dörthe Engelcke, ILSP Visiting Fellow, will present “Reforming Contested Issues of Islamic Family Law: Morocco and Jordan Compared” at the Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Student Workshop. Engelcke’s paper surveys a range of contested issues that were debated prior to the issuing of the 2004 Moroccan and the 2010 Jordanian family code, and the various legal suggestions made by state actors, secular feminists, as well as Islamists. Read More

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Prof. Rabb Book Talk: Doubt in Islamic Law

The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Professor Intisar Rabb’s recently published book, Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law. Rabb will be joined by panelists Prof. Roy Mottahedeh and Prof. Adriaan Lanni.

Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library.

Lunch will be served. Read More

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ILSP Movie Night: “Bastards”

ILSP will host a showing of “Bastards,” a documentary by award-winning film maker Deborah Perkin about a young Moroccan woman’s struggle to gain legal recognition for her illegitimate child. Following the film, a special Q&A session will be held with Perkin via Skype.

Open to Harvard University affiliates. Read More

HLS Interfaith Conference

The HLS Christian Fellowship, Jewish Law Students Association, Muslim Law Students Association, Catholic Law Students Association, and Latter-Day Saints Student Association are hosting the 2nd Annual Harvard Law School Interfaith Conference on “Forgiveness and the Law.” There is no official conference registration—come for as much of the day as you can!  Lunch and snacks will be served throughout the day. Read More

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ILSP Coffee Hour for HLS Grad Students

Our special coffee hour for HLS grad students has been rescheduled! This will be an informal gathering, with no agenda and no preparation necessary. At this event, we hope to provide an opportunity for LLM and SJD students, faculty, staff, and visiting fellows to get to know one another and exchange thoughts, ideas, and information about their interests—professional and otherwise.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Open to HLS graduate students. Read More

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Workshop on Implementation of the 2004 Family Law in Morocco

The Islamic Legal Studies Program will host a workshop given by ILSP Visiting Fellow Dörthe Engelcke on March 11, from 2-3:30. Engelcke will present her research on family law in Morocco. Her abstract is provided below.

This workshop is open to all HLS and Harvard University affiliates. Please RSVP no later than March 6 to if you plan to attend. The full paper will provided upon receipt of your message. Read More