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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 creddy@law.harvard.edu if you plan to attend. The full paper will provided upon receipt of your message. Read More

ILSP 2014-2015 Research Fellow Meagan Froemming

The Promise of Culturally-Specific Development: Using Islamic Finance to Grow Rule of Law in Afghanistan

The Islamic Legal Studies Program will be hosting a workshop given by ILSP Visiting Fellow Meagan Froemming on March 4, from 12-1. Froemming will present her research on Islamic finance in Afghanistan. This workshop is open to all HLS and Harvard University affiliates. Please RSVP no later than February 28 to creddy@law.harvard.edu if you plan to attend. The full paper will provided upon receipt of your message. A light lunch will be available for attendees at 11:45. Read More

Talk with Asma Jahangir

Asma Jahagir (Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Partner, AGHS Law Associates; former President, Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan; former Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan) will meet with interested students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, March 4 for tea/coffee and discussion.

This event is open to members of the Harvard community by invitation only. Read More

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Family Law Workshop

ILSP’s workshop on Islamic Family Law will be held February 12-13, 2015. Read More

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Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

A talk by Sarah Chayes, with commentators Professor Matthew Stephenson and Professor Kristen Stilt. Read More