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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 (ASLH) annual meeting in late October. Rabb will discuss her book, Doubt in Islamic Law A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Chairing the session will be Sherman Jackson (University of Southern California), with readers Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim (McGill University), Karl Shoemaker (University of Wisconsin Law), and Nurfadzilah Yahaya (National University of Singapore). Professor Rabb will also be a panelist in the author-meets reader session featuring Cass Sunstein (Harvard Law School) on his recently published book, Choosing Not to Choose: Understanding the Value of Choice (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Additional sessions of interest are “Coping with Complexity: Comparative Perspectives on Jurisdiction, Crime, and Governance in Early Modern Empires,” which includes a paper by Kent F. Schull (Binghamton University), “The Transformation of Islamic Criminal Law in the Late Ottoman Empire: Continuity & Change Rather than Rupture, Westernization & Secularization,” and an author-meets-reader talk by Mitra Sharafi on her book, Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture, 1772-1947 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

More information can be found in the meeting’s preliminary program.