People

2015-2016

AhmadHalah Ahmad

Harvard College
Halah works with Professor Rabb on the SHARIAsource project and the Judicial Procedure conference.

Mariam BoxwalaMariam Boxwala

JD Candidate, 2016
Marian received an ILSP Winter Term grant for travel to Pakistan for a legal aid internship and research on women and minorities.

Sarah MokhSarah Mokh

Harvard College
Sarah works with Professor Rabb on the SHARIAsource project and the Judicial Procedure conference.

OmeishAnwar Omeish

Harvard College
Anwar works with Professor Rabb on the SHARIAsource project and the Judicial Procedure conference.

ZafarNoor Zafar

JD Candidate, 2016
Noor serves as a research assistant for Intisar Rabb, working on SHARIAsource and related issues of Islamic law, as well as on issues of American criminal law.

2014–2015

Patricia Alejandro

JD Candidate, 2017
Patricia served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb, researching issues related to digital Islamic law. Summer 2014.

Rachel Cook, J.D. (Washington Law School)

MA Candidate, Middle East Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Rachel served as a research associate for ILSP researching matters of digital Islamic law. Summer 2014.

Reina Gattuso, B.A.

BA 2015, Harvard College
Reina was an ILSP student assistant, primarily working on social media and researching matters of digital Islamic law.

Katherine Gonzalez

JD Candidate, 2017
Katie served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb during the summer of 2014 and throughout the following academic year, researching issues related to digital Islamic law.

Casey Holzapfel, J.D.

JD 2015
Casey served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb, researching issues related to digital Islamic law.

Rauvin Johl

JD Candidate, 2017
Rauvin served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb, researching issues related to digital Islamic law. Summer 2014.

Paul D. Lee, J.D.

JD 2015
Travel Grant Recipient
Research Topic: Islamic Securities Regulation in Dubai

Rachel Mazzarella, J.D.

JD 2015
Rachel served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb, researching issues related to digital Islamic law.

Michael Perloff

JD Candidate, 2017
Michael served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb, researching issues related to digital Islamic law. Summer 2014.

Aya Saed

JD Candidate, 2017
Aya served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb during the of 2014 and throughout the following academic year, researching issues related to digital Islamic law.

Marzieh Tofighi, LL.M.

LLM 2015
Marzieh was the winner of the first annual ILSP Writing Prize on Islamic Law for her paper, “Jurisprudential Differences in Sunnī Law and Shī’ī Law and Their Impact on Constitutional Drafting and Design.” Marzieh also served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb, researching issues related to digital Islamic law.

Pamela Yaacoub

JD Candidate, 2017
Pamela served as a research assistant for Professor Rabb, researching issues related to digital Islamic law. Summer 2014.

2013–2014

Akhila Kolisetty, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Legal rights of Muslim women in rural communities in India

Matthew Steele, Ph.D. (NELC)

Travel Grant
Research Topic: History of Islamic Juridical Scholarship in Mauritania

2012–2013

Anna Gressel, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Moroccan Criminal Procedure

Daniel McMann, J.D.

Travel Grant
Intership, Supreme Court of Pakistan

2011–2012

Ramy Ibrahim, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Research on the rules and practices regarding inheritance law in the Islamic world, particularly the United Arab Emirates.

Ankita Ritwik, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: The Impact of the Headscarf Ban on Women’s Economic Rights in Turkey

2010–2011

Sarah Al-Naggar, S.J.D.

Travel Grant
Summer research at the University of Oxford’s Center for Islamic Studies

Mina Khalil, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Constitutional Protections of Religious Minorities in Egypt

Taylor Landis, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Study of the situation of Palestinian refugees

Chelsea Sharon, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Strategic approaches for navigating the challenges Lebanon faces in hosting a large Palestinian refugee population

Nimer Sultany, S.J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Presented two papers at Law and Society Association annual meeting

2009–2010

None awarded

2008–2009

Shahira Ali, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Research in Egypt with the National Council for Human Rights

Mbabazi Kasara, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Research in Indonesia on the avian flu pandemic and the obligations of countries

Anna Su, LL.M.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Presented paper, “Creating Constitutional Spaces: Islam, Federalism and the Moro Struggle in the Philippines” at 4th Cornell Inter-University Graduate Student Conference

2007–2008

None awarded

2006–2007

Erica Gaston, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Judiciary and Political Control of Private Security Companies in Afghanistan

Ryan Rowberry (J.D.) and John Khalil (J.D.)

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Present Interpretation of Classical Coptic Texts on Family Law

Hengameh Saberi, S.J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Development of International Law in Non-Western Contexts

2004–2005

Saratu Grace Nafziger, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: The Effects of the 1999 Reintroduction of Shari`a Law on Women in Northern Nigeria

2003–2004

Abdul Baasit, L.L.M.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Using Qadi courts to administer Islamic family law in Ghana

May Khalife, L.L.M.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Establishing Islamic banks in Lebanon

Mansoor Shakil, L.L.M.
Travel Grant

Travel to Bahrain, the UAE, and Pakistan to research the Islamic banking industry with regard to regulation

2002–2003

Sam Amadi, S.J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Freedom of Religion and Plural Democracy: The Case of Shari’a in Northern Nigeria

Pascale Fournier, S.J.D.

Travel Grant
Attended a training course at Institute for Women’s Studies and Research, Tehran

Margaret Parker-Yavuz, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: The Relationship between Alevi procedural law and Alevi theology

Mahama Ayariga, LL.M.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Reforming Muslim marriage and divorce registration legislation in Ghana

2001–2002

Dina Dudkin, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research on how the instincts behind human behavior can be used to better understand the law (Casablanca)

Pascale Fourner, LL.M.

Travel Grant
Presented paper, “The Erasure of Islamic Difference in Canadian and American Family Law Adjudication” at the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association conference

Osman Handoo, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research on the junction of Sufism and law (Cairo)

Fatma Marouf, J.D.

Travel Grant
Work with students at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana to address solutions to health care and sanitation problems (Accra)

2000–2001

Aneelah Afzali, J.D.

Travel Grant
Travel to Israel, West Bank, and Gaza as part of delegation from the National Lawyers Guild

Naz Modirzadeh, J.D.

Travel Grant
Internship at the main office of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

1999–2000

Adeel Abdullah Mangi, LL.M.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Islamic Blasphemy Laws: The Pakistani Experience

1998–1999

None awarded

1997–1998

Fatima Farooq, LL.M.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: The Role of Law in Legitimating Use of Force: A Study of Nuclear Weapons

1996–1997

Tara Dawood, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: The First Women’s Bank of Pakistan

Walid Hegazy, S.J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Islamic Instruments for Infrastructure Financing

Kamal Mahmoud Mian, LL.M.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Mudaraba Financing

Osama Siddique, LL.M.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Independence of the Judiciary in Pakistan

1995–1996

Muneer Ahmad, J.D.

Travel Grant
Research Topic: Participatory Projects in the Pakistan Human Rights Movement: A Personal Description and Critique of the AGHS Legal Aid Cell