IN SUMMARY: SHARIAsource Annual Open House attracts Students, Fellows, Faculty

SHARIAsource hosted its annual open house on September 21st, where it presented its portal and blog to a crowd that included current JD and LL.M students, scholars in related fields, HLS librarians, and members of the wider public with a general interest in Islamic law. Professor Intisar Rabb introduced new executive director Paul Beran, who expanded on the project’s current developments while hinting at the events of the coming year, which will include a lecture series, a portal launch, and other opportunities. Particularly emphasized was the open nature of SHARIAsource—not only is Austin 102 meant to be an open work space for all those affiliated with SHARIAsource, but the portal itself is designed to be virtual headquarters housing any germane research and hosting open academic debate.