Introducing Digital Islamic Law Lab Student Analyses
On Tuesdays, the Islamic Law Blog will be featuring Harvard student comments on primary sources related to Islamic law. Each month, we will feature a series of three comments written by a student in the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL), an incubator for Harvard student work on Islamic law throughout an academic term, under the supervision of Professor Intisar Rabb at Harvard Law School. Students spend a semester doing a dive deep into a subject of their choice based on new or historical cases, fatwās, or other sources of law and workshop their analysis with their peers. They place the content in context, sometimes with the assistance of machines. We will be sharing their results on the Islamic Law Blog, consisting of an brief summary of, an in-depth analysis, and a link to the primary sources so you can see them yourself.
Our first student editor for the month of April is Dixie Morrison. Dixie is a 2L at Harvard Law School. In 2015, she graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in Politics. Before law school, she worked as an economic policy aide for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C.