Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Eva Brems offers an analysis of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights at the intersection of women’s rights and religious freedom in "Hidden Under Headscarves? Women and Religion in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights," Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal.  Moving beyond an … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Halevi on “Islam’s Global and Material Reformation in the Age of Rida, 1865–1935”

Leor Halevi (Vanderbilt University) recently published Modern Things on Trial: Islam’s Global and Material Reformation in the Age of Rida, 1865–1935 (Columbia University Press, 2019). "A description from the press: In cities awakening to global exchange under European imperial rule, Muslims encountered all sorts of strange and wonderful new things—synthetic toothbrushes, toilet paper, telegraphs, railways, gramophones, … Continue reading Halevi on “Islam’s Global and Material Reformation in the Age of Rida, 1865–1935”

Weekend Scholarship Roundup

Monika Zalnieriute and Catherine Weiss analyze the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s (HRC) consideration of legal prohibitions on Islamic face-coverings in Yaker v. France and Hebbadj v. France in "Reconceptualizing Intersectionality in Judicial Interpretation: Moving Beyond Formalistic Accounts of Discrimination on Islamic Covering Prohibitions," Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal, (originally published … Continue reading Weekend Scholarship Roundup

PIL Fellowship Applications for 2020-2021 [Now Closed]

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School invites applications to its 2020-2021 Fellowship Program (due Jan. 31, 2020). Research Fellowships are designed to provide an intellectual home to promising young scholars in Islamic legal studies to advance their own research and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Program and the Harvard … Continue reading PIL Fellowship Applications for 2020-2021 [Now Closed]

In the News: The Challenge of Navigating Sharīʿa Financing for Education

Testimonies from Muslim students studying in the United Kingdom note the challenge of navigating sharīʿa financing with banks that are not sharīʿa-compliant. Metro UK reporter Faima Bakar writes, “the limitations put on borrowing can stop students from pursuing university altogether. Those who still choose to study via halal means, such as borrowing money from their … Continue reading In the News: The Challenge of Navigating Sharīʿa Financing for Education

Upcoming Book Talk: Islamic Criminal Law in Conversation with Kamali’s “Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England”

Join the Harvard Law School Library community and Intisar Rabb, Professor of Law, Professor of History, and Faculty Director, Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School, among other scholars, in a conversation around Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England (Cambridge Univ. Press, Oct. 31, 2019), a recent publication by Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Assistant Professor of Law … Continue reading Upcoming Book Talk: Islamic Criminal Law in Conversation with Kamali’s “Felony and the Guilty Mind in Medieval England”

Dudziak Prize for Digital Legal History

Mary L. Dudziak Digital Legal History Prize, awarded for excellence in digital legal history.  The amount of the award is $250.  The deadline is September 1, 2019. The Dudziak Prize, named in honor of Mary L. Dudziak, a leading scholar of twentieth century U.S. legal history and international relations as well as a digital history pioneer, … Continue reading Dudziak Prize for Digital Legal History

Recent Scholarship: Siddiqui on Syed Mahmood

Sohaira Siddiqui, Georgetown University Qatar, recently published "Navigating Colonial Power: Challenging Precedents and the Limitation of Local Elites" in Islamic Law and Society 26:3 (13 June 2019), 1-41. "In 1869, the British allowed Muslims to sit as judges on the High Court. This article explores the legal opinions of the first Muslim judge to be appointed to the High Court, … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Siddiqui on Syed Mahmood

Job Opening: Program Administrator

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School seeks a temporary Program Administrator for 3 months+. Responsibilities include: coordinating operations as well as staff and students for ongoing web-based and print projects and events. Specific responsibilities include: Coordination of student workers, projects, events: Coordinating the hiring process of RAs; Coordinating RA work and following … Continue reading Job Opening: Program Administrator

The Islamic Festival of Sacrifice: A Temporal Difficulty?

There was a request for a preliminary ruling on Regulation No 1099/2009 by the Dutch-Language Court of First Instance in Brussels, Belgium, to the Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice. This is standard procedure whereby a question is submitted for legal ruling from which a final decision will come next. An analysis of … Continue reading The Islamic Festival of Sacrifice: A Temporal Difficulty?