Stanford Hiring for Law/Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies: Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position focused on law and legal institutions of Islam and/or Muslim societies in any time period. The successful applicant for this position will be jointly appointed in the Stanford Law School and one of the following departments within the School … Continue reading Stanford Hiring for Law/Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies: Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Law and Legal Institutions in Muslim Societies

MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: August 15, 2017 The Middle East Studies Association invites submissions of graduate student research papers on any aspect of post 600 CE Middle East studies for the 2017 Graduate Student Paper Prize. The author of the winning paper will be presented with a certificate and $250 cash award at the Awards Ceremony at MESA's … Continue reading MESA Graduate Student Paper Prize Competition

Asifa Quraishi-Landes on the “American Laws for American Courts” bill

Excerpted from The Journal Sentinel. Read the entire article. State Rep. Thomas Weatherston (R-Caledonia) is spearheading an effort to pass a so-called "American Laws for American Courts" bill, which would bar Wisconsin judges from applying foreign laws — including those based on Islamic law — if doing so would violate fundamental human rights protected by the U.S. and Wisconsin … Continue reading Asifa Quraishi-Landes on the “American Laws for American Courts” bill

Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: Anti-Sharīʿa Ban in Kansas

U.S. editor Abed Awad weighs in on the Kansas Superior Court's discussion of mahr and Kansas's anti-sharīʿa legislation in Soleimani v. Soleimani, 2012 WL 3729939 (Kansas Superior Court, 2012). Soleimani v. Soleimani, 2012 WL 3729939 (Kansas Superior Court, 2012) involved a wife’s request to enforce the mahr contained in her Muslim marriage contract. While the trial level … Continue reading Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: Anti-Sharīʿa Ban in Kansas

“How anti-Shariah marches mistake Muslim concepts of state and religious law”: Asifa Quraishi-Landes in the Religion News Service

In the wake of anti-sharīʿa marches across the United States,  Senior Scholar Asifa Quraishi-Landes clarifies in the Religion News Service the history of state and religious law in Islamic legal history. Read the entire article.  "To make things even more complicated for American observers, fiqh doesn’t neatly fit into Western categories of law and morality. … Continue reading “How anti-Shariah marches mistake Muslim concepts of state and religious law”: Asifa Quraishi-Landes in the Religion News Service

Cromwell Fellowships

In 2017, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation will make available a number of $5,000 fellowship awards to support research and writing in American legal history by early-career scholars. Early career generally includes those researching or writing a PhD dissertation (or equivalent project) and recent recipients of a graduate degree working on their first major monograph … Continue reading Cromwell Fellowships

Call for Papers: International Society for Islamic Legal Studies Conference 2018 (Helsinki and Tampere, Finland)

The International Society of Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) invites paper proposals for its IX Islamic Law and Society conference, to be held in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, June 6–9, 2018. Unlike previous conferences, the conference will be open topic - presentations on all aspects of Islamic law, from earliest to most recent times, are welcome. … Continue reading Call for Papers: International Society for Islamic Legal Studies Conference 2018 (Helsinki and Tampere, Finland)

Call for Applications: Iran Graduate Student Workshop at University of Pennsylvania

On May 4-5, 2018, the University of Pennsylvania will host the second gathering of this joint workshop, to be followed by similar meetings at the other campuses every two years. This second workshop in 2018 will consist of PhD students that are near ABD status and preparing their dissertation proposals (i.e., typically in their 2nd … Continue reading Call for Applications: Iran Graduate Student Workshop at University of Pennsylvania

Call for Papers: Governance and Violence in Islamic Law

A workshop to be held on 14th November 2017 by The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. Funded by the Understanding Sharia Project http://www.usppip.eu. The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, the University of Exeter, invites paper proposals on the topic of “Governance and Violence in Islamic Law” for this one-day … Continue reading Call for Papers: Governance and Violence in Islamic Law