Twenty-first Annual Journal of Law and Religion Symposium
“Emerging Voices in Islamic Jurisprudence”
Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2012
Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Co-Sponsored by Hamline University School of Law
Recent political upheaval in the Middle East and elsewhere has been accompanied by the renewal and flourishing of Islamic jurisprudence around the world, including in the West. Borrowing from the deepest roots of their tradition, emerging Muslim scholars in the legal and religious academies, human rights activists, and community leaders are re-thinking how an authentically Islamic jurisprudence can respond to local, national and global community issues of the 21st century.
This symposium highlights this innovative, responsive thinking and invites emerging Islamic scholars into a community of conversation with each other, senior Islamic law scholars, and others interested in this discourse about the future of Islamic jurisprudence. Panel topics include Islamic Legal Theory; Feminism, Gender, Islam & Law; Comparative Law; Family Law; and Revolutions & Rights.
The Journal of Law and Religion's 15th annual Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to William Graham, former dean of Harvard Divinity School, whose scholarly work has focused on early Islamic religious history and textual traditions, and problems in the history of world religion.
Program Schedule (PDF)
Meet the Participants