Program in Islamic Law Writing Prize

The deadline for the 2021–2022 paper prize has passed. Please check this page in spring 2023 for information on the 2022–2023 paper prize.

Past Recipients

2021–2022
Shayan Karbassi (JD ’22), “Pursuit of Supranational Authority: Constitutionalism and the Islamic Republic of Iran” 
2020–2021
Iqra Saleem Khan (LL.M. ’21), “Unwilling Cowives and the law of Polygamy in Pakistan”
2018–2019
Orubah Sattar Ahmed (LLM ’19), “Lost Chastity to Lost Honor: The Heuristic Shift in Rape Discourse by the Supreme Court of Pakistan”
2016–2017
Katherine Gonzalez (JD ’17), “Unconstitutional Corporal Punishment?: Hudud Penalties and the Tension Between Constitutionalism and Islamic Conservatism in Malaysia”
2015–2016
Zeeshaan Hashmi (LLM ’16), “Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments or Amending the Unamendable?: A Critique of District Bar Association Rawalpindi v. Federation of Pakistan
2014–2015
Marzieh Tofighi Darian (LLM ’15), “Jurisprudential Differences in Sunnī Law and Shī’ī Law and Their Impact on Constitutional Drafting and Design”