Author-Meets-Reader: Sherman Jackson and “The Islamic Secular,” AALS 2024 Meeting, January 6, 2024 @ 10:00 – 11:40 a.m.

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Author-Meets-Reader – Sherman Jackson and “The Islamic Secular” (Saturday, January 6th, 2024 – 10am to 11:40am)

Speaker/Author: Sherman Jackson (Professor and King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture, University of Southern California), author of The Islamic Secular.

Respondent: Haider Ala Hamoudi (Dean and Professor, University of Cincinnati Law).

Moderator: Adnan Zulfiqar (Associate Professor, Rutgers Law School)


Panel on Islamic Law and Constitutionalism: AALS 2024 Meeting, January 4, 2024 @ 8:00 – 9:40 a.m.

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Islamic Law and Constitutionalism (Thursday, January 4th, 2024 – 8am to 9:40am)


  • Marzieh Tofighi Darian (Princeton University), “Abusive Islamic Judicial Review”
  • Safa Ben Saad (Université de Sherbrooke), “Islamic constitutionalism: a stillborn model”
  • Bahman Khodadadi (Yale Law School), “Judge vs. Legislator in Islamic Constitutionalism: A Case Study of Iran”
  • Said Kaymakci (Catholic University): “Searching for a Lost Tradition: Ottoman Constitutionalism in Theory and Practice (1592-1807)”

Moderator: Asifa Quraishi-Landes (Professor, University of Wisconsin Law)