Journal of Islamic Law – Open for Submissions!

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The Journal of Islamic Law is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2021 second issue.

We are actively accepting scholarship submission to the new  Journal in Islamic Law for new scholarship in Islamic law, as well as for its dynamic Forum designed to feature scholarly responses, debates, or new developments in Islamic law scholarship or at the intersection of Islamic law and data science. 

Submission types accepted include articles, essays, case briefs, student notes, book reviews, and data science reviews. All submissions will be subject to peer review. 

Visit the Journal of Islamic Law submissions page for all details and to register your submission.

Deadline: November 30, 2020

“What Geography and Maps Can Sound Like” DILL with Najam Haider on the Blog

On July 10, 2020, Professor Najam Haider from Barnard College of Columbia University joined the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) to discuss how textual sources, with the proper computational power, can self-generate maps and geographic designations.

To read more about Najam Haider’s presentation check out our write-up on the Islamic Law Blog!

Islamic Law Blog: Spotlight on Hagia Sophia

This past month, Turkey’s highest administrative appellate court annulled a 1934 presidential decision by Kemal Ataturk, founding president of Turkey, converting Hagia Sophia (tr. Aya Sofya) into a museum. For this week’s Recent Case Roundup on the Islamic Law Blog, student editor and SJD candidate at Harvard Law School Cem Tecimer, brings together an array of articles and documents pertaining to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent decision, to restore Hagia Sophia’s status as a mosque. Not only does this round up include articles from leading scholars; but features English translations of the recent court decision that annulled the 1934 decision, and of Ataturk’s presidential decree, which initially converted Hagia Sofia into a museum.

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Our New Journal

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the launch of the new open-access peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Law. We invite you to digitally explore the first issue at with features including a look at developments at the intersections of law and data science, internationally engaging with scholars across the field of Islamic law, and a special symposium on Brunei’s new Islamic criminal code.

We encourage you to join the Program’s various lists for new scholarly pieces and announcements of exciting new initiatives.