A Note from the Director
Congratulations to the Class of 2023! We at the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School and its SHARIAsource Lab extend a warm congratulations on this extraordinary moment. Commencement Day marks a significant milestone: you stand on the precipice of new beginnings, armed with the knowledge and experience you have gained at Harvard to do good in the world. We commend you to reflect on the best of lessons and relationships that you have gained here and carry both forward in your journey ahead. As you step into the professional world or formally pursue further education, you will no doubt continue to learn, challenge yourselves, and strive to make a just and positive contribution to in the world.
We also would like to recognize the winner of the Dean’s paper prize for the best paper on Islamic law. Congratulations to Iman Masmoudi (JD ’24), the recipient of this year’s Program in Islamic Law Writing Prize for her paper on The Role of Notaries in the Practice of Islamic Law: ‘Udūl in Late Ottoman Tunisia. We award this prize annually to the Harvard Law School student who has written the best paper in the field of Islamic legal studies or at the intersection of Islamic law and related fields during the academic year. Congratulations to you all for producing exceptional work during your time at Harvard, with best wishes for success and continued excellence going forward. To the Class of 2023, flourish!
Professor Intisar A. Rabb
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Professor of History, Harvard University
Faculty Director, Program in Islamic Law | SHARIAsource Lab