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September 2017

LUNCH DISCUSSION :: Feminist Voices in Islam: Rethinking Patriarchal Ethics

September 29, 2017 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Professor of Law, NYU Law School Pound Hall 100, Harvard Law School Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a leading scholar of Islamic feminism, will discuss the emerging reformist and feminist voices in Islam and their potential in challenging the long-established classical interpretations of Shari’a and rethinking their underlying patriarchal ethical values and norms, with a particular emphasis on the pioneering work of Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family.

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October 2017

COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW WORKSHOP :: Colonialism and Constitutional Islamization

October 20, 2017 @ 15:00 - 17:00

Dawood Ahmed, Comparative Constitutions Project, University of Chicago Law School For Harvard affiliates only. RSVP to [email protected] for room location and paper.

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COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW WORKSHOP :: Consistency and Compatibility in Hybrid Lawmaking Structures: The Curious Case of Iran

October 24, 2017 @ 05:00 - 19:00

Maliheh Zare, SJD Candidate, NYU Law School For Harvard affiliates only. RSVP to [email protected] for room location and paper.

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November 2017

COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW WORKSHOP :: Designing Constitutions from Divided Societies: Lessons from Afghanistan

November 7, 2017 @ 17:00 - 19:00

Clark Lombardi, Professor of Law; University of Washington School of Law For Harvard affiliates only. RSVP to [email protected] for room location and paper.

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COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW WORKSHOP :: Against Militant Democracy

November 14, 2017 @ 17:00 - 19:00

Seval Yildirim, Visiting Researcher, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School For Harvard affiliates only. RSVP to [email protected] for room location and paper.

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April 2019

Harvard Lecture: Evolution of Reformist Islamic Legal Thought

April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:00

"Islamic Legal Realism: Evolution of Reformist Islamic Legal Thought" Havva Guney-Ruebenacker, HLS alum and current fellow at the HLS Program on Law and Social Change in the Muslim World, will speak about what she terms “Islamic legal realism,” seeking to unsettle some established notions of Islamic law. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Location: WCC 4063

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October 2019

Winter Term Writing Program: Research/Writing Projects, Harvard Law School

October 29, 2019

Research/Writing Projects HLS J.D. and LL.M. students may register for the Winter Term Writing Program and devote Winter Term to intensive, independent research and writing under the supervision of an HLS faculty member. Please see the Winter Term Writing Program information in the HLS Handbook of Academic Policies for more information, including specifics regarding credits, and this advice on developing a paper proposal and preparing to write (PDF).

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November 2019

Lecture: “Early Shiite Law and the Construction of the Shari’a,” Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies

November 25, 2019 @ 13:00 - 14:30

Seminar with Robert Gleave, Professor of Arabic Studies, University of Exeter Nov 25 | Time and Location TBD Sponsors: Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, The Committee on Study of Religion, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish & Israeli Law at Harvard Law school, the Program in Islamic Law, and the Program on … Continue reading Seminar: Robert Gleave, Professor of Arabic Studies, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program

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January 2020

Winter Term International Travel Grants: Independent Clinicals, Harvard Law School

January 21, 2020

Harvard Law School is fortunate to have funding to enable students with serious individual research and independent clinical projects (i.e., those not part of a clinical course) to spend time abroad during the winter term. In a typical winter, HLS supports more than 75 students carrying out such work in some 35 nations; in addition, over the years the Law School has supported scores of other students taking courses that entailed spending time abroad in the winter term. Students applying…

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