Hamline Events

Journal of Law and Religion Symposium

Date: September 28, 2012 - September 29, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free for students (with student ID); $80 for professionals not seeking CLE credit; $135 for professionals seeking CLE credit
Contact: Journal of Law and Religion Production Manager Linda Berglin, 651-523-2082 or lberglin@hamline.edu
Location: Hamline University School of Law
Sponsor: Journal of Law and Religion, Hamline University School of Law


Join the Hamline Law Journal of Law and Religion for its twenty-first annual symposium, “Emerging Voices in Islamic Jurisprudence," Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2012.

Co-Sponsored by Hamline University School of Law

Recent political upheaval in the Middle East and elsewhere has been accompanied by the renewal and flourishing of Islamic jurisprudence around the world, including in the West. Borrowing from the deepest roots of their tradition, emerging Muslim scholars in the legal and religious academies, human rights activists, and community leaders are re-thinking how an authentically Islamic jurisprudence can respond to local, national and global community issues of the 21st century.

This symposium highlights this innovative, responsive thinking and invites emerging Islamic scholars into a community of conversation with each other, senior Islamic law scholars, and others interested in this discourse about the future of Islamic jurisprudence. Panel topics include Islamic Legal Theory; Feminism, Gender, Islam & Law; Comparative Law; Family Law; and Revolutions & Rights.

The Journal of Law and Religion's 15th annual Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to William Graham, former dean of Harvard Divinity School, whose scholarly work has focused on early Islamic religious history and textual traditions, and problems in the history of world religion, during the symposium.

Online registration is available now. 

The symposium has been approved for 10.5 CLE credits.