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Journal of Law and Religion to host symposium


The Journal of Law and Religion at Hamline University School of Law is pleased to announce its 21st annual symposium entitled, “Emerging Voices in Islamic Jurisprudence,” on Sept. 28-29.

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.

The symposium, co-sponsored by Hamline Law, highlights 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.

The symposium will take place in the Anderson Center on Hamline University’s Saint Paul campus. Attendees may register online now. The event has been approved for 10.5 CLE credits, and the roster of presenters, moderators, and respondents is available online.

Questions about the symposium should be directed to Linda Berglin of the Hamline Law Journal of Law and Religion at lberglin@hamline.edu or 651-523-2082.

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Hamline Journal of Law and Religion symposium: Emerging Voices in Islamic Jurisprudence  
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