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Legal Experts Examine the Place of Islamic Law in the United States
New York, NY (November 27, 2012)—There has been much attention, misinformation, and hyperbole in the media about the realities, possibilities, and problems of Islamic law, known as “Sharia,” as applied in American courts. In the latest issue of the New York Law School Law Review, leading experts in Islamic, American, and Jewish law discuss the place of Sharia in the United States today and in the future, in a variety of legal fields. The issue is based on the Sharia in America: Principles and Prospects conference held at New York Law School in August 2011, sponsored by the law school’s Center for International Law and the Law Review. The articles are available online here.
The issue contains the following articles:
- Islamic Law and American Law: Between Concordance and Dissonance by Mohammed Fadel, Associate Professor of Law and Canada Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
- Rumors of the Sharia Threat Are Greatly Exaggerated: What American Judges Really Do with Islamic Family Law in Their Courtrooms by Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School.
- Sharia Compliant Wills: Principles, Recognition, and Enforcement by Omar T. Mohammedi, Adjunct Professor of Islamic Law, Fordham University School of Law.
- Jewish Law Courts in America: Lessons Offered to Sharia Courts by the Beth Din of America Precedent by Michael J. Broyde, Professor and Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University.
To view or download the articles, visit the Law Review’s website at nylssites.wpengine.com/nylslawreview. They are also available through LexisNexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline. See 57 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 228-426 (2012-13). Questions? Contact the Law Review at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 431-2109.
About the New York Law School Law Review
The New York Law School Law Review is a journal of legal scholarship edited and published by students at New York Law School four times a year. The Law Review is one of the largest law review in the United States, with 2012–2013 membership of more than 140 students, led by an editorial board assisted by staff editors, online staff editors, and members, working together with a full-time faculty publisher, to make all editorial and publication decisions. The Law Review has both a scholarly and an educational mission. It serves as an academic forum for legal scholarship by sponsoring four symposia each year and publishing the scholarship produced through those events. The Law Review also offers its students an important learning and professional development experience, providing opportunities for members to develop their writing, research, and editing skills, as well as other skills that are important for the successful practice of law, including communication, organizational, and project management skills. The Law Review is printed by Joe Christensen, Inc., in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Law Review’s editorial and general offices are located at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013. Symposium proposals may be submitted to the Law Review by U.S. mail or via email at email@example.com. Tel. 212-431-2109. nylssites.wpengine.com/nylslawreview.