Sharia in America: Principles and Prospects
There has been much attention, misinformation, and hyperbole in the media about the realities, possibilities, and problems of Islamic law, known as “Sharia,” in American courts and in American life. In this issue, 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 includes articles originally presented at the Sharia in America: Principles and Prospects conference at New York Law School in August 2011.
I. Sharia in America: Principles and Prospects
- 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.
- The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2011 (DATA): Using Open Data Principles to Revamp Spending Transparency Legislation by Jillian Raines ’12.
- Finding the Groove: A Path Forward on Terminations of Sound Recording Transfers by Adam Rich ’12.
- Dodd-Frank and International Regulatory Convergence: The Case for Mutual Recognition by Nicholas W. Turner ’12.