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Book Talk:  Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts

With Inistar A. Rabb, Professor of Law and Director, Islamic Legal Studies Program

This book presents an in-depth exploration of the administration of justice during Islam’s founding period, 632–1250 CE. Inspired by the scholarship of Roy Parviz Mottahedeh and composed in his honor, this volume brings together ten leading scholars of Islamic law to examine the history of early Islamic courts. This approach draws attention to both how and why the courts and the people associated with them functioned in early Islamic societies: When a dispute occurred, what happened in the courts? How did judges conceive of justice and their role in it? When and how did they give attention to politics and procedure?

Tuesday, November 28
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center, Room 214A 

A Harvard Law School Library Book Talk, co-sponsored with International Legal Studies, the Islamic Legal Studies Program, the Harvard University Department of History, and the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University

Information Sessions

Winter Term International Travel Sessions

Attendance is REQUIRED for all HLS students traveling for HLS credit or with Harvard funding and recommended for all students traveling abroad during Winter Term.
Choose one session:
Wednesday, November 29 OR Thursday, November 30
12 noon – 1 p.m. |  WCC, Milstein East B
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