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A reading group / mini-course called Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) is now accepting student applicants for the Fall 2018 semester. DILL provides an opportunity for students interested in assessing the way Islamic law functions in contemporary and historical contexts to work on discrete research projects in a collaborative, interactive setting under the direction and with feedback by Professor Rabb. Students will select one or more topics in legislation and interpretation on issues of Islamic law (on the basis of primary sources: e.g., court cases, fatwās, legislation), and will construct four short papers (500-1000) words on its basis, with the opportunity to be published on HLS’s online Islamic law portal and blog – / Students will also have opportunities to track online debates, engage with leading scholars in the field, and identify new developments and sources for Islamic law related to their chosen research projects. The Lab will meet on the following dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 To apply – please send Jonathan Donais (1) a resume, (2) a two-paragraph statement of interest that details (a) any prior background or familiarity with Islamic law, and (b) the proposed topic(s) or sources for four short essays on primary sources of legislation, judicial decisions, or other historical and contemporary legal documents from the Muslim world. Applications are due September 6, 2018.