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“The Judge” film screening and discussion

October 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Palestinian Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first woman to be appointed to a Shari’a bench in the Middle East in 2009. “The Judge” follows her journey, from defending victims of domestic violence as a young lawyer, to her tenacious ability to maintain her position – showcasing the power of women’s leadership both inside and outside of the courtroom. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Erika Cohn, and Palestine legal historian Professor Elizabeth Brownson (University of Wisconsin Parkside), and moderated by ILSP: LSC Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.

Dinner will be served.

Organized by the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, and co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights.


October 22, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:
Research Programs Events
Islamic Legal Studies Program


WCC 1019 Classroom


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Ceallaigh Reddy
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