[PAST EVENT] “Islamic Legal Reform Between Democracy and Reinterpretation,”  Kraemer Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

February 6, 2018
3:30pm - 5pm
Law School, Room 127
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public

Please note that Professor Fadel will present a second lecture on February 7 on  “The Islamic Theology of Sacrifice” at 5:30 p.m. in Tucker Hall 127A on the main campus.

Professor Mohammad Fadel is William & Mary's 2018 Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence. He is an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. His lecture is sponsored by the Reves Center for International Studies and the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.

Biography (excerpted from his University of Toronto faculty biography)

Mohammad H. Fadel is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, which he joined in January 2006. Professor Fadel wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law while at the University of Chicago and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Fadel was admitted to the Bar of New York in 2000 and practiced law with the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, New York, where he worked on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions and securities-related regulatory investigations. Professor Fadel also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Professor Fadel has published numerous articles in Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism. Read more on the University of Toronto website.

About the Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-In-Residence is offered yearly, and provides the opportunity for a scholar specializing in Islamic law and governance to spend a short period of time at William & Mary sharing his or her expertise with the university community. The Scholar-In-Residence is open to all geographical areas and sub-disciplines, provided the Scholar’s background, interest and topical focus are on or clearly related to Islamic law and governance.

The Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence was established with a generous gift from Carole A. and Richard C. Kraemer ’65.


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