Islamic Law teaching: Challenges and opportunites
Shaheen Ali was invited speaker at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco (3-6 January 2017).
Under the theme of “Why Law Matters,” the meeting provided a forum for novel thinking and fresh perspectives on the role of law in society and legal education along with an opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues and discuss critical and emerging legal issues.
Shaheen presented on the matter of Islamic Law teaching in the 21st century global law school (p.69); exploring and critically evaluating the growth of Islamic legal studies in American law schools with an eye to assessing challenges and opportunities for this field within a modern law school.
Her recently published book, Modern Challenges to Islamic law (CUP 2016), was also introduced and well received at the conference.