Commodifying 'Islamic Law' in the U.S. Legal Academy
UC Berkeley School of Law
Journal of Legal Education, 2014, Forthcoming
UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2214394
This short essay is a critical examination of the place of Islamic legal scholarship in the U.S. legal academy. It explores how market demands for "Islamic law" affect knowledge production and offers cautionary suggestions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: legal academy, Islamic law, legal education, Islamic legal history, law schools, Islamic jurisprudence, AALS, Islamic law scholarship, comparative law
Date posted: February 10, 2013