Commodifying 'Islamic Law' in the U.S. Legal Academy

Journal of Legal Education, 2014, Forthcoming

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2214394

6 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2013

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Lena Salaymeh

Oxford School of Global and Area Studies; Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: legal academy, Islamic law, legal education, Islamic legal history, law schools, Islamic jurisprudence, AALS, Islamic law scholarship, comparative law

Suggested Citation

Salaymeh, Lena, Commodifying 'Islamic Law' in the U.S. Legal Academy (2013). Journal of Legal Education, 2014, Forthcoming, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2214394, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2214394

Lena Salaymeh (Contact Author)

Oxford School of Global and Area Studies ( email )

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United Kingdom

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law ( email )

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Hamburg, D-20148
Germany

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