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January 31, 2022 Faith in the Law

In the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, led by Professor Kristen Stilt, innovation is fueled through its robust visiting fellow program and related programming, which attract both established and emerging scholars.

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October 28, 2021 Palestinian Poet, Journalist Speaks About Violence and Law at Harvard Law School Event

Co-hosted by the Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, Program on Law & Society in the Muslim World and HLS Advocates for Human Rights, the talk’s location was moved to First Church in “solidarity with the Harvard Graduate Student Union strike,” which is scheduled to last until Friday.

August 17, 2021 Islamic family law reform – a question of interpretation

Wherever the legal systems of Islamic nations encounter reforms, these frequently start with family law. In these endeavours, preventing polygamy is just as much a goal as restricting the traditional right of a husband to unilaterally end a marriage through "repudiation divorce" (talaq).

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February 26, 2021 Faculty HLS to create new legal clinic to support rights of vulnerable clients to practice their religion

“Students will have the opportunity to directly serve individuals from a wide range of faiths who would not otherwise have an advocate,” said Stilt, who teaches a course on Islamic Law and Human Rights. “Students will learn the skills needed to engage with clients from diverse backgrounds, understand their faith commitments and the obstacles they are facing, and make legal arguments to achieve their clients’ goals. Developing the tools to work with the clinic’s clients will make our students better lawyers and better citizens of the world.”