Sharīʿa Workshop

Sharīʿa Workshop

 

The MEI offers regular programing on topics related to Islamic law through its own “Sharīʿa Workshop,” launched in 2015. With faculty members in three different departments (MESAAS, Religion, Anthropology) regularly offering courses on “Islamic Law,” the university is uniquely well positioned in this field. The workshop brings together faculty and graduate students from Columbia and other universities in New York, and from Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, for intensive discussions of pre-circulated papers by scholars invited from the US and abroad. The MEI has also begun to co-sponsor the longstanding spring conference organized at NYU on “Islamic Law in Society,” in which Columbia faculty and graduate students have been regular participants.