ILSP: LSC Winter Term Travel Grants Awarded

ILSP: Law and Social Change offers yearly travel grants up to $1,000 to Harvard Law School students or Harvard University graduate students pursuing research trips related to work on or the study of Islamic law. We are pleased to announce that grants have been awarded to nine students for winter-term 2018 research.

Call for Papers – Workshop on Animal Agriculture from the Middle East to Asia

The Harvard South Asia Institute, the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program, and the Harvard Law School Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change are pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on Animal Agriculture from the Middle East to Asia.The workshop will bring together experts to exchange ideas as an initial step toward the goal of a broader collaborative research project. Academics, practitioners, and others with backgrounds in law, the sciences, animal welfare, environmental studies, religious studies, cultural studies, economics, and public policy are encouraged to apply.

Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, with support from the Harvard Human Rights Program, is pleased to announce its first film series, “Women, Rights, and Activism in the Muslim World.” Throughout the Spring semester, we will showcase films that highlight women’s struggles, conflicts, and triumphs across the region. The films cover a broad range of themes, including political and social activism, marriage, divorce, education, and sports.

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ILSP: LSC Winter Term Travel Grants Awarded

We are pleased to announce that travel grants have been awarded to three students for winter-term 2017 research. Katherine Gonzalez will travel to Kuala Lumpur for her project, “Unconstitutional Corporal Punishment? The Movement for an Islamic Penal Code in Malaysia and Its Impact on Muslim Women”; Malik Ladhani (JD ’18) will travel to Kyrgyzstan to work on “Environmental Protection in the Kyrgyz Constitution”; and Myra Siddiqui will travel to Karachi and Lahore for her research on “Disability Rights in Pakistan.”

ILSP: Law and Social Change Fellowships 2017-2018

ILSP: Law and Social Change is now accepting applications for Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2017–2018. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on Islamic law that furthers the Program’s mission. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights, animal welfare, constitutional law, food law, environmental law and climate change, migration and refugee studies, and related areas.

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ILSP: Law and Social Change Travel Grants

The Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change (ILSP: LSC) invites Harvard Law School students to submit travel grant proposals to secure funding for proposed research trips related to work on or the study of Islamic law. All projects associated with Islamic law or with the legal systems of Muslim countries qualify, internships included. The Program distributes a limited number of awards on a competitive basis, up to a maximum of $1,000 per student. Selected grantees may use ILSP: LSC travel grants to supplement an award from another source.