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. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and we consider all projects associated with Islamic law or treating the legal systems of Muslim countries, for both independent research and internships.
We are pleased to announce that travel grants have been awarded to nine students for winter-term 2018 research. Lindsay Bailey will travel to Amman to research her project on “Building the Capacity of Yemeni Civil Society to Effectively Engage with the Peace Process.” Alicia Daniel will work with Beyond Borders Scotland in Edinburgh. Sarah Dorman will be attending the Arab Association of Constitutional Law’s “Constitutional Law Academy,” focused on socioeconomic rights and Arab constitutions. Niku Jafarnia has been awarded a grant to travel to Jordan to research her project on “Refugee Resettlement in Jordan after the Muslim Ban.” Aleema Jamal will also travel to Jordan to research her project on “Legal Mechanisms by Local Governments to Foster Religious Pluralisms.” Malik Ladhani will be in Mumbai to research his project on “Alternative Dispute Resolution in India: The Ismaili Muslim Experience.” Daniel Levine-Spound will work in Tunisia on his project, “Article 230 and the Criminalization of Homosexuality in Tunisia.” Canem Ozyildirim will travel to Beirut to work on “Mapping Constitutional Control in the MENA Region: The Role of Religious Law in the Constitutional State,” and Natalie Ritchie will travel to Jerusalem to research her project on “Adoption and Its Alternatives in Israeli Shari’a Courts.”