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School of Law Discusses Criminal Law Reform in Iran

Posted Sunday, February 27, 2011


The School of Law's Clason Speaker Series hosted Intisar Rabb, assistant professor of Law at Boston College Law School, on February 23. Rabb's lecture discussed "Internal Criticism and Legal Change in Islamic Law: Criminal Law Reform in Iran."

During her lecture, Rabb pointed out that "criminal law is one of the key areas of Islamic law's resurgence in the modern world. How does classical Islamic law apply in the contemporary world? This is an area that also implicates some of the most pressing questions given the high stakes and potential human rights consequences and thus the heightened attention in the international area."

The next Clason speaker will be Robert Tsai, professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. Tsai will speak on March 3 in the Blake Law Center Commons at 12:00 noon. This event is free and open to the public.


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