Monday, January 30, 2012

Symposium: Legal Heterodoxy in Islamic and Jewish History

The UC Berkeley School of Law Program on Jewish Law and the Robbins Collection have announced a symposium on Legal Heterodoxy in Islamic and Jewish History: Late Antique and Medieval Transformations. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Boalt Hall on April 23-24, 2012.  

Here's a glimpse of the program:

April 23:

10:00 a.m.: Legal Systems of the "Other"
Islam Dayeh (Freie Universitat Berlin), Yaakov Elman (Yeshiva University), and Shari Lowin (Stonehill)

1:30 p.m.: Minority & Dissenting Opinions 
Intisar Rabb (Boston College), Azzan Yadin-Israel (Rutgers), and Philip Ackerman-Lieberman (Vanderbilt)

4:00 p.m.: Orthodoxy & Heresy
Mohammed H. Benkheira (Sorbonne), Naftalis Cohn (Concordia), Danial Boyarin & Lena Salaymeh (UC Berkeley)

April 24:

9:30 a.m.: Legal & Theological Hermeneutics
Mohammad Fadel (University of Toronto), Steven Fraade (Yale), Michael Pregill (Elon)

To register, or for more information, contact Lena Salaymeh or Noah Greenfield.