Academic Program 8am- 4pm Law School Auditorium, YaleUniversity Breakfast &
Registration - Law School Rm 122
First Panel Qualifications: Criteria for Determining Islamic Law Expertise ZareenaGrewal"Authority/Crisis, Identity/Crisis:
American Students of Knowledge and Traditional Islam" IzaHussin"Islamic Law in the ColonialState: Change and the Construction of Authority
in British Malaya"
Second Panel Legal
Authority:What Constitutes Binding
Legal Authority? AnverEmon"Human Agency in the Construction of Islamic Law" FelicitasOpwis"Changing the Terms of Authority in Islamic Law: The Punishment for
Speaker:Dr. Sherman Jackson
Third Panel Islamic Law: Continuity or Change? JunaidQuadri"Towards an Islamic System of Human
Rights: Reconciling the Issue of Apostasy" Scott Lucas "Alternative Methodologies: The
Legal Hermeneutics of Hadith scholars, compilers of Ikhtilaf al-fuqaha’ books, and KhalidAbou El Fadl"