Law in Societies Cluster Event in collaboration with Wolfson College

Event date
22 February 2024
Event time
14:30 - 19:00
Oxford week
HT 6
Wolfson College

  Professor Morgan Clarke, Oxford, Professor Rob Gleave, Exeter, and  Professor Baudouin Dupret, CNRS

In collaboration with Wolfson college, CSLS will holding a Law in Societies Cluster Event.

14:30 -  The Levett Room, Wolfson College

Panel Discussion: Islamic Law and the Modern State: Rupture or Continuity?

In the Panel Discussion three specialists on Islamic Law will initiate a debate on the relation between Islamic Law and the Modern State: Rupture or Continuity?   

Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
The (Islamic) State Effect: Bureaucratic Law and Idealised Sharia in Lebanon's Sunni and Ja'fari Courts

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
Islamic Law and Codification: An Archaeology of Concepts

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Iraq’s flirtation with Islamic law: The Ja’fari Code Proposal

This is followed by a tea/coffee/snack break.




17:30 - The Buttery, Wolfson College

Is there such thing as Islamic Law? A Conceptual Question and a Praxeological Answer

Baudouin Dupret is Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and lecturer in Islamic Law at the University of Louvain.

In his work, Professor Dupret combines approaches from Law, Islamic Studies, and Anthropology to study how law functions in practice within Muslim environments. Over the course of his career, he has spent many years in Egypt, Syris and Morocco.

His most recent book, Positive Law from the Muslim World (2021, CUP), explores the extent to which the concept of law can be expanded beyond the context of positive state law.

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Socio-Legal Studies