Islamic Law

Islamic Law

Islamic Law

This course traces the origin and sources of Islamic law, covering the major schools of jurisprudence and their effect and impact; the elaboration of an Islamic legal theory; applications of Islamic law in the law of the family, property, and obligations; Islamic international law and the Islamic law of nations; Islamic constitutional theory; the movement for reform; the role of Islamic law in contemporary legal systems and its impact on Middle East legal institutions; the contemporary state of Middle East law and the impact of Western legal systems; the sources of current business and company laws and other codes and their application; and tax, investment, joint venture, and labor laws.

This upper-level substantive course provides an overview of Islamic law and jurisprudence as well as its history and the impact of Western legal systems on its contemporary operation.

Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; International Business; Law Through a Different Lens – History and Humanities

2 Credits


Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

Government and Public Interest Law

General Practice / Chart Your Path





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