Sessions Information

  • January 9, 2022
    3:10 pm - 4:25 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
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    This session will explore the role of scholarly disagreement in Islamic and Jewish Jurisprudence. Both legal traditions reflect a legal culture wherein difference of opinion is not simply to be tolerated, but rather an important aspect of each respective tradition’s approach to legal reasoning. These legal traditions demonstrate an appreciation of difference which resulted in an adeptness at addressing the needs of people in different times and places. In our contemporary climate of political and legal discord, perhaps the Jewish and Islamic legal traditions can provide useful models for the decorum and acceptance of differences of opinion.

Session Speakers
Organization: University of Colorado Law School

Organization: University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Organization: Harvard Law School

Organization: Emory University School of Law

Organization: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Session Fees
  • Islamic Law and Jewish Law Joint Program - Agreeing to Disagree: Difference of Opinion in Islamic and Jewish Law: $0.00