As the most populous region in the world, South Asia is home to a diverse array of systems of constitutional governance. Each of these systems is based on constitutional frameworks that seek to manage religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity as well as pluralism; to advance goals of social and political transformation; and to protect core fundamental rights. This session explores the study of comparative constitutional law in South Asia through presentations that draw on a diverse range of sources, methodologies, and approaches in the field. Building on the joint session on Islamic law pedagogy immediately before this session, scholars will address the range of substantive and methodological problems that arise in connection with comparative law teaching and scholarship, including issues on Islamic law in South Asia where they arise.
Business meeting for Section on Islamic Law at program conclusion.
Business meeting for Section on Law and South Asian Studies at program conclusion.