Intisar Rabb

Intisar Rabb

Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Islamic Legal Studies Program
J.D. Yale Law School
Ph.D. Princeton University
Intisar Rabb

Intisar A. Rabb is a legal historian and theorist whose research focuses on the history and function of legal maxims in Islamic law. In 2010, she was named a Carnegie Scholar for her research on criminal law reform in the Muslim world, and from 2011 to 2013 she was a fellow at HLS's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, where she helped to develop an online database aimed at connecting legal scholars and media producers with credible, authoritative information about trends in Islamic law. She is the author most recently of Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law (Cambridge UP, 2015).

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