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2001-2002 Interfaith Speaker Series: Love of Neighbor and the Law


Presented in collaboration with Fordham University's "Trancending Tragedy" events which worked toward greater understanding and healing in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

An Islamic Perspective (October 2001)

Conversation with:
The Honorable David A. Shaheed, Marion Superior Court, Indianapolis, vice-president of the Interfaith Alliance of Indianapolis.

Reading:
Azizah al-Hibri, "On Being a Muslim Corporate Lawyer," 27 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 947 (1996)
Walid Iqbal, "Courts, Lawyering and ADR: Glimpses Into the Islamic Tradition," 28 Fordham Urban L. J. 1035 (2001)
Azizah al-Hibri, "Faith and the Attorney-Client Relationship: A Muslim Perspective," 66 Fordham L. Rev. 1131 (1998)

A Christian Perspective (January 2002)

Conversation with:
Professor Harold Berman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law, Emory University.

Reading:
Excerpts from Harold J. Berman, "Faith and Order: The Reconciliation of Law and Religion" (1993).

A Jewish Perspective (March 2002)

Conversation with:
Professor Robert A. Baruch Bush, the Rains Distinguished Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution at Hofstra Law School, and the co-founder and president of the Institute of the Study of Conflict Transformation.

Reading:
Robert A. Baruch Bush, "Mediation and ADR: Insights from the Jewish Tradition," 28 Fordham Urban L. J. 1007 (April 2001)
Randall G. Styers, "Protestant Perspective on Justice and Zealous Representation," 28 Fordham Urban L. J. 1047 (April 2001)
Louis A. Craco, "Faith and the Legal Profession: A Response," 28 Fordham Urban L. J. 1057 (April 2001)
John W. Weisner, "The Practice of Law and Spiritual Values," 28 Fordham Urban L. J. 1063 (April 2001)
Stephen P. Younger, "Spirituality and Lawyering: A Practitioner's Perspective," 28 Fordham Urban L. J. 1069 (April 2001)