The Institute's work is enriched by collaboration with the Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY), the National Association of Muslim Lawyers and the Fordham Muslim Law Students Association.
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Past Events (sponsored and co-sponsored):
The Arab Spring: It’s Impact on International Politics, International Law, and International Organizations (December 2012)
On December 4, Dr. Yassin El-Ayouty, Esq., gave a lecture on the Arab spring, one of the most important event in the 21st century. Dr. El-Ayouty described how from Tunisia to Egypt; from Libya to Yemen; and from Bahraim to Syria, the wall of fear by the masses from dictatorships has fallen. Social media had broken the hold of entrenched regimes on the freedom of expression. The quest for dignity, democracy and development has created global kinship across continental divides. El-Ayouty concluded that these developments will have a fast impact on international politics, international law, and international organizations, and he expects it will last for a long time.
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Mosques in America: An Exercise in Dialogue (November 2010)
Over the course the Fall, discussions about the location of mosques has at times become a source of tension, particularly in New York City. In November 2010, the Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work sponsored an event, as Professor Russell G. Pearce put it, "to provide space for the kinds of dialogue that increase mutual understanding." With the help of two expert facilitators, Rabbi Justus N. Baird, Director of the Center for Multifaith Education from the Auburn Theological Seminary and Asim Rehman, Esq., Vice-President of the Muslim Bar Association of New York, a group of students, faculty and alumni--Muslims, Jews and Christians--gathered to work through a case-study of how one community faced a similar controversy. As the participants wrestled with questions such as whether it was appropriate for public officials and citizens bring their religious identity into discussions about public space, and the kinds of approaches which help communities to deal with ethnic and social change, a consensus emerged that communities need to look for creative ways to foster dialogue and understanding in the midst of these kinds of complex and multi-layered issues, and each felt challenged to examine how they might contribute, as lawyers or future lawyers, to fostering this kind of conversation.
Islam from a Shii / Iraqi Perspective (April 2009)
Careers in Public Interest Law (March 2009)
Turkey's Headscarf Ban: The Political, Social, and Legal Impact on Turkish Women's Rights (July 2008)
Islam and Diversity (April 2008)
Five Years Later: Protecting Civil Liberties and National Security After 9/11 (September 2006)