UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law (JINEL)

The UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law (JINEL) is published once a year. As the first law school journal in the West dealing with this topic, JINEL’s goal is to emphasize and critically analyze all legal issues–social, political, civil, historical, economic, and commercial–that are of particular relevance to Muslims and Near Easterners in both Muslim and non-Muslim societies. Thus we will:

  • present issues relating to the laws of the Near East and their effects on the people and countries of the region and worldwide;
  • present issues relating to the theoretical aspects of Islamic law and jurisprudence, and its application;
  • discuss laws as they have affected the people of the Near East outside the region.

Because the Near East is not a static geographical region, JINEL has adopted the broad policy of looking at each submission on a case-by-case basis and within the context of history to determine its relevance.

Areas of traditional study (e.g., the Arabian Peninsula, the Iranian Plateau) will of course be included, yet we will not overlook areas of study that have had a significant impact on, and been acculturated in one way or another into the region (e.g., North Africa and Central and South Asia).

View JINEL’s current issue: Volume 14 (2015)

2014-2015 Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

  • Azin Ahmadi
  • Seelai Ludin

Chief Articles Editors

  • Lina Cohen
  • Sarah Rahimi

Articles Editors

  • Evan Metzger
  • Syed Rizwan
  • Holly Robins
  • Hussain Turk

Chief Managing Editor

  • Kathleen Bush-Joseph

Managing Editors

  • Holly Robins
  • Sümeyye Kocaman

Chief Business Manager

  • Maha Ibrahim

Staff Editor

  • Zawar Jafri

2013-2014 Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

  • Hammad Alam
  • Ahmad Qazi

Chief Articles Editors

  • Lina Cohen
  • Sümeyye Kocaman

Articles Editors

  • Rami Koujah
  • Seelai Ludin
  • Evan Metzger
  • Syed Rizwan
  • Holly Robins

Chief Managing Editors

  • Azin Ahmadi
  • Maha Ibrahim

Managing Editors

  • Holly Robins
  • Hussain Turk
  • David Valenzuela

Chief Productions Editor

  • Zainah Alfi

Chief Business Manager

  • Zaitian Chen

Staff Editors

  • Sarah Rahimi
  • Zawar Jafri

Editorial Board 12.1(2013)

Editors-in-Chief

  • Arash Bahar & Jawid Habib

Chief Productions Editors

    • Natasha Gandhi
  • Ahmad Qazi

Chief Articles Editor

  • Zain Shirazi

Chief Managing Editors

  • Kristina Benson, Mohammad Tehrani

Managing Editors

  • Natasha Gandhi, Ahmad Qazi, Zainah Alfi, Hammad Alam

Staff

  • Rami Koujah, Holly Robbins, Syed Rizwan, Zaitian Chen, Noor Al Saud

Faculty Advisors

  • Dr. Khaled M. Abou El Fadl (Founding advisory board member)
  • Professor Asli Ü. Bâli

Advisory Board

    • Abdullahi An-Na’im
    • Emory University School of Law

M. Cherif Bassiouni

DePaul University College of Law

Ahmad Dallal

American University of Beirut

Mohammad Fadel

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

Reed College

Wael B. Hallaq

Columbia University

Ann E. Mayer

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

John Makdisi

St. Thomas University School of Law

Hossein Modarressi

Princeton University

Ebrahim Moosa

Duke University

Roy P. Mottahedeh

Harvard University

Asma Sayeed

University of California, Los Angeles

Frank Vogel

Harvard Law School

Staff Members:

Editors-in-Chief

Shahram Samie

Sireen Sawaf

Chief Articles Editor

Yasmin Elhady

Chief Managing Editor

Stephen Araiza

Chief Productions Editor

Aziz Ahmad

Chief Comments Editor

Ali Tehrani

Business Manager

Azil Virji

Articles Editors

Aziz Ahmad

Josh Markovitz

Fawad Shaiq

Comments Editor

Michael Sier

Managing Editor

Justin Smith

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ISSN (Print):

1536-5107