UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law (J I N E L)

Published Since: 2002

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).

Most Recent Issue: 12.1 (2013)

Editorial Board 12.1(2013)

    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
    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


ISSN (Print): 1536-5107

Website: http://www.law.ucla.edu/jinel


Email: jinel@lawnet.ucla.edu

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