John Makdisi's survey raises two questions: what is "Islamic law"? And, why is it a good idea to teach it in American law schools? The answer to the first question is not as straightforward as it might seem and the answer to the second largely depends on the answer to the first.
55 J. Legal Educ. 589-591 (2005)
Scholarly Commons Citation
Abu-Odeh, Lama, "Commentary on John Makdisi's "Survey of AALS Law Schools Teaching Islamic Law"" (2005). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1633.