CFP: Religious Family Laws in Comparative Perspective

Jindal Global Law Review

The Jindal Global Law Review invites submissions for a special issue, Transformations in Religious Family Laws in Comparative Perspective. Abstracts are due by Nov. 2, 2015.

we seek contributions from scholars around the world on transformations in religious personal laws, their underlying socio-political processes and their impact on the rights of individuals and groups. Suggested themes/ questions include:

  • The politics, possibilities and perils of codification of religious personal laws
  • Links between judicial reform of personal laws and the larger context of judiciary–executive relationship
  • Balancing multiculturalism and gender justice
  • Historical/ ethnographic accounts of reform of personal laws from within religious groups
  • Ethnographic accounts of state and non-state adjudicatory forums, adjudicators or litigants
  • Comparison between the legal regulation of corporate entities such as the Hindu Undivided Family and the Waqf in India

About the author

Reference librarian, University of Washington School of Law