Professor Rabea Benhalim will present on the comparative features of Jewish and Islamic law. She will discuss the historical relationship of Jewish and Islamic legal scholars, the shared features of each religious legal system, and the continued development of each within the modern, American context.

Rabea Benhalim is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School. Prior to joining the Colorado faculty, she was the 2017-2019 William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She teaches a variety of law courses including Contracts, Secured Transactions, Jewish Law and Islamic Law. Her research focuses on two areas of inquiry: (1) The development of Islamic and Jewish law in the modern era and (2) the application of Islamic law in commercial contexts. Within these areas, her current work investigates how secular environments affect interpretations and development of religious law, especially for minority religions.

Professor Benhalim’s prior work experience as a lawyer and policy expert includes positions at the Brookings Institution, Mayer Brown LLP, Maersk Oil, and the Carter Center. She holds a J.D. from the University of Texas, an L.L.M. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, a Master of Islamic Studies from the University of Texas, a Master of Public Policy Degree from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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