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Professor Raj Bhala presents “Islamic Law (Shari'a): Comparisons, Contrasts, and Transplants” on March 21 at California Western

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California Western Welcomes University of Kansas Professor for Guest Lecture on International Law
Lecture co-hosted by UC San Diego explores Shari’a law

SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2011 - On Monday, March 21, California Western School of Law welcomes Professor Raj Bhala of the University of Kansas School of Law as part of the International Law Speaker Series: Transplanting Law 

His talk, Islamic Law (Shari'a): Comparisons, Contrasts, and Transplants,” investigates Islamic law and its relationship to legal systems around the globe. 

Raj Bhala
Bhala is the Rice Distinguished Professor at KU Law, where he teaches Advanced International Trade Law, Islamic Law, and Public International Law. He is a noted international trade law scholar authoring the International Trade Law textbook, a treatise, and more than two dozen articles. Bhala is finalizing his newest book, Understanding Islamic Law (Shari’a). 

Islamic Law (Shari'a): Comparisons, Contrasts, and Transplants”
The public is invited to attend Bhala’s lecture on Monday, March 21 at 12:10 p.m. in Lecture Hall 1 on the campus of California Western. 

Those interested in attending must RSVP to Debra Compton at dxc@cwsl.edu or (619) 525-1466.  

International Law Speaker Series: Transplanting Law
The International Law Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the International Legal Studies Program at California Western School of Law and the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies at the University of California, San Diego.  

This year’s speaker series, entitled “Transplanting Law,” explores the movement of law across borders. In a world that is becoming increasingly smaller, countries are modifying their traditions, rules, and institutions with legal systems transplanted from abroad. Conversely, local traditions are sometimes adopted as new international norms. 

The International Law Speaker Series: Transplanting Law explores the dynamics behind the transplantation process, the results of these efforts, and the growing competition to shape legal harmonization and fusion.