The purpose of this paper is to outline the challenges and potential solutions of initiating a Sharia law module within a UK law school.
The approach is practical with focus placed on the local and international dimensions.
Sharia law is a popular module which adds to a law graduate's portfolio of international legal experience alongside the supplementary benefits provided to students attending from other disciplines. The advantages of interactions with local communities are also discussed.
Only a relatively small number of UK law schools run a module concerning Sharia or Islamic law, thus the paper facilitates other schools furthering the international aspects involved in the teaching and practice of law.
Van Hoorebeek, M. and Gale, C. (2008), "Sharia law and the
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