Asifa Quraishi

Dr. Asifa Quraishi is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law. She holds a doctorate from Harvard Law School and other degrees from Columbia Law School and the University of California.[1] Dr. Quraishi has served as law clerk in United States federal courts. Her recent publications address issues of Islamic constitutionalism, in the context of separation of legal authority as well as methodologies of textual interpretation. Dr. Quraishi is a founding board member of the National Association of Muslim Lawyers (NAML), its sister organisation Muslim Advocates, based in San Francisco, and American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism (AMILA). She is also an associate of the Muslim Women’s League, and has served as President and board member of Karamah: Muslim Women for Lawyers for Human Rights.

Selected Publications

"No Altars: An Introduction to Islamic Family Law" in Women’s Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspective on Reform ed. Lynn Welchman and Abdullahi an-Naim. (Zed Books, 1996).

"Her Honor: An Islamic Critique of the Rape Laws of Pakistan from a Woman-Sensitive Perspective," 18 Mich. J. Int’l L. 287 (1997).


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