Professor Azizah al-Hibri is a Professor Emerita at the Law School, having served on the faculty from 1992 until her retirement in 2012. Her work has centered on developing an Islamic jurisprudence and body of Islamic law that are gender equitable and promote human rights and democratic governance. Professor al-Hibri has authored numerous book chapters, essays, and law review articles on these subjects, and her work has appeared in the highly respected Journal of Law and Religion, Harvard International Review, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, among other venues. In 2011, Professor al-Hibri was appointed by President Obama to serve as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She received the Virginia First Freedom Award from the Council for America's First Freedom in 2007, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Recognition Award from Women in Islam in 2006, and the University of Richmond's Distinguished Educator Award in 2004, and was named a Fulbright scholar in 2001. Professor al-Hibri is the founding editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and founder and president of the organization KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.
Faith, Values and Lawyering in the 21st Century: Failure of the Compartmentalization Approach, at the International Legal Ethics Conference, "Legal Ethics at a Time of Regulatory Change," London, July 9-12, 2014.
Sex, Marriage and Family in World Religions (Working Title). Co-editor of Islamic section. Don Browning, Christian Green, and John Witte, eds. (Columbia University Press, 2006).
"Redefining Muslim Women's Roles in the Next Century," in Democracy and the Rule of Law, Norman Dorsen and Prosser Gifford, eds. (Congressional Quarterly, 2001).
Islamic and American Constitutional Law: Borrowing Possibilities or a History of Borrowing?, 1 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 492 (1999).
Marriage and Divorce: Legal Foundations, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Muslim World (Oxford 2009).
The Nature of the Islamic Marriage: Sacramental, Covenantal, or Contractual, in Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective, John Witte and Eliza Ellison, eds., 2005.
Is Western Patriarchal Feminism Good for Third World/Minority Women?, in Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? Susan Okin, ed., 41-46 (Princeton University Press, 1999).
Speakers Fulfill 'Inspiration Day' (The Connection Newspapers)
Thu., May. 8, 2014
Christian Minorities: Our Trust Betrayed (The Huffington Post)
Wed., Sep. 25, 2013
On torture, no time like the present to own up to our past (Miami Herald)
Tue., Aug. 20, 2013
Barton: Complacency encourages evil (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., May. 10, 2013
Anti-Blasphemy Laws in the Arab Spring (The Huffington Post)
Thu., May. 31, 2012
Islamic Family Law and Constitutional Law
Freedom of Religion