Palestinian Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first woman to be appointed to a Shari’a bench in the Middle East in 2009. The Judge follows her journey, from defending victims of domestic violence as a young lawyer, to her tenacious ability to maintain her position – showcasing the power of women’s leadership both inside and outside of the courtroom. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Palestine legal historian Professor Elizabeth Brownson (University of Wisconsin Parkside), moderated by ILSP-LSC Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.

Dinner will be served.

Hosted by the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, and co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. RSVP on Facebook here.