USALI Thursday lunch series February 7, 2013: Intisar A. Rabb holds a joint appointment as an associate professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Law at the NYU Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Department and the NYU School of Law. She previously served as a visiting associate professor of law at Harvard Law School and as a member of the law faculty at Boston College Law School–where she taught criminal law, legislation and theories of statutory interpretation, and comparative Islamic law and legal history. She also served as a law clerk for Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She was named a 2010 Carnegie Scholar for research on issues of contemporary Islamic law reform through processes of “internal critique” in the Muslim world, and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard for a collaborative project with other scholars of Islamic and comparative law designed to add academic context to ongoing issues of Islamic law and policy in new media. She has published on Islamic law in historical and modern contexts, and is currently working to complete a book entitled The Benefit of Doubt: Legal Maxims in Islamic Law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). She received a BA from Georgetown University, a JD from Yale Law School, and an MA and hD from Princeton University. She has conducted research in Egypt, Iran, Syria, and elsewhere.