What's Wrong With Sharia Law?

The Columbus Lawyers Chapter
Start : Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:00 PM
End : Wednesday, May 11, 2011 01:15 PM

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Athletic Club of Columbus
136 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH

Featured Speakers:
David F. Forte



  • David Forte, Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Last November, Oklahoma voters approved a state constitutional amendment that would ban the use of Sharia law in state courts. Now legislatures in numerous other states are considering similar measures. But what exactly is Sharia law? Is there any real “danger” of it being used in our courts? If there is, should we be so concerned?

David Forte, a Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, will share his insights based upon his decades of research of Islamic law and culture. During the Reagan administration, Professor Forte served as chief counsel to the United States delegation to the United Nations and alternate delegate to the Security Council. He is also the author of Islamic Law Studies: Classical and Contemporary Applications.

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Members and non-members are welcome. The cost is $20.00 ($5.00 for students). RSVP to Maurice Thompson at  Pay at the door or in advance by cash or by check (to “The Federalist Society,” P.O. Box 1434, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1434).