Asian Law Center

Selected Faculty Scholarship

Islamic Law in Context

Books or Treatises

Religion and Human security: A Global Perspective (James K. Wellman, Jr. & Clark B. Lombardi eds., 2012) Oxford University Press

Clark Benner Lombardi, State Law as Islamic Law in Modern Egypt: The Incorporation of the Shari`a into Egyptian Constitutional Law (Studies in Islamic Law and Society Vol.19, 2006) Brill

Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic Law (Jonathan Brown, Fareeha Khan, Clark Lombardi & Andrew March eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming)

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Clark B. Lombardi, Constitutional Provisions Making Sharia "A" or "The" Chief Source of Legislation: Where Did They Come FRom? What Do They Mean? Do They Matter? 28 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev. 733-774 (2013) Link

Clark B. Lombardi, Designing Islamic Constitutions: Past Trends and Options for a Democratic Future, 11 Int'l J. Const. L. 615-645 (2013) SSRN

Mark E. Cammack, R. Michael Feener & Clark B. Lombardi, Introduction by Guest Editors, 21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. ix-xii (2012)

Clark B. Lombardi & R. Michael Feener, Why Study Islamic Professionals? 21 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 1-12 (2012) Link.

Clark B. Lombardi & Nathan J. Brown, Do Constitutions Requiring Adherence to Shari`a Threaten Human Rights? How Egypt's Constitutional Court Reconciles Islamic Law with the Liberal Rule of Law, 21 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev. 379-435 (2006) SSRN

Clark B. Lombardi, Can Islamizing a Legal System Ever Help Promote Liberal Democracy? A View from Pakistan, 7 U. St. Thomas L. J. 649-691 (2010) Link

Clark B. Lombardi, How State Governments Shape the Interpretation of Islam in Malaysia's Courts, E. Asia F. Q., Jan.-Mar. 2011 at 25-26 Link

Clark Lombardi, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court: Managing Constitutional Conflict in an Authoritarian, Aspirationally "Islamic" State, 3 J. Comp. L. 234-53 (2008) HEIN online (restricted)

Clark B. Lombardi, Islamic Law in the Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice: An Analysis, 8 Chi. J. Int'l L. 85-118 (2007) SSRN

Nathan J. Brown & Clark B. Lombardi, Translation: The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt on Islamic Law, Veiling and Civil Rights: An Annotated Translation of Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt; Case No.8 of Judicial Year 17 (May 18, 1996) 21 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev. 437-60 (2006) SSRN

Book Chapters

Clark B. Lombardi, The Constitution as Agreement to Agree: The Social and Political Foundations (and Effects) of the 1971 Egyptian Constitution, in Social and Political Foundations of Constitutions 398-425 (Denis J. Galligan & Mila Versteeg eds., 2013) Cambridge University Press.

C. Christine Fair & Clark B. Lombardi, Popular Muslim Attitudes Towards Violent Islamic Groups: The Case of Pakistan, in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective 67-93 (James K. Wellman, Jr. & Clark B. Lombrdi eds., 2012) Oxford University Press

Clark B. Lombardi, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court: Managing Constitutional Conflict in an Authoritarian, Aspirationally "Islamic" State, in Constitutional Courts: A Comparative Study 217-41 (JCL Studies in Comparative Law No. 1, Andrew Harding & Peter Leyland eds., 2009) Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing

Clark Lombardi, Islamism as a Response to Emergency Rule in Pakistan: The Surprising Proposal of Justice A. R. Cornelius, in Emergency Powers in Asia: Exploring The Limits of Legality 436-65 (Victor Ramraj & Arun Thiruvengadam eds., 2010) Cambridge University Press

Jane Winn, Islamic Law, Globalization and Emerging Electronic Commerce Technologies, in Strengthening Relations with Arab and Islamic Countries through International Law: E-Commerce, the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism and Foreign Investment (Hague Peace Palace Papers 2002) SSRN

Book Reviews

Clark Lombardi, Book Review, 31 Law & Hist. Rev. 475-476 (2013) (reviewing Kristen Stilt, Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mammluk Egypt (2011)))

Clark Lombardi, Book Review, 22 J.L. & Religion 607-13 (2007) (reviewing Paul R. Powers, Intent in Islamic Law: Motive and Meaning in Medieval Sunni Fiqh (2005))

Clark Lombardi, Book Review, 23 J.L. & Religion 725-34 (2008) (reviewing Peri Bearman, Rudolph Peters & Frank E. Vogel, The Islamic School of Law: Evolution, Devolution and Progress (2005))

Clark Lombardi, Book Review, 24 J.Lp; Religion 311-15 (2009) (reviewing Dispensing Justice in Islam: Qadis and Their Judgments (Muhammad Khalid Masud, Rudolph Peters & David Stephan Powers eds., 2005))

Clark B. Lombardi, Book Review, 12 Islamic L. & Soc'y 429-32 (2005) (reviewing Islamic Ethics of Life: Abortion, War and Euthanasia (Jonathan E. Brockopp ed., 2003).

Professional Publications

Shamshad Pasarley [Asian & Comparative Law LL.M. 2012], Mohammad Qadamshah [Asian & Comparative Law LL.M. 2014], & Clark B. Lombardi, Reforming the Afghan Electoral System: The Current Debate and its Implications for the Plans to Amend the Afghan Constitution, Int'l J. Const. L. Blog (May 8, 2015) Link

Clark B. Lombardi & Shamshad Pasarlay, Might Afghans Amend the 2004 Constitution? Hints from a Televised Presidential Debate, Int'l J. Const. L. Blog (Apr. 3, 2014) Link

Clark B. Lombardi & Nathan J. Brown, Islam in Egypt's New constitution, Foreign Pol'y (Dec. 13, 2012, 10:23 AM) SSRN

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