Jean-Gabriel Castel Lecture looks at modern and Islamic international law

Professor Mohammad Fadel

Professor Mohammad H. Fadel of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law will deliver this year’s 2015 Jean-Gabriel Castel Lecture on International Law and International Organizations.

Mohammad Fadel
Mohammad Fadel

The talk, “The Impact of Modern International Law on the Muslim Understandings of Islamic International Law,” will take place Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30pm at A100 Centre of Excellence, Glendon campus. RSVP at The lecture will be in English.

Fadel wrote his PhD dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law while at the University of Chicago. He was admitted to the bar of New York in 2000 and practised law with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City where he worked on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions and securities-related regulatory investigations.

He also served as a law clerk to Justice Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and Justice Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Fadel has published several articles on Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism.