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The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization is currently accepting applications for a new fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year dedicated to examining a variety of practices affecting the lives of Muslims living in the United States or Muslims wishing to enter the United States.


While the fellow will devote most of their time to their independent research, they will also be responsible for developing a spring semester seminar or series of lectures for the Law School and University community on a variety of contemporary controversies including the travel ban of Muslim immigrants and refugees, proposed prohibitions on the use in legal proceedings of Islamic law, restrictions on mosque construction, and challenges to the use or display of religious symbols such as the veil. The fellow chosen will also be expected to participate in the other activities of the Kamel Center and to the extent possible in the Law School’s various workshops and course offerings. Applications are due on June 1, 2017 to be considered for a fellowship beginning in the Fall 2017 term.


The Kamel Center invites applications from scholars and attorneys of diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines who have completed or are near completion of an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., J.S.D., D.Phil., J.D.). The fellow is expected to remain in residence for the duration of the 2017-18 academic year and will receive a stipend commensurate with their education and experience. The selection will be announced in June with an eye to having the fellowship begin in the Fall 2017 semester.


How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following materials by email to on or before June 1, 2017:

1. a research statement (of up to 1000 words) describing the applicant’s relevant experience and proposed project for the duration of the Fellowship;
2. a current resume; and
3. a law school or graduate school transcript.


Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent by the recommenders directly to

For any questions about the application process, please contact Bradley Hayes at

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