Berkeley School of Law 
Warren Room, 295 Law Building



 Fri. April 6, 2018 - Day One

8:45 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

9:30 – 11:00 am

SESSION I:  Mosque and State

Moderator: Charles Rice

Jeremy Gunn “Islam and the Concept of the Separation of Religion and the State” 

Emmanuel Tawil “Islamic Law as part of the Law of the Land”

11:00 – 12:30 pm

SESSION II: Islam and Legal Systems

Moderator: Charles Rice

Henning Plöger  “The Constitutional framework for Islam and Islamic law in Germany”

Blandine Chelini-Pont “How to appraise the current ‘sharia courts’ system in Great Britain?”

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch (on premises, boxed lunches and informal conversation) 

1:30 – 3:30 pm


Moderator: Charles Rice

Arthur Shartsis “Immigrant Integration in France and Germany” 

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Coffee Break

 4:00 – 5:30 pm

SESSION IV: Schools as Public Places

Moderator: Laurent Mayali

Anne-Violaine Hardel “The 2004 Ban on Wearing Conspicuous Religious Symbols in Public Schools and the Relationship between Church and State in France: “Is the “dialogue procedure” a conceivable conciliation process?”

Silvie Toscer-Angot “The institutional Recognition of Islam in German State Schools” 

Sat. April 7, 2018 - Day Two

9:00 – 9:30 am


 9:30 – 10:30 am

 Session V: Family Law and European Identity

Moderator Laurent Mayali

Andrea BüchlerIslamic Family Law and Ordre Public in Continental Europe”

Mohammad Fadel “Islamic Family Law, Private International Law and European Public Order”

 10:30 – 10:45 am

 Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00 pm

Baber Johansen “Marriage and Filiation in Islamic and European Law”

12:00 – 1:30 pm 


 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Session VI:  Religious Norms and Legal Order

Moderator Arthur Shartsis

Mathias Rohe “The informal application of Islamic legal norms in Germany – scope and limits”

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Comparative Perspectives: Where do we go from here?



All sessions held at:

University of California, Berkeley
School of Law
Warren Room, 295 Law Building [Google Maps]


Nancy Donovan
Event Planner     
Berkeley Law