10.15 Registration and coffee
10.45 On being a Christian in Law
Christians worship a law-giving God who is faithful and just, as revealed throughout the Bible and supremely in the wisdom of Jesus of Nazareth. How, then, might a relationship with Jesus influence our study and practice of law? What does it mean to be called to work in law?
12.00 Shari’a in the West
In a multicultural society, we may find communities living by principles that conflict with the established legal system. How should true justice be administered in such situations? Prof. Aroney will share perspectives from his co-edited book (copies of which will be on sale).
NICHOLAS ARONEY is professor of law at the University of Queensland and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at its Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law. This year he is in the U.K. as a MacCormick Fellow at Edinburgh University's Europa Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law at Oxford
University. He has published widely on constitutional law and is co-editor, with Rex Ahdar, of Shari'a in the West (2010).