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Faisal Kutty

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW & DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL LL.M. PROGRAM

Faisal.Kutty@valpo.edu
219-465-7813
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Education

Ph.D. (candidate), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
LL.B., Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Courses Taught

Comparative Law
Contracts Drafting
Islamic Law
Legal Journalism
Legal Communication
Legal Writing & Reasoning

Representative Scholarship

Blasphemy and Apostasy in the Muslim Word, in Research handbook on Islamic Law and Society (Nadirsyah Hosen, ed., Edward Elgar, Cheltenham: UK and Northampton: MA, USA) (forthcoming 2016).

Review of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, in 11 J. Int’l L. & Int’l Relations. 92 (2015).

The Year of Living Dangerously: Canada’s Conservative Government Panders to Fears by Targeting Muslims, in “Guest Contributions” section of The Muslim 500: The World’s Most Influential Muslims (December 2015). 

The Kutty ‘Islamic Law’ Flowchart (Sept. 25, 2014) is available as a Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-9.

Islamic Law” in US Courts: Judicial Jihad or Constitutional Imperative?, 41 Pepp. L. Rev. 1059 (2014) available as Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-8.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2502187.

Islamic Law and Adoptions (June 20, 2014), forthcoming in Robert L. Ballard et al., The Intercountry Adoption Debate: Dialogues Across Disciplines (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014); available as Valparaiso University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-5.  Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2457066.

Judicial Jihad and the American Way, in “Issues of the Day” section of The Muslim 500: The World’s Most Influential Muslims (December 2014).

Creeping Shari’ah or Conspicuous Islamophobia, in Colum. J. Int’l Aff. (December 2014).

Shari’a Courts in Canada:  A Delayed Opportunity for the Indigenization of Islamic Legal Rulings in DEBATING SHARIAH: ISLAM, GENDER POLITICS AND FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION 123 (Anna Kortweg & Jennifer Selby, eds., 2012).

The Myth and Reality of “Shari’a” Courts in Canada:  A Delayed Opportunity for the Indigenization of Islamic Legal Rulings in Symposium, Islamic Law and Constitutional Liberty, 7 U. St. Thomas L.J. 558 (2010).

Hate Speech Sometimes Warrants Censorship in Censorship 38 (Noel Merino, ed., 2010).

No-Fly Lists Do Not Keep America Safe in INTRODUCING ISSUES WITH OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS:  NATIONAL SECURITY 89 (Lauri S. Friedman, ed., 2010).

Non-Western Societies Have Influenced Human Rights in OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS:  HUMAN RIGHTS 41 (Jacqueline Langwith, ed., 2007).

Review of David Dyzenhaus, The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2006), in 24 Windsor Rev. Legal Soc. Issues 73 (2008).

The Shari’a Factor in International Commercial Arbitration, 28 Loy. L.A. Int. & Comp. L. Rev. 565 (2006).

Popular Press

Time to overhaul Canada’s no-fly program, The Toronto Star, January 15, 2016 (jointly written with Mustafa Jilani).

Five Truths You Should Know About Terrorism And Islam, The Huffington Post, November 16, 2015.

Question Mark Zuckerberg’s Motives But Don’t Judge His Charity, The Huffington Post, December 4, 2015.

The Kim Davis Debacle Exposes the Limits of Religious Liberty, The Huffington Post, September 11, 2015 (jointly written with David Herzig).

How Harper Sows Fear of Muslims in Pursuit of Votes, The Huffington Post, September 9, 2015.

The Miseducation of Ontario’s New Sex Ed Curriculum, The Huffington Post, May 21, 2015.

I Am Not a Terrorist, Despite What My Critics Told a Senate Committee, The Huffington Post, March 15, 2015.

Do Canadians know what they just voted for?, AlJazeera International, February 25, 2015.

Black History Month Does Not Erase a History of Racism, The Huffington Post, February 10, 2015.

#JeSuisConfused, AlJazeera International, January 22, 2015.

Honors and Professional Activities

Of the Bar of Ontario, Law Society of Upper Canada
Executive Committee Member, AALS Section on International Human Rights
Director, American Society of Comparative Law
Executive Member, AALS Section on Islamic Law
Valparaiso University Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award 2015