Assistant Professor of Law
7111 Law School
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-7604
LL.M. - Columbia University School of Law
J.D. - University of California - Davis
B.A. - University of California - Berkeley
Research Interests: Islamic law and legal theory
Selected Publications: “No Altars: An Introduction to Islamic Family Law” in Women’s Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspective on Reform ed. Lynn Welchman and Abdullahi an-Naim. (Zed Books, 1996).
“Her Honor: An Islamic Critique of the Rape Laws of Pakistan from a Woman-Sensitive Perspective,” 18 Mich. J. Int’l L. 287 (1997).
Biography: Dr. Asifa Quraishi teaches both core classes for the School of Law, as well asc classes on Islamic Law and comparative legal theory. In 2001, she drafted a clemency appeal brief in the case of Bariya Ibrahim Magazu, a Nigerian woman sentenced to flogging for fornication. Quraishi is a founding member of the National Association of Muslim Lawyers (NAML) and the American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism (AMILA), as well as a member of the Muslim Women’s League. She has also served as president and board member of Karamah: Muslim Women for Lawyers for Human Rights.