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By Lawrence Lerner // March 20, 2017 The first-ever spring-break “flash” courses were offered last week to students interested in pressing social-justice issues. Spring break is serious business for college students. Most take full advantage of the week long respite to travel, relax at home or perhaps work to make extra…

Posted on February 3, 2012 – By belujol – JURIST Guest Columnist Abed Awad, a Partner at Awad & Khoury, LLP says that while US courts routinely encounter cases where implementing certain principles of Sharia is required, the hysteria surrounding the “intrusive” role of Sharia in US courts is extremely…

Published in New Jersey Law Journal – Monday February 13, 2012 – By Abed Awad & Noura Jebara –   The ideal solution to protect New Jersey women whose husbands refuse to grant them a religious divorce is to adopt a New York-style law. There, litigants must allege in the…

Posted on May 29, 2012 – By Abed & Noura – Co-founder of Sharia In America Blog and Rutgers Law School Adjunct Professor Abed Awad, debates Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, about the anti-Sharia legislation in Oklahoma. ~To watch Part I, click here. ~To…

Posted on June 17, 2012 – By Abed & Noura – “The True Story of Sharia in American Courts” – By Abed Awad Published in The Nation magazine on June 13, 2012 To read this article, click here.

Posted on August 11, 2012 – By Abed & Noura – Why this controversy over Shariah? Wait…Shariah?!? What’s that? Co-founder of ShariaInAmerica.com and well-known attorney Abed Awad breaks it down for you. Watch here.

  Posted on November 13, 2016 at 12:02 PM – Star-Ledger Guest Columnist   By Abed Awad   This may be a surprise to most New Jerseyans but with the consent of parents, teenagers as young as 16 may legally marry in New Jersey; and with a court order they can…

Jesus has been a key moral figure in my religious upbringing. I was born in New Jersey but my parents relocated to Palestine when I was in second grade. In Palestine, I attended the Quaker Friends Boys School. Yes, there are many Palestinian Christians, including Quakers. We learned about Liberation…