Azizah Y. al-Hibri

Dr. Azizah al Hibri(1)

Professor Azizah al-Hibri is a Professor Emerita at Richmond Law School and served on the faculty until 2012. Her work has centered on developing an Islamic jurisprudence and body of Islamic law that are gender equitable and promote human rights and democratic governance. She has authored numerous book chapters, essays, and law review articles on these subjects, and her work has appeared in many highly respected journals.  Al-Hibri works with muslim women and men to advance human rights in a way that respects religious and cultural tradition.  In 2011, al-Hibri was appointed by President Obama to serve as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She is the founding editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and founder and president of the organization KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.

Al-Hibri earned her B.A. from American University of Beirut, J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.