Below is a list of some of my more significant publications over the years. You can find many of them on my SSRN page here
The Political Codification of Islamic Law: A Closer Look at the Draft Shi’i Personal Status Code of Iraq, 33 J. Int. & Comp. L. __ (2016, forthcoming).
Lone Wolf Terrorism and the Classical Jihad: On the Contingencies of Modern Islamic Extremism, 11 Int’l L. Rev. 19 (2015).
Sex and the Shari’a: Defining Gender Norms and Sexual Deviancy in Shi’i Islam, 39 Fordham Int. L. J. 25 (2015).
The Resolution of Disputes in State and Tribal Law in the South of Iraq: Toward a Cooperative Model of Pluralism in Negotiating State and Non-State Law: Challenges of Global and Local Pluralism (Cambridge University Press 2015)(coauthored with Wasfi H. Al-Sharaa and Aqeel Al-Dahhan).
The Impossible, Highly Desired Islamic Bank, 5 & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 105 (2014)
Decolonizing the Centralist Mind: Legal Pluralism and the Rule of Law, in The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and The Way Forward (Harvard University Press 2014)
Transparency and the Shi’i Clerical Elite, in International Transparency Handbook (E.Elgar 2014)
Book Review: Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt, 28 L. & Religion 555 (2013)
On the Political Appeal of Islamic Finance, 2013 Sarajevo Conference Proceedings, Business In Between Cultures (European Association of Banking and Financial History)
Religious Minorities and Shari’a in Iraqi Courts, 31 U. Int. L. J. 387 (2013)
Arab Spring, Libyan Liberation and the Externally Imposed Democratic Revolution, 89 U. L. Rev. 699 (2012)
Repugnancy in the Arab World, 48 Willamette L. Rev. 427 (2012)
The Surprising Irrelevance of Islamic Bankruptcy, 19 Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 505 (2011)
The American Commercial Religion, 10 DePaul Bus. & Com. J. 107 (2012)
Notes in Defense of the Iraqi Constitution, 14 Pa. J. L. & Soc. Change 395 (2011), republished in 33 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 1117 (2012)
The Arabs in the (Inter)national, 10 Santa Clara J. Int’l L. 187 (2012)
International Law and Iraqi Courts, in International Law in Domestic Courts: Rule of Law Reform in Post-Conflict States (Intersentia 2012)
Thinking Beyond the Original Bargain: Post Ratification Constitution Making and the Case of Iraq, APSA Annual Meeting Paper (2012).
The Will of the (Iraqi) People, 2011 Utah L. Rev. 45 (2011)
Present at the Resurrection: Islamic Finance and Islamic Law, 26 J. Int. L. 1107 (2011)
Book Review: Constitutional Theocracy, 49 Osgoode Hall L. J. 151 (2011)
Ornamental Repugnancy: Identitarian Islam and the Iraq Constitution, 7 U. Thom. L. Rev. 692 (2010)
Book Review: Islam and Liberal Citizenship, 26 L. & Rel. 387 (2011)
Identitarian Violence and Identitarian Politics: Elections and Governance in Iraq, 51 Harvard Int’l J. Online 82 (2010)
The Death of Islamic Law, 38 J. Int’l & Comp. L. 293 (2010)
Between Realism and Resistance: Shi’i Islam and the Contemporary Liberal State, 11 Islamic L. & Culture 107 (2009)
Book Review: The Crisis of Islamic Civilization, 47 Osgoode Hall L. J. 159 (2009)
Dream Palaces of Law: Western Constructions of the Muslim Legal World, 32 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 803 (2009)
Between Symbiosis and Schizophrenia: The Rights of Iraqi Refugees under Iraqi Law, 34 Rutgers L. J. 31 (2009)
Book Review: Orientalism and The Fall and The Rise of the Islamic State, 2 Mid. E. L. & Gov. 81 (2009)
The Muezzin’s Call and the Dow Jones Bell: On the Necessity of Realism in the Study of Islamic Law, 56 J. Comp. L. 423 (2008) (Winner of the Hessel Yntema Prize Awarded by the American Society of Comparative Law to the Best Article in the AJCL by a Scholar Under the Age of 40)
You Say You Want a Revolution: Interpretive Communities and the Origins of Islamic Finance, 48 J. Int’l L. 249 (2008)
Baghdad Booksellers, Basra Carpet Merchants, and the Law of God and Man: Legal Pluralism and the Contemporary Muslim Experience, 1 Berk. J. Middle E. & Islamic L. 83 (2008)
Muhammad’s Social Justice or Muslim Cant?: Langdellianism and the Failures of Islamic Finance, 40 Cornell Int’l L. Rev. 89 (2007)
Money Laundering Amidst Mortars: Legislative Process and State Authority in Post-Invasion Iraq, 16 L. & Contemp. Prob. 523 (2007)
Jurisprudential Schizophrenia: On Form and Function in Islamic Finance, 7 J. Int’l L. 605 (2007)