Professor Jeff A. Redding teaches civil procedure, family law, and comparative law at Saint Louis University School of Law.
Prior to joining the SLU LAW faculty, Professor Redding held research fellowships at Yale Law School (Oscar M. Ruebhausen program), Harvard Law School (Islamic Legal Studies Program), and Columbia Law School (Center for the Study of Law and Culture). Professor Redding earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Professor Redding's research interests are in the areas of comparative law and religion, Islamic law, legal pluralism, family law, and law & sexuality. He has lectured widely on these topics in North America, South Asia, and Europe, where he also recently been a Visiting Professor at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris and a Visiting Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Centre for Advanced Study of Law as Culture (Recht Als Kultur) in Bonn. Professor Redding has also previously worked with various law-related organizations in Pakistan, India, and Egypt.
A selection of Professor Redding’s scholarship can be located on SSRN. One of Professor Redding’s latest articles, “The Case of Ayesha, Muslim ‘Courts,’ and the Rule of Law: Some Ethnographic Lessons for Legal Theory,” was also recently selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum in the Law & Humanities category. This article is based on research conducted in India for a book-length manuscript on non-state ‘Muslim courts’ that Professor Redding is currently writing, tentatively titled “The Rule and the Role of Islamic Law: Constituting Secular Law and Governance in India.”