Professor Jeff A. Redding teaches civil procedure, family law, and comparative law at Saint Louis University School of Law.
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, including recently being a Visiting Professor at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, a Visiting Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Centre for Advanced Study of Law as Culture (Recht Als Kultur) in Germany, and Visiting Faculty at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.
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.
A selection of Professor Redding’s scholarship can be located on SSRN. In addition to his ongoing work on the law and politics of same-sex marriage in the United States, Professor Redding is working on two major research projects concerning South Asia. The first of these projects concerns transgender rights in Pakistan while the second is a book project (tentatively titled “A Secular Need: Islamic Law, Legal Pluralism, and the Making of State Governance in Contemporary India”) concerning a network of non-state Muslim courts in India and the relationship of the Indian state with these Muslim courts. Part of this book project, the recent article “The Case of Ayesha, Muslim ‘Courts,’ and the Rule of Law: Some Ethnographic Lessons for Legal Theory,” was selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum in the Law & Humanities category.
In The News
Professor Jeff Redding wrote a piece for Harvard Law School Sharia Source blog on the ongoing debate over Sharia councils.