Institute for Religion, Politics & Society

Law and Religion

The Law and Religion Program aims to increase dialogue and understanding between scholars as well as cultures by examining the intersection of law and society.

This program is interested in issues of legal pluralism, development, gender and political contestation. A major project is SHARIAsource, which is run in collaboration with scholars from the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard University. The Law and Religion Program also carries out important research into countering violent extremism in Australia and Indonesia.


Stream Leader

Leader of the Law and Religion Program Dr Joshua Roose also sits on the Australian Attorney-General’s Department’s Panel of Experts for Countering Violent Extremism and is currently a visiting scholar at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. Read Dr Roose’s full biography.