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No text providedStrauss Foundation Awards Alyssa Tamboura $15,000 Public Service Scholarship to Carry Out Project in Her Junior Year at UC Santa Cruz

The Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship Foundation, established as a memorial to the late Don Strauss of Newport Beach and now designed to award $15,000 scholarships to as many as 15 California college sophomores and juniors annually, has announced that among the foundation’s new group of recipients is a UC Santa Cruz student, Alyssa Marie Tamboura. Continue»

Events  of Interest

Apr  15
Spring Quarter: Legal Studies Writing/Study Tutor Program Begins
Apr  25
Distinguished Alumni Award: Judge Teri L. Jackson
Apr  27
Alumni Careers in Law Panel

Featured Research

Legal Studies professor, Mark Fathi Massoud, is working on a new colloaborative project about Shari'a law in California. The goal of the project, Shari’a Revoiced: Documenting American Muslims' Experiences of Islamic Law, is to uncover new voices and understandings of Islamic law among Muslim communities in California, a microcosm of the United States. The research team's collaborative studio adopts a grounded-theory approach built on a shared conviction that interpretive and humanistic-oriented scholarship can and should be accessible to public audiences. Visit their website at https://www.shariarevoiced.org to learn more.

Professor Massoud also recently published an article with Professor Kathleen M. Moore from UCSB in Boom: The Journal of Califronia, "Rethinking Shari'a: Voices of Islam in California."

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