Since its establishment in 1991, the Islamic Legal Studies Program has developed an enviable reputation for sustained, careful, unbiased scholarship advancing the comparative understanding of Islamic law. Its reputation is largely due to efforts by the dedicated group of staff that administers the Program, aided and enlivened yearly by an equally dedicated group of Visiting Fellows. In addition, collaboration with faculty and students from other centers and programs at Harvard University in a myriad of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary ways contributes to the wealth in people-power that makes up ILSP.