Bernard K. Freamon is Professor of Law, Emeritus at Seton Hall Law School and an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of law. At Seton Hall, he taught evidence, prisoners’ rights, post-conviction remedies, Islamic Jurisprudence, and slavery, human trafficking and the law. He currently teaches Islamic Jurisprudence at NYU. He possesses a B.A. in anthropology from Wesleyan university (1970), a J.D. From Rutgers University School of Law (Newark) (1974), an LLM from Columbia University School of Law (2002), and a J.S.D. in Islamic legal history from Columbia (2007).
Professor Freamon is the author of several articles, book chapters, and books in Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic legal history, including: “Slavery, Freedom and the Doctrine of Consensus in Islamic Jurisprudence,” Harvard Human Rights Journal 11 (1998): 1; “Martyrdom, Suicide and the Islamic Law of War: A Short Legal History,” Fordham International Law Journal 27 (2003): 299; “Straight, No Chaser: Slavery, Abolition and Modern Islamic Thought,” in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012) (Robert W. Harms, Bernard K. Freamon and David W. Blight,Eds.); “Isis, Boko Haram, and the Human Right to Freedom from Slavery Under Islamic law,” Fordham International Law Journal 34 (2015): 245; “Slavery and Society in East Africa, Oman and the Persian Gulf,” in What is a Slave Society?: The Practice of Slavery in Global Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) (Noel Lenski and Catherine m. Cameron, eds.); And, most recently, Possessed by the Right Hand: The Problem of Slavery in Islamic law and Muslim Cultures (Leiden: brill, 2019).