Social Justice Lawyering in Islamic Finance Discussed at International Law Lecture Series


Dr. Tunku Alina Alias recently presented her lecture "Social Justice Lawyering in Islamic Finance” as part of the International Law Lecture Series, which was sponsored by the International Graduate Law Programs.

“Islamic Finance is the fastest growing sector of global finance today and will be a $2.8 trillion industry by 2015 with London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong racing to establish themselves as i-F centers in order to remain competitive in the finance sector,” said Carmen Perez-Llorca, director of the International Graduate Law Programs. “The lecture was very informative for those who are planning to practice internationally, or intending to concentrate in the lucrative fields of global finance, banking, oil & gas or corporate law.”

Dr. Tunku Alina Alias is a consultant with the Malaysian legal firm of Wong Lu Peen & Tunku Alina, which she co-founded in 1992. She is also a mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Center and an associate mediator for the Singapore Mediation Council. She specializes in corporate and private investments and her academic interest is in Islamic finance and philanthropy, in particular the waqf (Islamic charitable foundation). Tunku Alina has been an adjunct Research Fellow with the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) (a university established by the Central Bank of Malaysia) since January 2013.

The next lecture in the series will be held on November 5th featuring Professor Antonio Estella de Noriega, who will be lecturing on “The Legal Foundations of European Economic Governance.”