|Middle Eastern Women Receive American-Style Leadership Training
BY LARRY TEITELBAUM
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Knoll, who taught Taxation, said the women attended an
abbreviated LL.M.-like program — but with no grades or exams,
just projects and presentations to demonstrate understanding of
the material. They covered as much ground as possible in a short
time, learning the basics of American law, from civil procedure
to torts to property, as well as taking courses in special subjects.
These included Islamic Finance in the West and another course
exploring Paul Robinson's work on designing a modern criminal
code in the Maldives that incorporates Sharia, a body of law inspired
by the Koran. They were also exposed to Penn's trademark
interdisciplinary education when they joined their Wharton counterparts
in the program, which ended in mid-April.