Faculty Spotlight

Q&A with Seval Yildirim

Seval Yildirim

Seval Yildirim
Associate Professor of Law
Whittier Law School

Question 2

How are you currently involved with the practice area?

In addition to teaching courses on international and comparative law, I remain involved in various related academic and practice organizations. I am an Executive Board Member of the Islamic Law Committee of the Association of American Law Schools, and a member of American Society of International Law, as well as International Law Association-American Branch, where I served as the Chair of the Islamic Law Committee for two years. My scholarship focuses on issues of secularism in comparative contexts and issues of human dignity, specifically regarding minority religious and sexual identities. My interest in minority religious rights and Islamic law led to my pro bono representation of Officer Kimberlie Webb (along with co-counsel, Jeffrey M. Pollock) in her suit against the City of Philadelphia to wear her religious headcovering while in uniform, in the case of Webb v. City of Philadelphia. 562 F.3d 256 (3d Cir. 2009).