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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 May 2021

Mark Fathi Massoud
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University of California, Santa Cruz
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Only in his twenties, Tayyib was already one of Somaliland’s most promising lawyers. I met Tayyib early on a sunny morning, and we sat down on a couple of plastic chairs along the dirt path outside the Hargeisa courthouse. I asked him why he worked in legal aid programs designed to help poor people have free legal representation in court, what cases he was arguing that day, and what events had shaped his career and the broader development of law in Somalia and Somaliland. As we neared the end of our meeting, I invited him to share his professional goals. I wondered if he hoped to enter politics, private practice, or the United Nations system. These paths would provide more stability, renown, and salary than his current position did, and they were often taken by the most prominent professionals. He looked away, toward the dilapidated courthouse and one-story government buildings. Then he turned back to me and said he “would like to stop” being an attorney altogether.

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Shari‘a, Inshallah
Finding God in Somali Legal Politics
, pp. 1 - 30
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Book: Shari‘a, Inshallah
  • Online publication: 13 May 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108965989.002
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  • Introduction
  • Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Book: Shari‘a, Inshallah
  • Online publication: 13 May 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108965989.002
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  • Introduction
  • Mark Fathi Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Book: Shari‘a, Inshallah
  • Online publication: 13 May 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108965989.002
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