The Jewish Law Institute organizes conferences that focus on a wide range of subjects of interest to Jewish legal scholars and Jewish lawyers, as well as the broader legal academy, the practicing bar, and the Jewish community.
SAVE THE DATE: March 31-April 1, 2016
National Conference on Louis Brandeis
On March 31-April 1, 2016, Touro Law Center and the Jewish Law Institute will host a national conference on Louis Brandeis. Scholars from across the United States will explore a broad range of topics, including, among others: Brandeis's groundbreaking work as a lawyer and a scholar; his commitment to his Jewish heritage; his historic appointment to the Supreme Court nearly one hundred years ago; and his jurisprudence on the Court.
The Conference on Religious Legal Theory
April 10-12, 2013
In April of 2013, Touro Law Center hosted the fourth annual Conference on Religious Legal Theory. The Jewish Law Institute again took the lead in organizing the conference, which included lectures and presentations by leading legal scholars and religious thinkers from the United States and abroad. In the past, the conference had been held at Seton Hall, St. John’s, and Pepperdine.
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The Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools
May 2-4, 2012
In May of 2012, the Jewish Law Institute took a leading role in organizing the biennial Conference of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools, hosted at Touro Law Center. In the past, the conference had been held at law schools across the United States, including Notre Dame, Boston College, Baylor, Pepperdine, St. John’s, Regent, Marquette, and Brigham Young University. The Touro conference marked the first time the conference was hosted at a university with a Jewish affiliation. The speakers at the Touro conference included prominent judges and lawyers, university presidents, and leading legal scholars, representing a wide variety of institutions and religious traditions.
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International Conference of the Jewish Law Association, Summer 2012
In the summer of 2012, Touro Law Center co-sponsored the 17th International Conference of the Jewish Law Association, hosted at Yale Law School. Professor Samuel Levine, Director of the Jewish Law Institute, organized and chaired the Emerging Scholars’ Plenary Session: A Career in Jewish Law Scholarship. Dean Patricia Salkin delivered remarks at the opening reception of the conference.