RLT IV: RELIGIOUS LEGAL THEORY – EXPANDING THE CONVERSATION
TOURO LAW CENTER, APRIL 10-12, 2013
The annual Conference on Religious Legal Theory (RLT) is designed to bring together national scholars to explore ways in which religious thought might help illuminate law and legal theory. The conference addresses a wide range of substantive, conceptual and philosophical areas of law. The inaugural RLT Conference was held in 2009 at Seton Hall Law School, and it has since been hosted at St. John's University School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law. This year's conference will be held at Touro Law Center, with the theme: "Religious Legal Theory - Expanding the Conversation." Topics will include: Religion and the Practice of Law, Media Perspectives on Law and Religion, Religion and the Laws of War, among others.
- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
- 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Jewish Law Institute Spring 2013 Distinguished Lecture
- Oren Gross, Nomura Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School; Irving Younger Professor of Law and Director for International Legal & Security Studies, University of Minnesota Law School
"Violating Divine Law: Emergency Measures in Jewish Law"
- 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Touro Law Center Judaica Collection – 30th Anniversary Celebration and Cocktail Reception
- 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Religious Legal Theory Conference – Welcome Dinner
Patricia E. Salkin, Dean and Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute, Touro Law Center
- THURSDAY, APRIL 11
- FRIDAY, APRIL 12
About Touro Law
Touro Law Center was established in 1980 as part of Touro College, a private, not-for-profit, coeducational institution based in New York City. Founded under Jewish auspices by its President, Dr. Bernard Lander, the College was chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1970. Read more about our law school here.
There is a $100 conference registration fee, which includes meals (Kosher dietary laws observed). For information on registration, please contact Jaclyn Curtin at (631) 761-7064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a room block set up with the Residence Inn by Marriott Long Island Hauppauge/Islandia for the nights of April 10th and 11th.
At this time, you may call 800.331.3131 and reference the Touro Law School Room Block at the Residence Inn by Marriott Long Island Hauppauge/Islandia to make reservations at the group rate ($149 per night). You may also book directly online by using the link below.
If you would like to reserve a One Bedroom Suite, please use this link.
The Hotel’s address is as follows:
Residence Inn by Marriot Long Island Hauppauge/Islandia
850 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788
**Please note that if you are looking to book your room online and you attempt to make your reservation to check in prior to April 10th, or choose to stay beyond April 12th, the system will respond that there are no rooms available.
Just a reminder, the cutoff date for the block is March 20th. Please make your reservations prior to that date.