The Jewish Law Syllabus Project

The Jewish Law Syllabus Project 

The Jewish Law Institute has established the Jewish Law Syllabus Project to help facilitate the increasing attention to Jewish Law in American law schools.  With the continuing emergence of Jewish Law as an area of focus in both the American law school curriculum and American legal scholarship, recent years have seen an expansion of law school courses and centers dedicated to exploring various aspects of Jewish Law.  Through the Jewish Law Syllabus Project, the Jewish Law Institute has compiled a collection of syllabi from Jewish Law courses, providing an important resource for scholars who are interested in undertaking the teaching and study of Jewish Law, as well as for those who are currently pursuing these fields.

To contribute syllabi to the collection, please contact Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute. 

Jewish Law Syllabi

American and Jewish Law in Comparative Perspective, Dr. Mark Goldfeder, Emory University School of Law
American Legal Theory and Jewish Law – Professor Suzanne Last Stone, Princeton University
Comparative Law and Religion: The Jewish, Christian and Islamic Legal Traditions - Professor Michael Bazyler and Guest Professor Rajika Shah, Chapman University School of Law 
Comparative Criminal Law and Procedure, Professor Martin Pritikin, Whittier Law School Israel Summer Aboard 2010
Comparison of American and Talmudic Law: Structural Differences, Adina C. Levine, Esq., Stern College for Women
Contemporary Approaches to Jewish Law - Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, Professor Elana Stein, New York University
Contemporary Approaches to Jewish Law - Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, New York University
Environmental Issues in Classical Jewish Law - Rabbi Michael Whitman, Yale Law School
Introduction to Jewish Law: The Rabbinic Idea of Law - Professor Chaim Saiman, Harvard Law School
Introduction to Jewish/Israeli Law - Visiting Professor Naomi Gale, the University of Colorado Law School
Introduction to Judaism - Dana Margolis, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Jewish Approaches to Biomedical Ethics, Dr. Aaron L. Mackler, Georgetown University
Jewish Bioethics - Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Boston University College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Legal Traditions Summer in Israel 2009 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Dean Kenneth W. Starr and Professor Shuki Friedman, Whittier Law School/Pepperdine Law School
Jewish Law - Michael Broyde, Emory University School of Law
Jewish Law Spring 2017 - Professor Jonathan Cohen, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Jewish Law Spring 2019 - Professor Jonathan Cohen, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Jewish Law 1997 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, St. John's University Law School
Jewish Law 1999  - Professor Samuel J. Levine, St. John's University Law School
Jewish Law 2000 - Professor Abraham Abramovsky and Professor Samuel J. Levine, Fordham University School of Law
Jewish Law 2002 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Pepperdine Law School
Jewish Law 2002 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, St. John's University Law School
Jewish Law 2003 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Pepperdine Law School
Jewish Law, Business, and Ethics - Professor Jordan Rosenblum, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jewish Law in Modern Time - Dr. Nachshon (Sean) Goltz, Waikato University School of Law, New Zealand
Jewish Law Reading Group: Family Law - Rabbi Michael Whitman, Yale Law School
Jewish Law Seminar - Professor Michael Helfand,  Pepperdine Law School
Jewish Law Spring 2011– Professor Samuel J. Levine, Touro Law Center
Jewish Law Spring 2012 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Touro Law Center
Jewish Law Spring 2013 - Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff - UCLA Law School
Jewish Law Summer in Israel 2008 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Whittier Law School/Pepperdine Law School
Jewish Law Summer 2016 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Michigan State University College of Law
Jewish Law Fall 2012 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Touro Law Center
Jewish Law 2007 - Professor Sherman L. Cohn, Professor Barry Freundel, Professor David Saperstein, Georgetown University Law Center
Jewish Law 2011 - Professor Sherman L. Cohn, Professor Barry Freundel, Professor David Saperstein
Jewish Law, Ancient and Middle Ages Law - Hila Ben Eliyahu, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jewish Medical Ethics in the Context of General Bioethics - Benjamin Gesundheit, MD, PhD and Dorith Shaham MD, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center (Ein Kerem Campus), Jerusalem, Israel
Judaic Law (Spring 2008) - Professor Stephen J. Werber, Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Judaic Law (Spring 2011) - Professor Stephen J. Werber, Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Judaic Sources of American Law - Professor Sherman L. Cohn, Professor Barry Freundel, Professor David Saperstein, Georgetown University Law Center
Living With Integrity, Navigating Everyday Moral Dilemmas -   The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
Sample Syllabus - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Touro Law Center
Selected Topics in Criminal Justice: Comparing Jewish Law & American Law Fall 2015 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Touro Law Center
Selected Topics in Criminal Justice: Comparing Jewish Law & American Law Spring 2019 - Professor Samuel J. Levine, Touro Law Center
Selected Topics in Jewish Law - Professor Amichai Cohen, American University, Washington College of Law
Seminar on Jewish Law - Professor Martin Golding, Duke University School of  Law (2003)
Seminar on Jewish Law - Professor Martin Golding, Duke University School of Law (2006)
Social Rights in Jewish Law - Dr. Benny Porat, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Studies in Jewish Law - Professor Aryeh Amihay, University of California, Santa Barbara
Talmudic Law Winter 2010 - Rabbi Michael Whitman, McGill University Faculty of Law
Talmudic Law Winter 2015 - Rabbi Michael Whitman, McGill University Faculty of Law
Topics in Jewish Law, Professor Saul Berman, Columbia Law School
Women and Jewish Law – Professor Roberta Kwall, Ellen LeVee, PhD, DePaul University College of Law

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