Jewish Law - LAWN730

3 Credits

This course provides a forum for students to explore Jewish law in a comparative perspective. Following introductory classes on the sources and structure of Jewish law, the course will examine areas found in both Jewish law and American law. Topics may include capital punishment, self-incrimination, confidentiality, the practice of law, and the interaction of Jewish law with other legal systems, including the American legal system and the modern Israeli legal system. Course materials will include translations of primary and secondary sources of Jewish law, as well as discussions of Jewish law in contemporary American legal scholarship. No knowledge of Hebrew or prior study of Jewish law is required for the course. (No prerequisite. Satisfies Perspective Requirement.)

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