Wednesday, April 10
Jewish Law Institute Spring 2013 Distinguished Lecturer
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FCR/BDR at Touro Law Center
"Violating Divine Law: Emergency Measures in Jewish Law"
Oren GrossNomura Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School;Irving Younger Professor of Law and Director for International Legal & Security Studies, University of Minnesota Law School
The Abraham Goldstein andBuffet Dinner to Follow
Lillie Goldstein Judaica Collection
30th Anniversary Celebration and Cocktail Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: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.
Kent Greenawalt, University Professor, Columbia Law School
Marie Failinger, Professor of Law; Editor, Journal of Law and Religion,
Hamline University Law School
Geoffrey Miller, Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law; Director,
Center for Financial Institutions, New York University Law School
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Religious Legal Theory Conference Starts Today
The 2013 Religious Legal Theory Conference will begin today at Touro Law Center and will conclude on Friday, April 12th.