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. 

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"
Delivered by
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

The Abraham Goldstein and
Lillie Goldstein Judaica Collection
30th Anniversary Celebration and Cocktail Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Buffet Dinner to Follow

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.

Keynote Speakers:
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

For more information on registration, or to RSVP,
please contact Jaclyn Curtin at
631-761-7064 or e-mail
For additional information about the conference, please contact Samuel J. Levine, Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute
631-761-7138 or e-mail

For more conference information
please visit

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