Jewish Law

The course will analyze the Jewish legal system, focusing on topics that are relevant to contemporary American legal scholarship and jurisprudence. In addition to a general discussion of the history and development of Jewish law, the course will address the substantive and procedural aspects of the law. Among the substantive areas to be covered are capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, marriage and divorce, contracts, torts and property law. Finally, the course will examine the application of Jewish law in modern society, both in the United States, through the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause, and in the legal system of the State of Israel.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? Yes

When is this course offered? Spring semester only