Annual John Wolff and Nancy Eppler-Wolff lecture in Jewish Law 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
6–8 p.m. | Costantino
Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY
"Undecided Verdicts: Jewish Law’s Respect For Doubt, Uncertainty And Ambiguity"
Legal decisions often aim at certainty and sometimes even at finality. Most decisions however will settle for good arguments that provide predictability within the legal system, learning to tolerate “seeing through a glass darkly”. In contrast, the Jewish legal system as a whole and over time appreciates and values multiple positions and approaches to both cases and issues of law.
This lecture explores this open and tolerant quality of Jewish legal texts in civil, family and religious law.
RABBI TSVI BLANCHARD
Director of Organizational Development at CLAL, Meyer Struckmann Professor of Jewish Law at Humboldt Faculty of Law in Berlin and scholar in residence at the Institute for Law, Religion and Lawyer’s Work at Fordham Law School where he teaches Jewish law.
Arthur J. Jacobson,
Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School.
Emily and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics and Associate Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.
Ethan J. Leib,
Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.
Free and open to the public.
RSVP by January 10th or at the door.
CLE: $65 ($55 for Fordham Law alumni and public interest attorneys) to receive 2 non-transitional professional practice credits. Fordham has a hardship policy for this course. To apply, please submit a written request to: Director of Public Programming & CLE, Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023 | F: 212-636-6984
The Institute on Religion, Law & Lawyer's Work aims to help practicing lawyers and law students in their efforts to live integrated lives of faith in the context of the challenges of legal practice, and to promote dialogue on issues related to religion and law. It sponsors national and local inter-faith conferences, lectures and programs on religion, spirituality and legal practice.