This course shall serve as an introduction to the history and literature of Jewish Law. The dynamic elements of the legal system will be investigated through the study of illustrative selected topics from their earliest ancient legal roots, through medieval elaboration and codification, to the contemporary judicial decisions. No prior study of Jewish Law is required for this course.
The following topics will be explored: the right of self-defense and the status of preemptive war, capital punishment, self-incrimination, right of privacy, the duty of confidentiality, environmental law and the application of duty to testify to foreign courts.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L9068-001||12F||Topics in Jewish Law|
|S. Berman||W 6:20 PM-8:10 PM||WNHL 1001|
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