BDS and the Law
February 9, 2017

On Thursday, February 9th, Professor Mark Goldfeder, Director of Law and Religion Student Program and Spruill Family Senior Fellow in Law and Religion at Emory University School of Law, will speak to the LDB chapter at the University of Chicago Law School on "BDS and the Law." A scholar of law and religion and comparative Jewish Law, Goldfeder's work examines issues of marriage, polygamy, and religious liberty.

An LLM/SJD graduate of Emory University School of Law, Goldfeder serves as a senior lecturer at Emory Law and as an adjunct professor in Emory University's Department of Religion. He has also taught law and religion courses at Georgia State University College of Law. Goldfeder is the author of multiple articles and paper presentations on Jewish Law and marriage, polygamy, and Israeli law. He has presented at conferences and universities throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. In addition to his teaching and research, Goldfeder is responsible for leading the Law and Religion Student Program. In this capacity he has created a law and religion internship, a law and religion externship, a law and religion society, and a law and religion blog. Education: SJD, LLM, Emory University School of Law; JD, New York University School of Law; BA, Yeshiva University

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