The Relationship Between Law and Ethics: MCLE Credit Course
Thursdays, 10am-12pm PST
Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
All assignments and readings provided from For the Love of God and People: A Philosophy of Jewish Law (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2007) by Elliot Dorff. To purchase the book on Amazon, click here.
This course delves into the relationship between law and ethics, through a Jewish lens. Students will study and discuss the theory of law, Jewish law as a living organism, motivations to live by Jewish law, comparisons to American law, and the interactions of morality, theology, and custom within Jewish and American law.
This seminar is approved for MCLE General Education credit by the State Bar of California. Each week is 1.5 credits. Attend all 4 weeks and earn 6 credits.
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
Elliot Dorff, Rabbi, Ph.D., is Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at AJU and Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law. He has served on three U.S. and one California government commissions on issues of health care, and since the 1980s he has been a member of the Ethics Committee of UCLA Medical Center and the Jewish Home. He has been awarded four honorary doctorates, has chaired four scholarly organizations, and was awarded a LIfetime Achievement Award by the Journal of Law and Religion. He is a Past President of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and has served on the Jewish Federation's Board of Directors. He is Co-Chair of the Priest-Rabbi Dialogue and a Past President of the Academy of Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies. He has edited or co-edited 14 books on Jewish thought, law, and ethics and has written an additional 14 books and over 200 articles on those topics. He is married to Marlynn, and they have four children and eight grandchildren, who, he thinks, are more important than anything mentioned above.