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David Flatto

Gruss Visiting Professor of Law

David Flatto

David C. Flatto received a B.A. and Ordination from Yeshiva University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a Ph.D. with distinction from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. He is associate professor of law and Jewish philosophy at Hebrew University.  He was previously a professor of law and religion at Penn State University, and a visiting professor and lecturer at Penn Law School, NYU Law School and Yeshiva University. He has also served as a fellow at NYU Law, Tikvah Center, and a visiting researcher at Yale Law School. Experienced as an educator and lecturer, he was honored in 2003 with a Teacher Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education.

His research interests include Jewish law, Jewish Philosophy, constitutional law and theory, and comparative jurisprudence. His works have appeared in numerous publications including Harvard Theological Review, Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Journal of Law and Religion, Dine Israel, Hebraic Political Studies and AJS Review. His forthcoming works are "Justice Unbound: Separation of Powers in the Early Jewish Imagination" and a co-edited volume entitled "Law as Religion, Religion as Law."

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