Ethical Obligations in Jewish Law Topic for Feb. 14 Lecture

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Published on 2/7/07

A noted legal scholar will discuss ethical obligations under American codes of professional responsibility from the perspective of Jewish law and ethics on Wednesday, Feb. 14 as part of the Jewish Law Lecture series at the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Rabbi Samuel J. Levine will present “Taking Ethical Obligations Seriously: A Look at American Codes of Professional Responsibility through a Perspective of Jewish Law and Ethics” in the fourth session of the series.

The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Allen Chapman Activity Center’s Great Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Levine is an associate professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. He holds an advanced degree from Columbia Law School and has served as an appellate prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. He has been an instructor at St. John’s University and Fordham University and has served as a clerk in the U.S. District Court.

A noted lecturer and author, Levine has been published in numerous law review articles and has an article forthcoming in the American Journal of Legal History. He is past chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Jewish Law and has served on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility.

Levine’s lecture is the fourth in the College of Law’s lecture series highlighting distinguished Jewish scholars. The final lecture will be “Modern Understandings of Jewish Law” presented by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff on March 5.

For more information about the lecture or the Jewish Law Lecture Series, call Anita Corning at (918) 631-2560, e-mail anita-corning@utulsa.edu or visit http://www.law.utulsa.edu/jewishlaw.