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In recent years, the field of Jewish law has gained increasing prominence in American law schools and legal scholarship. At the same time, in the realm of scholarship, a substantial body of literature has developed considering the relevance of Jewish legal thought to a variety of issues in the American legal system. As the substance, scope, and volume of this scholarship demonstrate, an analysis of Jewish law may prove helpful in providing comparisons and contrasts to both controversial and seemingly settled areas of American law. At the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, the Section on Jewish Law presented a program exploring emerging applications of Jewish law in American legal scholarship. The articles included in this Symposium of the Journal of Law and Religion represent important developments in the field of Jewish law in the American legal academy. Levine provides a brief summary of the articles included in this symposium issue, and concludes with a bibliography of journal articles on various sub-topics of Jewish law.

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23 J. L. & Religion 43

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