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Saturday, August 25 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
AUTHOR AND AUTHORITY IN LEGAL INTERPRETATION: WHAT MODERN LAW CAN LEARN FROM JEWISH TRADITIONS

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Judaism, like modern law, is text-centred. Whereas the law has statutes, regulations and precedents, Judaism has a series of canonical texts accompanied by numerous authoritative commentaries. Like the law, therefore, Judaism is perennially plagued by questions of interpretation. When should we take the text literally and when should we treat it as an allegory? When should we seek the reason behind a legal rule and when should we adhere to its plain meaning? In this short talk, Arie Rosen explores some of the lessons today’s lawyers and citizens can take from the experience of interpreters in the Jewish tradition when interpreting modern law.

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Arie Rosen

Dr Arie Rosen is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law, where he teaches legal and political philosophy, statutory interpretation and contract law theory. He holds a doctorate from NYU School of Law and undergraduate degrees in law and philosophy from Tel... Read More →


Saturday August 25, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
C145 / Tel Aviv