The DePaul University College of Law Center
for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies is dedicated to the Advancement of
Multi-Disciplinary Jewish Education from a Broad Spectrum of
About the Center:
JLJS is dedicated to promoting multi-disciplinary education in
Jewish law, philosophy, theology, history, and culture among members of
the bar, the academy, the greater Chicagoland Jewish community, and all
others who are sincerely interested in what Judaism has to say about
issues of critical contemporary significance.
- To educate Jews and non-Jews about the genius and continued relevance of Jewish law and ethics to contemporary times.
- To offer continuing legal education in areas of law that intersect with Jewish concerns.
- To advance the academic study of Judaism.
JLJS reflects the diverse education and experience of its director. Before joining the DePaul faculty, Professor Steven Resnicoff
studied for a number of years in a traditional yeshiva and received an
advanced Orthodox rabbinic ordination from the late sage, Rabbi Moshe
Feinstein, of blessed memory.
The breadth of insights and experiences that JLJS programming
examines is also reflected by the wide spectrum of perspectives among
the women and men composing its Professional Advisory Board.
DePaul University and its College of Law are historically known for
welcoming Jewish applicants as well as applicants from all ethnic,
minority and religious groups. With the support of the College of Law,
JLJS aspires to become a major force in Jewish legal education in the
Chicago area and throughout the United States.