Through a generous donation from The Tikvah Fund, New York University School of Law founded The Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization. The Center formally opened its doors in academic year 2009/2010. The foundational premise of the Center is 1) that the study of Jewish law can profit immensely from insights gained from general jurisprudence; and 2) that Jewish law and Jewish civilization can provide illuminating perspectives both on the general study of law as a per se academic discipline, and on the reflection of law as a central social institution refracting the most important issues in our society. The Center furthers its mission by offering programs advancing Scholarship, Legal Education, and Policy and Programmatic Studies as well as a broad outreach program to undergraduates.
The Tikvah Center at NYU School of Law is on Sabbatical during academic year 2015-16 and is not currently accepting new applications.
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