October 12, 2018

Professor Arthur Jacobson, who has taught at Cardozo for 40 years, was honored Thursday, October 11 by his colleagues, with a daylong festschrift celebrating his work. 

Professor Richard Weisberg organized the event, which included three panels: Panel 1 focused on The Normativity of Jewish Law; Panel 2, Hermeneutics; and Panel 3, Loyalty. Several Cardozo professors including Professors Yankah, Fish, Stone and Schroeder served on panels. Former Deans Paul Verkuil and Monroe Price were guest speakers.

Professor Jacobson's scholarly works focus on the idea of dynamic jurisprudence. His most recent book—Jewish Law and Contemporary Issues —was co-authored by Cardozo professor J. David Bleich and was published last year.