Why would anyone not studying religion be interested in Jewish law? It will be surprising for some to learn that some twenty to twenty-five law schools now offer courses in Jewish law. The literature in English is growing year after year. And the area is becoming one of serious study for scholars of law as distinguished from scholars of religion. Jewish law as taught in secular law schools is not that of religious ritual. It is the law of contracts, torts, damages, property, secured transactions, civil and criminal procedure, legal ethics, and consumer protection. In other words, it spans the entire gamut of civil, as distinct from religious ritual, law.
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Cohn, Sherman L., "Jewish Law: Finally, a Useable and Readable Text for the Noninitiate" (1988). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1602.