Wed, Apr 24, 2013
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

NIF Legal Circle Presents: A Comparative Look at Religion and State in the US and Israel

A CLE breakfast briefing for the New York legal community with
Itamar Mann of Yale Law School and Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia Law School
Event chairs: Jesse Levine, Shiri Wolf, Karen Abravanel, Ariel Meyerstein

Join us in conversation with Professors Kent Greenawalt and Itamar Mann to explore religion and state issues in the United States and Israel. Topics include:

The constitutional frameworks of Israel and the US relating to religion
How both countries respond and relate to religious minority groups
Specific cases that illustrate issues of shared burden, marriage equality, and freedom of conscience.

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**Please note that you do not need to be a lawyer to attend this event**
**This program qualifies for 1.5 CLE credit hours (approval pending)**

**Lawyers seeking CLE credit must register in advance to receive readings**
**Financial aid available upon request.  Email for more information** 

Itamar Mann is a scholar and practitioner of human rights. His recent scholarship includes The Dual Foundation of Universal Jurisdiction and The Necessity Procedure: Laws of Torture in Israel and Beyond, 1987 – 2009 (with Omer Shatz). In 2010 - 2011, Professor Mann was awarded Yale Law School’s Bernstein Fellowship for Human Rights. His cases in the Supreme Court of Israel challenged due process violations in security-related procedures, deportations, and administrative detention. He co-founded an Israeli NGO called Anu Plitim (“We Refugees”), providing pro-bono representation for asylum seekers. Mr. Mann's areas of interest are international law, procedure, immigration, and legal theory. He occasionally contributes op-eds for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Kent Greenawalt is a University Professor at Columbia. Before joining the faculty in 1965, Professor Greenawalt was law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan and spent time as an attorney with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in Jackson, Mississippi. From 1966 to 1969, Professor Greenawalt served on the Civil Rights Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and was a member of the Due Process Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1969 to 1971. Mr. Greenawalt's main interests are in constitutional law and jurisprudence, with special emphasis on church and state, freedom of speech, legal interpretation, and criminal responsibility.

Event Location

White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

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