The New Israel Fund's Legal Circle Presents:
A CLE breakfast briefing for the NY legal community
with Professor Kent Greenawalt of Columbia Law School and Itamar Mann of Yale Law School
Join NIF's Legal Circle in conversation with Professor Kent Greenawalt and Itamar Mann to explore religion and state issues in the U.S. 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.
When: Wednesday, April 24th, 8:30am-10:00am
Where: White & Case LLP International Law Firm, 1155 Avenue of the Americas
Cost: $25 CLE Credit/$10 No CLE Credit
**This program qualifies for 1.5 CLE credit hours (approval pending)**
**Lawyers seeking CLE credit must RSVP in advance to receive readings**
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, Itamar 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.
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 was 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.