Jewish Law and Ethics Symposium & Dinner - Chabad of St. Louis
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Jewish Law & Ethics Symposium and Dinner 
At the Intersection of Law, Ethics & Religion
 

June 6, 2018
Morris & Ann Lazaroff Chabad Center
8124 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

PROGRAM
 
3:00 SEMINARS:
Seminar: How Much Should Courts Care about the Truth? The Ethics of Eyewitness Testimony in Talmudic & Secular Legal Systems 
This presentation will explore the ethical ramifications of the reliability of eyewitness testimony, the divergent roles of the witness and the judge, and of judicial activism in producing justice as they emerge in Talmudic law as compared to current civil and criminal law in cases such as Crawford v. Washington, Giglio vs. US, and Mesarosh v. United States.


Seminar: Ethics of Power in the U.S. Constitution: Founders' Reflections and Echoes of Jewish Law   
The elegantly crafted separation of powers reflects an ethic of dominance. In the power struggle between crown, courts, legislature and army, appeal was made to an ultimate ethical authority. In the ancient Talmudic legal system the question of how to structure supremacy in law reflected a balancing between king, prophet, courts and the people, not too dissimilar to what was at the center of the ethical and legal debates in England by Selden, Harrington, and Hobbes.
 
5:30 NETWORKING & DINNER 
 
6:30 SYMPOSIUM:
A Doctor, a Lawyer and a Rabbi
 on Law, Medicine and the Pursuit of Ethics.
Balancing Individual Rights with Societal Obligations
 
Presenters/Panelists:
 Dr. Joseph F. Kras, MD
Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Klatzkin 
  Rachel E. Sachs 
Rabbi Yonason Goldson
 
Credits: 5.2 MCLE Credits, 1.5 Ethics
Cost $250    Non-Attorneys: $100
Complimentary Parking
 
A Project of Chabad of Greater St. Louis