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Judaism Expert David Novak Will Present Meador Lecture On Law And Religion Oct. 14

Sept. 20, 1999 -- David Novak, a leading authority on Judaism and former University of Virginia faculty member, will return to U.Va. on Thursday, Oct. 14, to deliver the Meador Lecture on Law and Religion at the School of Law.

Novak, who currently holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto, will speak at 4 p.m. in classroom WB 154. The title of his lecture is "Law: Religious or Secular?" The lecture is open to the University community and public. (Although the University’s fall Reading Holiday begins Oct. 14, the Law School will be in session.)

Novak was the Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at U.Va. from 1989 to 1997. He previously served as a pulpit rabbi and taught at several other institutions.

At Toronto he is also professor of religion and of philosophy, holds appointments in the Center for Bioethics and the Institute of Medical Science and directs the Jewish Studies Program. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and 11 books, including "Natural Law in Judaism" and the forthcoming "Covenantal Rights."

The Meador Lecture on Law and Religion was inaugurated in 1997 with an endowed fund established by alumni and friends to mark the retirement of Daniel Meador from the law faculty after some four decades of teaching here. The recipient of numerous national law honors, Meador directed the law school’s graduate program for judges from 1979 to 1995.

The lecture is designed to promote the interdisciplinary study of law and religion and to explore the influence of religion in the development of law and the interplay of religion and law in civilization.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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