Expert David Novak Will Present Meador Lecture On Law And Religion
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.
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 Universitys fall Reading Holiday begins Oct. 14, the Law
School will be in session.)
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.
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."
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 schools graduate program for judges from
1979 to 1995.
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.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856