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About Chaim Saiman

Professor Chaim Saiman, a scholar in Jewish Law and Private Law Theory, joins the Law School after serving as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law at Harvard Law School and a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. Professor Saiman will teach Contracts I and II, and a seminar on Jewish Law.
Professor Saiman received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgia State University, and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. At Columbia, he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Professor Saiman also done graduate Talmudic and Biblical studies at Yeshivat Har Etzion and undergraduate Talmudic and Biblical studies at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavne in Israel.
Following law school, he worked as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York. He then clerked for the Honorable Michael W. McConnell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit before serving as a fellow at Harvard Law School and at New York University School of Law.
Professor Saiman’s publications include: “Interpreting Immunity: Qualified Immunity and the Common Law Tradition,” 8 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law (forthcoming 2006); “Legal Theory: Conceptualism in Jewish Law,” 21 Journal of Law and Religion (forthcoming 2006); ”Tradition and Change” (reviewing John T. Noonan, A Church that Can and Cannot Change (2005), in Tradition (forthcoming 2006).


Present Assistant Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

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