Speaker Profile Professor Chaim Saiman

Chaim Saiman is a scholar of Jewish law, insurance law and private law at Villanova University, and he has just published Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law with Princeton University Press. Professor Saiman has been the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Law at both Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a visiting fellow at Princeton University and a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, Bar-Ilan, Hebrew University and IDC faculties of law. Chaim also serves as dayyan on the Beth Din of America, and as an expert witness in insurance law and Jewish law in federal court.

Professor Saiman received his B.S. from Georgia State University, and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He also learned for a number of years at Yeshivat Har-Etzion (Gush) and Kerem B’Yavneh. Prior to joining the faculty at Villanova, he was a fellow at both Harvard and NYU laws schools and a law clerk to Judge Michael McConnell on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Chaim also worked as an associate with the firm Cleary Gottlieb in New York, and at Villanova, he teaches Contracts, Insurance Law, and Jewish Law.


Speaker's Resources

Who Decides Who Decides? A Discussion on Halakhah, Authority, and the Shaping of Communal Norms

Justice Sharon Shore, Professor Chaim Saiman, Rabbi Elli Fischer
Mar 12, 2019

Who Decides Who Decides?

Justice Sharon Shore, Professor Chaim Saiman, Rabbi Elli Fischer
Feb 24, 2019
Dec 25, 2018