Topics in Jewish Law
**Please note that this course is cross-listed with LAW-LW.11987.001, which is the sponsoring department.** The seminar will examine aspects of Maimonides' legal theory through a careful examination of sections from his code of Jewish Law the Mishneh Torah, his Commentary on the Mishna, The Guide of the Perplexed, and Maimonides' responsa. Among the subjects that will be examined during the seminar: law and philosophy in the Mishneh Torah, Maimondes approach to concepts and structure of authority in Jewish law, Maimonides view of controversy in the law, and the relationships between law and politics. (Sources will be provided in English translation as well).