Joseph E. David

Visiting Professor (Adjunct) of Law

(spring term)


Joseph E. David is a Visiting Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and a Visiting Professor at the Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University. He is an Associate Professor of Law at Sapir Academic College in Israel. His research focuses on Law and Religion, Legal History, Comparative Law, and Jurisprudence.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


B.A., Open University, 1994
M.A., Hebrew University, 1995
LL.B., Bar-Ilan University, 1999
Ph.D. (Jewish Thought and Philosophy), Hebrew University, 2006

Courses Taught


  • Jewish and Islamic Law—Comparative Jurisprudence

Joseph E. David is a Visiting Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and a Visiting Professor at the Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University. He is an Associate Professor of Law at Sapir Academic College in Israel. His research focuses on Law and Religion, Legal History, Comparative Law, and Jurisprudence.

He is the author of The State Rabbinate: Election, Separation and Freedom of Expression (2000), The Family and the Political: On Belonging and Responsibility in a Liberal Society (2012), Toleration within Judaism (2013), and Jurisprudence and Theology in Late Ancient and Medieval Jewish Thought (2014). He edited The State of Israel: Between Judaism and Democracy (2000), Questioning Dignity: Human Dignity as Supreme Modern Value (2006), Nomos and Narrative for the Hebrew Reader (2012), The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought (2014).

David has held academic positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, New York University, the University of Oxford, the Hebrew University, the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya, and The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

Professor David’s visit is funded by the Israel Institute.