Prof. David Flatto

David Flatto
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Department of Jewish Philosophy

Fields of Interest:

Jewish Law, Jewish Philosophy, Constitutional Law, Political Philosophy, and Comparative Jurisprudence


David Flatto received a B.A. and Ordination from Yeshiva University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and a Ph.D. with distinction from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. He is a professor of law and religion at Penn State University, and has been a visiting professor and lecturer at NYU Law School and Yeshiva University. He has also served as a fellow at NYU Law, Tikvah Center, and a visiting researcher at Yale Law School. Experienced as an educator and lecturer, he was honored in 2003 with a Teacher Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education. His research interests include Jewish law, Jewish Philosophy, constitutional law and theory, and comparative jurisprudence. His works have appeared in numerous publications including Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Journal of Law and Religion, Dine Israel, Hebraic Political Studies and AJS Review. He is currently completing a book entitled "Justice Unbound: Separation of Powers in the Early Jewish Imagination" (forthcoming Harvard University Press).

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