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Michael A. Helfand, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director,
Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies

Office: School of Law (SOL)
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  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2009
  • J.D., Yale University, 2007
  • B.A., Yeshiva University, 2002

Curriculum Vitae

The Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies

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Professor Helfand joined the Pepperdine Law faculty in 2010 where he has taught Contracts, Arbitration Law, and seminars in Law and Religion as well as Multiculturalism and the Law.

Professor Helfand's primary research interests are law and religion, arbitration, contracts, civil rights and constitutional law, focusing on the intersection of private law and religion in contexts such as religious arbitration, religious contracts and religious torts. Professor Helfand's articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including the New York University Law Review, Duke Law Journal (forthcoming), Minnesota Law Review, Boston University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and Journal of Law & Religion.

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Publications


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Forthcoming Books


  • Michael A. Helfand, Editor, NEGOTIATING STATE AND NON-STATE LAW: THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL AND LOCAL LEGAL PLURALISM (Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming 2015).
  • Forthcoming Articles


  • Michael A. Helfand and Barak D. Richman, The Challenge of Co-Religionist Commerce, Duke L.J. (forthcoming) SSRN
  • Michael A. Helfand, Between Law and Religion: Procedural Challenges to Religious Arbitration Awards, CHI.-KENT L. REV (forthcoming) SSRN
  • Michael A. Helfand, Religious Institutionalism, Implied Consent and the Value of Voluntarism, 88 S. CAL. L. REV. (forthcoming 2014) SSRN
  • Michael A. Helfand, Arbitration's Counter-Narrative: The Religious Arbitration Paradigm, 124 YALE L.J. (forthcoming) SSRN

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