Meet the Faculty
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)
- Ph.D., Yale University, 2009
- J.D., Yale University, 2007
- B.A., Yeshiva University, 2002
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, Minnesota Law Review, Boston University Law Review,
George Mason Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law,
William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and Journal of Law & Religion.
All | Books |
Book Chapters | Articles |
Forthcoming | Popular Press
Popular PressMichael A. Helfand, Religion's Wise Embrace of Commerce, FIRST THINGS, FEB. 07, 2013. Michael A. Helfand, Following Defeats, Anti-Sharia Law Supporters Revert to Sneaky Tactics, THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL, SEPT. 09, 2013. Michael A. Helfand, Testimony Before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Briefing on Peaceful Co-Existence? Reconciling Non-Discrimination Principles with Civil Liberties, MARCH 22, 2013. Michael A. Helfand, No, Bloomberg Isn't Banning Circumcision, FIRST THINGS, OCT. 15, 2012. Michael A. Helfand, The Boundaries of Religious Freedom, L.A. TIMES, AUG. 15, 2012. Michael A. Helfand, Postscript: Religious Freedom, L.A. TIMES, AUG. 18, 2012. Michael A. Helfand, Hebrew National Must Answer to a Higher Authority, THE FORWARD, AUG. 17, 2012. Michael A. Helfand, Why San Francisco's Proposed Circumcision Ban Violates the First Amendment, L.A. DAILY J., JUNE 30, 2011. Michael A. Helfand, A Law We Don't Need, L.A. TIMES, NOV. 10, 2010. Michael A. Helfand, The Young Israel Dilemma: Disengagement or Confrontation, THE JEWISH J., SEPT. 28, 2010.