Colorado Law Talk: Oppression in American, Islamic, and Jewish Private Law

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When Thursday, May 12, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Hybrid (in-person and virtual) Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building
For Public; Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; CLE Credit

private law across the legal traditions of American, Islamic, and Jewish law can best protect parties against oppression and exploitation. While much of the conversation on combating oppression is typically focused on public law, Professor Benhalim will explore how private law can provide powerful protections for vulnerable parties. The talk will examine the development of economic duress in American law, the subjective standard of Islamic law, and the societal duties of Jewish law as providing rich elements of how legal systems can ensure private law is not used as a means of oppression. The conversation will conclude with comparative legal application of each legal tradition, a ?juristic chemistry?, to demonstrate how private law can lead to a more just society for all. The University of Colorado Law School's thought-provoking series, Colorado Law Talks, features our faculty and other members of the Colorado Law community. Each talk provides an opportunity to hear about the lecturers' current scholarship and to discuss the questions and ideas that motivate, influence, and shape their work. The work of Colorado Law?s professors includes an extraordinary array of diverse projects?not just intriguing scholarship, but innovative teaching methods, and valuable contributions to communities beyond the law school. Thursday, May 12 2022 | 5:30 ? 6:30 p.m. MT Hybrid format (in-person and virtual via Zoom). Registration Required One general CLE credit is pending for Colorado attorneys.

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