Zalman Rothschild

Dr. iur. et Dr. phil. Zalman Rothschild


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Zalman holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where he was Julis-Rabinowitz Fellow. Zalman earned a BA in Judaic Studies and History from Binghamton University, an MA in Jewish Philosophy from Yeshiva University, and a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from New York University. Zalman served as scholar-in-residence at Park Avenue Synagogue of Manhattan and as Teaching Fellow in American Political Thought at Harvard College. He was a Tikvah Scholar at the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization at New York University School of Law and a fellow at the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Herbert D. Katz Center of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a nonresident fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center of Stanford Law School and a Faculty Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.  Zalman's scholarship has appeared in Columbia Law ReviewCalifornia Law Review, Texas Law ReviewCornell Law Review, and the Journal of Law and Religion. His most recent work has been published in The Journal of Law and Religion and in Yale Law Journal (Open Access see links above).

Zalman received the 2022 "On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyer" Award from the American Bar Association for his pro bono work, his teaching law and religion at New York University's School of Law and his research.

Zalman is interested in constitutional law, comparative law, law and religion, legal theory, and family law.