Professor Suzanne Last Stone
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Undergraduate Student Summer Seminar
Suzanne Last Stone (Cardozo School of Law) is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She was a Danforth Fellow in Jewish History and Classical Religions at Yale University. Before joining the Cardozo faculty, she clerked for Judge John Minor Wisdom of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced litigation at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. Professor Stone writes and lectures on a wide variety of topics related to the intersection of Jewish legal thought and contemporary legal theory. Her publications include: "In Pursuit of the Countertext: The Turn to the Jewish Legal Model in Contemporary American Legal Theory," in Harvard Law Review; "The Jewish Tradition and Civil Society" in Alternative Conceptions of Civil Society (Princeton University Press); and "Justice, Mercy and Gender in Rabbinic Thought," in Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature, reprinted in Women, Gender, and Jewish Philosophy (Indiana University Press). She currently has two books in progress: Jewish Law and Legal Theory: A New American Perspective, based on her collected essays, and Jewish Law and the Irrational, a study of the talmudic transformation of formally irrational modes of gaining knowledge into a system of legal rationality.