Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels:
Religious Arbitration in America and the West
Oxford University Press Academic 2017
This book explores the rise of private arbitration in religious and other values-oriented communities, and it argues that secular societies should use secular legal frameworks to facilitate, enforce, and also regulate religious arbitration. It covers the history of religious arbitration; the kinds of faith-based dispute resolution models currently in use; how the law should perceive them; and what the role of religious arbitration in the United States should be.
Michael J. Broyde is a law professor at Emory University School of Law, and a senior fellow at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion. His areas of specialty are law and religion, Jewish law and ethics, and comparative religious law. Professor Broyde has also taught Federal Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Secured Credit and Bankruptcy. Professor Broyde has also taught Federal Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Secured Credit and Bankruptcy. Broyde is also a rabbi and served as the director of, and a judge in, the Beth Din of America, the largest Jewish law court in the United States.