Dannnye K. Holley, Dean and Professor of Law

Shlomo C. Pill
Assistant Professor of Law

Email: shlomo.pill@tsu.edu

Joined the faculty in Fall 2023


  • SJD, Law and Religion, Emory Law School, 2016
  • LLM, Law and Religion, Emory Law School 2013
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2012
  • BA, Lander College, 2009

Courses Taught
Torts I & II
Religion and the Law
Conflicts of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Thurgood Marshal School of Law, 2023-Present

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory Law School, 2022-2023

  • Senior Lecturer, Emory Law School, 2019-2022

  • Paul and Marion Kuntz Scholar in Law and Religion, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University, 2019-2022

Selected Publications

  • Shlomo C. Pill & Michael J. Broyde, Setting the Table: An Introduction to the Jurisprudence of Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein’s Arukh Hashulchan (2021).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Shlomo C. Pill,The Role of Humrah/Kula/Safek (Stringency, Leniency, and Doubt,) in Halakhic Rulings and Practices, in Chaim Saiman, et. al., eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Law (forthcoming, 2024).

  • Shlomo C. Pill,The False Promise of Expanded Religious Liberty Rights after the Covid-19 Cases and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, 31 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 825 (2023).

  • Shlomo Pill,Roadmap to Reconciliation II: Ruminations on the Need for Integrity in Intellectual Interfaith Engagement, 38 Touro Law Review 847 (2022) (with Ariel Lieberman).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Human Rights in Judaism 19, in Georges Tamer, Ursula Männle, eds., The Concept of Human Rights in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam (2022) (with Michael J. Broyde).

  • Shlomo Pill, Roadmap to Reconciliation: An Institutional and Conceptual Framework for Jewish-Muslim Engagement, 38 Touro Law Review 167 (2021) (with Ariel Lieberman and J.R. Rothstein).

  • Shlomo Pill, Freedom to Sin: A Jewish Jurisprudence of Religious Free Exercise, 34 Regent University Law Review 1 (2021).

  • Shomo Pill, Jewish Law Perspectives on Judicial Settlement Practice, 20 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 227 (2020).

  • Shlomo Pill, Religionsfreiheit – Jüdisch (Religious Freedom in Judaism), in 3 Heribert Hallermann, et. al., eds., Das Lexikon für Kirchen- und Staatskirchenrecht (The Lexicon of Ecclesiastical and State-Church Law) 877 (2020) [German].

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Book Review:Jewish Law and American Law: A Comparative Study. By Samuel J. Levine. New York: Touro College Press, 2018, 34 Journal of Law and Religion 262 (2019).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Rabbinic Reflections of the Religious and Civil Value of the Separation of Church and State, 1 Studies in Judaism, Humanities, and the Social Sciences 23 (2018).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Knowing Shari'a Law: Legal Epistemology in Islamic Jurisprudence, 18 Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law 51 (2018).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Leveraging Legal Indeterminacy: A Judeo-Islamic Conception of the Rule of Law, 6 J. Law, Rel. & State 147 (2018).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, The Rule of Law in Jewish Legal Philosophy, 33 The J. Jurisprudence 221 (2017).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Money and Judges: Judicial Bribery in Medieval Jewish and Canon Law, 6 Creighton International and Comparative Law Journal 23 (2017).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Can Engaging Muslim Experience and Islamic Traditions Help Address Contemporary Issues in Jewish Life and Practice?, 28 Conversations 74 (May 2017).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Can Rabbinic Jurisprudence Help Elevate America’s Divisive Political and Legal Discourse?, En Route: The Official Journal of the Aspen Center for Social Values (July 2016).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Jewish Law Antecedents to American Constitutional Thought, 85 Mississippi Law Journal 643 (2016).

  • Shlomo C. Pill, Valuing our Discordant Constitutional Discourse: Philosophical Hermeneutics, Autonomous Texts, and the Jewish Legal Tradition, 64 Buffalo Law Review 349 (2016).

  • Shlomo C. Pill,Law as Faith, Faith as Law:  The Legalization of Theology in Islam and Judaism in the Thought of al-Ghazali and Maimonides 6 Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law 1 (2014).

Select Presentations

  • “Teaching Jewish Law in American Law Schools,” Jewish Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools Conference (January 7, 2021).

  • “Upate on the First Amendment Religion Clauses,” Education Law Association Conference (November 5, 2020).

  • “Social Justice in Jewish and Islamic Legal Thought,” Webinar on The Concept of Justice in the Islamic and Judaic Traditions, Madinah Institute and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta (August 2, 2020).

  • “Law as Deliberation: Some Thoughts on the Jurisprudence of Jewish Law,” Congregation Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ (April 8, 2020).

  • “Religious Perspectives on Organ Donation: Jewish and Islamic Law,” Donate Life Panel Discussion, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (November 14, 2019).

  • DFW Religious Alliance for Religious Freedom 2019 Summit, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (October 24, 2019) (invited participant).

  • “What Religion Teaches Me About Law, and Law About Religion,” Leadership and Multifaith Program Symposium, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA (September 5, 2019).

  • Faith Leader Focus Group, Community and Faith Leaders Legal Assistance Project, Georgia State University School of Law, Atlanta, GA (May 6, 2019).

  • “Shari’ah: A Jewish Primer on Islamic Law,” Chabad Intown, Atlanta, GA (November 17, 2018).

  • “Religious Literacy and the Foundations of Abrahamic Dialogue,” Leadership and Multifaith Program, Atlanta, GA (November 6, 2018).

  • “Havrutah: The Traditional Jewish Pedagogy of Congenial Confrontation,” Candler School of Theology Faculty Retreat, Atlanta, GA (August 18, 2018).

  • “Halakha as Engagement: Jewish Law in a Post-Modern World,” Deal, NJ (August 11, 2018).

  • Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop (invited participant), The Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY (May 8-9, 2018).

  • “How is Judaism Transmitted: Mishnah Avot 1:1 and the Rabbi’s Three Ingredients for Religious Longevity,” Yeshivat Migdal Hatorah, Modi’in, Israel (May 3, 2018).

  • “The Transformative Transmission of Tradition: Humility, Confidence, Community, and Pragmatism in Rabbinic Thought,” Los Angeles, CA (April 23, 2018).

  • “Religion and State: Jewish and Muslim perspectives from Antiquity to Today,” Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN (April 19, 2018).

  • “Models, Challenges, and Strategies in Interfaith Work,” Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN (April 19, 2018).

  • “Chained Wives and Limping Marriages: Problems and Solutions in Jewish and Muslim Divorce in the United States,” Passover in the Northeast, Chantilly, VA (April 6, 2018).

  • “Does Judaism Demand Theocracy?,” Passover in the Northeast, Chantilly, VA (March 30, 2018).

  • “Religion and State: Islamic and Jewish Perspectives from Antiquity to the Modern World,” Leadership and Multifaith Program, Atlanta, GA. (March 22, 2018).


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