Chaim Saiman

Professor of Law


Biography

Chaim Saiman is a scholar of Jewish law, insurance law and private law, and has just published Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law with Princeton University Press. Professor Saiman has served as the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Law at both Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a visiting fellow at Princeton University and a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, Bar-Ilan, Hebrew University and IDC faculties of law. Saiman has also served as an arbitrator on rabbinical courts and as an expert witness in insurance law and Jewish law in federal court.

Professor Saiman received his B.S. from Georgia State University, and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. He also studied for a number of years at Yeshivat Har-Etzion (Gush) and Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh in Israel. Prior to joining the faculty at Villanova, he was an Olin Fellow at Harvard Law School a Golieb Fellow at NYU Law School, a law clerk to Judge Michael McConnell on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a corporate associate with the firm Cleary Gottlieb in New York. At Villanova, Professor Saiman teaches Contracts, Insurance Law, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Jewish Law, and Legislation.

 

Practice Experience

  • Judicial Clerk to Michael McConnell, United States Court of Appeals (10th Circuit)
  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton (New York)
  • Joined the faculty in 2006
Professor Chaim Saiman

Office: Rm 339, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-3296
Email 

Publications

Courses and Seminars

  • Contracts
  • Insurance Law
  • Advanced Insurance Seminar
  • Jewish Law
  • Legislation

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law, JD
  • Georgia State University, BA
  • Yeshivat Har Etzion
  • Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavne