Recent University of Western Ontario Law School graduate Omar Ha-redeye was attracted to scriptural reasoning when he recognized the similarities with his own profession.
“It’s a very rich and fruitful experience for my practice and study of law,” he said, noting the parallels between scriptural reasoning and the interpretive character of the common law tradition.
Ha-redeye has the advantage of having members of all three Abrahamic faiths in his immediate family, giving him special insight into differences and commonalities among the traditions.
His recent law research in Israel revealed that there are principles of Islamic and Jewish law at the roots of the British common law model. He said recognizing similar common ground in religion helps break down prejudice and “scaremongering” about the beliefs and practices of others.
Ochs, Danaher and Ha-Redeye will be at the conference along with 60 students and teachers from schools such as Yale, Duke and the University of Toronto.