Samuel Wolfman is an expert in Jewish Law. He served, for many years, as a member
of the International Jewish Law Association. He is an assistant professor of law at
the Law Faculty of Haifa University, where he teaches and researches in the areas
of tort law, medical law, bioethics, and forensic psychiatry. In addition, Wolfman
serves as head of statutory tribunals for involuntary hospitalizations of mental patients.
During his career, he has lectured as a visiting professor in different American universities,
such as Harvard, Columbia, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and others. He is a fellow of the
American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), the International Academy of Law and Mental
Health (IALMH), and the UNESCO International Forum of Teachers of Bioethics. His numerous
publications are in the areas of tort and medical law, bioethics, forensic psychiatry
and Jewish law.
The talk is presented as part of Mohammed S. Wattad’s course Israel: Jewish and Democratic State – Between Conflict and Reconciliation. Wattad serves as the 2014-15 Schusterman Visiting Israel Professor in the Department of Political Science.
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