Faculty & Administration
Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
Professor Kwall is an internationally recognized scholar in intellectual property and property law and has written over 30 law review articles and co-authored two casebooks in these areas published by Foundation Press. In 2010, she authored a book published by Stanford University Press entitled: The Soul of Creativity: Forging a Moral Rights Law for the United States. She has published articles on Jewish law in the Notre Dame, Boston College, and Cardozo Law Reviews as well as the Yale Journal of Law & Humanities and the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law & Technology. She is also working on a book, Authenticity of the Chosen: A Cultural Analysis of Jewish Law, which will be published by Oxford University Press. In 2006, she was designated as one of the Ten Best Law Professors in Illinois by Chicago Lawyer Magazine. In 2013, she was named to the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law School’s Jewish Law Section.
Professor Kwall has studied at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and currently is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies at the Spertus Institute in Chicago. Over the past several years, Professor Kwall has lectured widely on Jewish law in both non-academic settings and at law schools in the United States and Israel. In 2008 she was a Visiting Professor at Tulane Law School, and in 2010 served as the Distinguished Annual Pi Lambda Phi Lecturer in Jewish Law at the University of West Virginia.
Many of Professor Kwall’s articles can be accessed on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
Steven H. Resnicoff
Steven H. Resnicoff is a professor at DePaul University College of Law, where he has received numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, and co-director of its Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies (JLJS). Former chair of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Jewish Law and chair of the executive board of the Jewish Law Association, Professor Resnicoff earned a BA at Princeton (Phi Beta Kappa) a JD at Yale, and received advanced rabbinic ordination (yoreh yoreh yadin yadin) from the late sage, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, of blessed memory. Professor Resnicoff is the author or co-author of five books, including Understanding Jewish Law, published by LexisNexis, and more than 50 articles and book chapters. Much of his work focuses on the interrelationships between Jewish and secular legal systems, and he also teaches in the doctoral program at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Leadership and Learning in Chicago. An internationally known scholar and lecturer, Professor Resnicoff’s expertise is in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial paper, contracts and professional responsibility.
Gail (Galit) Pinsky Gottlieb
Gail (Galit) Pinsky Gottlieb received her B.S. in Piano at Indiana University School of Music, and her M.M. in Voice from the New England Conservatory of Music. She served as a cantor and music director for sixteen years, in Massachusetts, Colorado, and then worked as Fine Arts Coordinator and music teacher for seven years at the Chicagoland Jewish High School. In addition to her position as Assistant Director of JLJS, Galit is a vocal coach, book group facilitator, and leader of Moriah Congregation's Rosh Chodesh women's group. She is also the founder and director of Nashir, an a cappella women's choir.