Jeffery I. Roth


This Essay chronicles the author’s activities in Berlin. It includes the contents of the seminar, detailed on a class-by-class basis, which he hopes may serve others as a useful outline for a Jewish legal history course. In addition, in our era of increasingly globalized legal education, some may find accounts of American law professors' visits abroad useful in their own right. The Essay also includes the author’s observations of a reunited but still divided city and its people. In the broader context, he offers the diary of his visit as a window into the process of German-Jewish rapprochement, a process to which courses like the one at Humboldt's Law Faculty, the author came to believe, contribute in a significant way.