Mark Goldfeder


Mark Goldfeder is senior lecturer at Emory University School of Law, Spruill Family Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, and director of the Restoring Religious Freedom Project. He is also editor of the Cambridge University Press Series on Law and Judaism, and has served as an adviser to the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations.
Goldfeder holds two rabbinic ordinations (yoreh yoreh; Yeshiva University and Rivavot Ephraim) and two judicial ordinations (yadin yadin; Rav Gedaliah Dov Schwartz, Av Beth Din, Rabbinical Council of America and Chicago Rabbinical Council, and Rav Dovid Schochet, President, Toronto Rabbinical Council). Goldfeder’s work focuses on law and religion, international law, Jewish law, family law, and law and technology, and he publishes widely in those areas. He co-authored the newest edition of the five-volume treatise Religious Organizations and the Law (Westlaw, 2017). He is the author of Legalizing Plural Marriage: the Next Frontier in Family Law (Brandeis, 2017). A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, Goldfeder has also taught courses at Georgia State University School of Law and Florida Southern College (USA), University of Padua and Scuola Galileana (Italy), and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliyah’s Radzyner Law School (Israel).

Education: SJD, LLM, Emory University School of Law; JD, New York University School of Law; BA, Yeshiva University