Wolff Fellow in Jewish Law
Visiting Professor of Law
Prof. Sinclair is Wolff Fellow in Jewish law and Visiting Professor of Law at Fordham University Law School. He is also Professor of Jewish Law and Comparative Biomedical Law at the Law School of the CMAS Law School, Rishon Lezion, and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Biomedical Law at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Prof. Sinclair has published extensively in the fields of comparative biomedical law, Jewish law, the jurisprudence of Jewish law and the relationship between halakhah and ethics and the influence of Jewish law on the legal system of the State of Israel. Amongst his books are Tradition and the Biological Revolution (Edinburgh University Press, 1989), Law, Judicial Policy and Jewish Identity in the State of Israel (State University of New York, Binghamton, 2000) and Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions (Oxford University Press, 2003). During his period in the United Kingdom, Prof. Sinclair contributed to the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons in the area of human genetics, and also served as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Royal College of Physicians. Prof. Sinclair is an ordained Orthodox rabbi and amongst his rabbinical positions are rabbi of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation and the Dean of Jews’ College and the Rabbinical School in London. He also held the portfolio for medical ethics in the Chief Rabbi’s Cabinet and drew up protocols on the Jewish law aspects of stem cell research, organ donation and artificial reproductive techniques. Currently, he is a member of an advisory committee to the European Union on the ethics of science.