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Ariel J. LibermanPost-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Law and Religion

Dr. Ariel Liberman is Paul and Marion Kuntz Scholar in Law and Religion at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He also serves as the Managing Editor of Canopy Forum and CSLR’s inaugural Director of Undergraduate Outreach and Engagement.  In this capacity, he teaches courses in the Department of Religion at Emory College and at Emory Law School.  A passionate, interdisciplinary-minded scholar of law, religion, and education, Dr. Liberman has explored subjects of schooling and learning (religious and secular) in a myriad of ways, including through legal, political, historical, philosophical, comparative, and ethical perspectives.  He has also written on interreligious engagement, theory of law, and comparative religion topics.

Dr. Liberman came to Emory after serving as a Lecturer at Oglethorpe University, where he taught courses in philosophy, history, and politics, and served in a variety of department and university leadership roles. Outside teaching, his focus has long been on advising undergraduate students interested in law studies and, thereafter, careers in law. He continues to mentor within the Emory student community and beyond.



  • SJD, Emory University, 2023
  • LLM, Emory University, 2023
  • JD, Boston University, 2018
  • BA, New York University, 2015

Research and Teaching

  • Law and Religion
  • Education Law and Policy
  • Innovations in Legal Education, Ethics and Learning
  • Comparative Law
  • Comparative Religions
  • Judaism and Jewish Studies
  • Interfaith Dialogue


  • Ariel Liberman, “On the Empowerment Function of Law Learning” (SJD Dissertation, Emory Law School, 2023)
  • Ariel Liberman and Michael J. Broyde, “Learning Law in Elementary and High School: Innovating Civics Education for a More Empowered Citizenry,” 18 Northwestern J. L. & Soc. Policy ____ (forthcoming 2024).
  • Michael J. Broyde and Ariel Liberman, “Chofetz Chaim (Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan),” Oxford Bibliographies (forthcoming 2024).
  • Ariel Liberman and Douglas Waters, Jr., “Education Administration in Federal Indian Law: Learning from A Colonial Project Turned Tool of Liberation,” 11 Indian L. J. 1 (2023)
  • Michael J. Broyde and Ariel Liberman, “Learning Law Young: Towards a More Robust, Impactful, and Ethical Civic Education Modeled Off of Jewish Law Learning,” 52 L. & Education 1 (2023).
  • Ariel Liberman, “It Takes a Village: Historic Religious Principles Behind ‘Public’ School Governance (1500-1700) and Why They Matter To Us Today,” 22 Rutgers J. L. & Religion __ (forthcoming 2023).
  • Ariel Liberman, “Educational Permutations: The Church’s Canon Law as Inspiration for Changes to American Education Regulation,” 35 Regent U. L. Rev. 257 (2022).
  • Shlomo Pill and Ariel Liberman, “Roadmap to Reconciliation II: Ruminations on the Need for Integrity in Intellectual Interfaith Engagement,” 38 Touro L. Rev.  847 (2022).
  • R. Rothstein, Shlomo Pill and Ariel Liberman, “Roadmap to Reconciliation: An Institutional and Conceptual Framework for Jewish-Muslim Engagement,” 38 Touro L. Rev. 101 (2022).