Columnist and humorist Randy Cohen, whose popular column in The New York Times Magazine has earned him the moniker of “The Ethicist,” will moderate a panel discussion on the ethical challenges posed by the current economic environment during a law symposium next week sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch of Southeast Morris County, N.J.

The third-annual Jewish Law Symposium, to be held Sept. 30 at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, will bring together Cohen and such noted legal professionals as Judge Katharine S. Hayden of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey; former N.J. Attorney Gen. John J. Farmer, Jr., the incoming dean of Rutgers University’s Law School; and Rabbi Michael J. Broyde, a Talmudic scholar and professor of law at Emory University. Attendees of the session, titled “Balancing Professional and Personal Ethics in Challenging Economic Times,” will earn Continuing Legal Education credits.

“The laws and ethics of the Talmud have served as a cornerstone of humanity’s civil and moral infrastructure, while shaping its’ legal system,” said Rabbi Shalom Lubin, executive director of the Chabad House and founder of its law symposium. “This symposium will compare and contrast legal reasoning and adaptation between Talmudic and American law regarding the issues we all face in today’s economic slowdown.”

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