Roberta Rosenthal Kwall is the Raymond P. Niro Professor at DePaul University College of Law. She graduated from the Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also has a master’s degree in Jewish Studies. Kwall is an internationally renowned scholar and lecturer and has published over 30 scholarly articles and book chapters on a wide variety of topics including Jewish law and culture, authorship rights, and intellectual property. In 2006, Kwall was designated as one of the 10 Best Law Professors in Illinois by Chicago Lawyer magazine.
Kwall is the author of: “Remix Judaism: Preserving Tradition in a Diverse World,” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020); “The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition” (Oxford UP, 2015) and “The Soul of Creativity” (Stanford UP, 2010). Currently Kwall is co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Law as well as writing an essay for this volume about lawmaking in the Conservative Movement. She is a frequent visiting professor at Radzyner Law School in Israel where she teaches a course on The American Jewish Movements and Jewish law.
Kwall’s popular writings about Judaism have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Commentary Magazine, The Lehrhaus, The Jerusalem Report, The Jerusalem Post, The Forward, The Jewish Week, The Jewish Journal, and eJewish Philanthropy.