Michael A. Helfand

Pepperdine University School of Law

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90263

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

Religious Arbitration and the New Multiculturalism: Negotiating Conflicting Legal Orders

New York University Law Review, Vol. 86, 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011/10
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 06 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2011
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Multiculturalism, Religion, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Sharia Law, Jewish Law

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Litigating Religion

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 93, 2013, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/8
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 14 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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religion, religious, dispute resolution, Constitution, litigation, arbitration, tribunal, religious court, religious question, adjudicate, justice, adjudicative vacuum, First Amendment, Establishment Clause, Supreme Court, policy, private law, public law, contract, tort, church, Hosanna-Tabor

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Purpose, Precedent, and Politics: Why Concepcion Covers Less than You Think

Yearbook on Arbitration & Mediation, Vol. 4, p. 126, 2012 , Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/9
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2013
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Concepcion, AT&T, Supreme Court, class action, federalism, arbitration, arbitration agreement, validity, invalidate, precedent, revoke, revocation, Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, dispute, applicability, state courts, common law, consumer, business, corporation, Discover Bank Rule

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Arbitration's Counter-Narrative: The Religious Arbitration Paradigm

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 124, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/25
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 17 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2015
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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arbitration, litigation, arbitral narrative, adjudication, dispute, religious arbitration, values, religious law

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Religion's Footnote Four: Church Autonomy as Arbitration

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 97, p. 1891, 2013, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/28
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 05 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2013
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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ministerial exception, footnote four, religion, implied consent, dispute resolution, arbitration, tribunal, religious court, religious question, adjudicate, First Amendment, Establishment Clause, Supreme Court, policy, private law, public law, contract, tort, church, Hosanna-Tabor

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When Religious Practices Become Legal Obligations: Extending the Foreign Compulsion Defense

Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 23, 2008
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 May 2007 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2008
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Religion, Conflict of Laws, Legal Theory

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What is a 'Church'?: Implied Consent and the Contraception Mandate

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, 2013, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/13
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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contraception, preventive care, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, for-profit organizations, religious employer, First Amendment

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The Challenge of Co-Religionist Commerce

64 Duke Law Journal 769 (2015), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015/4, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2015
Michael A. Helfand and Barak D. Richman
Pepperdine University School of Law and Duke University - School of Law
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formalism, Establishment Clause, religion, contextualism, co-religionist commerce, neutral principles of law

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Identifying Substantial Burdens

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2016, 2016, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016/3
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2017
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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RFRA, substantial burden, nonprofit, religious accommodations, Zubik v. Burwell, Hobby Lobby

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Fighting for the Debtor's Soul: Regulating Religious Commercial Conduct

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2011, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011/6
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2011
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Church Autonomy, Religious Arbitration, Shunning, Establishment Clause, Automatic Stay

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Religious Institutionalism, Implied Consent and the Value of Voluntarism

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 3, 2015, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/21
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2015
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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religion, religious institutions, voluntarism, religious objectives, Watson v. Jones, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

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How the Diversity Rationale Lays the Groundwork for New Discrimination: Examining the Trajectory of Equal Protection Doctrine

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 17, p. 607
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 28 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 11 May 2009
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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equal protection, diversity, compelling interest, affirmative action, Parents Involved

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The Usual Suspect Classifications: Criminals, Aliens and the Future of Same-Sex Marriage

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 12, p. 1
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 11 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2011
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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equal protection, immutability, alienage, suspect classifications

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Between Law and Religion: Procedural Challenges to Religious Arbitration Awards

90 Chicago-Kent Law Review 141 (2015), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014/15
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 May 2014 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2015
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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religious arbitration, religious law, process

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Symposium Introduction: The Competing Claims of Law and Religion: Who Should Influence Whom?

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 1051, 2012, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013/07
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2013
Robert F. Cochran and Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law
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law, religion, symposium

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Introduction: Religious Law in the 21st Century

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 991, 2014, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015/05
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Religion & state, Jewish law, Islamic law, Islam, Judaism, courts, religious legal communities, secular states

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Introduction to Negotiating State and Non-State Law: The Challenge of Global and Local Legal Pluralism

Negotiating State and Non-State Law: The Challenge of Global and Local Legal Pluralism, Michael A. Helfand, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2015, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015/11
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2015
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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legal pluralism, non-state law, transnational law, international law, religious law, indigenous law

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When Judges are Theologians: Adjudicating Religious Questions

Research Handbook on Law & Religion (Rex Ahdar ed., Edward Elgar Publishing 2018), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017/12
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2019
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Religious Question Doctrine, Law and Religion, Private Law, Public Law, Kosher Laws, Hebrew National, Establishment Clause, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, Affordable Care Act, Contraception Mandate, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Zubik v. Burwell, Contextualism, Heter Iska Agreements

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Reasoning Through Clashes between Religion and Equality: Case Law, Skeptics, and Social Coherence

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 33, 2018, Forthcoming, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018/1
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Jan 2018
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Nelson Tebbe, Religious Freedom in an Egalitarian Age, social coherence, religious freedom

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The Future of Religious Arbitration in the United States: Looking Through a Pluralist Lens

OXFORD LEGAL HANDBOOK ON GLOBAL LEGAL PLURALISM (Paul Schiff Berman ed., 2018 Forthcoming), Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017/15
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Dec 2017
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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religious arbitration, arbitration, religious tribunals, First Amendment, Establishment Clause, legal pluralism

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The Persistence of Sovereignty and the Rise of the Legal Subject

Negotiating State and Non-State Law: The Challenge of Global and Local Legal Pluralism, Michael A. Helfand, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2015, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015/18
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Dec 2015
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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state law, non-state law, legal pluralism, legal positivism, H.L.A. Hart, The Concept of Law, state sovereignty, Thomas Hobbes, John Austin

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Jews and the Culture Wars: Consensus and Dissensus in Jewish Religious Liberty Advocacy

56 San Diego Law Review 305, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019/2
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 15 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2019
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Religious liberty, culture wars, American Jews, free exercise, Establishment Clause, anti-discrimination law, public accommodations law, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, amicus curiae, amicus briefs

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Implied Consent to Religious Institutions: A Primer and a Defense

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 50, 2018, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017/13
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 31 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Religious Liberty, Religious Institutions, Religious Institutionalism, Implied Consent, Voluntarism, First Amendment, Free Exercise Clause, Establishment Clause, Adjudicative Disability

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From Doctrine to Devotion: The Jewish Comparative Law Project

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 67, 2019 Forthcoming, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019/01
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2019
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Jewish law, comparative law, halakhah, Samuel Levine, Chaim Saiman, Miranda v. Arizona, legal theory

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The Substantial Burden Puzzle

2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. Online 1, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Jun 2016
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law
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Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, substantial burden, exercise of religion, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Zubik v. Burwell

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A Liberalism of Sincerity: The Role of Religion in the Public Square

Journal of Law, Religion and State, Vol. 1, p. 217, 2013
Posted: 19 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2013
Michael A. Helfand
Pepperdine University School of Law

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Religion, Liberalism, Sincerity, John Locke, Multiculturalism, Tolerance, Religious Accommodation, Consent, Political Discourse