Chaim Saiman is a Professor of Law at Villanova University Law School where he teaches Jewish law, insurance law and private law. Saiman is the author of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law (Princeton U. Press2018) as well as many articles, essays and book chapters on Jewish law and private law theory. Saiman has lectured nationally and internationally to academic, professional and lay audiences on his fields of research. He has served as the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Law at both Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and as the William Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University. Saiman has been the Jewish law editor for the Journal of Law, and he has served on the advisory committees of doctoral candidates. He has also visited at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan Law Faculty, and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

Chaim received his undergraduate degree in finance from Georgia State University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He studied Talmud at both Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavne in Israel. Prior to joining the Villanova faculty, Saiman served as an Olin Fellow at Harvard Law School, a Golieb Fellow in legal history at NYU Law School, as a law clerk to Judge Michael McConnell on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced corporate law in New York City.